It has been two months since the launch events of Miriam’s Heartbeat, and I am still attempting to wrap my mind around the depth of my experience. For three days in a row, beautiful souls gathered at Lift Yoga Studio in Alpharetta, Georgia: men and women, mothers and fathers, teenagers and the young at heart, 50-somethings and 20-somethings. We arrived to experience— to breath – to dig deep – to inevitably be open to whatever would come our way. Reflection has truly been my only path since— reliving the feelings I experienced throughout the 77 minutes of vibrations, the peace I felt after leaving in silence, the joy my heart felt as I heard of the many incredible experiences.
You see, sharing the joys and triumphs in life is simple. Sharing the messy parts is, well, incredibly complicated. But for some reason, each day that we gathered, letting people in on the worst days of my life and how they turned into a collection of vibrations and frequencies, visual photography, and word meditations seemed to be more freeing than I had imagined.
(Taken from Part 1 of the Booklet portion of Miriam’s Heartbeat)
There are days where the depths of my ongoing physical, mental, and emotional issues from the IUD trap me. It’s like, for some incredibly silly reason, my head cannot convince my heart to persevere. And then I remember that this is not my cross to bear alone. You see, at the worst part of my illness, when I had no more doctors to see, no more regiments to try and not one hair left on my head, I laid in my bed and knew that I needed to let go. But how? How on earth do you accept that you may never recover from something that has left you in a state of nothingness?
I didn’t have the answers. So I laid in bed with my tear-stained sheets, eyes closed and unbeknownst to me, heart open. I listened to the only thing I could hear and feel in the silent bedroom of apartment 787. Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Lub-dub. I heard my heartbeat. I felt my heart beating— and amidst the heart and little breath I was mustering in my incredibly ill state, I was at peace. Because peace doesn’t mean perfection, but the depths of my soul knew that my Maker was in control.
Since the June launch, I have heard of an array of experiences— not just from the events themselves, but also of the moments in gyms, in offices, on city streets, and in quiet rooms. Because it is true— the sound vibrations in Miriam’s Heartbeat were designed to work scientifically with the body to meet you where you are. But most importantly, it has facilitated the beauty that already exists in each of us. The breath. The focus. The relaxation. The continued awareness. And most importantly — the sound and feeling of our beating hearts.
Miriam is a musician, speaker and yogi currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating with a masters degree in piano performance, she experienced life-altering symptoms as the result of an IUD. The over three year health journey since has given Miriam perspective and experiences that led to Miriam’s Heartbeat, an album of electronic sound vibrations, evocative visual photography, and original word meditations. Since its launch on iTunes worldwide in June of this year, Miriam has been speaking at integrative health clinics and collaborating with teachers all over the country to offer a unique experience to its participants. She is currently in yoga teacher training at Lift Yoga Studio and will graduate in December with her 200RYT.
For more information: Miriam Jameson