Carol: My hope is also that the readers’ ability to hear a sampling of songs with each article will also give them the comfort, joy and/or peace for what may be happening in their lives as well.
Karyn, there is something, in addition, that I’ve been anxiously awaiting to share with our readers. Something I’d have to refer to as a “unique twist” to your music and your work. It came to me when we were discussing a bit before our “formal” interview began.
Karyn: smiling What are you referring to Carol?
Carol: Karyn, when I was listening to the inspiration of many of your songs; how you came to write them and why, I thought to myself that this is such a wonderful experience for not only those receiving a song, but also for yourself. It is nothing less than an amazing “unique twist.” I hope that helped better clarify.
Karyn: I believe so, Carol. I shared that when a client comes to me with a specific heartache, I ask God for a song to comfort, soothe and bless them. Each song is then specifically written to reach deep into the hearts of those who may be grieving a loss, whatever the loss may be.
For years, the songs have been accumulating and have been shared with audiences and clients who find that their grief is solaced and consoled by one of the thousand plus songs I have written. Even now, I am still writing customized songs for those whose hearts are breaking. Writing customized songs for the heartbroken is what I’d say: “is the signature of this singing massage therapist.” Karyn chuckles.
Carol: Carol chuckles, and yes, Karyn, I’d have to agree, the “unique twist” is, for certain, the writing of customized songs for the heartbroken. It truly is your “signature,” Karyn.
It is increasingly more evident that you are hoping to enlighten, educate, direct and inform many in overcoming so much of what we are all seeing and experiencing today. How would you like to see this series of articles, along with Joy Coaching America affect the world?
Karyn: I think music has a power to touch hearts, in a way, that mere words cannot. It is often difficult to know what to say when someone is grieving and in heartache. By writing music, I have discovered that it has a power, when empathetically written and tenderly sung, to assist in the process of gracefully transitioning a broken heart and wounded mind through grief back into joy.
Why don’t we give our readers a sneak peek into what February’s article can help them with and what it will entail.
Karyn: Ok, Carol. When most will be thinking that the article will be another about “typical” subjects of romance and … the intention of February’s article, “Pure Love in the Mourning,” will be to spread love to a world in need of comfort.
Carol: What will our readers be able to utilize upon reading that article?
Karyn: This Valentine’s article will concentrate on helping those who are suffering from broken-heartedness. We will share ideas on how to regain hope after heartbreak,
happiness after break-up, separation, divorce and even death. More will be shared regarding the effects of a broken heart, learning to love and nurture oneself, how to take the first step in choosing to move on into a joyful future by anticipating greater love-ability!
Carol: Situations, that sadly, many can relate to. I am happy that we are educating and assisting with this combined work Karyn. I’m excited you are including, throughout the Series, a sampling of songs. Much comfort and peace to our readers.
Speaking of Peace, let’s touch upon “Peace in the Mourning” which is March’s article, correct? Will it assist our readers in their pursuit of personal peace? What will our readers gain by reading that article?
Karyn: In my journey to joy, I discovered that in order to regain “Peace in the Mourning” I had to be willing to rediscover a sense of inner peace after losing someone I dearly loved. I had to become self-reliant in a world that was apt to change in any given moment. I learned that I had to develop a stronger anchor of faith in my Divine Creator for a sense of resiliency after experiencing the throes of more than one divorce.
I began to share with my clients, regardless of their religious preferences, steps for diving deep within to rediscover their own spiritual core without making anyone else responsible for their sense of security or stability or their resulting happiness. I reminded them that when it comes to healing your heart, “You gotta wanna!”
As I walked my clients through the aftermath of grief, after suffering some emotional heartache or loss, I respected the individual journey that each one had to take amidst a constantly changing world.
I encourage my clients to find a deep anchor of “Faith in the Mourning” (more on that in our August theme) by claiming a sense of faith in something or someone that is greater than themselves. Each one comes to realize that the only real sense of peace that they can truly rely upon is that deep inner peace that must be cultivated by connecting to oneself; from the inside out and to one’s own perception of a Divine Creator. It is these topics I will delve into with our March article: “Peace in the Mourning.”
Carol: Before we go today Karyn, how do you reconnect to your own sense of peace, faith and optimism when you are going through your personal battles?
Karyn: I have had a morning meditation practice since I was fifteen years old. I encourage each of my clients to express their true, honest, raw emotions in what I call a daily “scripting” (journaling process). Each client discovers that by setting aside time for deep introspection, coupled with meaningful meditation, they are able to feel more grounded and connected to themselves before entering the world each new morning.