Asha Lightbearer is an American singer/songwriter focused on creating positive change in the world through music that will open your heart for transformation and healing. This is not meditation music folks! It’s contemporary singer/songwriter rock/pop with jazz and folk influences.
But Asha doesn’t stop there. Rather, she takes it up a notch by combining her music and speaking talents to form two very special platforms, The Fiona Project and her Love Yourself Free concerts where she shares her personal story of struggle and healing from childhood sexual abuse.
Throughout her life, Asha had struggled with depression, trust issues, abusive and failed relationships and sexual/intimacy problems; until a few years ago, when during a period of intense self-introspection and personal healing, memories of childhood sexual abuse began surfacing.
“Remembering was the single most surreal, shocking and painful experience I’ve ever had. And yet, it explained so much about my life, my choices, and my inner-struggles. Remembering was devastating and also the best thing that could ever have happened to me. I knew I had found a place from which I could finally heal and stop wondering what was wrong with me. I had a real chance of creating and maintaining the high-level loving relationships I had always wanted.
The rest is history. I have an amazing relationship with a man who is healthy, stable, loving, open, kind and perfectly in sync with me. I am confident, balanced, learning to trust and stepping more into my power every day as I continue to take courage and commit to being vulnerable and authentic (even when it’s uncomfortable). Step by step, day by day, I am creating a life I love. And today, I know I deserve it, which I might not have been able to say three years ago!
This is why sharing my Love Yourself Free concerts is so important to me. Everyone deserves a fair chance at a happy, healthy life with loving relationships and positive self-esteem.
Most people think they can get there, though, by burying the shame and pain of childhood abuse somewhere under a rock far away from their daily lives. But that is not where the healing is; and that is not how they are going to find the freedom, joy and love they want.
As a friend of mine so eloquently put it, “You have to look this thing in the face and kick its ass!”
Survivors are WAY stronger than they realize. And when they stop hiding, they finally have a chance to breathe, cry and love themselves for all of their strength and all of their fragility. They have a chance to grieve, to accept support and to heal.
We survivors are not the offenders here. We are not the ones that should be ashamed. And when the shroud of secrecy is removed, undue feelings of shame can be released, real acceptance and healing can begin and freedom and joy can be found. This is what I want to share with my audiences.”
This is the basis of Asha’s work with The Fiona Project and her powerful and heart-opening Love Yourself Free concerts, where she speaks openly about her life and the effects abuse had on her growing-up and even into her adult life. But most importantly, Asha shares her healing and offers others the opportunity to commit to their own as well.
Whether you are a survivor of child sexual abuse or not, Asha’s story is uplifting and inspirational and will open your heart for more compassion and love in your life toward yourself and toward others.
*FOR SURVIVORS, SPOUSES and OTHER CLOSE RELATIONS: Resources for child sexual abuse survivors and their partners/spouses are also provided at the end of every Love Yourself Free concert, including suggested reading, healing modalities and trusted practitioners, and local support groups.