I have recently discovered that our friend Shirley Hadley, photographer extradenaire, is also an amazing and uplifting musician! She has produced three albums, Being In Greatness, The Depths of the Inner Self, and her latest, and the one we are featuring here today, Channels of Consciousness.
Channels of Consciousness is a collection of my very first songs on my keyboard. The year was 1993. I had been without an instrument to play for 8 years. During that time I used my dreams to help fulfill my desires to be making music. In my dreams I would be playing the keyboard composing songs, sometimes playing with other musicians.
When my keyboard finally emerged into my life, I immediately began to find my way on it and began to remember the songs I had created in my dreams. The title song Channels of Consciousness was written from this most amazing dream I had. In the dream I was in this valley, surrounded on all sides by these jagged peaks rising up and into the spacious sky above. I was standing on this wooden stage. I had this instrument that was mounted on a stand. I have never seen an instrument like it before. There was an audience of people sitting on the grass surrounded by wildflowers. The sounds would echo off the sides of the mountains and elevated us all into very ecstatic states of awareness. I use the word channel because I see it as paths along which energy or consciousness flows.
That is what it is like when I am playing music. These inner pathways are found by me and I, as consciousness travel them. Each song is like a step along the way, no destination, just a journey into the infinite realms of the sound spectrums that emanate throughout the universe.
Click here to visit Shirley Hadley’s Music Page at CDBABY, where you can also sample each of her albums, and either purchase a CD or download either albums or individual songs in digital MP3 format. A great way to spread good vibes and to support and independent artist! 🙂