It’s that bittersweet time of year when the air turns cooler and I bring out the first sign of autumn – my trusty space heater. This little puppy is in my office nearly ten months of the year because Seattle is almost always just a little chilly. I go through the ritual of packing it away in July and August just to help myself really believe that it’s really summer.
I switched from a forced air heater to a radiant heat unit when I realized that I have to take better care of my voice. Talking all day, most days, has actually caused my voice to become lower and creakier than it used to be. I thought about taking voice lessons to help me manage it better, but for now I just avoid forced air and drink a lot of water and special tea.
And I sometimes warm up my voice before a long day of channeling. Only instead of singing something like “La, la, la,” I typically sing something from a Broadway musical or a happy pop song instead. OK, maybe I do that not so much to warm up my voice but to wake myself up in the morning, but it serves both purposes.
This is one of the strange aspects of my work that I never would have guessed -- that being a channeler means special tea and potential voice lessons.
I would love to hear from other Lightworkers – healers, teachers, and others. Have you found unexpected physical consequences from doing your work? What have you found to help keep you healthy and strong?
I end up sitting too much, all day long! So I have to remind myself to get up more frequently, walk around, and stretch. And I try not to email my colleagues when they are sitting 100 feet away from me!
As soon as I wake , I feel I need to stretch. I feel sore all over. Some times I will rub castor oil on my sore joints as I read this idea from an Edgar Cayce book. Keeping healthy and strong is listening to my body.
I am doing lots of art for me.
Laying down colour and lines….following a spirited way and having fun…not thinking, just listening and laying down the lines and colour…..and then there is magick on the page…and I must just stare at it….something there to be received that is delightful and transformative.
So maybe this is a way I am accessing my records? Who knows.
About your voice, Jen…I wonder if now as much is 'accomplished' in a 10 minute session as would be in 90 of years ago….perhaps the gift expands in potency…and less of your voice is actually needed?
It is wonderful you are loving and caring for your voice.
I love hearing your voice when you channel. I feel immediate connection and resonance…and innocence…and trust.
Relaxation. Self-acceptance for where I am at totally. And love.
And patience and courage to step where I've been called.
Jen as I am sure you are well aware self care is vital to continue doing any work.
As a Kahuna massage therapist for every hour I work on others, I spend 10 mins on my body throughout the day (whether it be energy healing, stretching or returning the intensity to sender, because healers seem to take on others intensity very easily).
I also take the time out of my 'work' day to exercise and nurture my body with walking, yoga or any other movement my body requires
What does your voice require to work with ease every day?