Singing – Art, Healing, Silence
For sixty years I have been forgetful,
every minute, but not for a second
has this flowing toward me stopped or slowed.
I deserve nothing. Today I recognise
that I am the guest the mystics talk about.
I play this living music for my Host.
Everything today is for the Host.”
– Rumi –
Creation sings. Its song is described by the mystics of many traditions. Some of this can be sensed in the songs of many of our world cultures. Singing can combine the deep yearning to voice one’s inner truth with the different aspects of being human.
In many ethnic communities singing is a natural and integral part of living together. There has been a painful loss of this dimension of human exchange in the West and we are just rediscovering the beneficial effect of singing together.
Can we create a place, where meeting each other through singing – without excess focus on perfection, meeting expectations and high level artistic achievement, but also without lowering the tone – is possible? A place where we can experience with great honesty and a reverent sense of the divine, that we are vibrating together in a great and vivid chord.