Word of Song

In church we hear and share the Word,
And deep within our hearts, we sing!
We listen, stand and sit in turn;
In church we hear and share the Word,
Expectantly we wait as birds
Who after winter bless the spring.
In church we hear and share the Word,
And deep within our hearts, we sing!

A late-comer, this
is for Jilly’s “Repetitive Forms” prompt at
and shared for
OpenLinkNight #234.


Freedom Prayer Treatment

I recognize that God is the essence of freedom and independence.

Oneness with the presence of God means living free of the personal ego and its denials of ultimate, eternal reality. Every day I seek God within myself and rediscover the truth that sets me free in mind, body, soul, and spirit.

All that takes place within me affects my outer life. As a result, I allow myself to feel and experience freedom in all areas of my life. For in reality, there is but one life in all things. This life is God’s life, and this life is mine.

Through my daily practice of meditation, I remember and contact God’s presence within me. Shifting my focus beyond outer appearances, I see the truth that God is guiding my life. God’s Spirit of freedom flows through me, now and always.

By the power of God within me, I am open to the abundant life of true freedom, to do and be what God has already planned for me.

Free to be my highest self, I give thanks.

I let it be so. And so it is. Amen.

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Within Dependent

The Strongest Ties

Let My People Go

Father of All

I recognize that God is the creator and father of all. Made in his image, I am a child of light, love, and peace. God is perfect, and I am a child of perfection.

I meditate daily, bringing my awareness to the truth that in the mind of God, the father and I are already one. Only in the personal ego am I alone, limited, lacking, and separate from God. By giving up my personal ego to the father within me, all sense of isolation disappears.

My consciousness is transformed by the indwelling Power and Presence of God. In this state of Christ mind, my life expresses the perfect Will of my Father who sent me. I pray as Christ taught: Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

As above, so below. And in His grace I am perfect, even as my father in heaven is perfect. For He is the only true power, source, and presence in my life. Of myself, I am nothing.

I give thanks that I am a child of God, the father of all. And so it is. Amen.


The Parenthood of God: Prayer Treatment

Breathing Meditation

As I exhale, I release all tension in my mind and body.

Just before inhaling, I am empty.

Inhaling, I am renewed and revitalized, and balance is restored within me.

Breath is the Spirit of God flowing through me, releasing the old, and giving me new life, moment by moment.

Each day I set aside my personal ego and its small, contracted, shallow perceptions, giving them up gladly for the Will of God, who created me to be His expression.

I breathe in His Presence as my birthright, my source, and my supply. I expand with every breath. By the Power of God, I am transformed, and by His direction I transform the world around me.

By connecting with God daily, I allow His gifts and attributes of love, light, intuition, creativity, and peace to shine through me. For I am in God, and God is in me, inseparable and eternal.

For this I give thanks. With every breath I let it be so. And so it is. Amen.


Breathe – Meditation Song


From Healing Sounds to Healing Songs

Sound healing and harp therapy are not new ideas. As far back as Biblical time, the harp has been used as an instrument of healing, stress relief, and transformation. In more recent decades, the practice, study, and certification of harp therapists has brought this healing work into clinical and scientific communities. But this story is not about research – those interested can learn more about harp therapy from many wonderful books and organizations. Rather, this is my personal experience in a harp therapy session.

In July, 2010, I attended a Healing Harp workshop. The purpose was to learn improvisation for use in clinical musical settings. I am not a harp or music therapist, but I was interested in free musical expression and meeting other local harpists. The workshop was a success, and I enjoyed learning new bass patterns, rhythmic styles, and different genres of harp music.

After the workshop Sarajane Williams gave a demonstration of Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy. I can only describe it as full relaxation through sound. Sarajane asked a series of personal background questions, whether I was taking any medications or experiencing bleeding or breathing problems, and where I felt pain or tension. I had a lot of neck and shoulder tension after playing harp all day and also had a mild headache.

After this short profile, I leaned back in a 0 gravity chair. I’ve been wary of dentist chairs before, but after a few moments I got used to laying back with my feet elevated. Pillows cushioned my head and neck, and for longer sessions a blanket was available.

A pedal harp, like you would see at an orchestral concert, was in the room. It was amplified and connected to the chair. When Sarajane played the harp, I could hear the un amplified sound in the room, coming from the harp itself. However, I also felt it as vibrations in the chair. After some testing of which notes provided relaxation and pain relief, Sarajane improvised on the harp. The music was designed, in the moment, to use the notes I found most soothing.

It sounds simple, and it was. However, Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy offered pain relief and a sense of well-being I hadn’t experienced until then. I’ve always been interested in alternative and
complimentary medicine and somewhat in sound healing. But the personal experience of, “The power of sound is mine,” if you will, was always just beyond my reach. After that session, I realized how truly healing sound and music can be.

Since my experience with Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy, I’ve brought healing intentions into my own music. The mystical, connecting, universal nature of sound have become real to me. I believe they have always been there, but my focus was elsewhere – on pain relief, on the “next thing to do,” on other results or accomplishments. When I’ve noticed this and focused on sound as meditation, other outcomes fall away. In sound meditation, I experience oneness.

Science is now validating what mystics, seers and sages have known through the ages: that sound transforms and heals. Personally, I became a Music Minister to share this healing power. We can theorize and philosophize about sound for years to come!

However, nothing can replace your own healing experience, whether it is pain relief, relaxation, sleep, meditation, or mental clarity and a feeling of being refreshed and re-focused. We accept that music touches people mentally and emotionally – you have favorite songs for different moods. Taken further, music is a powerful force that should be shared, and used for good. As a songwriter, my prayer is to do just that.

Let My Baby Sleep

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Happy Mother’s Day to all moms and female role models, mentors, and mother figures!

Each of us is someone’s baby – and we are all children of our Creator. Remember that as you enjoy this lullaby.

1. Baby so small
And new to it all,
This world is a big place to be.
Baby, you’re safe,
And softly I pray,
Let my baby sleep.

2. Baby of light,
I hold you at night,
For Jesus has sent you to me.
Baby, have faith,
Remember to pray,
Let my baby sleep.

3. Baby, through years
Of laughter and tears,
The Savior is guiding your feet.
Baby, still safe
In the Spirit that prays,
Let my baby sleep.

Let Him, let you,
Never forget to
Let my baby sleep.

OOO rest in His hands,
Trust in His plans,
Cradled and wrapped in His love.
Growing in grace,
Showing His face,
Child of the Heavens above.
Jesus who knows
The heart of your soul
Gives you His comfort and peace.
So let Him, let you,
Never forget to
Let my baby sleep.



Your Work in Me

You came to earth from perfect heav’n above.
I heard Your gentle Spirit like a dove.
You give me what I need because of love
And heal my battered heart from push and shove.

And now I wake up early in the morn
And fall asleep at night so safe and warm.
I feel Your peace, o even in the storm;
You diedso I can live forevermore.

For You are all I have and all I need,
And from despair and bondage set me free.
So guide my every thought and word and deed,
That others may see You at work in me.