What is Singing Medicine?
Singing Medicine Ceremony
Singing Medicine Ceremony heals our collective need for belonging and being seen. Robin begins the ceremony with a prayer to hear, “What is Medicine for each person here today?” Through allowing the ancestral voices in the land to sing through her, each person receives a unique song that transmits, “I see you, see your courage for growth, see your vulnerabilities, see your generational healing, and your innate wholeness.” Each individual song adds to the group healing.
Singing Medicine calls people home. When our vitality is home, we can feel our true ‘yes’, and authentic ‘no’ in our body. We deepen our capacity to show up in our creativity, our heart, and our Divine Calling.
The songs that come through Robin range from a nurturing lullaby to a fierce initiation. She listens for the song you were born with, and weaves that with the songs she carries. People have experienced healing on physical, emotional, and generational trauma levels. We finish the ceremony with the group toning together. There will be time at the end to share our experiences. You are invited to come be deeply seen and connected!
Singing has been used as effective medicine for body, soul and community in many cultures throughout human history. People who attend Singing Medicine events report a variety of experiences. Many are profoundly moved and find renewed creativity for their purpose. Some experience emotional healing and tremendous insight, and for others being sung to is a pivotal life event.
Below are several experiences written by people after attending a Singing Medicine event. We asked each person "Please tell us the ways you were moved by Singing Medicine."
“Every spiritual tradition of the world has used sound to facilitate the passage between states of consciousness. From time immemorial the shaman hears the hidden music of the universe and sings it back through “medicine melodies,” that reflect a sacred unity with nature and have the power to heal body, mind and spirit. Many people in our own culture today are visited by such melodies—as if spontaneous transmissions from nature or the spirit world are “singing in” to the person.
Medicine melodies can be found in all traditions: from our own lullabies to Gregorian chants, Hebrew davennen, the kirtans, mantras and ragas from India, Tibetan ritual prayers, the zhikrs of the Sufis, Buddhist sutras and tantric chants, indigenous songs such as the icaros, and healing songs from Africa and the Americas. These melodies are divinely inspired.”
Silvia Nakkach, M.A., M.M.T.
Being sung to by Robin is an experience of being seen in a way that gives permission to be the full expression of who I am. It inspires my most authentic self, and reminds me of my deepest connection to Source. I had never experienced anything like it before. It was so potent I felt weak in the knees.