2 Days Until I Hit The Music Studio and Get Recording!! Day 345: 365 Radical Self Love Project

A few weeks ago I was asked if I would release my music to be used on a documentary film.

radical self love kelsey grantCompletely ecstatic at the request and manifestation to have my original music be used in a professional film there was one thing missing.

I’ve never officially recorded any of my recent (in the last 5 years) original tunes in a professional studio.

Prior to moving to Van I was in a band and did quite a bit of recording on the regular. I had a home studio with my former partner and I was able to hop in the studio any time I wanted.

Since moving to Van I re-directed my focus and began building my business and my new life. Music has always be a strong aspect in my journey but since moving five years ago it was no longer the dominant focus of my attention. I took the pressure off myself to “force” something to happen. I allowed myself to relax and trust that if music was meant to be a part of my journey going forward it would find a way.

And so it did.

In 2012 I embarked on a year long music challenge for myself. I decided that for an entire year I would learn one new chord on guitar every month and with that new chord write an original song and post it on Youtube. Out of that experience I deeply strengthened my skills as a guitar player and as a songwriter, AND…

It is those songs which were scouted for the documentary.

So now it is time to get back into the music studio and record a couple of them for use on the film- and I am stoked. I absolutely love being in the studio and recording music is one of my favourite aspects of being a musician.

My intention is within the next year to have recorded a series of my lovey/relationshipy/self lovey tunes to create the official RSL soundtrack for emotional healing and relationship manifestation.

Until then these are the songs I have selected to be used in the film. Have a listen and let me know which one is your favourite and the one you would like to see in the documentary!!!

#1. Free To Live Again

#2. Right Now

#3. Rain

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

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The Treasures Found in Unexpected Places Day 50: 365 RSL Project

imagesIt’s day 50 of this magical blog and what better more on purpose way to celebrate than with some wisdom and music?!! Today has been an emotionally intense day for me. One of the most effective tools I’ve found to help when I experience overwhelm is to dive into a creative project of sorts. Most of the time it’s playing and writing music, sometimes it’s painting and sometimes it’s writing content for blogs, my books or my site.

When I allow my creative energies to take over I stop thinking about what my perceived problem is and reconnect to my true state which is bliss and love. Music totally does this for me. It raises my energy and is my outlet for expression. A huge part of my Radical Self Love journey has been about embracing my musical talent and sharing my creations with the world. So in the spirit of giving and sharing the love vibes here is a tune I wrote about a year ago.

This song is about diving into the unknown and into the places in our experience that frighten us. Any one who has ever experienced a breakthrough in any area of life will attest that getting to the breakthrough, means entering the cave we are most fearful of. A lot of the time people (myself included) want the breakthrough without having to do all the inner work required. There are always actions we will need to take in order to be in alignment with that which we seek.

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Facing our fears, acknowledging them, embracing them and compassionately loving them sets us free in unimaginable ways. When we consciously and lovingly enter into the deepest, most secret parts of ourselves and begin to shine light and love onto whatever we are keeping secret or avoiding, we unknowingly build the muscles of courage, self acceptance, self reliance and ultimately awaken our own incredible powers to create. This song is about diving into all of those aspects within myself, understanding that the seemingly shitty parts in life are the greatest opportunities to personally evolve and that what we tell ourselves repeatedly is what we will create ourselves to be. To me this song is a reminder to keep the self talk positive and allow myself to indulge into focusing on that which makes me happy and brings more love and light into the world.

If you dig the song feel free to share the blog post and spread the love! xoxo

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

p.s Here are the lyrics if you wanna sing along 😉

Rain

Lying awake I dream

Of a city beyond my reach

Where the winds of change are blowing

Am I ever going to find it there?

Where ever the road may lead

It always comes back to me

It’s time to begin again

And in this moment I’ll set it free

In the places you fear to go

Hold the greatest gifts you know

And you can hold yourself back or just let go

Just let go tonight

And in the darkness you will find

The space to realign

Let the courage within you speak

Cause we become what we believe

So many times I’ve fallen down

But I pick myself up and I turn it around

Cause the only thing worth living

Is the love that we are being

And every day it’s clearer

That I know I’m going to find it there

In the places you fear to go

Hold the greatest gifts you know

And you can hold yourself back or just let go

Just let go tonight

And in the darkness you will find

The space to realign

Let the courage within you speak

Cause we become what we believe