Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen!

Based on mystical meditation and Aquarian Gospel 150, Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11: The Triumphal Entry.

Some Christian denominations take a break from the word (and hymn if they use one) Hallelujah during Lent, and “resurrect” it at Easter. Metaphysics has no preference, as many Metaphysical ministers don’t even use the word. I, however, like the way “Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen!” sounds, so it’s included here.

Today is Palm Sunday, as well as Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere, and Full Moon is in 3 days! May we cooperate with the God-within, Source and Creator of all nature!

Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen! – Lyrics

Note: My usual recording device is on the fritz; I apologize for this poorer quality.

Instrument: Nell – Long Neck Soprano Ukulele
(Reentrant Bb tuning)

Refrain:
Hosanna! Son of David,
Lord of hosts, and king of kings!
He’s come to love;
Above all heav’n and earth we sing!

Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen!

1. Riding on a donkey,
But not sitting on a throne,
Jesus showed the world
How the kingdom can be won.
Refrain:

2. “Hosanna in the highest!”
In joyful voices raised.
With open hearts and minds,
The little children sang and praised.
Refrain:

Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen!

3. Humbly Jesus came to earth
To do the Father’s Will.
And humbly does the Christ unfold,
Our purpose to fulfill.
Refrain:

4. If we don’t sing His praises,
But choose to keep our peace.
The stones will start to cry out;
May His glory never cease!
Refrain:

Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen!
Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen!

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Eternal Love

Lyrics based on 1 Corinthians 13 and meditation.

Instrument: Brio – Red Cedar Concert Ukulele

1. I thought I knew so many things when I was young,
But knew in part and understood just pieces of the One.
Yet the Love that brought us here in Spirit always will remain,
The greatest gift of ages that will never fail or change.
Refrain:

2. I see a dim reflection of a perfect place,
A veil over a mirror, but in Heaven face to face.
And as time is moving onward and the bless’ed Kingdom comes,
We feel the purest Presence of eternity in Love.
Refrain:

3. Without it we are nothing by ourselves alone.
In God we can discern the Truth and know as we are known.
Everything we see will all be gone, but there’s no need to fear.
The Love of our Creator is embracing us right here.
Refrain: (Twice)

God’s Love within our Spirit is the Light that never fades.

Refrain:
And may Love keep playing on the strings of our hearts,
Because Its sweet vibration is the ending and the start.
And even though the world we know will someday pass away,
The Love within our Spirit is the Light that never fades.

Sound Healing Instruments – A Mystical View

The harp, didgeridoo, singing bowls, tuning forks, and frame drums are often used in sound healing sessions. They have elements, frequencies, properties, and resonances that lend themselves to physical healing work. These instruments are relatively easy to acquire; yet a kind of magical, mystical power still seems to surround them.

Some of the practitioners I respect and admire most are sound healers and musicians – and you probably know I’m a musician myself. However, the truth comes out, despite the opinions and illusions held by teachers, gurus, and practitioners alike. And in truth, so-called sound healing instruments have no more power than the piano or acoustic guitar languishing in the corner of your living room!

If there is any power at all, it is only that those instruments are enjoyed and played by someone, and used for a positive purpose. But mystical power? No, God alone is the Presence and Power that heals! Someone playing a didgeridoo may be a healing channel. This simply means doing what anyone else would do to experience God: Getting the personal ego out of the way so that God-Power can flow through you, uncolored by human thoughts and untouched by human experiences. The didgeridoo, and you for that matter, are instruments – instruments of the Divine that already knows and plays all music.

Instruments, musical and otherwise, exist as parts of the eternal Whole. They exist so that we, in our individual manifestations of God, can hear and experience oneness in and through all ways. Just as some experience God by attending religious services and others on a nature walk, people can experience God through playing any musical instrument – or no instrument at all.

The power is in the resonance. I.e. God allows us to resonate with, or be drawn to, different instruments. We don’t all play didgeridoo, and indeed some people can’t bear to listen to one being played. However, science has documented its healing benefits. So, is it a healing instrument? For some people, yes.

But it’s just as likely that a teenage student, for instance, will experience emotional healing while playing a cheap acoustic guitar and writing songs. Healing comes in all shapes, forms, and through all instruments. Healing has one Source, God; and many paths. Music is only one modality. It may be healing to you, or you may think, “That’s a nice song,” and move on.

In the final analysis, God is all there is. All healing, power, and music is God’s, and we have the opportunity to participate in the healing, creative experience. Some of us do, with whichever instruments we are drawn to, by God’s guidance. Others choose to listen. Still other people seem not to respond to music. Yet God is at work, whether responses are documented or left in the ether.

If you are interested in sound healing, you’re entering an amazing, emerging field that is gaining scientific acceptance. But, with science comes analysis and much intellectual exercise. Exercise your spiritual gifts in this and all things, not just your mental and physical faculties. Let God guide your choice of instrument, practices, teachers, and technique. Playing an instrument, and healing work as well, is a physical experience. But it is always improved by a spiritual foundation.

Jesus said, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” May you seek the inner guidance for self-healing, and if you are called to be a healing channel for others, may you remain open to God Consciousness flowing through you always!

What You Write in Your Song

In setting your intentions and goals for 2016, may they be God-sent and God-guided! And may your life song:

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
–Psalm 100 (KJV)

What You Write in Your Song – Lyrics

Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

1. We feel things,
And we’re not afraid to show them.
We let ourselves expose them
In hopes of being freed.
But real things,
They still remain inside us
And always do provide us
With what we truly need.
Refrain:

2. We think things,
And we speak our own opinions.
We try to have dominion
And make everyone agree.
But in sync things,
By the Light of all creation,
We are one eternal nation,
Under God, the King of kings.
Refrain: (Twice)

Refrain:
And your legacy lives on
With each note in your song.
And when you’re laid to rest,
The words that you express
Keep sounding like a ripple or a gong.
So be aware what you write in your song.
Be aware what you write in your song.

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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!

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!

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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.

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