A new feature here at the Creative Living with Jamie site will be updates from our amazing creative guests! Each update will include a lesson learned by our intrepid creators so that you can keep learning too! Enjoy this interview with Alma Sipilä. Jamie
What is your creative life looking like these days?
My creative life right now looks like a flock of tiny humingbirds buzzing in the air, above a field of tender budding flowers softly starting to bloom. It looks like me stepping out of hiding, and finally sharing the work of my heart with the world. It feels like a heart that is beating soft, heavy, warm beats in my chest, as it expands with gratitude as I witness the songs I have had the fortune to create touching hearts out in the world.
What are you creating now?
At this very moment I am really *thrilled* and immersed in bringing out into the world an offering so close to my heart called “Songs for the Lovers”. Infact, this holiday season marks my coming out with this heartwork of mine.
Essentially what I do is go deep, beautiful and true in a conversation with bravehearted lovers about the true beuty of their loved one, the way life has woven their paths together and the way their heart and that of their beloved dance together in a sacred and utterly unique way. I listen in deep to their heart and words, witness and receive everything they have shared with me and then take all of it and weave it into a song. A one of a kind love song. Made from their words, their heart and their love. A song that will celebrate, reflect, attest to, and carry within it a love story that is unlike any other in history. A song that is the song of their love. Now. And Always.
I do this both with couples joining together in a really unforgettable way in creating a song to honor the love they share together, as well as with individual lovers who want to gift and surpise their sweetheart with something truly unforgettable.
If this sounds like something your heart would love to do, hop on to my site here: I am making an extra special offering of songs purchased for gifts this Christmas – and it is valid only till the end of November!
What inspired you?
Seeing deeply how sacredly unique each lovestory is. That truth together with being a person who has lived her life breathing songs, walking hand held and held together by songs, feeling within every cell of my body how powerful a song can be, gave birth to a knowing of how I truly yearn to use the gifts I’ve been given.
Songs hold a healing power and beauty that is beyond words. Something in the way in which precious truthfull words marry melody in a song can bypass judgements, rational objections, and“sure-you-say-that-buts” and flow right into where they belong – the softness of the heart. Songs are companions that can travel with us, anywhere. They are soft places of truth to return to, at any time.
To receive one’s beauty and sacredness reflected back in a song is a gift everyone deserves to receive. And it is, honestly, a gift I feel I was born to midwife into the world.
What’s a lesson you’ve learned that you’d like to share?
That my heart already knows.
It knows, and I can really trust what it knows too.
That taking imperfect action is one of the bravest things one can do. And the only way to better at what I wish to excel at.
That songs are always there for us, just waiting for us to reach out and let them support us through life, whatever our life may look like in this moment.
Where can people find out more?
By hopping on to my site at www.almasipila.com or by reaching out to me directly at alma(a)almasipila.com
Oh! I also have a brand new facebook-page which will be all about the love of songs. And songs of love. You can join in to listen to, share and celebrate the deep beauty of love, songs and lovesongs here
Alma Sipila is a transformational songwriter who found the work that makes her heart sing (quite literally) when her fundamental, this-is-what-keeps-me-breathing-passion for singing and songwriting merged with her love for people, their unique stories and above all, brave loving hearts. With a background in psychology and hearts calling towards professional songwriting, she creates one of a kind unique lovesongs to celebrate and reflect back in a deep and transformational way the sacred uniqueness that is each and every single one of us. She lives in Tampere, Finland with two pianos and a head and heart full of songs, and would love to help bring yours into the world.