The Canadian singer/writer/composer is our second Loveable in this series. TLChang requested an aura reading, pointing me in the direction of her website, Quinlan Road. (Click here for the image used for this spiritual reading.)
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Don’t know another thing about Loreena, and I love it that way, doing aura readings as the first thing to inform me about a person. Some people think of auras as intuitive reading; others strive for scientific accuracy at reading energy fields. But for me, it’s a matter of preparing properly, then asking about a person, plugging in, and finding answers directly from a super-accessible hologram of the soul. For background about my approach to doing aura readings, click onto this set of FAQs.
Root Chakra Databank for Presence in the Room
Loreena still carries vestiges of shyness from her childhood. It reminds me of a thin, hard icing on a cake.
Next comes the softer frosting, a strong feminine energy, a quality that predominates in her entire aura and, no doubt, informs her art.
Finally, I note her presence as an ancient being, a very old soul indeed, who comes in this time with an almost uncanny degree of perceptiveness, a huge empath talent, and strong analytical awareness. Meeting people, she first makes contact with her intellect.
Belly Chakra Databank for Creativity as a Singer
Steadying herself is the big creative challenge. When singing, Loreena is so strongly connected to feelings (her own, the audience’s) that she must perpetually find ways to come to a place of outward calm and make that the prevailing texture of her voice. Letting go to express emotion isn’t hard part. It’s creatively coming back, again and again, to “her sound.” Each journey back is a creative, and technical, achievement for her.
Belly Chakra Databank for Creativity as a Composer
Mostly, Loreena just writes it down. When she swims through the space in consciousness where the music finds her, Loreena shows the grace of a swan. Just enough of her stays present as an individual for her to notate the music. Otherwise, she is truly out of the way, surrendered to the experience.
I should also note that while she’s composing in this way, her display at the High Heart Chakra is just glorious. Performing is necessary for her, sacred even, but the pure experience of receiving the music is mega-glory, quintuple the festive display at her High Heart, all lit up with Divine connection.
Belly Chakra Databank for Creativity as a Songwriter
If you ask Loreena, I think she’ll admit that this is her least favorite (being Canadian, she’d say “least favourite”) one of the trio. Composing and singing are way more pleasurable for her as creative acts. But writing the words? Sure, she can find those words, make them work, refine them. But mostly I feel that she does this part because she sure as heck isn’t going to let anyone else write the words to those songs.
Actually, the process of songwriting is good for her spiritual growth, because she must integrate the Divine with the human, hammering together the words that work best, compromising, using patience and stamina, employing all she has learned so far about keeping self-criticism at a difference, just letting the art form be.
Before describing the last two aura databanks in this profile of Loreena McKennitt, I may as well go into detail about the empath gifts that I notice in her.
My basic definition will be familiar to those of you who have studied with me (personal mentoring, taking an Intensive, just plain reading one of my many books for Empath Empowerment® and using the techniques there). Empaths are born, not made. Being an empath has nothing to do with having a high emotional IQ. It need not be emotional at all, neither how the empath gift is experienced nor how the empath’s personality comes across to others.
What is an empath then? It is someone who has at least one significant, trainable gift for directly experiencing what it is like to be someone else. By doing a Skilled Empath Merge (using a dedicated technique to turn your empath gift(s) on extra strong), you can safely “become” that person energetically, for a short time, then return to your own experience of self. And, as is true of all that you do as a skilled empath, you will not pick up any of that person’s “stuff” to carry within your aura.
So, having just done an Skilled Empath Merge on this wonderful artist, I can report on her sequence of lifelong Empath gifts, starting with the strongest: Spiritual Oneness, Intellectual Shape Shifting, Environmental Empath gift, Animal Empath gift, Physical Intuition, and Emotional Intuition. (All these are defined, in detail, in The Empowered Empath)
Yes, Loreena isn’t just an empath. Having even one of these gifts would qualify her as an empath. She is a super-talented empath, which will surely affect how she sings. So bring on those last two databanks in our research.
Throat Chakra Databank for Singing Before an Audience
Energetically, Loreena merges with her audience. She moves healing energy into them, getting out of the way in a manner that is similar (though not identical) to what she does inwardly while composing.
No wonder steadying herself is such an important component of performing for her.
Noticing how she does this merging, I must say that I would love to be an Empath Coach for her. Hey, if singers have voice coaches, why shouldn’t Empath singers have empath coaches? Technically, I do notice some problems in how she merges while singing, and I believe that the method she has stumbled upon causes her to be quite exhausted after a performance. I would love to help her change this.
Otherwise, describing what it is like for the listener, in general, if you’re in the audience you will feel touched by a nurturing, intelligent, witty presence. During and immediately after the performance, you will feel better than usual about yourself.
Throat Chakra Databank for Studio Singing as a Recording Artist
Energy flow from Loreena is mega-bigger than when she performs. It has taken her a while to make a shift from her singing style live to the studio mode of performing, but the shift allows her to play more with the technical values of her singing. And, because she really does co-create with God (in her own way, whatever she’d call that), the inspiration rings through, rings true.
Ms. Chang, thank you so much for introducing this artist to our blog community at Deeper Perception Made Practical. As an artist yourself, and one with a colossal spiritual commitment, it’s no wonder that you love this woman.
All you Blog-Buddies, comment away. Add your readings, whether aura readings, Skilled Empath merges, or reading faces. If any of you have actually heard Ms. McKennitt sing, do tell. Can you relate to my description?