award winning media midwife + artist + producer + professor
Delve Is Spreading
I have been feeling the weight of our tragic times lately. When I tuck my kids into bed at night there is a particular gratitude I feel for the quiet alongside sounds of their deep, safe rest and yet I viscerally sense other mothers in places without the same sounds. Sometimes the feelings of powerlessness and fear are so overwhelming that I want to hide with my family and pray for change. But I know I cannot hide for too long. We humans who have the inclination to share and spread light, in whatever ways we do, are needed in collective force right now.
With that being said, I am honored to be contributing a DELVE song to an upcoming compilation album for the Network of Spiritual Progressives. NSP strives to provide their members with thought-provoking content and to advocate for a transformative New Bottom Line in our economic and social institutions. This compilation CD will be distributed in 2015, nationally and internationally, to NSP members as a gesture of peace and social transformation.
DELVE is moving around the country and overseas. It has been purchased on iTunes Europe, among other places in the US, from New York City to Columbia, Missouri and Fresno, California to Houston, Texas. This is encouraging and I haven't done much yet to bring the album out beyond my community circles. While the music is spreading, I wonder about the people who are listening.
We are all born listening, helpless and vulnerable creatures. We are all born wired to connect, to be held, nurtured and loved. Then, somewhere along the way, perhaps we stop listening to our guts, our deepest, most vulnerable truth. Then, while on the twisting, turning path of life, key stories arise out of heartbreak and triumph that shape the origins of who we are, and who we are becoming. These stories are the maps of our lives that guide us into our collective future. Our stories also help others find their courage and know they are not alone. I believe, if willing to stretch beyond the defenses of what we think we know to be true and what has seemed to protect us, that everyone has the capacity to heal, integrate, and become whole human beings. This is the reconciliation work of our time, one person at a time. The more people who do this unveiling work, the more it moves into our cells, our memes, our relations, and our world.
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