Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, United States
The words of the Hawaiian prayer of reconciliation and atonement, the Ho’oponopono prayer, are simple, but are the only words needed for healing: “I’m sorry, please forgive me, I love you, I thank you.” These healing words can be directed inward first, as outside is only a reflection of the inner world. You can heal your prejudices and biases, for example, by first reconciling and recognizing self-hatred and shame. You can sing the repeating chorus from the beginning, improvise new harmonies with the same sung words, or speak the text throughout, eyes open or closed.
PEACE BUILDER BIOGRAPHY
Abigail Elizabeth Fischer is a sound meditation practitioner, mindful artmaker, singer, and founder of ABigAUM, going deeper to heal through music, sound, and vibration. Abigail has performed as an opera singer from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall to Beijing Music Festival, and creates her soul-centered multimedia projects with her husband as belhaven. During the pandemic, AbigAUM with Abigail is live-streaming sound meditation and other wholistic programs and teachings from her home in the Hudson Valley.
Allison Danielle Semmes is a multi-genre musical storyteller, mindful vocal coach, and founder of Holistic Singing, connecting to the healing power & flexibility of the authentic voice. Allison has performed on Broadway stages & national tours, Jazz at the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and with artists Erykah Badu & Stevie Wonder. Allison is sharing her joy of singing for herself and others, currently working on a mantra album and her new YouTube series “Singing in the Foliage”.
DAILY PEACE ACTION
Peace begins with your inner work. Close your eyes and meditate on these four phrases, asking yourself what comes up when you speak these mantras within yourself. What do you need to reconcile within?