Vessel of Christ

Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

It’s the

Refrain:
Little things
That [They] shape a life,
And mold and color how we see it.
In time they grow
And come to light.
So let us be a vessel of the Christ.

1. ‘Cause we don’t get too many chances
To make a big decision count.
But every moment we have choices,
And all that counts is our decision now.
And these
Refrain:

2. And we can keep our broken pieces,
The shards of anger, pain, and fear.
Or we can give them as a sunbeam,
Shards of love to make a pathway clear.

And let us harbor thoughts of kindness
And the question of, “What if?”
Let us save a place for others,
As the gentle Jesus did.
‘Cause these
Refrain:

O Let us be a vessel of the Christ.

Related

Let the Mind Be in You

Faith of Christ

Light

Sound or Silence Choice

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Paradise

Happy Easter! May the blessings of the Resurrection be with you, now and in any moment!

Instrument: Brio – Red Cedar Concert Ukulele

1. In every trial
And extra mile,
Through all the while,
The peace in knowing;
In His Presence be still.
And every day
There is a way
To be ok
And feel the blessing
Of the Power that heals.
Refrain:

2. There is a Word
That isn’t heard,
But it is stirred
So deep inside us
By the Spirit of Love.
So much to be
And do and see
When we believe
Upon the living
Christ and Father above!
Refrain:

We may be with Him
In Paradise!

Refrain:
For Christ is risen!
And hope is given
That we may live in
Paradise!
Safe in His keeping,
Waking and sleeping,
Laughing and weeping,
He is our Light!

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!

Hail Mary

A mystical nod to the virgin Mary within each of us – that part of us that is complete unto itself and untouched by human experiences.

Hail Mary, hail! Once blessed in the name of God; twice blessed in the name of Holy Breath; thrice blessed in the name of Christ; for you are worthy, and will bear a son who shall be called Immanuel.
–Aquarian Gospel 2:15

Instrument: Brio – Red Cedar Concert Ukulele

Refrain:
Hail Mary! You are worthy.
Bless’ed are you, precious one,
In the name of God the father,
Holy Breath, and Christ the son.

1. Virgin Mary, blameless one,
You will bear a saving son.
For the word within you dwells;
God with us, Immanuel.
Refrain:

2. All of those who walk in Light
Bear the Savior called the Christ.
Mary is the willing soul
Where the birth of Christ unfolds.
Refrain:

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!

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!