A few days ago I shared a story about forgiveness, and how key that was for me when I went through a difficult breakup four years ago. The strength I gained from that experience pushed me forward to find true forgiveness, freedom, independence, and love within myself.
As I let go, and focused on my dreams and visions, new love entered my life.
I have always seen relationships as a beautiful mirror - showing us what we need to see in ourselves. For me, that reflection happened when I met a musician, Michael.
Music was always something I loved, but growing up, didn't always feel I could excel in myself. I thought you were either born with a natural talent to sing and play instruments, or not.
But when Michael and I started dating, he consistently encouraged me to sing with him and use my voice. I usually shied away from it, but last year, something shifted.
I bought a harmonium and began learning to play mantras. I brought the harmonium into my daily meditation practice, and alone in my room, began to sing.
I gave myself permission for it to not be perfect, and after a few short weeks, I was amazed to see the transformation and confidence I gained in my voice.
With Michael's guidance and encouragement, I began to share with friends, and accompanied him at performances.
When Michael and I planned our Vision & Voice tour, I expected to teach yoga, and only occasionally accompany him with the harmonium at our performances, however, that quickly shifted.
We've been on the road for four weeks now, through Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and the California coast - and are on the last few days of our tour.
We have events in Monterey, Santa Cruz, Mill Valley, Berkeley and Sebastopol this week. (details below)
I know not all of you are able to make it to our events on the west coast, so I wanted to share a couple songs from one of our live performances in Ojai this week.
~ You can listen here. ~ With love, Meredith
May 21: Monterey / Pacific Grove, CA, Kundalini Yoga + Kirtan, Chautauqua Hall May 23: Santa Cruz, CA, Yoga with Live Music + Kirtan Divinitree Westside May 24: Mill Valley, CA, Homecoming KIrtan Celebration, Redwoods Retreat House May 25: Berkeley, CA, Singing Workshop, House Event May 29: Sebastopol, CA, Yoga with Live Music, The dhyana Center May 30: Sebastopol, CA, Homecoming Celebration Kirtan, The Root Collective