Pumpkinhood Principles – Fun Spiritual Song

Singing this song on Sunday was lots of fun! I put the refrain in the bulletin, and the congregation sang along. We ran through it once and by the next time, they were pros! It’s a great feeling to hear a group singing my songs… After all, songs are meant to be shared and enjoyed!

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a good recording of us, so here’s the solo version.

Pumpkinhood Principles – Lyrics

Instrument: Lady – tenor Flea ukulele

1. Even in the seed you find the pumpkin
All that grows is good and all good grows
Even in the seed you find the pumpkin
God is everywhere, giving pumpkins care
Showing that where God is more good flows.

Be the pumpkin, shareing with your patch
Be the pumpkin, what you put out you’re gonna get back
Be the pumpkin, God within a seed
Be the pumpkin, love is all you need

2. Pumpkins are complete in their perfection
The holy spirit lives in big and small
Pumpkins are complete in their perfection
In God’s image great, every one is made
Goodness is the stuff that makes them all

3. Pumpkins work together with their nature
They shape the life they want and call it fine
Pumpkins work together with their nature
When somethin they don’t like comes up in their lives
They let it rot and choose a new design

4. Pumpkins live and flow within the present
Like a prayer they see that good is now
Pumpkins live and flow within the present
Maybe meditate on all they create
Feeling God inside them shows them how

5. Pumpkins live the principles of spirit
Knowing them is not enough you see
Pumpkins live the principles of spirit
And when they’re on display, in a tiny way
Pumpkins share the gifts of Unity
Refrain: (Twice)

Be the pumpkin, love is all you need!

Principles of Pumpkinhood – Unity Talk

Also available as a Youtube video.

How do pumpkins teach spiritual principles?

Based on Unity’s 5 basic principles, this talk offers a fun possibility that pumpkins do indeed teach spirituality, if we’re willing to learn from them.

Unity’s 5 Basic Principles

1. God is absolute good and everywhere present.
2. We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good.
3. We are co-creators with God, creating reality through our thoughts.
4. Through affirmative prayer and meditation, we connect with God and bring out the good in our lives.
5. Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them.

Principles of Pumpkinhood

1. Pumpkins are absolute good and fully present, even in their seeds.
2. Pumpkins are complete beings, created in goodness. The spirit of good lives within each pumpkin; therefore, all pumpkins are inherently good.
3. Pumpkins are co-creators with nature, creating experience through their presence.
4. Through flowing with God’s good, pumpkins connect with God and experience good in their lives.
5. Knowledge of these pumpkinhood principles is not enough. We must show them to the whole patch.

Remember – The Loa Song

I’ve written hundreds of songs, and during the past 2 years most have been metaphysical/spiritual in nature. But if you only hear one song, I want this to be it. It’s pretty, maybe a little sad in an opening-up kind of way, contemplative and joyful all at the same time.

Remember, also called The LoA Song (for Law of Attraction), is one of only 2 completely acoustic tracks on

Crystal L. Howe: And so It Is, Vol. 1

You’ll understand why, when you listen and feel empowered by its message.

Remember (The LoA Song) Lyrics

Instrument: Lady – tenor Flea ukulele

Remember to remember
The greatness in you
Remember to remember
Your nature of truth
remember to remember
To radiate love
remember to remember
As below, so above.

1. My thoughts are all one with the in and outside;
I think what is good and create my desire.

2. My feelings are one with the low and the high;
I feel what is good and create peace inside.

3. My body is one with the Earth and the Sky;
I see what is good and give thanks for this life.

As below, so above.

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Remember – Law of Attraction Song

Live Like a Leaf Meditation

Live like a Leaf – Meditation

This meditation with a Seven Metals singing bowl was part of my Live Like a Leaf – Metaphysical Talk and the accompanying spiritual seasons song. The meditation is a peaceful reminder to flow with your inner seasons to make the most of them.

Live Like a Leaf – Spiritual Seasons Song

Instrument: Lady – tenor Flea ukulele

1. Turn to the breeze in Springtime
And catch the blessing rain
Rejoyce in all the new life
In every sharing vein you offer
Be a rustling Spirit for that is why you came
To live like a leaf and be the change.

Rest in Winter’s darkness, knowing peace within
Feel renewed in Springtime, this is all there is
Grow all through the Summer, changing as you give
Ride the wind in Automn as like a leaf, you live

2. Support the growth of Summer
Share water, air and light
You are a natural vessel
So be a part of life’s abundance
Be a rustling Spirit for that is why you came
To live like a leaf and be the change.

3. In Automn show your colors
Each one a lovely ray
Be flexible and fall
As nights grow long and days grow shorter
Be a rustling Spirit for that is why you came
To live like a leaf and be the change.

4. In Winter you return
Within the dark of Earth
But do not be afraid
The wheel is turning, next is birth and
Be a rustling Spirit for that is why you came
To live like a leaf and be the change.

Ride the wind in Automn as like a leaf, you live.

Live Like a Leaf – Metaphysical Talk

A message of Fall (in the Northern hemisphere) and how we can use Fall and every season to our best advantage if we choose to “live like a leaf”. This was my talk on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Unity of Reading. Based on the following selection by Unity co-founder Myrtle Fillmore and Ecclesiastes 3:1.

Healing Letters

by Myrtle Fillmore
pp. 42-43

Day and Night Experience

“His delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.”–Psalms 1:2

“Day and night” does not necessarily mean twenty-four hours of time. It has reference to the daytime of the soul–when it has light, and everything seems to be going smoothly, and it can see evidence that the divine law is working; and to the nighttime of the soul–when a person has gone as far as the light of his consciousness will take him in a given direction, and when he must turn within and wait for more light.

You may not see how the law of the Lord is working for you, but it is working just as surely as the law of growth is operative during nighttime. Nighttime is necessary to the proper growth and development of plants, just as the daytime and sunlight with their warmth are necessary.

We wouldn’t say that “business is dull” with the plants during the night or that they are not receiving their good. On the contrary, we have many times seen a transformation through the night. A plant that had seemed almost dead for lack of moisture and the ability to draw from the earth the required elements will be crisp and strong and very desirable in the morning!

Had it not been for the night with its blessings, that plant would have ceased to grow and to yield its helpfulness to us.

When “nighttime” comes to us, we should use it as a quiet time of great help. If we do, it will afford us time for meditation and the careful study of ourselves and our present methods and plan of service. It will cause us to turn more to the universal law and its operation and less to our personal efforts and the ways of others.

In this nighttime we are to rest in the spiritual knowledge and assurance that our growth is precious in the sight of the Lord. We are to rejoice that the divine law is ever operative, ever working to prosper all of God’s children. We are to give thanks that our affairs are in the Father’s hands and under the management of divine wisdom.

We shall rise up to be glad for this “night” in which we have turned within to the great stream of light, life, love, substance, and power, and have let them flow silently into our consciousness, to raise it to the Christ understanding. As we do this, we will know that we are:

“Like a tree planted by streams of water,
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.”–Psalms 1:3

ZPoint: 4 Parts to Inner Peace

ZPoint is a simple and effective healing and clearing process. It has 4 main components that are described below.

1. ZPoint clearing program.

Also called a cleansing or healing program, this is just a set of action statements. The first time you use ZPoint, you will either read them, or they will be read on your behalf. Both ways are equally effective. The ZPoint clearing program is completely benign and is the basis of the process. It tells everything else how to work together. You only need to read or hear it once, and it will stay with your subconscious mind forever. This is the part of your mind that stores dreams, past events, memories, beliefs and more.

2. ZPoint cue word.

The cue word triggers the healing program to work. Like a light switch, it turns the program on. You can use any word as your cue, or change it any time. However, we recommend a word that doesn’t evoke an emotional response. Some good words are yes, thank you, and peace.

3. ZPoint releasing circle.

ZPoint requires an imaginary circle. Also called a clearing circle, you can visualize it as a well, a pot, a hole, a bubble, or anything else. The releasing circle is simply a tool, where you intend (put or imagine) the feeling you want to clear.

4. ZPoint clearing statements.

Clearing statements bring up things in the subconscious mind. One is, “I clear all the ways I feel that feeling.” “That feeling” is the feeling you intended into the releasing circle. Your subconscious mind is smart, and it’s your servant. When you tell it to clear all the ways, it does so, without question.

There are several clearing statements in ZPoint. All are designed to reach every aspect of a feeling, issue, circumstance, relationship, and anything else you put into the releasing circle.

ZPoint releases the need to be specific about what you’re clearing. With some other processes, you need to choose specific events or memories and clear their emotional charge individually. But ZPoint is so open-ended that it works well with general clearings. These general clearings of “that feeling” are just as effective as a specific clearing of, for instance, “my 18th birthday party” would be.

Your only job in ZPoint, after you fill the releasing circle, is to repeat your cue word. Is it simple? Yes! Is it repetitive? Yes! But does it work? Yes, try it for yourself!

For more information about the ZPoint process, visit Grant Connolly’s ZPoint for Peace website at

Throat full of Song: Communication Prayer

This is a stream of consciousness piece. Notice how it starts focusing on what I don’t want – a tight throat and the inability to speak. A feeling that I can’t speak because what will others think?

Then, it moves into what I do want – a clear throat.

Finally, the flow moves to how it feels to be free, able to speak, and connect with others.

This is affirmative prayer. It must start somewhere, and the only place to start is where we are. Here, it starts with pain that is physical, but over all, emotional. But as long as we move from that consciousness of pain and victimhood, it’s all good!

May this prayer facilitate your own shift in consciousness, whether about the words you speak, or anything else.

Metaphysical Communication Affirmative Prayer

What can I say about words? I can’t, because I have no words to say. SO how can I say anything? Or how can I say something? What I mean is, how can I speak, how can I bring myself to speak? I don’t even know what it is I need to say. What would be healthy? What would serve my highest good?

And when I figure it out, how can I say it? I feel so tight. So closed. But at the same time, I know I need to speak. Well, I know I need to speak because if I don’t, this tight feeling will stick around. And I don’t want that.

What I want is a free-feeling throat, open, a vessel of cummunication. An empty vessel, through which all things flow that are good, true, and so on. I listen with this free and clear throat center, and I speak from it. Free and clear, open and honest, firm and gentle. Not worrying, not wondering what others will think if I speak or if I don’t.

My throat is open; with love, I affirm this now. And as far as finding out what to speak, that comes from intuition, from the great power within. All beauty, light, love, peace and joy come from this powerful source. And I affirm now, in perfect peace, that that source, is my source. I accept and receive all that is good from source, that is only good.

My words flow effortlessly. I listen effortlessly. I love unconditionally, and I enjoy life. All communication flows unimpeded through me, and I revel in gratitude as I connect with myself and others. And so it is!

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Allow – The Blessing Song

Sometimes we don’t feel very blessed… So we have a choice: DO we wallow in the un-blessed feeling – and thereby create more crap? Or do we pick ourselves up, even if it’s just a little at a time, and get to where we actually do feel blessed?

I’ll allow you to choose! 😀 But as for me, I’m choosing to get to blessed, to feel what I know to be universally true already. Because universal truth is only practical when we can and choose to apply it.

This is a live recording from May 20, 2012, at Unity of Reading. The album version has uke, a bass line, vocals and hand percussion! A great song to put you in a place where you feel blessed and so, allow more to come to you!

Check out the album on CD Baby!

Crystal L. Howe: And so It Is, Vol. 1

Allow – Lyrics

Instrument: Lady – tenor Flea ukulele

1. Blessed am I in the silence
Blessed am I in a crowd
Blessed am I in every way
As blessed as I allow!

2. Loved am I in the silence
Loved am I in a crowd
Loved am I in every way
As loved as I allow!

3. Great am I in the silence
Great am I in a crowd
Great am I in every way
As great as I allow!

4. I receive in the silence
I receive in a crowd
I receive my greatest good
As much as I allow!

How Important is Clarity?

Have you ever known something for sure? That’s the one, no questions asked, bingo, you got it, that’s true, I know this? I’m sure you have. And when you did, you were experiencing clarity. You felt sure, comfortable, secure, and it was something you held onto (in a good way).

To me, clarity involves faith, assurance, comfort and joy. These are all good feelings, and clarity is a good thing.

On the other hand, have you ever felt wishy-washy about something? Not sure of what you wanted, uncertain, floundering, experiencing ups and downs, kind of like a see-saw, but no fun? You weren’t experiencing clarity then.

Clarity is very important, and I don’t just mean in “big” things like large (read: expensive) purchases, choosing a relationship partner, having children, etc. Even in what you want for breakfast. Just try going to a restaurant, where you specifically have to tell someone what you want. If you don’t, you may get something totally different. If you ask for scrambled eggs, you’ll get scrambled eggs. But if you just ask for eggs, there could be a restaurant where they serve raw eggs… You probably wouldn’t order those, but if you weren’t clear about what you did want, then who’s to blame for the raw eggs? You, and your lack of clarity.

I’m putting this out there now, because I’ve experienced anything but clarity lately. So what did I receive from the beloved Universe? More un-clarity, questions, wonderings, floundering feelings. It was what most people might label “bad” – unpleasant feelings, mixed experiences, etc. But fortunately, I re-discovered how important it is to be clear about what I want. It’s not hard – well, not if I don’t make it hard for myself! But being clear is the one thing required in manifesting the life I want, the life you want, and good for the world in general.

Be clear, have fun, and be joyful in receiving the good that is yours!