Looking for the creative expression of the deep insights I returned to music and yet found myself strangely ‘out of place’ at music college. Inspiration got stirred when we worked on a project to create site-specific music. I found myself drawn to sit under a big Yew tree – allowing it’s energy and spirit to play through me. That’s when I felt whole and happy.
Through several beautiful co-incidences and synchronicities which I followed beyond the boundaries of my identity (which I will elaborate at some time in a longer piece of writing) I found myself moving to Scotland in the late 90ies following an invitation to join a small initiative and community.
This move allowed me to develop and step into a new aspect of myself: My initiative was to grow and create a garden for the small retreat and healing centre in co-operation with the nature spirits and devas. This was such a joyful task – even with all the challenges it presented – and I was taught so much in this co-creative venture. I created music for the garden and the land and played some of the experiences I had when taking visitors to beautiful places.
One day we had an amazing encounter with a rainbow spirit in a waterfall who told my friend the creation story from the point of view of the nature spirits and we decided to go deeper into the experience though the sound. As I was playing, I could hear the music change and open the veils for us to move into another dimension.
We both had the sense of being welcomed and asked whether we are willing to commit to working with Nature and speaking for the Earth on an even stronger and deeper level. We both agreed.
The following day as I drove along the valley to visit the local town for provisions, one of the mountains was staring at me in such a way that I was moved to stop the car and get out. (I am so glad I did, because how often do we ignore these little nudges and brush them of in our business?). I had never before seen the mountain look at me and so – following the experience from the night before – was moved to ask: ‘What can I do for you?’ I felt the answer more than I heard it: ‘play for us’.
Not knowing whether that meant ‘now’ or’ later’ or ‘in general’, I turned around, took my cello into the woods and started playing. I felt the whole wood joining in to the sound, the music, the singing.
After this I began to receive and write songs from Nature and the Earth for us as humans to help our remembering of our connectedness with the web of life. I also found that the sounds I was playing and singing were changing – allowing more subtle dimensions to vibrate and weave through them , as the overtones increased and the voice refined. They were able to open veils and trigger deep remembering for people who heard them. Visitors started having catalytic and healing experiences facilitated by the sound.
In the beginning of the new millennium my journey took me to the Island of Iona, where my dreams showed me that all the strands of my life would join together and go out from and where I needed to share the music that was pouring through me more and more. I saw the nature spirits of the island in dreams ask me to sing the songs I had received and walk the land.
I found a way to share music that was more and more co-created with the beings of nature and the circle of all beings – as I saw that more and more wanted to contribute in the weaving of harmonies that assisted sounds and frequencies and music to be created that would not only assist humans who heard it to access a deeper part of their own remembering of their essence, Source and connectedness, but also weave vibrational fields of coherence and co-operation that allowed harmonic frequency shifts towards greater harmony to be made on many subtle levels. Only much later was I shown how much was able to happen through the weaving of those subtle vibrational fields of coherent harmonic frequency.—
This really propelled me to my next level of work and play, as from sharing my music in this special place of pilgrimage, I received invitations to many places in the world to share the songs and inspirational healing music and sounds.
I started travelling as a peace troubadour – following invitations… On my journeys I met beautiful people who invited me to collaborate and deepen the work both with the nature spirits, with healing sounds, with shifting energy fields and many other beautiful impulses, out of which many workshops, journeys to power places, pilgrimages, sound healing concerts and many more adventures have evolved and are still evolving ..
A book about the adventures of the collaboration with beings from many different subtle dimensions and the work done that way is probably waiting to be written at some future date.
Meanwhile the adventures still happen so thick and fast that writing is not the first priority.
Through the focus honing in on the forging of alchemical vessels through which the vibrational fields of new harmonious collaborations can be anchored in physical material form I am drawn back to a long held dream that we co-create land-based communities where we live in harmony and co-operation with all of life.
Having Heather join me on my journey has been a great enrichment and expansion of what is possible …