Journey to the Four Winds
TRACKS 1. East Wind 14:58 2. South Wind 15:11 3. West Wind 13:11 4. North Wind 18:26
1. East Wind - Native American Music for Meditation and Yoga Traditionally, the East wind represents a time of birth and new life emerging in nature. As you hear the birds gently greet you, imagine the childlike innocence and joy of observing the beauty around you.
2. South Wind - Native American Music for Meditation and Yoga The sound of rain reminds us of prosperity, abundance and growth. In the South, as the music becomes more intense and rhythmic, imagine the energy for healing and vitality through the drums vibrations.
3. West Wind - Native American Music for Meditation and Yoga The darker sounding gongs and the ocean announce the West direction where we go deeper inside ourselves, relying on our hearts, not our eyes to perceive the light that reveals our true self.
4. North Wind - Native American Music for Meditation and Yoga The icy sound of metallic bells bring us to the North wind. We have allowed ourselves to be like children, to develop our gifts, to trust our intuition and gain wisdom.
Indigenous people have used music to communicate their deepest hopes and beliefs to each other, and to the forces in the universe. The most ancient and natural forms of musical expression were the voice, the drum and the flute. These timeless channels of healing and meditation can also summon us to reflect on our own personal season of life in the "Journey to the Four Winds". For Native Americans, traditional music usually recounted their experiences with all relationships in the world around them. Ideally, there existed no separation between our daily life, and the supernatural world, so our music was sacred. In the Circle of Life, the Four winds can be guides for us to forgive our yesterdays, hope for a healthy today, see more clearly with our hearts, and to humbly share with others what we've learned.
In my music, I utilize unique indigenous instruments from around the world with their own colors and rhythms, to create harmonious offerings to the Four Winds of the Universe. Each of our lives is a valuable and beautiful part of the Universal Circle of which we are connected to. Our diverse cultures, age, gender, and experiences bring balance to the Circle, so that it continues to revolve smoothly. It is my hope that we can all be united by the pulse of the drum, soaring higher and higher with the melody of the voice and flute in this "Journey to the Four Winds".