In “Rainbow” Lena Belle Calls on us to be Warriors of the Rainbow
Rainbows have a multitude of meanings in our world today. And alt-pop songstress of the light Lena Belle evokes many of these hues in her Valentine’s Day release “Rainbow.” Lena is a rising talent. She has a voice that speaks for a generation of the longing for spirit, for love, for balance, for identity. Lena’s words offer a sense of hope for how we can navigate our expansive inner life in the modern world.
Music allows us to explore the boundaries of the world in which we live, to express our yoga practice through sound, and to explore our ideas around identity. Lena Belle does all of these things and more in her evocative music video for her prophetic, thoughtful, and spiritual single “Rainbow.”
In it Lena Belle sings, “Someone told me long long ago of a prophecy of a rainbow.” She weaves together English verses offering commentary on the shifts we may be feeling today with the Sanskrit mantra “Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu.”
The song is an homage to the Native American prophecy that states, “When the Earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people will come unto the Earth from many colors, classes, and creeds and who by their actions and deeds shall make the Earth green again. They will be known as the ‘Warriors of the Rainbow’.” Do we dare to live our lives as warriors? Lena encourages us to do so, through song in her uplifting voice.
The Truth of the Heart
Lena Belle dares us to live our lives as Warriors and she does so from an inspirational place of speaking her truth. It’s a truth that comes from sadhana. Lena says, “In my personal yoga practice, I have found the ultimate truth and simplicity lies within my heart. Sri Dharma Mittra, my teacher for 200 hour yoga teacher training, always stressed that the true essence of yoga is compassion and love for all beings. I have found this to be true. The yoga poses and all my spiritual practices are just bringing me into more ease and alignment with the infinite Source well that is my heart.”
Speaking about “Rainbow,” she says, “This is why when it came to me to write a song about the awakening and coming together of humanity, the only chorus that could possibly come to my mind was the mantra ‘Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu.’ This mantra means ‘May all beings be happy and free.’ To me, there is nothing more and nothing less than this. This song, ‘Rainbow’, is just about us remembering that we already are that love. It is safe for us to be free now. It is safe now to embody our true nature, which is love.”
Her love and creativity come through in her voice. All of the synergy is showcased visually through Lena Belle’s collaboration with septuagenarian surrealist feminist multimedia artist Penny Slinger. Through literal rainbows, yoga flows, and a celebration of diverse and queer identities, Lena reminds us that freedom is found in all of the ways we express ourselves, and we are already free.
Lena is currently working on a full-length album with noteworthy Music Producer and Musician DJ Taz Rashid. He says, “I immediately connected to her message of communing with nature, spirituality, our inherent sense of unity, and process of awakening. Lena is very driven, talented, and excited about her music and has a great passion for connecting to her audience.”
Connect with Lena Belle
Keep connecting with Lena Belle through “5 Days of Lena Belle Songs.” Enjoy a free download each day for five days. Learn more at: https://lenabellemusic.lpages.co/lenabellesongs/ In addition to sharing original music, Lena Belle travels the world offering sound healing and voice activation workshops. https://fanlink.to/RainbowLena
Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.