Monday, November 30, 2009

ena vie's radio interview in the UK!!!

if you missed this event...
you can listen to it here:

(this is a big file!!)

In a Special Pre Recorded Interview, Join DJ Yorkie and Ena Vie Friday 27th November 2pm EST, 7pm UK time. Featuring tracks from her wonderful Album "From Within"

Singer/songwriter, poet, guitarist, artist and nomad, ena’s message and presence is powerfully evocative. born and raised in laguna beach, california, ena was infused with a deep connection to the elements which she seamlessly weaves throughout her music, art and life.

finding inspiration in cultures, traditions, poetry, music, ceremony, the landscape of this planet along with the wisdom of the elders and their medicine, ena dances through life with her feet on the ground and her face to the sun, moon and stars.

A mystical storyteller, ena’s lyrics are introspective and experiential while simultaneously reflecting the freedom, joy and love in all of us. ena’s music and presence exudes this as well. traveling and living in many countries, ena has performed in a variety of bands and genres. her music expresses this mosaic of influences ranging from rock, blues, pop and folk to indigenous beats and traditional chants.

On Friday 27th DJ Yorkie and Ena will be exploring the life of this facsinating and wonderful Singer/Songwriter and on the week leading upto the broadcast of this interview, DJ Yorkie will be playing excerpts from her fantastic Album. the burden of bliss


a song i wrote about what it feels like when nothing else can compare to being fully enraptured by the state of being in bliss...
touching these states of joy and beauty and ecstasy is beyond words, and the mystics talk about it often, saying that once they taste the nectar of divine, there is nothing that can satisfy. the divine bliss pushes everything else to the side, so that who we really are, shines through...and the challenge is then to live life in the balance of the tension between the earth and the sky.

you can hear my song kissed here:

or go to itunes
and download a copy today!!



i’ve been kissed

by the burden of bliss

it's pressing down upon my soul

and pushing out remaining ego

i am bound to it

unwound by it

and following through

with a love-glow hue

i cannot resist

its burning grist

no man

no hand

or knock off will do

i’ve been kissed

by the burden of bliss

it's pressing down upon my soul

and pushing out remaining ego

bound for another

instrumental other

soul defying shiver

monumental quiver

bringing me home

to the great, great one

it’s beyond ideas

of right and wrong

i’ve been kissed

by the burden of bliss

it's pressing down upon my soul

and pushing out remaining ego

you apprehend me

in a way i cannot resist

your siren song

callin’ me out of the mist

you funk me like no other

burning me out of a twist

i am made whole

the deeper you go

i’ve been kissed

by the burden of bliss

it's pressing down upon my soul

and pushing out remaining ego

give it to me

give it to me…

give me that kiss

that burden of bliss

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

gratitude for life...

everyday is a gift...
our breath
each moment
arriving in our presence-
gracing us with life
another opportunity to be...
in all its forms.

is essential
to remembering
who we are in the cosmos
an integral part
in the collective
embodying this knowing
is wisdom
each cell alive to source
and living this understanding,
through action,
is being awake!

i bow to the divine
in you and me
and all of life...

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them...JFK

Monday, November 16, 2009

ena vie's music...

hello to my friends and fans...

some news from the indie music train...we are moving forward, step by step...and this movement is taking us out onto the radio airwaves...via internet, AM and now FM radio!!!

we can be heard in Canada, US and Europe!

this is exciting news, and i am happy to share with you that this music with a vision, with a message of love and intention, with some great rockin' grooves is comin' your way, slowly but surely...

wanted to put a shout out to all of you who are listening, sharing and enjoying the music...thank you!!!

keep sharing and listening so that this music can reach the hearts of all those who want to be inspired and uplifted by passionate and folky, funky music!

if you are already a fan...and you would like to share with me how my music has inspired you, please do so, and the person who writes me the most expressive letter...i will send you some!!!

love and gratitude!!

ena vie

go here for more great music:

RIP Pablo Amaringo...

RIP Pablo Amaringo...

RIP Pablo Amaringo...master, teacher, healer, luminary, visionary, shaman, artist...thank you for your work in this world...and in all the worlds you travel...peace and blessings now and all ways!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

niagra moon falls...

painting by pablo amaringo

i bathe my soul
in the waters of the moon
standing in her presence
i bow to her wisdom
listening to the call
that is
beyond what i see around me-
the comfort
the ease
the walls
that surround this heart
have begun to disintegrate
now ripening...deepening
going further into the place
of pain and rebirth
liminal space
the place in between
what was- is no longer numinous
what will be- is left to mystery
break me open!
through what appears to be an ending
may my heart shine wide and broad
pure and strong
as the darkness of the unknown
beckons me into its caverns...
leading me into the streams
of compassion and healing
oh lord of the underworld
goddess of the night
reveal my wounds and betrayals...
that i might trust...
and thus become this truth!
illuminate my strength
through your children, the stars
as they shower upon me
crying out...
"let go
let go
let go
of all that you see outside you!"
now the sun of self rises...out of the ashes
blossoming in the profound waters
flowing deeply, yet subtly
taking root in the mud of the mother
the new moon of my shadow
revealing the death of the other...
the stars sing as they shine
around me...
"the sun is up...the sky is blue...
it's beautiful...and so are you..."

Friday, November 13, 2009

updates for ena vie's music and more!

hey there...
just wanted to drop you all a line about some cool updates for my music...and where you can hear me, listen to me and buy me...well, you can buy the music that is : ) is doing a “New Artists / Songs broadcast, The “New Artists / Songs broadcast is played daily. so jump on over to the link below, and have a listen to 3 songs in row by 'ena vie' and other artists being featured this month.

You can listen to our music on the INTERNET at Indie Mad MP3


check out these internet/radio stations as they are playing my music as well...

come on and support internet radio and music as well as indie artists...cuz indie makes the world go round!

now for some beautiful events in the next few nights and week!


i will be singing kirtan with joey lugassy at the bhakti yoga shala off santa monica and arizona...with some great musicians in the line-up! 9-10:30

then...saturday night, 6-8pm nianna bray and i are hosting:

An Evening of Yin
with Nianna Bray & Ena Vie

Dive into a deep and quiet Yin Yoga practice with Nianna Bray
accompanied by live sacred music with Ena Vie.
Tap into divine surrender as you open your body and mind in slow deep
holds, melting into sacred healing sound.
Experience a new level of relaxation and healing with the ultimate
practice of letting go.

Studio Surya
1501 Main St. Venice, CA 90291
Saturday 6:00-8:00 pm
November 14th
$20 at the door
Please bring cash or check as we are not equipped for CC charges.
For more info or reservations (as space is limited) email
check out Ena's music at

then...i will be heading over to this great event posted at this link below:

Raising Awareness + Support for Mama Kia's medical expenses, her 31 adopted children and 2 soup-kitchens

6:00 - 10:00 pm
$50 Suggested Donation
(no one turned away)

1800 Berkley St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

love and peace to all...see you in the flow...

~'~ ena

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

getting clear and inspired to share...

this last week i have been walking down the deep and spiraling road to the place of my heart. my path of music, and how i have come to sing, listen and share my passion became so clear to me...i am ready now to share it with all who choose to listen to the sounds that pour through this soul. i am so grateful for my life, for all the lessons and challenges that i have walked and have chosen to walk through...and...i am grateful for the music i have written, the music i have sung since i can remember, and for those who have supported me each step of the way. including all forms of sounds, songs, traditions and paths, which have helped shape the story of my life...and now, i share with you where i have been, because it helps me know where i stand as i continue to soar...thanks for being here with me. ~'~ ena

from the early age of 4, ena has been surrounded by the practice of devotion and devotional music. raised in a mega church that was created during the "jesus movement" in the '70's, ena was infused with the love of surrender to the divine in services that she attended 3 to 4 times a week. It was here that she was exposed to the "afterglow," a room that was created for those who wanted to sing and pray more after the main service and devotional practices were finished. it was in those darkened rooms, where the musicians with bare feet and long hair, played their instruments gently, quietly and softly, that ena began to feel the presence of the divine. it would be many years later that ena would return to this prayerful and healing music, but there was more traveling, harmonizing and discovering in store for her. after graduating from UCLA, ena not only left her native california, she left her church and religion to explore the planet and observe how others practice their relationship to divinity. her travels took her to many places on the globe, where she visited and lived in nearly 14 countries. on one of many soul searching journeys, to the Hawaiian islands, ena felt inspired to ground all that she had learned in her travels; she decided to obtain her master's degree from Naropa University in Indigenous Studies. it was there she gained the opportunity to study the ancient rituals and ceremonies with indigenous elders and traditional knowledge keepers from around the world. after spending years living in the hawaiian islands, buddhist ashrams, ancient cities in europe and the sacred city of jerusalem, this program became the catalyst for ena to weave together her many journeys for truth and connection with divinity through her experiences and the transmissions of these wise guides and teachers. her program led her to an indigenous elders conference in france, where she met a medicine man who introduced her to the lakota ceremonies and rituals. this would spark a 3 year journey walking the red road and assisting this medicine man while she also apprenticed and was initiated into these sacred, traditional ways. it was in france that she recorded her first album, "sounds of the sacred" a compilation of songs sung in the inipi ceremony, a purification and rebirthing ceremony using fire, water, steam and stones. these lodges, along with multiple vision quest ceremonies, became the foundation of her healing, and the songs carved through the armor of her heart and rested there as medicine to her soul. upon the completion of her apprenticeship, ena returned to santa monica, california to deepen her work in music and healing. she recorded and released her debut album, "from within," songs written about her life experiences. during this time of recording, releasing and promoting her album, ena also played in many yoga studios, events and gatherings around Los Angeles, where she brought her sounds of devotion to others who were sharing their practice of yoga as well. she noticed how powerful it was to sing her music of devotion while simultaneously others were either responding in their yoga practice or through their voices at kirtans. this was a very powerful and inspirational milieu in which she discovered a new way to interact with the "audience." along with her music, ena continued to follow her heart and listen to the ancestors of the earth, it was during this time that she was introduced to the medicine ways of the shipibo people from the amazon jungle in peru. in these ceremonies, ena began to literally see and hear the geometric patterns of sound through the plant medicine songs, and how sound becomes dimensional in its healing when done so from a trained master. The visionary painter and healer, Pablo Amaringo, says that “plants can help all of us know the art of healing and to discover our own creativity, because the beauty of nature moves people to show reverence, fascination, and respect for the extent to which the forests give shelter to our souls.”

with each step ena has taken, she has been led to heal personal, familial, generational and collective wounds and patterns. this healing has brought her to a place of deep gratitude for not only her own liberation, but also the liberation of all those who choose it. ena's journey has also brought her to find love, healing, rest and ease in the expression of her truest self, the essence of who she is. this essence is expressed most definitively in her music, as she channels her connection with the divine through each inspirational and devotional song. music and medicine have woven their way through the fabric of her life, and now she has devoted herself to the expression of this through her art. she looks forward to meeting you in song and in person.