Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I Feel A Song Coming On...

This U-Haul truck was parked on my brother's street this summer when we stopped by for a visit. I was fascinated to learn how musical sounds are released from the sand on the beaches of Prince Edward Island in Canada. It got me to thinking about the power of music. It is everywhere when we tune in to listen, some of it less soothing in the cacophony of life.

In the Edgar Cayce readings, a suggestion was made. When you have an important decision to make, try listening to music to help you tune in for an answer. Music related to soft natural sounds and finer types of music with reed instruments were recommended for this client.

One of my favorite flutists is Carlos Naki playing Amazing Grace. I remember the first time I heard it. I was in Banff, Canada, looking out the hotel window at the snowy peaks of Sulphur Mountain. A friend had gifted me with the tape and what a surprise to hear my favorite hymn.

We watched a video last week that I found at the ARE Library on Paneurhythmy. A mandala dance performed outdoors in Bulgaria. Peter Deunov, the founder of this powerful dance to connect with nature likened each musical note as a living energy, like an angel, being birthed through our instruments. Hearing this description took music appreciation to a whole new level for me. I never thought of music as being alive. Not versus Memorex, but a living entity unto itself. It explains how sometimes we are so moved by a song, goosebumps ripple down our arms and legs, or our hearts well up with tears.

Music can be a powerful transforming agent to break out of a funk. I recently read the book Excuse Me Your Life is Waiting by Lynn Grabhorn. If you want to get out of the vibrational gloomies, she suggests start dancing around the house and singing some silly song like "Happy Days Are Here Again." Or make up a song of your own. The wild dancing literally cracks open the stuck low energy to where she can eventually click back into feeling much better.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.