A day of voice awakening

It was a beautiful day in every way yesterday.  We laughed, we wiggled, we made animal noises, we cried, we bathed in the scent and sound, and we sang.  And during our lunch break, we all went outside and enjoyed sunshine and 19˚ C!

One of the most beautiful moments of the whole day came when the whole group was making sounds along with me and the sound from the crystal singing bowls.  It was so beautiful and so harmonious–incredible that a group of fifteen people could spontaneously create such a gorgeous soundscape.  I wish you all could have heard it from my perspective, right in the center!

I’ve promised to send participants a number of links, and here they are.  The exquisite essential oil blends that I use are from Scents of Knowing on Maui.  Each participant received one of the sixteen blends to accompany him or her along with the sound from the alchemy crystal singing bowls and my voice.  We warmed up with some laughter meditation that I learned from my beautiful friend, Laraaji Nadabrahmananda.  Before we began, and during some of our breaks, our background music was the sounds of the Gubal® CD that comes with the book, “hang: sound sculpture” by Sabina Schärer and Felix Rohner, the creators of the Hang®.

Thank you so much, all of you beautiful souls who came with me on our exploration yesterday.  It was a great blessing to spend the day with you as my playmates!  I’m looking forward to the next Voice Awakening day on Sunday, May 25!

My next event is already tomorrow night:  Eine sinnliche Reise nach Innen (A Sensual Journey Inside).  See you there ♡

New Moon Journey with Lion’s Heart, January 30

My time since returning from Bali in mid-January has been intense.  Seems like I’m being forced to slow down and identify what’s absolutely important in this life.  Although I love where I live in Cologne, I miss the natural sounds of Bali.  I did discover a wonderful web site yesterday, though, that helps a little bit with that.  My favorites are the jungle sounds and the Tibetan overtone choir!

Two times in the past week, groups have chosen “lion’s heart” as the essential oil blend to accompany their sound journey.   We’re all working on the same issues!  Here is the poem:

lion’s heart

Legacy. Long line. Circle.
Fierce strength yielding
to wisdom.
Open gives in to closed.
wisdom gives way
to strength. Both
weaving, trusting each
other. Here on earth,
in the heart.
Wisdom married strength.


Traveling with an Ally

Thanks to everyone who came to share the space in the lovely Buddha Hall at Osho UTA with me last night.  For me, it was an unusually light and free evening…bubbly in a quiet way.  I loved seeing so many familiar faces.

The essential oil blend that we journeyed with is called “Ally.”  Here is the poem, from Scents of Knowing:


Alliance joy betrayal
pain. Tenderness
guidance returning.
Ever so true,
in my heart.
I am always

Byronshire Tree 2006

 When I read the poem, I am touched by the last line.  Who is the ally who is always with you?  You, yourself.  No one can ever take that away.





Celebration into stillness…and…hallelujah, I got the blog posts to show!

Last night at Osho UTA, upstairs in the room called “Meera,” we went into a deep, still space together.

It was one of the most spacious, timeless spaces I’ve experienced in all the events I’ve offered.

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated.  We created the space together.

The essential oil blend that we traveled with was “unfold”.


The lotus grows.
Its roots
stuck in the mud.
From this acceptance
come the nutrients
and timing.
then unfolding.
The lotus flower:
symbol of humanity.

(Poem courtesy of Scents of Knowing; photos taken by me in my backyard in 2008!)


Lotus center

Voice Awakening Playshop, 1 September

1 September was a special day for me:  the first time I’ve offered Voice Awakening in Cologne.

Extra-special:  my mother was visiting from Minnesota, and got to experience what I do for the first time (other than in her own living room).

11 brave souls took the leap into a day of laughter, movement, animal noises, deep relaxation, and self-exploration.

For those of you who came, here are the links I mentioned:

The short film about the laughing bodhisattva on the metro is here.

More information about Laraaji, from whom I learned about laughter meditation (and who is an inspiring source of wisdom), is here

Heartfelt thanks to Sarjo for acting as my assistant, and to all of you who helped interpret when my German skills weren’t quite enough!

The next all-day Voice Awakening playshops scheduled at Osho UTA are 9 March and 25 May, 2014.  I’ll hear you there 🙂

Last night’s full moon journey

Thank you to everyone who shared “Eine sinnliche Reise nach Innen” with me last night at Osho UTA here in Cologne. The beautiful blend of plant essences that was chosen was “Poised.”

The exquisite blends I use are hand crafted by Scents of Knowing on Maui.  “Poised” has been chosen a number of times lately, and its message is perfect at this moment of the full moon in Scorpio.  For those of you German speakers who don’t know this word, it contains several meanings and can’t be conveyed by only one German word.  These include “selbstsicher”, “bereit”, “balancierte”, and “gelassen”.  (More info about that is here.)

Scorpio, ruled by Pluto, is all about death and rebirth, and the light of this full moon is a reflection of the Sun, now in Taurus, which is all about our own values/our own possessions/our own beliefs.  When we see these in the full light we have the chance to throw those we don’t need, into the fire, to be reborn as something new and beautiful like a phoenix.

We are poised at the edge of something none of us understand, ready to fall gracefully into a new awareness of existence!

Here is the poem:


Balance off. 
To recover.
Balance off.
Falling, to recover.
Balance in falling:
Instant recovery.

Last night was the first public performance of my new song, “My Body Knows”, which will be the theme song for the new film “Monthlies“.  The lyrics are here and I will be posting more after we’ve recorded and videotaped this coming weekend.

Poems for each of the sixteen blends can be found here.  My next evening at Osho UTA will be on June 4.  I wonder which blend we will journey with then?

Much love to all,

Tara LeAnn