When I was a little girl, I loved spending hours at the piano playing song after song as my fingers danced upon the ivory keys. My soul was nourished by the beautiful sound.
When my family vacationed at the Atlantic shore, as my bare toes wiggled around in the cool, wet sand, I sang or hummed songs to my heart’s content letting them drift out onto the gentle waves of the ocean.
I had a dream of being on a stage one day and singing, letting the power of my voice ripple out to those in the audience like waves in the ocean. Although this idea terrified me, I still would dream about it!
As I grew older, I held on to my dreams. But I soon discovered that door after door seemed to be shut to women, even if they were open to men.
Then one day, I learned that in the 12th century, St. Hildegard of Bingen was incredibly courageous for a woman of her time. She persevered in sharing the visions she had with the world. This was unheard of at the time! Women weren’t part of the clergy. Women didn’t preach, speak publicly, or write. Certainly not on controversial topics such as visions from God!
And yet, she persisted, mustering her courage, guided by the Divine.
Then there was a day, one particular moment in a day of my life when I was singing a certain song of St. Hildegard’s with others in a class. That was a turning point for me. It helped me shift my fear of singing alone in front of others to faith. Faith in the Divine.
I felt a deeper knowing that I am whole and I am love. A deeper trust that I have everything I need to manifest the longings of my soul, including my dream of singing on stage alone. You can hear more about this moment in my life in this video where I tell the story in greater detail
In the years that followed, inspired and empowered by St. Hildegard, there was a wave of creativity that flowed, bringing strength, healing, and joy into my life.
Today, I’m not shy about the fact that I’m a singer. And yes, I’ve even sung on stage many times and continue to do so!
What dream do you have that you still long to make happen in your life?
Imagine that you could manifest it right now. What’s standing in your way?
What often stands in our way again and again is FEAR.
Maybe you’re so fearful that you feel frozen and can’t even take the first step towards manifesting your dream. Or you think, “I can’t do that.” or “I don’t have time for that.”
Are you ready to let go of that fear? Do you long for something more?
I know you can move out of fear and into faith! To finally manifest the longing of your soul. Yes, you can!
I invite you to learn a song and body prayer with me that’ll fill you with the deep knowing that you are part of the Divine. You are whole. You are love. You have everything you need to manifest the dream you have.
Come and join me here and discover how to Move out of Fear into Faith, Key #3.