More About Soul Calling: With beautiful vocal blending and harmonies between Joy and Kat WhiteStar, these songs will lift your spirit, touch your heart and remind you of the peace, wisdom and creativity that resides within you. The music back ground is simple and sometimes even acapella so that the voices and lyrics can be heard and felt. The themes of the songs represent an earth based, soulcentric form of spirituality. Spirituality - that sphere of experience that lies beyond the limited world of our everyday lives and that opens our awareness to the ultimate and core realities of existence. There are two realms of spirituality: those of soul and spirit. They are distinct and complementary. Together they form a whole. Either alone is incomplete. Here I describe both realms, though this CD is mainly about the path to Soul. Soul - the vital and mysterious core of our individual selves, an essence that is unique to each person; the core and enduring qualities that define the essence of our personhood, the "real me", the "true self"; that which is most wild within us and most natural about us. Soul is found in layers of the self much deeper than personality - Our core humanness. The soul speaks to us in images and feelings (visual, auditory, or kinesthetic), in symbols, and in metaphors - for example, through dreams, visions, revelations, poetry and music. Following our inner callings leads us to live a life of soul, one in which we can share our natural gifts with the world. Spirit - the great and eternal mystery that permeates and animates everything in the universe and yet transcends all: God, Allah, Buddha, Christ, Great Mystery, the Absolute, the Divine, the Tao, the One. What all people, all things, have in common-our shared membership in a single cosmos, each of us a facet or part of the One Being that contains all. Spirit both transcends all things and is immanent in all things. Ultimately, each soul exists as an agent for spirit and thus both sides of the path are important. This way of honoring both sides has been practiced in indigenous cultures for centuries. The lyrics on this CD are the right brain version of the themes and messages in Joy's books: Express Yourself: Discover Your Inner Truth, Creative Self and the Courage to let it Out and Alone and Loving It: Finding New Joy and Freedom...with or without a partner More on each cut of the CD below: Bio: The Creator of this CD, Joy Lynn Freeman, D.C., Ph.D (cand.) has been a pioneer in the field of personal growth and transformation for over 30 years, as a personal coach & counselor, author, nature guide, expressive artist and public presenter. Among numerous creative projects she has authored Express Yourself: Discover your inner Truth, Creative Self and the Courage to Let it Out, 2 positive lyric music CDs, and facilitates unique, inspiring and life altering workshop/retreats including Express Your Soul's Voice integrating voice, movement, creative expression, and psycho-spiritual process. Her unique work and presence assists others in finding the strength and courage to express their authentic and creative selves, speak their truth and follow their callings. Joy is available for entertaining, uplifting and inspiring public lectures integrating spoken word and songs. To contact her for speaking or to bring Express Your Soul's Voice workshops to your area contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-429-4464 Individual cut notes: 1 My Earth Mother 3:17 The earth needs to be honored as the beautiful mother that she is. 2 Into the Unknown 4:24 We tend to be so afraid of moving within the unknown, but it is the unknown that is the magical precursor to all that is fresh, new, exciting and wonderful. 3 Surrender 3:43 Learning the art of surrender opens up new and wonderful vistas of life. Sometimes I have to remind myself to let go and surrender to allow for the magic to occur. 4 Free to Take a Risk 3:51 There are times we listen to all the negative voices outside and with in us and let that stop us from going for new things. But it is just for us to remind ourselves that we truly are free to take Risks. We find ourselves in the process. 5 Harmony 1:59 Under all the crazies, a deep well of harmony exists for us to access whenever we choose. 6 What Do You Feel 5:18 Learning to feel, accept and honor our deeper feelings, both past and day-to-day is a huge key to more vitality, aliveness and a living a life of Soul. Rather than being the half dead, depressed, compliant robot our culture would love us to be. 7 Mistakes 3:39 Making mistakes is an important component of moving forward to new ground. If you are adverse to mistakes or give yourself a hard time for them there will not be the space for positive change to occur. 8 Let It Shine 3:01 We all have creative gifts that are unique to us. Take a chance, don't worry about how "good" you are or are not. Just try some things or you will never know what lies waiting for you inside, that can bring you so much joy and fulfillment. 9 I Can See Who You Are 3:12 The power and light that is the truth of who we are becomes more visible the more authentic we let ourselves be. 10 Hear Me....Soul Calling 2:40 If you listen to the still small voice you will hear the voice of soul calling.... Calling you to follow your heart, live a life of soul and do what you are here to do. Supporting Artists Lyrics and Vocals Joy Lynn Freeman Backup Vocals and Harmonies Kat White Star Music Mixing Joy Freeman Piano Music Sheldon Sands Recording Studio Mobile Capture/Deerwomon.