Catrien Ross on Sounding Your Unique Note in the World

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 - 10 Comments

Over the years I have taken care of many wild birds.

Cradling a bird in my hands is like cradling a living vibration.

The little body thrums.

I have learned that pigeons purr when they are happy.

And each pigeon purrs in a different way.

The vibration is unique.

Through the vibrations of tiny birds I have grown deeply sensitive to those subtle energy movements that broadcast our frequency to the world.

Like a bird, I, too, have my own, unique sound – my own, unique frequency.

I am a member of an orchestra that encompasses the entire web of life.

My frequency is an essential note in the harmonic whole.

As a member of this orchestra my obligation is ensuring that my own instrument stays tuned.

I am responsible for finding and sounding my unique note.

And while doing this, to participate in and contribute to the web of interconnections.

When I do this as a committed member of the orchestra, what happens?

I play my part in the harmony of frequencies that creates the swell of existence.

The vibration of life that supports and sustains us.

As 2009 comes to a close my year-end resolution is that I more and more vibrate at the frequency that broadcasts health and connection.

To sound the note that is mine alone.

To thrum with authentic presence.

To vibrate like a tiny bird.

To fly.

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10 Responses to “Catrien Ross on Sounding Your Unique Note in the World”

  1. Sibyl says:

    Wow…Great post. It was very powerful and loaded with insights. As I mentioned in my reply to your comment at the alternaview, I particularly thought the line “My frequency is an essential note in the harmonic whole” was poignant. Thanks for the post.

  2. Catrien Ross says:


    Thanks so much for stopping by. I am glad you liked my post. As you eloquently expressed in the alternaview, we do need to develop the right mindset. This can make all the difference. I look forward to staying in touch and sharing perspectives from this part of the world with you.

  3. Dr.Mani says:

    What an awesome, inspiring and insightful post, Catrien. Thanks for sharing it.

    Happy New Year!

    All success

  4. Catrien Ross says:

    Thanks for your encouraging comment, Dr. Mani. Thank you, too, for all the work in the world you do, including your enthusiastic support for those who are learning about the Internet and small business. As an independent publisher I very much appreciate your commitment to teaching others how to build a better future through the worldwide web. Continued success to you in your work as a heart surgeon in India. And warmest wishes for 2010!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Wow…so profound..touching…moving…I reasonated so much with what you said. And Sibyl already said so insightful. Bird song has touched me since a child. And even when I can feel lost in the layers of stone and concrete the delicate and strong song of a tiny sparrow can burst the imaginery bubble of isolation.
    I too have held a bird in my hands…when I was a child trying to save from our light…so delicate and so resilient, resourceful, joyful and strong.
    Which brings to me to the wonderful writings of Shambhala by Chogyam Trungpa ~ the tender heart of the warrior…

  6. Catrien Ross says:

    Elizabeth, thank you so much for your comment and for sharing your connection with bird song. I am grateful every day that bird song fills the air here in the mountains. And thank you for reminding me of Chogyam Trungpa ~ recognizing and accepting and riding the windhorse of your life. Letting go into the basic goodness and joy of who you are in this world. May you ride windhorse in 2010!

  7. Catrien –

    As I wrote in response to your comment on my blog, your writing and your message are beautiful.
    More than that, you truly touched me with the harmony of your words and their meaning. You have the insight of a great artist. Keep writing and sharing! I appreciate what you do.
    All the best,

  8. Catrien Ross says:

    Hugh, thank you so much for your sensitive and encouraging response. Welcome to my blog. Your own articulate and inspirational blog reveals your passion for helping us all uncover the genuine and the joyful in ourselves. Please keep writing and sharing your insights, too, in the incredible expression of life flow that gives each of us the opening to sound our unique note.

  9. What a wonderful post Catrien!

    I love the metaphor you have used for our own life. Indeed it is time for all of us to purr with our own unique voice, and fly.

    Earlier today, I fed some pigeons outside my office window and whilst I secretly watched them, it was fascinating to see them dancing around, chomping away at my bread crumbs and being completely present in that moment.

    Nature has a lot to teach us, if only we become more in tune with its vibration.

    Thanks for another great post.

  10. Catrien Ross says:

    Arvind, thank you again for your kind comment. I have found that when we discover our unique vibration we also recognize that it is the vibration of the natural world in us, and of us in Nature. It is like coming home to one of the most essential truths about ourselves.

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