I think I was about seven when I decided I wanted to be a singer when I grew up. When I was in high school, college, and in my 20’s, that morphed into community musical theatre. Not with professional aspirations, but as a creative outlet and occasionally frustrating hobby. My favorite role was the tragic queen Guinevere in Camelot but I also had many smaller roles (Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets!) and dabbled in some Shakespeare. On my career path, I went toward practical over artistic and became a teacher. Or, as I think about it now, you could say, I combined practical and artistic to become a teacher of gifted children! Then, in my early 40’s I earned my counseling degree and started a private practice working with gifted adults. (That would be you.) Blogging and books came later. (And are still coming.) Argentine tango came later, too.
And now. I am exploring a new adventure. Not totally new. I’ve been doing it undercover for years. But I am sharing it with you, with the world, for the first time. You may have seen the page I just added to this blog. If you have, that explains it. But, in case you haven’t, let me introduce you to the story behind Song Memes for your rainforest mind. (Note: I first mentioned this in a post in February 2023. The page and offering are new so I’m writing this version now.)
I don’t actually remember when it all started (maybe around 1992) but I know it was an intuitive push that got me to buy a hand drum and start singing for friends, spontaneous tunes that seemed to come through me. The songs were melodic, other worldly, indigenous, funny, or soothing, and listeners reported relaxation, images, visions, personal messages, and a spiritual quality. I wasn’t singing, really. I was just the instrument for the sounds to come through, similar to what people call channeling. As you can imagine, it felt quite odd to me but I was encouraged to keep allowing it to develop.
More recently, I have felt a stronger push. I think it’s because I feel some urgency around stepping up to do my part to influence events here on Planet Earth. And, to encourage you to do the same, in whatever way fits your particular personhood. You have heard this from me many times. What is your authenticity wanting to express? What does your voice have to say? If I can do it, so can you!
Back to me. 🙂
Here is one person’s recent experience: Paula’s sound channeling is mysterious, potent, and powerful. I’ve been working in the spiritual field for ten years and I’ve never encountered anything like it. What blew me away was the immediacy of the ‘result’ of the experience. The first session prompted an instantaneous personal revelation about my relationship to masculinity and a cleansing emotional release simultaneously. I had not wept like that in quite a while. Naturally, I was prepared for a similar experience the second time, but to my delight I was met with a strong and invigorating sense of inspiration regarding the transmutation of anger into creative force. It is absolutely remarkable to me how quickly and how deeply I recognized ‘the message’ when Paula began using what I could only describe as her innate and organic sonic technology. I asked Paula if I could send some clients her way as the thought of not sharing her work felt criminal! … I know it will touch so many in miraculous ways.” –Nyoka
If you are curious and want to find out more, go to this page for a video explanation, sample songs, more testimonials, and steps to follow if you want a session. I would love to meet you this way and sing you your love song, which is really what this is, if you want to know the truth!
So, my dearest intrepid rainforesters, what is it that you are afraid to share with the world? What abilities or talents do you have that you have been hiding that are now ready to be expressed?
Find your own version of “innate and organic sonic technology” and let’s be miraculous.
(Here is a song I channeled and then put into Garage Band on two tracks. Take a listen!)
To my bloggEEs: Let me know your questions and thoughts in the comments. I look forward to hearing from you. It may take a little while for me to get back to you if many of you respond. As you may know, I have a 2-3 month wait list for consultations, but may be able to fit these sessions around those consultations so I could see you sooner. Much love and gratitude to you all.