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My song Grieve was inspired by what may well have been the very last beat my son produced. It was the last one he posted on his Instagram just 10 days before he was murdered. My elder told me my son’s higher purpose was to leave the planet with a bold message – gun violence awareness. Now, my song will carry Quinn’s spirit’s message, along with helping you to have some hope and healing on your own grief journeys.
Healing Song is a song I channeled for my son Quinn Taylor when he was 14, with my very first hand drum and my son’s 2 eagle feathers he’d been gifted by an elder and the elder’s apprentice for his incredible inner strength in the sweat lodge when he was about 9 years old. Some call it Quinn’s Healing Song or Brenda’s Healing Song, as it has spread like wildfire by countless other drummers and drum groups across Turtle Island because of its healing qualities.
Life brings unexpected turns to us all. What I’ve noticed is that when we have unexpected losses, or when we’re bridging into a new life in some way, it’s scary! It can feel like things are falling apart. Well, and the societal structures we live in really ARE falling apart, so this just creates a sort of pervasive feeling – especially for empaths – of things falling apart.
This hand drum healing song brings you into the sweet medicine of your own love for the loved ones you have lost, whether by death, a relationship ending, or any other reason. The song is also an invitation to a soft shedding, layer by layer, of the person you were before the loss, and the life you wish you could have had. At some point after your loss, you will feel life calling you. Answer that call by being kind to yourself, and following your soul’s prompts.
We are made of Love. All kinds of emotions get to exist alongside that love but we are made of Love. By the way, those tears you cry? Those and the emotions you feel in grief are coming from the profound love you feel for whoever or whatever you have lost. This song is all about falling apart, about the emotional outpouring and relief that is possible if you stop trying to hold your shit together and instead just let yourself fall apart and allow your life to fall apart.
It’s time to really allow yourself to experience life – and to experience YOU more fully than you have before. The fine line between taking things for granted, being way too excited about something manifesting and because of that, chasing it away, and the middle ground of being present, aware, allowing flow and expansion to happen. Whatever you want to harvest, it’s not too late to plant those seeds! So get planting! Here is Brenda’s top 3 tips on how to manifest and create experiences you love…
When this song came through, my life felt NOTHING like sunshine. It felt like darkness, pain and hopelessness. It was a lot more like “a little blue”. It felt like I was questioning myself over and over, what did I do wrong? What’s wrong with me? I felt like I’d lost my best friend – because I had. I had lost my friendship with the person I was calling my best friend for a lonnnnggg time.
When you feel stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, angry, sad or any other uncomfortable emotions, parts of you might poke at you, looking for reassurance or acknowledgement. Be here for yourself… ALL parts of you. You have everything you need, as in, you have inner resources you may not even realize you have.
Sometimes there are just no words. What really needs to be expressed is emotions, and we don’t always need words for that. Maybe it’s just tears, or your body will get you moving, or you feel it in your stomach, or some other part of your body. Maybe your body will stop you in your tracks and you can do nothing at all.
We’re all wandering around on this planet trying to do our best and we all have our own individual experience… and we are all connected! You’re not alone in any fear or doubt or anxiety or grief you feel. We are all having some kind of a human experience on the planet right now, so on some level we get each other and we are each other. In other words, I’m a little like you and you’re a little like me.