Obstacles Are Sometimes Disguised Blessings | The Heartbeams
How our journey to the magic started
In 2014, while living in Norway for the second year, something changed drastically in our lives. We had learned Norwegian in a year, very intensively and we decided to move from the little town of Bø to the city of Trondheim. There Yiannis found a job as a special educator for a little kid with special needs. This 9 year little boy couldn't manage his anger and his emotions. One day, this little boy was very angry and he threw a big book towards Yiannis. Yiannis got injured and this accident had the biggest impact on our future. But we didn't know it then. We never read that big book, maybe we should have but that book touched a nerve in Yiannis's neck and he found himself with extremely limited mobility, and little hope of regaining full health for several months. During that time, he had to stay in bed and rest, his doctor made it clear that he had to take it easy. While being on a sick leave, he got fired. As newcomers in Norway, or let's face it, immigrants, we felt completely abandoned by the system in this country. We understood how it felt to be on your own and try to stand when nothing or no one else is there to listen to your problems.
But fortunately, miracles happen. We really lived the situation that when we reach the bottom there is no other direction than to go up again. It is then that we experienced for the first time that what life was throwing at us was just to wake us up and do something in order to change. Life wanted to tell us something, something that we had forgotten. Our inner self, our quiet, peaceful and wise souls that know best what is good for us. Life sends us disguised blessings under the form of obstacles to force us to open our wings and fly above them. It is then that the magic journey started.
We changed our lives for something more meaningful. We started to meditate, by trying to hear the sound of our souls that before were just confusing noises. Since this blessed accident, as we call it, we still spend time daily to meditate and connect with our inner voices. We find it essential for our well- being and sanity. These voices guide us and show us the way to our life’s path. During these six years, we have accomplished way more than what we ever could have imagined and dreamed of. From a couple of months after the blessed accident, our lives had already evolved spectacularly and they were changed forever. Yiannis recovered physically, fortunately, and we know that he was lucky in that sense. We count our blessings, every single day. But what played a significant role in this recovery was to look at a half full glass instead of a half empty. By looking at the blessings instead of hurting because of the injustice, we managed to overcome this terrible accident. This big and shocking accident got our attention and helped us to see how we should treat ourselves, our lives and the others and how we could go on and live our lives.
Since then we always hear this little wise voice, we absolutely trust it and we follow its guidance. This same little voice has brought us to you because we know that by sharing our experience, we can help. We want to show you our love and compassion because we know that we are not the only ones going through tough times in this lifetime. We hope that our experience and our story will inspire you because it is a magical story and it is a story of magic, because you are a magic creature full of potential and love, and if you use it wisely, you can achieve your own extraordinary realizations.
We are here to help you and encourage you to trust your inner wise voice that is trying to shout to you what you should do next. It is not a noise in your head, it is not a foolish thought, it is not an impossible dream, it is not an accident, it is not injustice, it is just the magnificent energy of Life. It speaks to you and it comes with an incredible gift. You just have to have the courage to open the disguised gift box and focus only on its content and then you will be amazed with what you might accomplish.
Who we are
A Greek guy and a French girl, seems totally normal right? Well, how two far apart worlds end up together? It's a great question my friend. There is no coincidence you know, everything happens for a reason and we have like a thousand stories to sustain this argument. Everything that happened in our life happened for a reason until now. Good and less good.
We started our journey in Sweden, as exchange students. Yiannis wasn't supposed to be there and Audrey either. We both got our place at the university there by chance, if we can call it like that, and kind of last minute. But that was meant to be! Exactly as you can hear in our last song "the path of love" (Album 1 "Words of magic, words of the heart").
After these months abroad, it was time to say goodbye. That was hard because we just had met each other and our story was just at its start. Few months later, Audrey decided to travel for a while. She was done with her studies and she needed to see the world. She went to Greece, obviously!
Five years later, we decided to get married and to see the world together! First stop was Canada. One year in Montreal was a great experience. The real winter, the hottest summer and many small jobs that gave us the chance to meet amazing people who we still count as dear friends today.
A 20.000 km road trip across Canada and US and a plane back to Europe later, we decided to continue our journey in Norway! We learned the language during ten intensive months and we went out into the real Norwegian world. That was quite an adaptation on so many levels but we were lucky enough to meet great people that helped us and supported us in all the projects we built there. Six years in this beautiful country passed like a blink of an eye.
During these six years, we were lucky enough to travel the world, experience amazing road trips, meet amazing people and cultures. By just being able to see and live these experiences, we are forever grateful. These experiences made us who we are today, we have gained and learned so much by our own experiences, hard times and good times but also from all the people that we have met along the way. We know that we are the lucky ones, there is so much misery and sadness in this world, we have seen it. But we also know that one single person can make a difference with a smile, with a kind word, with an exemplary life, or with a song,
It is exactly where we are today, we want to be this kind of person that give a hand to someone in need. We are inspired by all these experiences that we had had for the past seven years. We met inspiring people that we want to thank today by playing songs that express the overwhelming feelings and the gratitude we have for these souls. We express our love to all of them through our music that comes directly from our heart. This is our happily ever after!
After some years of continuous self-improvement and self-discovery, and with the help of daily meditation we want to share these songs with you. We have traveled to unique places in this world to be able to deepen our thoughts even more, and our feelings have completely changed for the better. Our physical and mental healths have found their balance and we can say today that we are deeply happy. We feel safer than ever before. All this powerful silence during our meditation reveals to us so much wisdom. We know that everyone can find it deep inside and the only thing we all have to do is to let it come to the surface. Don't get us wrong, the journey is hard, the emotions are strong and the resistance is intense but if you dive deep enough in your inner self, you can grasp them. All the distractions in this modern world make it even more difficult because we forget who we are and we do not think it is important to spend time with ourselves. We prefer to choose the easy way, the distractions. But know that our music will help you and guide you with its lyrics and melodies to remember what is important. You are important. If you live your life without being conscious of it, is not a life lived.
Our life mission
We know that there are so many good, talented and remarkable people out there who are trying hard to find their balance in a lot of different ways. Our complex existence consists of both our outside and our inside. And we know, as we were there before, that the ways that most people are choosing in order to feel good and comfortable with themselves are external ways and short term happiness. These short-term ways cannot better our balance as we forget our inner selves. Our songs are thoughts and melodies that were revealed to us during our meditation. They are nothing less than high frequencies that all of us can reach and understand. After all, we all come from the same source of energy. This unique high frequency that connects us all together and which is always there if we take the time to close our eyes, breathe deep and live the present. This unique high frequency reveals itself during our most silent moments.
We know that this music did not come to us so that we will keep it to ourselves. It came to us in order to spread it to the word and help those who are in need. We, The Heartbeams, are here with our inspired music and profound lyrics to support you, help you through life and inspire you to take the most precious journey of your life. The journey to yourself. The journey to yourself who knows best what will make you deeply happy. Our life mission is to encourage you to search deeper inside yourself and become the one that you are supposed to be, the best version of yourself which will inspire others to be their best version of themselves. Our mission is to inspire you to trust completely your heart because it is really your heart that make your reality and you should be able to trust it every time you feel unsure or insecure. Our mission is to help you with our music to feel happy, unique and to become the magnificent person that you really are. Our mission is to give you the magical notion of who you really are, make you embrace yourself and develop the right mindset to become your real self and inspire others to become their real selves.
During these moments of effort remember that anything that makes us better is difficult to achieve in the short term but so easy in the long run. Small short-term sacrifices seem completely silly in the end when you look back and see all what you have accomplished. Always remember what is important, and what is important is your long term inner felicity instead of short term joyful moments. You can start this journey. You have the power to realize what you imagine. We wish you the most enjoyable, emotional and fruitful journey. We will accompany you with our music and we will assist you as best as we can if you are in need. Together, we will travel far and become the best version of ourselves. We will be happy to hear from you if you feel like writing to us.
Enjoy your ride, our dear friend.