You already have everything you require.
If there is one thing I could teach you about the voice and singing, it is this:
You already have everything you need.
You can continue to acquire skills and knowledge, better coordination, musical experience, expanded range and breath support, etc.
But that’s not what I am talking about.
What I have truly learned from all the education, training, experience, coaching, crying, lamenting, rejoicing, and praying is that we, every one of us, inhabits an instrument of divine making.
What we must truly learn is how to access its innate wisdom, brilliance, functionality, and sacredness.
These truths are obscured for most of us. Societal, cultural, and familial conditioning will train us into believing that we have either got it, or we don’t. That our voice is somewhere on the invisible spectrum of Good and Bad.
(I’m kind of over it.)
Indeed, the Truth about the voice? About singing? About accessing your brilliance? About shedding the layers of fear and withholding?
The inner sacred confidence and willingness to share your gifts of sound and spirit does not stem from skills and talent.
It stems from the Knowing that your voice is an instrument of Divine Love, flowing through you in a unique, choreographed, sacred dance of breath and intention.
You have everything you already need, simply by being a human with a reason to sing.
The tricky bit? Well, it’s learning to allow it all to flow without so muchinterruption. Inference. Static. Resistance. Drag. It all comes from the mind.
(And I can spot that B.S. a mile away.)
The medicine is that what you learn how to tap into your innate sacred voice, you have take up the power to wield your voice as the Divine Messenger that you inherently are.
You can tap into this power whenever you choose, and learn how to release the binds of the mind over your voice, your authentic self-expression, and your creative power in action.
The thing is, you get to choose.
How will you show up with your voice? How will you source the sound? How will you relate to others? And from where will you direct the flow of your musical and creative energy?
From your fear? Or from your heart.
Prompts for Your Sacred Voice
Take a moment to breathe, center awareness within the heart space, and enter into a state of stillness. Allow these questions to guide your higher mind into clarity.
How have you related to your voice in the past?
How have you been influenced to think about your voice?
Has this supported you? Has this hindered you? Why?
What would you desire for your voice at this time?
Can you envision a heart-centered way of using your voice?
A Prayer for Your Sacred Voice
I desire to meet, and know, and use my true voice.
You have forged me into a Divine Instrument.
May I delight in my unique form and brilliance.
May I shed the layers of fear and resistance to using my true voice.
May I release the ties that bind my sound, my expression, and my true capacity as a Divine Messenger.
Grant me strength and the courage of a thousand to step into the true power of my voice.
Help me to stand firm in my willingness to share my gifts as an expression of Love.
Help me to use my instrument wisely, with ease, style, calm, and confidence.
Help me to step into my innate, divine brilliance, by nature of being being a divine spark of You.
May I use my voice in sacred service.
May I shine in the knowledge that my voice is just as it should be in this moment.
May I radically accept the sacred instrument you have bestowed upon me, knowing that it is mine, and mine alone.
May I be an instrument of Your Love.
And so it is. Amen.
About Allison Mondel
Transformational Voice Coach, Singer, Teaching Artist, Director, Mentor, Speaker
I am a visionary artist, educator, and voice coach whose work stands at the intersection of vocal wellness, spiritual wisdom, and personal empowerment. With 25+ years of professional experience as a performer, teacher, and mentor, I empower others to access their innate vocal gifts through a holistic process, and ascend into their personal greatness. I have helped hundreds of students access their voice and step beyond their doubts into joyful, courageous, and purposeful self-expression.
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