3 Ways to Tune Into Your Inner Orchestra


Today was just another busy day: I had to drive my daughter to school, feed the dogs, go to a pilates class, discuss business matters with my team, drive back into the city to drop off something my daughter forgot, then be in the suburbs by 3:30. Within a few short hours I was spinning between being a parent, a partner, a healer, a student, a business owner, and simply a tired-out human being.

 You probably have days that feel non-stop too, days when you feel pulled in twenty different directions or have to play many different roles.

 So how do you find balance in the chaos of everyday life? How do you march to your own beat in a world full of loud, distracting noise?  

I start by listening to the orchestra within my own body. That may be an unusual analogy for me to make because I live with significant hearing loss. I grew up reading lips and trying to make sense of the way people’s words often didn’t match their energy. Because I hear only vowel sounds, which are linked to emotion, I learned to understand others through feeling their vibrations. So while I may not be able to enjoy all the sounds of a real orchestra, I have plenty of practice with tuning into the internal world.

Here are three practical ways I’ve found to bring that inner harmony, which is our true nature, into my daily experiences.

  1. Before I get out of bed each morning, I do five minutes of WhaleBreathing. I become conscious of my body as I call on my higher self, guardian angels, and animal guides and ask, “What do I need to know as I walk through this day?”
  2.  When I’m in the shower, I focus on being present. As I let the water run over me I envision a wave and its endless flowing exchange with the sea. I breathe into this energy and invite the healing property of water to clear my field.
  3. Throughout my day, I stop often and tune into my inner orchestra. Is it soft and peaceful, or rushed, loud, and discordant? I consciously slow down my rhythm and align myself with a sense of rest.

This ability to turn within and tune into a sense of peace and balance is like a muscle that needs to be strengthened. My challenge with deafness was the opportunity that led me to develop WhaleBreathing, but you can also learn to do it at any time in as little as five minutes a day.

 Once you do, you’ll experience the benefits that come with being mindful and connecting with your breath. No matter what’s going on around you, you’ll have the tools to stop, turn within, and listen to the song that only you can hear.

Kimberly LeClair