The Voice of God

I’ve often wondered why it seems some people talk, or should I say ramble on and on and on…, just to hear the sound of their own voices. And as is always the case, the truth is simple: People love to hear their own voices, because they are the Voice of God!

A bold statement, perhaps. But ultimately true.

IF God is the only Power and Presence in the Universe,
IF God lives within each creation,
and IF, whether we’re conscious of it or not, God speaks through each of us,

then every voice is the Voice of God!

You can’t control what others do with their God-given voices. But your real, eternal purpose is clear: Use your voice as a vehicle of God’s Presence, a tool, a helper to expand yours and others’ awareness of Truth.

And because you are speaking from the God-Presence within you, you know that when you strip away personal opinions, judgements, likes and dislikes, each voice you hear, including the one you’re blessed with, is the Voice of God made manifest.

There are many shapes, forms, incarnations and sounds, but one Presence within all of them! “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1, World English Bible, WEB)

In order for the Word to be made flesh (John 1:14), there must be creation. There must appear to be separation, differences, various voices, and opposing sounds and forces. But these are limited perceptions.

Realizing our Higher, Christ Mind, we affirm: “…we speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual things.” (1 Corinthians 2:13)

For this realization we give thanks, and freely speak from our Christ Mind. As Children of God, we let it be so.

And so it is!

Tune In!

I realize this song isn’t very meditative. 🙂 But it can remind us to connect to our true, inner nature through meditation. And with its upbeat tempo, it can help us snap out of negativity. And how do you think I know this…?

Tune In! – Lyrics

Instrument: Concert Flea ukulele

Refrain:
Tune in, tune up
To the Spirit in your heart.
Listen in, listen up
So you play the perfect part.
May the notes that bring you harmony
In body, mind and soul
Be the music of the Spirit
That is yours, and yours alone!

1. Composers of all music
Create the best they can.
‘Cause different tastes and instruments
Are in the higher plan!
So
Refrain:

2. The spark of inspiration
Flows through us all, by far.
When we connect we all reflect
God’s image that we are!
We gotta
Refrain:

3. ‘Cause if we were all the same,
the world would be a lifeless place!
Beloved in God’s eyes,
He made us all unique by grace!

We tune in, tune up
To the Spirit in our hearts.
Listen in, listen up
So we play the perfect part.
Then the notes that bring our harmony
In body, mind and soul
Are the music of the Spirit
That is ours, ours, and ours alone!

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This Life Path

The cherry tree stood tall and proud
And scattered blossoms far and wide
Until a whirling, swirling storm
Upset the tree upon its side.

The cherry tree was hard and old.
Its life was long and strength was true.
But this was just a chapter’s end;
The tree would have another use.

A spruce fell in that hurricane;
Its softer heart was taken fast.
But turning yet another page,
The spruce continued on its path.

The spruce and cherry met one day,
Both dried and sanded, cut and shaped.
The spruce was top, the cherry back:
An instrument they came to make!

So little do we know and see
Where we are meant to go…
But deep inside there shines a Spark,
The All there Is, that knows!

No one can choose a path for you
Or hand down what is right.
For like the trees you ebb and flow
With God as guiding Light.

Within you always, Pure and True,
If you will only knock
And open up your weary mind:
Its Center is the Rock.

Music’s Mystery

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
–Plato

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I’ve heard it said that only human beings have been given the gift of music; that only people create songs, sing and serenade their souls with this most magical and uplifting form of communication and communion. Yet, should we not consider the song of the lark? The haunting ballads of the whales? The mournful call of the wolf? The robin’s lyrical laugh at dawn and dusk? The crickets that serenade the nighttide? The burbles of monkeys swaying in the trees? The laughing of the hyena?

Who is to say that in their melodic tunes, caterwauls, howls, wails, and other worldly vocalizations there is not some measure of music. Why should we be the only ones to sing praise, to croon our love, and to bewail our distress? How can we know, in truth, in honesty, that the deliberate scree of the hawk, the piercing bugle of the elk, the chattering…

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Without the Within

If you had a home you were happy with,
Would you put it up for sale?

If you enjoyed your job,
Would you be seeking other employment?

If you were happy with your gender,
Would you change it?

If your thoughts were pleasant,
Would you change your mind?

If you loved your partner,
Would you find a different one?

Living in discontent,
We seek something better.

In the shallowness of the world,
We look for things to fulfill us…

And living in a quick fix state,
In truth there are no fixes…

Evolution, change is natural!
Life ebbs and flows as it should.

But if you were peaceful within,
Would you seek peace “somewhere, out there?”

Turn within to Gladness,
And never go without!

Father Made Flesh

The Father creates
To see Himself
Made flesh.

The Father loves,
Because He knows His Children
Are His own.

To love and know His Children
Is to love and know Himself,
Reflected in each of them.

May every father
Of every child
Love and know himself!

Because as a Child of God,
Every man is known and loved
by the Father of All!

And may every child born
See God the Father
Made flesh!
–And so it is!