Sunday, May 16, 2010
I am frequently healed by music. I have a playlist on my IPod called "spirit songs," which has many of the songs that help me feel connected to the peace and truth that is the God within me. Today, I was healed watching my son's final concert of the season with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. I was enraptured by the first piece, called The Chairman Dances, composed in 1985 by John Coolidge Adams. My son tells me that I prefer minimalism. I don't understand much about that because I'm not a musician, but I did notice that the pace and starkness of it allowed me to feel as if I could almost taste each sound, and was left waiting expectantly for the next one.
The concert brought me to tears, listening to those young people making such perfectly exquisite music. That a fellow human being had the talent and vision to conceive such beauty to begin with, and the musicians had the commitment and passion to pour their hearts into the beauty of it, and that they can all come together and weave each of their parts into such a heart-rending, exquisitely beautiful whole speaks to me of the never-ending good that is us, expressing our greatness. There can be no real ill in a world where that can take place.
I received another sound healing earlier today, at our Unity service. A woman by the name of Denise DeSimone spoke about a video she created called "Pray Peace," which is a compilation of prayers for peace from all around the world, set to moving images and music. Denise had stage IV cancer and was given a very short time to live. She now coaches other cancer survivors and has created a program around sound healing, which includes chanting, breath and sound techniques, and specific combinations of tones (my son would understand more about this). She also has a CD available called "Make a joyful noise - a meditation using sound." I'm really grateful that I was able to learn about the amazing work she is doing in the world. You can visit her website here.
Edgar Cayce is quoted as saying that the medicine of the future is sound. May we be open to its healing vibrations, and may this tool be a blessing. . .