Updated: Mar 12, 2019
Sing a song. Sing out loud, sing out strong. Sing of good things, not bad. Sing of happy, not sad. Sing. Sing a song. Make it simple to last your whole life long. Don´t worry that it´s not good enough for anyone else to hear. Just sing. Sing a song.
This is from a song written in 1971, the year I was born, for the children’s program Sesame Street. It became more popular in 1973 when The Carpenters sang it for main stream music. My mother loved this song and sang it constantly over the years.
It’s not lost on me that this is what I teach now. I teach people how to sing THEIR Song. A new series of classes start soon dedicated on teaching you how to sing out YOUR song.
Song is a poetic term used by the Ka Ta See Elders that came to the modern world to find and teach my teacher, Kay Cordell Whitaker. You can read her amazing story, this amazing journey, in her book, The Reluctant Shaman. It was reading this book that lead me to eventually seeking Kay out to study from her.
I had run in fear of them, what I called the voices in my head....
I came to Kay’s classes wanting to develop my spirit abilities. I had run in fear of them, what I called the voices in my head, for ten years. When I stopped running and decided to face them, I started by studying mediumship and modern shamanism. I learned a lot and had a couple of really great teachers, but I was still left with lots of doubts and lots of questions. Things still didn’t fall into place with what I was experiencing. I was still miserable in my own skin and still packed with fears.
Teaching in Ka Ta See practice, Kay begins teaching by teaching you about your Song. Your Song is who you are, what you are, what amazing things you are capable of doing in this life in this human body. It’s all wrapped up in your Song. Then… she teaches you how to find it, and how to hold on to it.
These learnings blew my mind. It took me a while to wrap my brain around it. In fact, in the beginning of the teachings I kept listening for some sort of song, a sound, that represented me. But then I felt it. I felt my Song. I felt me. Spirit abilities, or you might call them psychic abilities, are a language of feelings. To develop accuracy in this feeling language, you must first find the feeling of yourself, the feeling of your Song.
I had originally signed up for these classes wanting to develop my spirit abilities and develop comfort with the spirit world. But what I learned was how much I had lost myself. How much I didn’t know who I was any more. I realized some where around the age of 5 or 6 I started mimicking other people. I started acting like them. I started learning what irritated them, and I would let it irritate me, too. I would do the things they liked, even if I didn’t enjoy them, because I wanted their approval. As we say in Ka Ta See, I started creating and wearing masks. I put on masks I learned from others and created for myself, and I buried my Song deep.
I lost myself.
At first it didn’t surprise me what I had done, this mask making. We’ve all taken a step back on who we really are, right? But then we learned tools of finding our Song, to connect with our own selves and pull it forward. It was then that I learned the depth and breathe that I had buried myself deep in blind beliefs and masks. It rocked me. It rocked me to my core. I had so many, many habits that kept trying to bury who I was even deeper.
The first moment I touched a piece of my Song, I didn’t weep, I laughed. I cheered. And I was only handling a piece of it. I only felt a small piece of who I really was, and what I was really was.
I became so enamored with that one little piece of myself that I wanted more. I suddenly realized how much more there could be, how many things of myself I hid from myself. I wanted my Song unburied. I want to touch and feel more pieces of me. For the first time I started feeling good in my own body.
Over the last, almost six years, I’ve stripped down my mask habits. I’ve dug. I’ve changed old ways. I’ve worked to stop listening to my negative babble. I’ve fed my Song instead of my masks. And I’ve found more and more of me.
I’ve been through lots and lots of programs that talk a good talk about finding yourself.
I’ve even been in programs that used the term mask. I’ve been through Shamanic practices and counseling. I’ve done a lot trying to find out why I was so unhappy when I had a life that seemed so ideal. Nothing worked until I had this ancient practice and the tools of Ka Ta See for finding and remembering my Song.
Here’s the juicy part. The more I found my Song, the more I found me, the more happiness I couldn’t help but feel. Our Song, the core of it, is unconditional love. It’s pure love. In here, each of us is made up of unconditional love and life energy. And the more I tapped into my Song and made it more of who I was day to day, the more amazing things were drawn to my life. My own life energy was now directing the things I wanted directly to me.
Oh yeah, and my spirit abilities got stronger. The more I knew the feeling of me, the more I could navigate the feelings and language of spirits. I was able to connect with spirits in ways I had never before. I found teams of spirits, all trying to help me connect more to my own Song. It’s super cool, but it’s finding my Song that was the best part of all of it.
Now I sing my Song. I radiate it out. I hunt for more of it, to learn more what I am, who I am, and why am I here now in this life. It’s all in there. It’s all in my Song waiting to be heard.
This amazingness is what I now teach others. I want to teach others, you, not only how to find and remember their Song too, but to live in it. If we all came from a place of knowing our Songs this world would be incredible. So, I want to start now.
More accurately, I’m starting April 25th, 2019, with my Song Series Classes. A beginning series for those that want to start learning the basic tools and help finding their Song, their own uniqueness.
You can learn more about it my last blog: Finding Your Song
My gratitude for Kay and our elders for bring the teaching here so I could find the more in me and truly the more that’s out there in the world is unbounded. We are so much more than we’ve been told. There is more in each of us. I’ll help you find yours.