Way of Voice© teachings
All who enter here! This is a place of refuge and healing.
Know thy self as the One Self and be free.
Wisdom dwells in all beings expressing itself in all experience.
I bow to my teacher Chloe Goodchild and The Naked Voice for allowing me the use of Singing Field© process in this work.
Sing out! There is nothing to fear! This is getting in touch with your own sweet Self. It is not how polished a singer you are but how much heart you bring to your voice. This is the process of becoming our authentic Self. Being in touch with your own heart’s voice brings out the natural singer in anyone!
Anand Solest -Way of Voice and Naked Voice© facilitator www.TheNakedVoice.com
What if there is an eclectic, non-traditional way of singing from your deepest, authentic Self?
What if this involves bringing nothing but your intent to use your voice?
What if you find the freedom to take your voice to a natural place
beyond personal and social conditioning.
The Way of Voice offers a sacred space for awakening the wisdom of heart, body and soul. In a Singing Field© of unconditional love and acceptance, discover the beauty of voice that we long for. Effortless singing through free voice expression, sacred chants and mantras leads to your discovery of an unstoppable source of energy, humor, passion and presence.
Please go to events to find out when Anand’s next
Singing Field© workshop is being held.
Anand offers The Way of Voice (the yoga of sound and deep listening) classes and teaches private vocal transformational sessions. ”Blue Lotus Music” offers ”Self-Discovery through Sound Awareness’; an intuitive science.
The human voice carries something in its vibration that makes it more powerful
than any musical instrument: Consciousness.
“Anand-I thought the workshop was brilliant. I thought you worked with everyone in a skilful and compassionate manner. I”m always inspired when people get together with intention in a circle: miracles happen. It”s been years since I”ve sung or done any “personal growth” work. It was wonderful to see the two come together in the Singing Field© process–I want more!”
Tom Oakley Banyen Books and Sound Vancouver, BC
Way of Voice© Workshops:
Way of Voice
Singing Field© www.TheNakedVoice.com
Cradle the Silence
Sounding Out, Listening In
The Way of Voice©
We gather together to sing and create music, deeply listening to both the inner and outer experience of sound in delightful self-expression. Using mindfulness, circle singing and the 7 levels of consciousness-a lightly structured approach asks ‘Who sings?’ By incorporating the Singing Field© process and by listening, singing and laughing, we open our hearts in sweet surrender to a more compassionate and loving way of being!
Anand leads a series of Musical Offerings including chant, Indian scales, the rainbow bridge of sound, movement, drawing, visualisation and harmonic chanting. Ever deepening into sound and song, find the voice of your musical spirit explore and strengthen your feelings of community and connectedness through deep listening and joyous singing!
Blue Lotus Music offers a sacred space for awakening the wisdom of heart, body and soul. In a Singing Field© of unconditional love and acceptance, discover the beauty of voice that we long for. Effortless singing through free voice expression, sacred chants and mantras leads to your discovery of an unstoppable source of energy, humor, passion and presence. Learn to express sound with attention and compassion dissolving separateness and opening the heart. You will sing in ways you never imagined possible. Support the sacred in your daily life. Everyone welcome.
Portals into the unmanifested
(excepted from Eckhart Tolle’s ‘The Power of Now’)
‘…a portal opens up every moment.
Do you hear that dog barking in the distance? Or that car passing by? Listen carefully. Can you feel the presence of the unmanifested in that? You can’t? Look for it in the silence out of which the sounds come and into which they return. Pay more attention to the silence than to the sounds. Paying attention to outer silence creates inner silence: the mind becomes still. A portal is opening up.’
The voice does the work.
Peace comes from knowing that there will always be mystery.
Abide in the mystery and sing from that place.
Hearing is a doorway and like the heart, open to the infinite.
Listening is the conscious use of our hearing.
Can you listen to the joy, to the laughter inside?
The Wounded Singer
I use the voice to look at inner mental and insightful landscapes with singing meditation, deep listening and other kinds of awareness practices. Unconditional acceptance and support brings out the hidden singer, challenging people to grow through the blocks that are so prevalent in our culture where perfectionist ideas are more important than sensory development. I’ve encountered many wounded souls that have experienced misguided attempts to put the cart before the horse and make perfection and achievement more important than learning and experiencing.
Given the perceived ‘wide range’ of abilities in our society and the predilection to believe that only the gifted can sing, the task for me as the teacher is to find materials and methods that address not only diverse musical skills, but psychological injuries from the misguided notion that singers are born with talent. Ultimately, healing comes by using the voice.
Part of my teaching style is to create space for everyone to explore. Everyone has a voice with value, beauty and music. All deserve to be heard. When we can begin to listen without judgment, we develop the capacity to hear the consciousness and silence behind sound. The still small voice can then be one of our guides along life’s journey.
Inner non-resistance is critical in releasing patterns that keep us from experiencing our connection to the stream of creative consciousness. We can then discover an inner intuition that shows us where to go and what to do, and by making only positive interpretations encourage a flow of good will. This process takes us beyond many of our limitations. We can then recognize that we have been given the power of choice as to how we utilize our energy.