While I was packing up from shooting video the other day, sharing lots of *words* about Creative Solutioning and upcoming offers related to that... Something totally unexpected, and very different, occurred while the camera was rolling...
Some who know me, know that I have a body of work that I have shared for many years, in many forms, that I more recently named, vocalArt.
It is a special gift... where I share song that is created in the moment. I connect to the moment, and I give it a voice. My body as instrument... my heart as fuel... I give voice to the present moment... it is, my art. When I allow, it comes pouring out, words, melody and all, with no pre-plan whatsoever. (I could do pre-planning/writing, but the beauty of this is, it IS giving voice to the moment... it IS the moment, in song.) So this art is actually very foundational to my person, and... it is also, very private. More often than not, nowadays, it happens when I am alone and in nature. But I have shared it live with others, in front of whole audiences, creating song in the moment with the pressure of performance, and I've also engaged the audience - a lot, too! So sometimes it IS with groups and others.
But most of all, whether I say so or not, it is enormously, my prayer. It is my own personal dance of singing prayer and sacred song... as I sing the land, the people, and the places I encounter... into peace.
And so... when I was packing up from sharing a lot of *words* on camera about Embracing Creative and my Creative Solutioning work... at the very end, I started playing around trying to sing a Carly Simon song that had been stuck in my head. I think my voice works out okay, but my gift is not about singing other people's songs... so this was a playful moment that was pretty silly because I didn't really know the words... After laughing that all off... suddenly, something happened... as I heard in my head "create your own."
It had been many *years* since I had been in front of a camera with my voice... I use my voice all the time... but it's rare that there's a camera capturing it... so, when this happened... I took heed... and I listened.
Taking less than 20 seconds to shift gears, from goofing around, to tuning into the moment, I proceeded to open... to share my voice in the moment. And THIS song... poured out.
I wasn't sure if I would share this... but in the days since that happened, the song itself tugged at me... with the words and melody showing up in my waking thoughts... for days in a row.
So, I reviewed what had been captured on video, and that's when I felt... THIS SONG really IS the spirit of Embracing Creative... in a Song. As though Embracing Creative herself came out to say... "OK, we are here, and we are gonna do this!!" So, I decided, it was okay to share this right here in honor of Embracing Creative, showing up ~
So... with no further adieu... I give you...
Sharon's Song ~