THE REAL DEAL
The song THE REAL DEAL has become a springboard for open discussion and expression with people coming together to share stories and walk the healing journey together through the creative arts. It has come as a response to the increasing rate of depression, anxiety and suicide across Australia and the need to talk about what’s really going on.
The snap-bands serve as a reminder of the positive message in the song. Anytime someone is feeling down they can snap the band on their wrist as a distraction from negative thoughts and as a reminder that they are loved no matter what!
THE REAL DEAL is a heartbeat for connection and community, to see restoration, to sing and heal together, to listen and be heard, to be accepted and real with each other as we journey life together. I know we can’t change the past but we sure can make a better future !!!
What Does It Look Like?
Endeavour to love all in our path, listen to each other and share our burdens whilst remembering to have fun and enjoy the adventure of life together. To connect as a family and share our personal stories of hope. To heal together as we sing, dance and forge a new future together.
Below are some helpful links to receive support if you are suffering from depression or just feeling like you need to get something off your chest. You can choose to be completely anonymous if you like. It can feel so much better when you talk it out and realise you’re not alone! If you have been a victim of other peoples abuse or if suicide has affected you or your family there is professional help available. There are super kind people out there either online or over the phone that can help you navigate your way out of that black hole.
I’ve personally experienced the healing power of a song to lift me out of a heavy place. My hope is that my songs and particularly THE REAL DEAL will do the same for you. I suffered head trauma, PTSD and had multiple injuries that sent my life spiralling downwards. I can now say that through family, community, professional help, divine intervention and lots of love from beautiful caring people, I’m back up again and the sunshine is brighter than ever before!
Thankfully we don’t have to stay in the valleys of life, we can just keep walking through them and before too long we’re on a mountain top singing again!!!!
Riverview NSW AUSTRALIA