I’d Love to Sing Like Her - and You Can Too!Sep 05, 2022
“I kept comparing myself to people that had really good voices. I wanted to sing better so badly.”
Liesl is a profound South African spiritual guide and medicine woman, well known for her work leading plant medicine journeys, sweat lodges, vision quests and more. But the way she felt about her singing voice was holding her back.
When we first started working together, we began to gently work through the emotional blocks that arose in her body and mind when she sang.
“I was completely paralysed with fear. I was petrified. I couldn't do it. Emotionally it was all the same old feelings of you're not good enough. You're never going to get this right. Why even bother?”
I work with a lot of blocked voices, and keep encountering fear, paralysis, and borderline terror when working with our singing voices.
Most people don’t need technical skills in order to sing. They have to clear out these incredibly vulnerable traumatic patterns. They need to learn to feel safe singing. The technical skills will come.
“After working on the blocks, instead of wishing that I had a different singing voice, I moved to, this is the voice I have. And I've got to love it and appreciate it and nurture it.”
“And then the more we had positive experiences in our sessions, the more I found myself finding the joy in singing.“
“People were now saying things like,
you sound like a nightingale or
have you always naturally had a good singing voice?
All these beautiful compliments that I knew were heartfelt. “
Once upon a time each of us was a child that sang with freedom and joy. The act of shutting down that spontaneous expression is a deep trauma in us. We shut down our self-expression and joy.
But we can reclaim the joy in our lives.
Liesl shines when she sings. She literally radiates joy, and I’m so proud of her.
One of the great joys of my vocal liberation practice is facilitating the recovery of singing voices. From shut down, and ashamed, to singing with joy.
If you'd like to know more about how you can heal and empower your speaking and singing voice, join us in Awaken Your Radiant Voice.
Liesl is a profound leader of shamanic plant medicine journeys and sweat lodges, Pipe Carrier, Vision Quester, Sun Dancer, Star Dancer and a Counsellor and Medicine Woman of the Sacred Fire of Itzachilatlan.