That time I sang for President Obama

That time I sang for President Obama

That time I sang for President Obama

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel

I remember that time like it was yesterday: it was a frigidly cold January day, and I was equal parts Ready-To-Kill-It and Scared-To-Freaking-Death.

For years I had taught singing at Washington National Cathedral, occasionally singing here and there as needed. I had been asked by my boss to contribute some chant by Hildegard von Bingen (my muse) as part of the National Prayer Service, an event held the day after the Presidential Inauguration here in the U.S.

Um, of course?

So there I was, after a lifetime of waiting in anticipation, ready to begin the service, managing the Secret Service checkpoints (which made trips to the ladies room a nightmare 😭), the freezing cold conditions, the feeling that my cassock/ hairstyle/ relative height made me feel like a small, little girl, and this nagging terror that using my tuning fork to get my first pitch could possibly be construed as some kind of weapon by the Secret Service Agent to my immediate left.

At last, I finally step up to the podium to deliver my message. Unaccompanied. Tuning fork anxiety. Naked voice. Regrettable choice of hair clip. Awkward church clothing. People watching. Don’t look nervous, keep your head up. Dear GOD do not wet yourself right now because you actually could.

My inner world was utter chaos

So thank goodness, then, when I heard this inner voice, clear as day:

Just. Breathe.

I gripped the sides of my podium stand, and let a gush of air rush into my body, then felt myself surge with in-the-momentness and then, well, I let ‘er rip.

Here is what I sang:

Nunc gaudeant materna viscera Ecclesie,
quia in superna simphonia filii eius
in sinum suum collocati sunt.

(Now let the maternal heart of the Church rejoice,
for in celestial harmony her children
are gathered into her bosom.)

In hindsight, I know why this experience was so overwhelming: it was a power surge like none I had ever experienced before. It was truly a moment in which I recognized the presence and power of the divine, sacred feminine moving through me.

And the lesson is clear: you must surrender to the power of your very own voice.

Your voice is married to a source of great power and divinity. My friend, that is a Big Deal. It means that if you are not clear or sure or wise to it, you can feel completely overwhelmed and underwater.

In that moment of power, standing on a podium, for (literally) the world and the most “important” person in the world to hear, I became the channel of an incantation of a divine, healing, feminine prayer to gather us back into whole and right relationship with ourselves and the planet.

We are in the midst of an awakening to the sacred feminine, and I see this directly in the way we use our voice. Indeed, it is my ardent prayer that we, as singers, relieve ourselves of the suffering wrought upon us by subscribing the outdated paradigm of vocal technique that cultivates a perfectionistic ideal of the voice.

Let’s evolve.

More than any skill or technique I exercised on that podium was the power of the act of surrender of my own ego so that my voice could be a conduit of the prayer. This is not boastful, this is fact.

The power is the thing.

If you notice any resistance to your own voice, know what that is. There is a resistance to your very own freaking power. Say this prayer:

I release the resistance to my own power, and allow my voice to flow through me with ease and grace. I embrace the message that moves through me for my own healing, and the healing of the world.

Let us envision a way forward with our voice that is free from strife, grief, longing, and worry. Let us step into a way that is supportive, nurturing, healing, freeing, soulful, and, oh yes… POWERFUL. 🔥

Hugs,

allison

welcome to
The Studio!

I’m Allison Mondel, Transformational Voice Coach and big-hearted seeker on a mission to help others discover their innate, brilliant Sacred Voice, and transform their singing and their lives.

further reading

How do you (actually) use your sacred voice?
How do you (actually) use your sacred voice?

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Your one and only voice
Your one and only voice

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how to really change your voice
how to really change your voice

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How do you (actually) use your sacred voice?

How do you (actually) use your sacred voice?

How do you (actually) use your sacred voice?

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel

The purpose of the voice is to communicate. The purpose of the sacred voice is to send love into the world. That’s right… love.

You inhabit an instrument of love.

To activate and use our voice in this love-centered way is a process that I learn about every day, making mental notes on a process that is anything but mental. 

The process in which you use your voice, that is, how you make sound, can be analyzed and documented to the kilohertz, and manipulated to create whatever results you desire for your sound. 

But that’s not why I am here, and I am pretty sure that is not why you are here?

You want to find a way to express the gorgeous loveliness that is the content of your being through your voice, unhindered and unbound from physical and mental tension begot by fear, overwhelm, and lack of clarity.

How?

Well, according to my mental notes, and documented experience, and referencing every singer I have ever worked with in this new paradigm, it is actually pretty simple. 

Here’s the gist…

First, a definition:

The sacred voice is your Self activated by breath and intention and manifested into sound. It is commonly obscured over time by our experiences of rejection, shame, and unworthiness around our voice, singing, and creativity in general (but in other ways, too).

The sacred voice is an aspect of your being, part of your humanness, if you will. It will never leave or betray you, but rather lie in wait for when you are ready.

There is a three-fold process in which to activate and access the sacred voice. I call this the Sacred Voice Framework, borne of a vision and rendered into three simple concepts. Here it is:

Pillar One: Heartcenteredness

The heart center is the source of our sacred voice. It is the nexus from which we connect all aspects of our being (body, mind, spirit, emotions, energy), as well as our connection with Source and all other beings.

Pillar Two: Flow State

As we use our voice and activate sound vibration, we sustain the flow of breath energy at all times. This is achieved by sustaining our awareness of our breath (which is easily interrupted by the mind). Being in the Flow State sustains presence in the moment.

Pillar Three: Intentionality

We create our experience of our singing by using our intention. This means that we craft a desired outcome for whatever aim we choose, and allow our voice to follow, trusting our body’s sound mechanism in its inherent wisdom and functionality.

Here is how to start:

To intentionally use your sacred voice is as simple as using your intention: “I call forth my sacred voice.”

Next, use your intention to:

1) Bring awareness to your heart space, resting your mind and easing your ego (even if that seems as remote as the Himalayas!). When you drift away, you return to this centered awareness, over and over again.

2) Become aware of your breath moving through you, now activated in your physical body, and make this your focus.

3) Direct your intention to what you choose to create next, in that moment. This is where things get creative and interesting. Intention could range from “I am going to make one sound and see if I don’t completely shrivel up” to “I will sustain my breath energy over the top note of this phrase until I take my next inhale.” Or anything under the sun, really.

Now the trickiest bit…

You have to trust that this process is unfolding.

You have to trust that you are co-creating your voice, rather than making or forcing your voice do something for you, and then blame it for not meeting the mark, malfunctioning, or abandoning you. 

This framework is a way to re-envision how you use your voice. It promotes the notion that you are a precious, divine being capable of enriching the world with love in the complex form of sound energy without exception.

It is one of the most sacred acts you can offer: to bring forth love through your voice. 

Try it out sometime?

Hugs,

allison

IMAGE: Photo by Jeffrey Hamilton on Unsplash

welcome to
The Studio!

I’m Allison Mondel, Transformational Voice Coach and big-hearted seeker on a mission to help others discover their innate, brilliant Sacred Voice, and transform their singing and their lives.

further reading

How do you (actually) use your sacred voice?
How do you (actually) use your sacred voice?

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Your one and only voice
Your one and only voice

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how to really change your voice
how to really change your voice

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Your one and only voice

Your one and only voice

Your one and only voice

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel

When I began graduate school I became instant friends with a talented singer who entered at the same time. One afternoon we were leaving class and walking across Harvard Square, headed to our favorite tea café. As we were walking, she stated nonchalantly (in a thick New Zealand accent), “don’t you sometimes just LOVE the sound of your voice?”

I made some attempt to half-smile, and did not answer, head down. What I was thinking was, “Um, no? Who thinks that?”

It took a long time to acknowledge and accept that my voice was… my voice. The end. No tradesies, no opting out. This is my voice, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer. So I best figure out how to make peace with the one and only voice that I’ve got.

It took steady affirmations and much inner work to get this current place. It took a lot of falling down, and getting back up. It took quite a great deal of nurturing and reassuring. And it is a constant work in progress.

And right now, I will most certainly assure you that yes, sometimes I just LOVE the sound of my voice. But way more importantly, I just love my voice for who she is. And guess what? She is so much more than mere sound.

When we have this kind of soul-level acceptance, past the barriers of ego and self-doubt, your voice begins to change. There is something exciting that begins to brew. You have an access to greater flexibility, greater confidence, and greater flow, but amazingly: you have access to a new dimension.

This a sacred dimension. It is the place from which the sacred voice is sourced. But it is more easily defined as an inner peace that flows from within, and explodes in the form of possibility.

Have you felt that before? Or does that sound crazy to you right now? I would understand if it did. I would understand if this experience of sacredness made you feel resentful or sullen. It would have for me, just as I felt when walking to TeaLuxe with my über-confident friend. I certainly do not intend to do so.

But I want you to set aside any resistance to this state of being. Instead, allow yourself the space to hold this question: how will I use my one and only voice?

Please refrain from saying “I don’t know.” Your ego does not know, because it’s a new and intimidating question. Just hold space for your inner self to answer, because that is where the answer lies.

I ask myself this question every day. Perhaps I am never satisfied with the answer. You know why? Because using your voice, in its truest form, is challenging. I have do hard things every damn day.

This unfolding process of discovering and actualizing the voice is a life’s journey. It is also one of the most enriching and important journeys I could have hoped for in this lifetime. 

Your voice, and the pathway you walk with your voice, has the potential to transform your entire life. That is certainly what has unfolded for me.

The work and the practice is to persevere in your efforts to grow more in love and acceptance with your voice. The byproduct is the expansion of your current reality, and your expanding access to a dimension of creative potential more than you thought was possible.

Please do not let the new and intimidating nature of this journey to shut you down. I have bad news: growing bigger will always feel new and intimidating. There is simply no help for it.

But you are in good company: we all desire a true connection with our voice. We are all scared, too. But we move ahead anyway, because that is what seekers do, despite the relative discomfort of change and growth and expansion.

So knowing that the road is bumpy (unavoidable), and knowing that you have work to do (inevitable), and knowing that the result could be more gorgeous that you ever thought possible (insanely absolutely)…

How will you use your one and only voice today?

Hugs,

allison

welcome to
The Studio!

I’m Allison Mondel, Transformational Voice Coach and big-hearted seeker on a mission to help others discover their innate, brilliant Sacred Voice, and transform their singing and their lives.

further reading

That time I sang for President Obama
That time I sang for President Obama

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How do you (actually) use your sacred voice?

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Your one and only voice
Your one and only voice

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Sensitivity is double-sided

Sensitivity is double-sided

Sensitivity is double-sided

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel

“You are too sensitive.”

“Stop being so sensitive.”

“I am too sensitive.”

I have heard and said these statements my entire life. And for good reason: I am insanely positively heroically epically sensitive.

It takes a lifetime to understand that being sensitive is not a flaw or failing to overcome. It is a trait to be integrated healthfully into your experience.

This realization took a long time for me to understand, as I understood my sensitivity to be of the utmost inconvenience in just about every life situation. Early school experiences were particularly grim, as the little girl constantly crying in every class was perhaps a little frustrating? 

“Allison is TOO sensitive.”

Well, cue adulthood (and music career), and learning how to fruitfully grow into the authentic, loving person and artist you were born to be, in spite of all the personal and societal conditioning that reminds you that you are faulty and you should definitely toughen up.

And by my estimation, being sensitive actually is a hindrance if past experiences have triggered a defensive response to, well, life.

Why?

Because being sensitive means you feel a lot when you take it all in. It means you have extra receptivity capabilities, and it means that you process the world around you in a way that is amplified emotionally. 

Is that a problem? Of course not.

But when we are not taught how to manage this superpower (which we are not), it can lead to an automated response of over-reactivity

Let’s put this in the context of our musical life and using our voice.

Can you imagine an experience when you were singing, and someone stopped to correct or criticize what you were doing? 

Of course you can, there are a million.

But I bet there was one or two that particularly stung. What was your reaction?

Did that overcome you? Did that make you reel? Did that shut you down?

I would understand perfectly if it did. But why did that happen? What was it about whatever someone else said or did or thought that had such brute force to initiate such a response?

You were in a state of open and delightful vulnerability, following your heart’s desire and delight.

You were singing. You were open. You were brave. You were happy. You were you.

And then BOOM. Shut it down. Close the curtain. Turn off the lights.

Because if you are sensitive, any kind of perceived criticism is amplified to the nth degree. Unless we are taught how to emotionally manage or prepare for this kind of arbitrary feedback, we experience a blow to our system. And subsequently construct a defensive mechanism for our selves that allows for protection against future criticism.

Or perhaps even protection from ourselves.

Ah. I feel that. I also know many people who long to follow their heart’s desire and delight but it it just. too. painful. Are they too sensitive? 

NO. If this is you, I am going to tell you that you are not “too” sensitive. But you are, in fact, sensitive. It is not a failing. It is a trait. It is best accepted as soon as possible, and waste no more time in wondering why you are not tougher.

That is not worth your time.

I invite you to conceive of sensitivity as one of your greatest strengths. What was once an absolutely crushing personality quirk is one of my greatest gifts: to feel.

To feel is not a sin. The work is to re-learn How to Feel when you step into any given situation, especially when you sing.

But hear me on this: you must set the parameters for yourself.

Otherwise, you are going to be awash in a sea of your own reactivity to external stimuli, even of the most benign variety. Your egoic fears and past conditioning will dictate how that is going to look and feel.

And we all know how THAT is going to go.

If you are committed to discovering your inner voice, and allowing that part of yourself to show up, and to thrive, I have some… not great news.

You are going to meet those previous reactions to criticism. You are going to encounter a version of yourself that conceives of this heightened reactivity as a problem. You are going to feel things. Not easy things. But manageable, nonetheless.

The things that you have encountered along your journey of singing are the very things I want you to reconsider as the most important reminders of why you love to sing. 

Singing, using your voice, communicating through music, creative endeavors… these are the ways in which we access the deepest and most authentic aspects of our being.

Being sensitive is normal. Early responses to criticism are normal. Heightened reactivity to criticism is normal. Not knowing how to manage emotions is normal.

Until you realize that you want more and you want to feel better. Then the soul kicks in.

You learn how to accept your sensitive nature. You guide others who are sensitive. And when you have the capacity to understand how your experiences – no matter what they might be  – shape who you are, you choose who you want to become.

Here is to your squishy, loving, gloriously feeling and sensitive self. (Thank God!)

Hugs,

allison

welcome to
The Studio!

I’m Allison Mondel, Transformational Voice Coach and big-hearted seeker on a mission to help others discover their innate, brilliant Sacred Voice, and transform their singing and their lives.

further reading

That time I sang for President Obama
That time I sang for President Obama

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Your one and only voice
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Limited or Limitless: what is possible?

Limited or Limitless: what is possible?

Limited or Limitless: what is possible?

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel

I have a bold theory.

If it holds true, it can transform your experience of singing. This simple truth can exorcise any negative thinking or fears that keep you tucked away in your mind, and stuck in that old proverbial rut.

Here it is:

Your voice is sourced from your heart center.

That’s it. Not fancy, right? Not mind-blowing. Not even interesting.

But when we have a lifetime of experience that has taught us otherwise, well, it may seem like a truly alien concept.

My aim is to offer a method that aligns this concept with your reality.

Because what we learn from a lifetime of experience here on Planet Earth is that:

1) You either have a good voice or an OK voice or a bad voice.
2) You either have learned how to sing or not learned how to sing.
3) You have either committed to singing or not committed to singing.
4) Your voice is either better than others or worse than others.

Etc. etc. You get the idea.

Is this list kind of maddening? It makes me genuinely upset. It makes me think: is this what we have come to with music-making? A constant internal ticker tape of worthiness and subjective quality and limited to our relative ability?

In my experience, the constant iteration of these societal benchmarks has caused the overtaking of our singing by what I call the “ego voice”.

The ego voice is that aspect of our mind that will seize all functions if left unchecked. This voice is attuned to your unconscious fears and conscious thoughts that have been conditioned by how you are perceived by others.

(Cosmic ugh.)

But where is the magic? The art? The intelligence? The creativity and inspiration? The healing and wholeness? I know you have tasted these things. How can we savor them all the time?

Can you envision a way of singing that does not get mired in constant self-evaluation, but rather allows you the freedom to just, like, sing?

Ideally, to sing in a way that synthesizes the mind and quiets the ego. That enlivens the body and expands your energy. That opens a channel to divine source. That never, ever tells you that you can’t.

The heart allows.

When activated and open, it holds you in a place of quietude, knowing, and limitless capacity. This state of being will connect you with the sacred voice. 

And this is my whole big bold boring theory: when you source your voice from your heart center, you activate a different voice.

But it is a conscious choice you have to make, and an ensuing practice to undertake. The choice and the practice are simple, but not easy.

Here is the practice: 

1) Whenever, and every time, you are going to sing, take one moment to consciously connect with your heart center.

2) When you begin to breathe and sing, stay there. When your attention strays (which it will), return there. Over and over again.

Come back to this place especially when you feel the most scared and lost and limited.

To feel limited is common. To feel limitless? Uncommon. If you take a moment to understand how often you have been taught that your voice is limited, well, it may take time to transform this way of understanding.

But I will guarantee that any thoughts that bubble up that say “You can’t” are sourced directly from your ego voice.

The sacred voice will always say: “You can, and you will.”

allison

welcome to
The Studio!

I’m Allison Mondel, Transformational Voice Coach and big-hearted seeker on a mission to help others discover their innate, brilliant Sacred Voice, and transform their singing and their lives.

further reading

That time I sang for President Obama
That time I sang for President Obama

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Your one and only voice
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Take back control of your voice

Take back control of your voice

Take back control of your voice

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel

One of my favorite movies is The Wizard of Oz. I had a mural of Oz painted on my childhood bedroom wall. I even had the theme of the decorations for my bat mitzvah reception decked in Oz technicolor. One of the most creative was a “smoky” sign  made of wire and cotton hung from the ceiling that read “Surrender, Allison.”

(How prescient!)

I think of this sign all the time. It reminds me of the #1 lesson that I have learned in singing, and in life.

Using your voice is easily one of the most vulnerable and courageous acts we undertake. And I am certain that your voice has a lot to say, to express, and to share. But that fact, in and of itself, is enough to make us clam up and hold back. And it triggers an internal response to control the situation.

We are wired to move a hot current of energy through our frames. And when you sing, that energy is amplified. But we are not taught how to effectively manage that energy. We are taught, rather, that we need to manipulate the sound in order to meet some kind of invisible standard of alright-ness. (Fuh-gedda-bout energy!)

For whom does it need to be alright enough?

If you are a human being reading this, I know for sure that your efforts to manipulate your sound may feel frustrating at times. Why? Because you have been trying to control the sound, rather than allow the energy.

Wanting to gain control of your voice is a response to feeling, well, out of control. You have not learned – yet – how to manage that hot current, and it is intense! Possibly even life-threatening.

The mind has its own internal safety protocols that will inherently trigger a red flag when it is threatened. It will begin pulling levers for you. The mind says, let’s work proactively so that this process does not have to be so scary!

The Ego Voice takes over. In singing, this may look like: holding the gut muscles; holding back sound; pushing through the tightness of your throat; over-working the articulation of the words with the mouth; gearing up for a high note with some errant squeeze; and evaluate, evaluate, evaluate every moment of each phrase for quality (ahem) control.

Lack of control in your singing is a terrible feeling. And it’s complicated: there are so many layers to how you experience your voice, including your personality, past experiences, training (or lack thereof), self-esteem, or that you simply have no idea what you’re supposed to be doing other than, well, manipulating your sound to be Alright Enough.

Let’s regain control of the situation.

First, consider this…

What if your need for control was in direct proportion to how much energy is flowing through you? 

  • Can you envision that wild current of energy?
  • Can you feel it?
  • Can you understand that holding on to the sound of that energy is inherently limiting its audacious potential?

Then consider…

  • How can you allow a more free-flowing movement of this energy?
  • What is keeping you from this flow?
  • When do you stop it?
  • What is the internal message you hear when it is moving through you right before you sing?

I believe the real work is to understand that channeling the power of our voice is not a mortal threat. It is part of our purpose.

So how can we transmute the impulse to control our voice? We learn to allow our voice.

I invite you to practice strengthening your Allow muscle. Make it an experiment: tinker with the idea. Try this mantra in your singing practice:

“Surrender, Dorothy.” (But please insert your name instead.)

And remember: when you feel the need to control, remind yourself that there is something deeply powerful that would appreciate moving through in that moment. And the most annoying – but true – piece of the whole surrender puzzle?

When you let go, you regain control.

Hugs,

allison

IMAGE: Photo from The Wizard of Oz

welcome to
The Studio!

I’m Allison Mondel, Transformational Voice Coach and big-hearted seeker on a mission to help others discover their innate, brilliant Sacred Voice, and transform their singing and their lives.

further reading

That time I sang for President Obama
That time I sang for President Obama

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How do you (actually) use your sacred voice?
How do you (actually) use your sacred voice?

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Your one and only voice
Your one and only voice

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