Today I was reminded of the powerful, organizing, spiritual and creative force of music.
I was privileged to hear a private piano concert and it moved me to tears to be wrapped in the beauty and power of classical music, enhanced by the friendship which inspired such a thoughtful act. Thank you a million times Heather! I loved every minute of hearing you play.
When I was a teenager, I found so much strength in sacred music and I used it as a balm when I needed comfort. I found that when I was very particular about what I listened to, I could surround myself with strength and good feelings on purpose, any time I needed a lift.
As a young mother, I had a small “boom box” that I carried around the house while I was cleaning so that I could listen to books and music that would give me hope and just help me to feel happy about my life, even when I was facing a difficult challenge.
Now, I am blessed to have an intercom system in the house we built. It may be my favorite feature! And even more wonderful, since our daughter and her family gave us an echo for Christmas, I can say, “Alexa! Play the soundtrack from Ms. Potter, or music by John Williams or Vivalidi’s Seasons or a million other selections!
Whenever I need to connect with heaven, when I need to grieve or to be comforted or when I want to rejoice, always, there is music to instantly bring just the spirit I need to support me in moving forward.
What is your favorite music? Do you use it intentionally to cultivate the sprit you want to have in your life?
I hope you will continue or begin to use this amazing tool!