The Music of Gali Rivlin
To Israeli Scientologist Gali Rivlin music is not a pastime—it is a passion. Her profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.
In her “Meet a Scientologist” video at Scientology.org, Gali Rivlin of Tel Aviv tells how music has shaped her life.
“Art uplifts people” says the 25-year-old Israeli. “I always knew my contribution to the world was to make people happy through my music.”
And Scientology has helped Rivlin accomplish her goal through greater understand of her audience, herself and her art.
Completing her mandatory Israeli military service five years ago, she was disturbed by the stark realities of existence she had seen face-to-face.
At her mother’s suggestion, Rivlin attended a series of seminars on basic Scientology principles that shed light on much of what she had encountered in the army.
“Everything I heard made sense to me,” she says. “Now I could understand how conflicts get going, why people, groups, even nations can act irrationally, why people are not always honest with each other—and how to remedy these problems. It also confirmed my belief that we are not just here for one lifetime and then that is all there is.”
Continuing her studies at the Scientology Center of Tel Aviv, Rivlin also gained skills she has found invaluable as a performer.
“Through my Scientology training, I have greatly improved my ability to communicate,” says Rivlin. “I am much more at ease when it comes to performing, and that is invaluable to me as an artist. According to Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, ‘ART is a word which summarizes THE QUALITY OF COMMUNICATION.’”
She also appreciates the support she gets as an artist from other Scientologists.
“Soon after my first Scientology course, I attended an artists’ convention aboard the Freewinds—the Scientology religious retreat at sea,” she says. “I was able to share my work and ideas with other musicians. It was an incredible experience—no criticism, no egos and no one put you down. Some amazing and well-known musicians were there and they were so helpful. They listened, encouraged and pointed us in the right direction.”
Rivlin plans a move to London this year where she will enroll in the vocal program at ICMP—the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance. While in England, she plans to continue her studies at Scientology headquarters in Sussex.
View the Gali Rivlin video at Scientology.org.
The popular “Meet a Scientologist” profiles on the Church of Scientology International Video Channel at Scientology.org now total 200 broadcast-quality documentary videos featuring Scientologists from diverse locations and walks of life. The personal stories are told by Scientologists who are educators, teenagers, skydivers, a golf instructor, a hip-hop dancer, IT manager, stunt pilot, mothers, fathers, dentists, photographers, actors, musicians, fashion designers, engineers, students, business owners and more.
A digital pioneer and leader in the online religious community, in April 2008 the Church of Scientology became the first major religion to launch its own official YouTube Video Channel, which has now been viewed by millions of visitors.