It is my sincere hope that this album engages you in a journey of self-discovery. Each song is inspired by key moments of my own spiritual journey over the last few years. Throughout, the Harp has been my most valuable companion… She has taught me how to deepen my connection with Source and to express the divine, bringing forth music for the soul. This intuitively guided album, Heart Resonance, created and recorded in the month of March, 2012, is my offering to you.
I invite you to enjoy the Celtic Harp’s ancient presence that has been revered by cultures for thousands of years, opening the heart, calming the mind and igniting the soul. May the music bring joy to your meditation or yoga practice, relaxation to therapeutic work, and soothing energy—the nourishment to simply be.
Heart Resonance ~ Journey into the Heart
As the glow of the full moon rises so does our connection with the bodhisattva Quan Yin. As the Buddhist Mother of Compassion, she awakens musical abilities, heightens intuition and magnifies healing. Her voice in Quan Yin Speaks (track 1) begins our journey together and her divine feminine presence guides us throughout the album. Hearing our prayers, she witnesses the wild dance of our soul’s longing for purpose in Soulscape Aurora (track 2) and asks: “What do you deeply desire to experience? What is your intention on your path?” With these questions echoing in our awareness we walk into the forest to be in solitude. The soothing rustle of aspen leaves and the smell of sweet sage bring us to a place of calm. Here Middle Sea (track 3) gently rocks us into the natural rhythms of the Earth. In this stillness we hear the pulse of our heart beating, our true Heart Resonance (track 5) reminding us of our life’s purpose. Now listen… Can you hear Pan’s reed flute coming near? As he dances in The Dance of Pan (track 4), the ancient Greek deity of nature and fertility beckons us deeper into the forest, into a mysterious land of shadows. Each step we take brings us further into the Realm of the Elementals (track 6), where our heart connection becomes our most valuable companion—its fiery torch lights our way. Look! The darkness of night is starting to fade into the glow of morning light. Gently raining, the universal melody of The Cosmic Harp (track 7) draws us from the forest to discover a magical sunrise. We enter the world anew—the heart’s resonance is now our guide.
released December 21, 2012
I am deeply grateful for the loving support and encouragement I have received while creating Heart Resonance. Thank you Garrett Michael for your patience and knowledgeable presence in the recording process. To my brother David Sweeney Jr, I thank you for your exceptional work making this album as beautiful as I had hoped. To my dear parents, David and Marjorie, you both have been the most unwavering cheer leaders I could ever ask for. Adamus, I thank you for your friendship, for how you’ve propelled my musical journey, and for your part in bringing this album to fruition. And Roger Helfrick, my first harp teacher, I deeply appreciate your encouragement to keep me playing my Harp no matter what! I’ve also so valued your feedback on this album. Finally, I want to thank you, the listener, and everyone who has so kindly appreciated my music over the years.
And for water and sunlight. And the rainbows they create together…
Eily helps people live from the heart. The sacred space she creates through her beautiful music, events, workshops and
concerts are transformative and deeply moving. She is a harpist and performance artist, singer-songwriter, inspirational speaker, constellation facilitator and creative visionary living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada....more