As I write this, we’re at the tail end of April. The weather has been quite warm and beautiful here in Oslo, especially for this time of year. Easter has come and gone, and I was able to spend some time with family and go skiing up in the mountains. That was enjoyable, but now I’m back in the city, and gearing up for exam time. I have two exams in a couple of weeks, and then the last one in mid June. Can’t wait to be done with them all, so that I can finally dive into creating music again!
Although I haven’t focused too much on music over the past few months, inspiration has found me a couple of times. I have written two new songs, and have begun work on two more. As opposed to the material that came through last year, these songs feel more like potentials for my new album that I plan to record this summer/fall. So the pre-work for the album is falling into place more and more, and that’s exciting to see.
On another note, I have been on sick leave this past month. My job was getting a bit challenging, and I had to take a little break to regroup and recover. I have also been going through some personal stuff, and as a result this has been an introspective month in many ways. Ultimately, I think that is a good thing, as I’ve had some things to work through and make sense of. In truth, I’ve been in a process of intense internal work for the past couple of years now, and although that work is slowing down and things are becoming more balanced, there are still times, such as this past month, where things come up that need to be processed and released.
One of the themes that have come up for me time and again over the past couple of years, is that of tapping into my own power. There are many aspects to this theme, and one of these aspects that has come up lately for me, is that of setting boundaries. Setting boundaries can translate into speaking up for your own needs. Taking some time off, something I was in great need of, was definitely an important part of that for me this past month. Another aspect is speaking up and being clear when others are violating your boundaries. This is something that hasn’t always been easy for me, but I’ve been especially challenged with this lately, both at work and in my personal life, and so it has been good for me to be able to practice that and take care of myself in that way too.
Perhaps the most important thing, though, that I have noticed as I have been working on myself, releasing outdated patterns of behavior and empowering myself over the past years, is how this work not only has had an impact on my own energy and how I feel, it’s actually having an impact on my singing voice, too. I talked about how our personal vibrational makeup affects our singing voice in a previous blog post, but this past month, I have been able to personally experience how working on myself and stepping into my power on a personal level, also has helped me find an untapped potential of power in my singing voice too.
Discovering and working with this power and bringing it into my voice is something that is just starting to unfold for me, so it’s still relatively new. I need to work more with it, and this is something I’m looking forward to doing more over the next few months. I hope to have been able to hone this power more by the time I’m ready to record vocals for my new album. I plan to leave the recording of my final vocal takes as the last step (before mixing), so it probably won’t be until the end of the year or so. I trust that by then I will have come a long way with exploring my untapped potential. 🙂
I also hope, in time, to be able to work with both budding as well as more seasoned vocalists in tapping into their own vibrational power, and how to channel it into their voices. I do need some time to explore it more with my own voice first, though, but I’m excited to see what unfolds there!
Well, I think that wraps up my blog post for this time. I always love connecting with you, and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them in the comments section, or contact me directly through my website.
I hope you have a wonderful day, and I look forward to writing more soon. Until then…
Sending you love & light,