Can gratitude open your voice? In my experience the awareness to that question is a big fat YES!!
In the book ” The Science of Getting Rich” it says, ” the mental attitude of gratitude draws the mind into closer touch with the Source from which all blessings come.” Have you ever noticed that to be true for you? Have you noticed that when you are grateful for all the situations, events, people, thoughts and things in your life your day gets a little better? Its like an alchemical process that turns a crummy moment in to a blessed moment.
I have noticed this magic happen with my singing voice as well. When I feel aligned with my higher self or that “source” part of me, I actually sing better and it feels better to sing. I have often compared singing to what I would imagine flying to feel like. This sensation in singing happens when I am open and free and aligned with the energy of source or spirit or God or higher self or whatever you title that light, open, aware, and allowing part of you. Gratitude helps us align with that part of ourselves. In my experience, It can turn a shut down contracted voice into an open and free voice.
There is something different to a free voice. A voice that sings from the spirit of music herself. I’ve noticed a lot of voices in my life. Ones that have been trained and ones that have not. What I have noticed is that if a voice is free, whether it is trained or not, it sounds like angels are giving you a message. The voice can give you chills, heal something within or inspire greatness. A voice without his freedom does not have this potency to move us from deep within. It is entertaining at best.
Applying gratitude for our lives, our voices, our songs, our bodies even our challenges can transform our voice and our singing experience into a potent gift to all, including ourselves. So create an experiment. For the next month or so think of or write down statements of gratitude before you sing or speak. Does your voice have more openness? Does it feel more free? Do you feel a connectedness to the people in front of you? Do you notice gratitude opening your voice?
Until next time
may you be Happy and Singing !