The Sound of 2015

Personally, this hasn’t been the greatest year I’ve experienced. Not by a long shot… My beloved brother-in-law, Kenny, passed away after a short but very intense struggle with cancer. Because we were so close and I helped care for him and the household, it was a difficult time.

But: Spiritually this year has been nothing short of wonderful! In spite of personal circumstances, every week brought a new song! There are
50 Sunday Songtime offerings,
because I started in the 3rd week of 2015. Did I always feel like writing songs? No, and if I had to do it on human strength, energy, and power – let’s just say the project, and my spirit, would have fallen flat!

But this was not a project of will or personal choice. Every song came from Spirit. Each one is a divine expression of God as I was able to perceive and express at the time. Looking back over these weeks, I realize now more than ever, that these songs were meant to lift my spirit, to draw me closer to God-within, even as they are also meant for others.

I could not have written them without daily meditation! Without inner connection, songwriting results in, well, turn on the radio, and you’ll get an earful! Spiritual, mystical songwriting can only result from a spiritual, mystical relationship with God within our own mind. I.e. becoming Christ-minded so that we can proclaim, “The father and I are one,” and “I am about my father’s business,” as Jesus did.

Having shared the personal side of Sunday Songtime, here are some of my favorites:

God Bless this Human Mess

So Pass the Cheer!

Be Lifted Up

All Because of Love

Train of Thought

Can’t Take it with You when You Go
(started just before my Nana’s passing last December)

Give Thanks Within

Time for Lettin Go

Within Dependent

Faith of Christ

Bring the Light

Cookie Song
(I haven’t made Christmas cookies since childhood, but was pressed into service this year! And that was long after the song! A premonition I didn’t recognize at the time.)

Is that all? No! Though I haven’t finished the doctoral research and dissertation I wanted to finish this year, I’ve had the opportunity to become more intuitive, more spontaneous, and more joyful and playful musically. No doubt this has, and will continue to spread into other areas of life – and may it be so! Other songs written this year, some for future release, are:

Eternal Love, a wedding/union song based on 1 Corinthians 13

Piece of Paper, a future album track

Never Just a Kiss, also a future album track

Singing Sweet, from the mp3 album
Mother Nature Sings

Happy Birth Day,
a joyful breakthrough for me personally

Dreamkeeper,
co-written with ~Morgan~ of BookNVolume

Smilemaker,
written in memory of my brother-in-law

There have been some poems and articles as well, mostly health-related. I’m grateful for those; however, music has been at the forefront this year, including the October/Mabon release of
Mother Nature Sings!

One of my
International Metaphysical Ministry
ordination vows is “not to let personal suffering show forth to the public that could affect your work with them.” By the Power of God, I kept this vow, and only by His Infinite love and grace!

I give thanks for the opportunities God has given and created through me, and know that whatever 2016 holds will be for the Highest Good of every one of us! And mystically speaking, it is already done!

May God’s Presence bless you and your loved ones, now and always! And may you recognize these blessings and give thanks to their Creator–and yours!

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I Pledge Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the Christ,
the Love of the Father made known,
and to the Holy Spirit, divine agent
of one Mind, indivisible,
with eternal life for all.

May we only pledge ourselves to Truth, by whatever name we recognize it!

Divination

This last song of 2015 is a reminder that regardless of others’ opinions or what any divination tool “predicts,” your own answers come from the God Presence within you. There is One Presence, One Power, One Spirit that speaks through many voices! But the still, small voice within is the gentle, guiding Light of the soul.

Instrument: Brio – Red Cedar Concert Ukulele

1. To angels, saints and holy ones,
We tell the things we wish were done.
From psychics, readers, seers galore,
We ask for answers, help, and more.

Refrain 1:
We hold these tales in heart and mind,
When Truth is all we seek to find.
We look to small, conditioned things,
When God alone fulfillment brings.

2. We read the book and take the class,
But self-help never seems to last.
We go to therapy and spend
Our time and energy to mend.
Refrain 1:

3. We want our friends to keep us strong
And kids to pass our values on.
We think romance will fill our soul,
That home and job will make us whole.
Refrain 1:

4. O seek the God within your heart,
The You that’s real, the knowing part.
Let living water quench your thirst;
Let go of every fear and hurt.

Refrain 2:
Release these tales of heart and mind;
The truth you seek is here inside,
Beyond the small, conditioned things,
Where God alone fulfillment brings.

Related

Keeping Your Own Council

Prayer for Divine Guidance

Joy Complete and Full – Advent Week 4

“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
–John 15:11 New King James Version (NKJV)

Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

1. Happiness is flowing, flowing.
Blink! And now it’s going, going.
Look inside you, knowing, knowing
All the joy of Life
This world cannot provide.
It’s in the Light of Christ!
Refrain:

2. Feelings are a picture, a picture.
Oops! But not a fixture, fixture.
Find beyond the mixture, mixture
All the joy of Life
This world cannot provide.
It’s in the Light of Christ!
Refrain:

3. Experience is charming, charming.
Boom! And so alarming, alarming
When you think it’s harming, harming
All the joy of Life
This world cannot provide.
It’s in the Light of Christ!
Refrain: (Twice)

Refrain:
Christ is come, born in you,
That you may have joy,
Joy complete and full!

Related

Joy

All Because of Love – Advent Week 3

In Metaphysics/Mysticism Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ within each of us. It is an inner experience that, whether quickly or slowly to our perception, creates lasting outer changes. We use daily meditation as a tool for becoming more conscious of Christ-within.

In short, we celebrate the inner meaning of the outer Christmas story. We can still enjoy Christmas carols and other traditions! Because underlying each one is the joyful birth of our own Christ Mind awareness.

I illustrate this, and Christ as Love, with this song and scripture.

John 1:1-17 (KJV)

Bold added for Emphasis

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

All Because of Love – Lyrics

Instrument: Brio – Red Cedar Concert Ukulele

1. The greatest commandment is love, love,
Given to us from above, above.
Love your God over earth, earth,
And everyone as yourself, yourself.
Love everyone as yourself.
Refrain:

2. In the beginning was Christ, Christ,
The father’s Word of Light, Light.
We were made in his Grace, Grace,
So let it shine in your face, your face.
O let it shine in your face.
Refrain:

3. Ever simple and true, true,
Christ alive within you, you.
Glory made manifest, manifest,
In us the Word was made flesh, made flesh.
In us the Word was made flesh.
Refrain:

love, it’s all because of love.

Refrain:
Because the world was made in love
By Christ and father God
To start and end as one.
It’s all because of love, love.
It’s all because of love.

Download Mp3

This is not just an Advent song – download the mp3 and listen throughout the year! Right click and choose “Save target as…” or similar to save.
All Because of Love Mp3

Smilemaker

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In loving memory of Kenneth E. Myers, Jr., The Smilemaker 🙂
October 3, 1951-December 3, 2015

1. There is always something you can do,
A way to give encouragement
And share the best of you.
With a simple smile, saying,
“I am in this, too.”
O there is always something you can do.
Refrain:

2. There is always something you receive,
A fuller cup, a cheering up
By letting others see.
Your smile is a living thing,
So plant that tiny seed.
O there is always something you receive.
Refrain:

3. There is always something you can be,
A joyful spark to light the heart
Of everyone you meet.
Your smile tells the story
Of a Spirit that is free.
O there is always something you can be.
Refrain:

Refrain:
So Let your smile shine bright
With laughter, love and light
In all the colors of the stars,
Because your smile reaches far.
So let everybody see this
Blessing of the Spirit.
And no matter where life takes ya,
Be a smilemaker.