October Newsletter


“We suffer from an incurable malady: Hope.” ~ Mahmoud Darwish (Palestinian Poet)


Dear Friends,
I hope you are staying well in these intense times, and I am sending love and strength to those of you who are struggling or suffering.
It has been a while since I offered Sound & Silence a live guided meditation with sound healing online for the public. As it gets colder outside, and with a fair share of darkness in the world, it feels like a good time to reopen the space for this online gathering. I am especially looking forward to hosting this offering from my new base in Glastonbury, which is known to many as the Heart chakra of the Earth. 
Upcoming dates:
Mondays 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th - 09:00 - 09:40 (GMT)
Wednesdays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th  -  20:00 - 20:40 (GMT)
If you would like to attend, please reply to this email on hello@ruhiya.com to receive the Zoom link and for more details.

These sessions are offered by donation, which are kindly appreciated and help me to continue to offer music and sound healing. The sound healing will be intended for inner peace and harmony to each person in the meeting, and it will also include a prayerful visualisation of peace and harmony across the world. Please feel free to share with friends and family, just ask them to email me first. You can find the link to the event here, and the E Flyer below.

If you would like to take a deeper dive into sound healing, I am also offering 1:1 sound healing both online and in person. There are more details on my website, and you can pop me a message if you would like to discuss this further.

Glastonbury Tor, (one of my favourite walking spots).

Earlier this month I released a new music video for Sama Sa Suba,  which was released on my album GINHAWA. It is a joyful celebration of the dance of life and our journey back, to the Divine Source. The song’s lyrics are sung in Visayan - my Filipino mother's, mother tongue.

Here is the link to the music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-RNa_ZFE84&ab_channel=Ruhiya

Special thank you to Zayn Mohammed who produced the song and edited the video. And a special shoutout to all the wonderful dancers - in order of appearance; Michelle, Luis, Aaliyah, Jennifer, Erica, Francis, Jefferson, Herjen, Billy, Linda, Swatee, Keil, Michael, Lorna, Salaar, Zakia, Valentina and Kate. Bless you for sharing your spirit for this music video, all the way from Mexico, Philippines, Pakistan, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey and UK! Thanks to you all!

I was also really honoured to take part in a beautiful gathering in the Bedouin tent at St Ethelburga’s at the start of the month, where I shared a workshop for the School of Kapwa on the healing power of music, led some chanting, and shared music for a traditional Babaylan ‘Ginger ritual’ with Sophie from ‘The Messy Garden club” in the Netherlands. There is a really beautiful community of Filipinos in the UK forming around a shared interest in ancestral healing, pre-colonial traditions, and indigenous wisdom. Special thank you to Jutheanne Cruz for your vision of this! Here is a little video clip from that day.

In the meanwhile, I am in the creation of my second album... which is exciting and ever-changing, ever-flowing :) Sometimes it can feel overwhelming, but step by step… all in divine timing. Hope to share some new music with you soon!
Love and gratitude,

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