The Synchronous Sound of Silence

“Hello darkness my old frieeeeend….”

no no no thats Simon n Garfunkle…what was I going to say?
AH! Right…!

Recently, I’ve come to see and hear more musically!
Which for me means: more clearly…

I’m applying my skills as a musician to everything (and everyone) around me…
at last. Everything is singing, everyone a song. WAY easier for me to see and hear!

When exploring these new skills my head, like a puppy listening to music,
will sometimes tilt gently from side to side.
My eyebrows a bit screwy as I listen to what’s underneath…to what people are REALLY saying…
and I hear them!

I can relax!
I hear the song that they are, not just the words they are selling.

When listening to music, singers especially, I could always hear clearly
everything that was present or contracted out of reality.
Everything in nature as well:
easy to observe, communicate with and see clearly.

But People? I mean just in general? Way confusing…

When my Dad said the little fish I was about to poke through the eyeball to use as bait (for the really big big
fish I was sure to catch on a long ago deep sea fishing trip)
WOULD NOT FEEL A THING when I did this…I heard the lie trying to protect me. And saw CLEARLY
the exquisite level of torture I was beginning to perpetrate on the little fish.

I stopped,of course. Started crying and threw the fish overboard. (I did catch a rather large
Yellowtail later that afternoon…baited by the Captain himself!)

So my conclusions were mixed:
voices could bring rapture and bliss and relaxation and stability or
lie to your face! How could this be!?

I just couldn’t quite see people clearly.

And then one day, while singing, that fairy world of denial
just slipped away and
I could see and hear
like a new born!

Okay well…a LOT of study and meditation
probably helped! But the moment was just simple and easy…

So to everyone who is performing this next month (including ME!)
Do we really have fear and trepidation?

Or are we are simply excited to express and share and be
with each other in such a dynamic way!?

Performing is such a huge opportunity for growth
as we choose NOT to
judge any aspect of our performance
in any direction: Simply enjoying
putting in the flight hours of
practical expression for all to
See and Hear.

We CAN see and hear what is really happening.
We DO know what is important and
what is not.

As it always was.

Gratitude and Love,

This is Divy Nelson for
The Singers’ Daily
AustinVoiceLessons.com

Ciao!

“Why Not Be Great?”

I LOVE THE MONKEY’S……..
And Coco Channel….

Coffee’s nice…chocolate cheescake…diamonds…marigolds
all yummy.

How enjoyable can we create the experience of mastering Self?
Here is voice as template:

Today we went over the basics((Again??!!)
Looping deeper and expanding our level of control AND relaxation at higher rates of speed.

And then we went over it again, in slooowww motion just for fun!
Then we worked it and worked it and worked it and rested and grew big fat muscles!*WHEW*

And then we streeeetched and became sooo flexible, singing sexy ballads to no one in particular!

Then we sped it all up and marveled at our hyper rate of speed!

!!

Then we performed: singing for a few hundred angels, not caring at all if we failed or succeeded.

And then…we “started” again (in a completely new place of course)..

Going over the basics, finding the newness underneath! How Cool!

And on and on and on….. ballerinas and race car drivers all.

Someone mentioned recently how amazing some of my students are
and how well they deliver a song…someone who has watched me teach for years.

I was like “Of course they are!”
I’m so used to you all succeeding…even when you don’t quite know you have.

Everyone I work with is totally amazing.
Its just a fact.

Choirs of angels all around me!
You guys SO rock!!

Now I’ll get all these emails asking “Did I miss something..some performance?”
No no no…you are all just doing better then you can imagine…right now.

No performance necessary…until (for some of you)
OCT 13th!!!
lol

You’ll be great….cuz it just doesn’t matter: so, then, why not be great?

This is Divy Nelson
in praise of Devoted Diva’s
and Divine Dervishes…

For:
The Singers’ Daily
AustinVoiceLessons.com
ciao

“Such Desire Is An Everyday Affair”

I actually have a tremendous desire for you to sing well…because I know whats its like.
Its FANTASTIC to do it, be it, experience it…master it! Of course I’d want this
for you! 🙂

In the big picture, singing is just something to do, to play around with.
Its not that important in and of itself. Its just a form of expression.

Its poignancy can be tremendously uplifting and
your vibration can shift worlds…but thats true of many things.

Animals sing all the time. Everyone seems so surprised and almost shocked to hear dogs
or horses or whales make long, calling sounds with their eyes closed.

Celebrating the enjoyment of being alive is instinctual?
Yup!

Singing out in the community, playing in clubs, singing at your friends wedding, singing in church is a blast.
It doesn’t need to lead anywhere! It is, in and of itself, totally satisfying!

When we make it a means to an end, like, to become famous
or to make an impression the “trying to prove something” energy
comes across.

And the event is much less fulfilling for the singer
(whether they know it or not).

I started performing again recently just for fun and its been…FUN!
I’m not looking for validation anymore so its easier then ever.

I want to thank the Michael Goss Band in Austin for making
it even easier to enjoy playing out…and for being SO good!
And thank you to Annie Reed for getting my butt there!
Annie is an amazing singer on many levels and I’m grateful to her!

When something is right, it will fall into your lap…with almost no effort.

Want a new relationship? Be your sexy, cool, wonderful self and just forget about it!
Wanna be a a famous singer? Play out, practice, write n record while being your cool sexy self and …
forget about it!

When you forget about what you want out of something
it delivers when you least expect it.

And stick to your craft, mastering it as best you can.
Mastering something, putting in the “10 Thousand Hours” is
a way of life and can give true fulfillment regardless of goals
or targets.

And once you have mastered anything, it gives you the means to travel the path of
mastering everything….even yourself AS life itself.

Mastering myself….Being Myself….being.
Just an everyday affair!

With True Hearts Love
and Desire for all beings to
Sing as the Stars We Are…

This is Divy for
The Singers’ Daily
(well, weekly at this point)
AustinVoiceLessons.com

(since 12 million BC)