The chirping birds this morning brought to mind the healing power of singing. Scientific studies have shown that when we sing an uplifting, spiritual song, both hemispheres of our brain unite and ignite portions of our mind that are rarely used. This union produces a healing effect. Some examples cited were singing the Lord's Prayer, or opening the Bible to a psalm and making up your own melody to the words.
One restless night, I put this technique to a test. In the dark, I silently began to sing favorite old hymns and Christmas carols that came to mind. It worked. Soon, a sweet healing energy washed over me, and I enjoyed a peaceful night's sleep. The next morning a friend called to share that she, too, had a healing by singing the Lord's Prayer during the night.
Singing is a healing balm. It doesn't matter if you sing well or not. Singing as we go about our day is cheerful medicine. It's hard to be in a bad mood if you're singing. Also listening to uplifting, melodious music is a mood changer. Music is a bridge to the soul. It transcends all the material barriers in this world.
So, if you're having trouble sleeping, instead of counting sheep, you may want to try singing a lullaby to yourself.
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Love and joyful blessings,