Why sound, why voice, why mantra?
Growing up I had a terrible stammer. Each year I would dread the moment I had to stand up and introduce myself to my new classmates. The results didn't make for the kindest memories and along with my inability to connect with my voice deeply this held me back from expressing my true self well into my adulthood. I could always sing with relative ease (my father's life was music) but this is also common for many of those with speech impediments. Have you ever seen the King's Speech? Well to a certain degree that is what much of my life was like.
In a strange way this was a gift because I developed an acute awareness of how my voice was affected by my state of being, mind and body both. However even after countless stages and years of performance there was still something missing. I was yet to be able to connect with and share my inner self with much confidence. As I've dived more into mantra, breath-work and ancient sound science I now have the freedom to summon upon my authentic voice at any given moment. These tools help connect and convey my truth, and I have dropped any fear of sharing my true self. I want to this for you too. We spend much energy simply surviving against the noise of the world that it's easy to drown out the inner voice. To be aware of not only how we speak but from where we speak leads to a paradigm shift that creates a ripple effect in our lives. Thoughts are the fuel and sound is the vehicle by which intention is mobilised into become reality. When this happens effortlessly, that is true freedom.