Creating Soul Affirmation Music CD
by Ken LaDéroute
I have been a spiritual seeker all of my life. I took up meditation 25 years ago because I wanted to become enlightened. I wanted to know the
mysteries of life. After reading countless books about enlightenment, I became a vegetarian and tried to control all aspects of my life with a
desire to become the best I could be. I would spend long hours in meditation and self-inquiry. Throughout this process, I've discovered that
enlightenment is about subtraction. Removing impressions, ego, desires, negative thinking, judgements, etc., in order to allow the True Self to shine through.
Meditation and affirmations has helped me heal and forgive myself. This process has changed my life so
completely, I wanted to share this understanding with others. By marrying my musical abilities along with the great power of affirmative
statements called affirmations, I decided that I would create a new genre of music called affirmation music.
I thought that if I could create singing affirmations, mantras with repetitive verses sung over world rhythms and improvisational passages,
they would affect the mind subliminally, and help re-write deep unconscious negative patterns, thereby freeing the mind and allowing communion
with one's Higher Self.
My Affirmations for the Soul Affirmation Music Project
I choose to help people see themselves for whom they truly are.
I seek to help people tap into their eternal nature and become anchored and secure within their Higher
I help people remove negative mental memories and conditioning, so they may adopt a life of pure
I help people lighten their load, simplify their lives, and find true meaning by tapping into their inherent
I teach others to meditate
The power of thought processes, the act of thinking, and the effects upon the human organism in connection with
health and illness is well-documented. The belief is part of our folklore: clichés such as "healthy body, healthy mind" and "dying of a broken
heart" express the mind-body connection.
I envision that the Soul Affirmation music CD will serve mental health, pastoral counseling, alternative healing arts
communities, corporations, and the public at large, seeking to improve spiritual growth, morale, performance and productivity.
This album was a struggle. Three years, a lot of money and hard work went into creating these 10 simple songs. I spent countless hours recording,
editing, writing, mixing and arranging. When money got tight, I could think of a million reasons why I shouldn't continue on with the project.
There were many moments when I wanted to throw in the towel.
On the other hand, I love all aspects of writing and creating music, especially affirmation music. With
these affirmation lyrics, I went to great lengths to ensure that each word was exactly what I intended.
I hope you enjoy the music, the musicians, the production and more importantly, the message and intent behind the music.
With Devotion and Peace,