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Well-Being and the Harp – Part II

Well BeingOur emotions are the next area of well-being that we want to “discuss” as it relates to the harp.

We are emotional beings, not logical. And throughout the International Harp Therapy Program (and beyond!), we are challenged to do our own emotional/inner work. The point is if we are peaceful, we play from this peaceful place.

As we learn the harp (or any musical instrument) and learn new pieces of music, we recognize music is rigorous. What we mean by this is it’s an examination, looking at many “deep places” within ourselves:

  • I’m not good enough
  • I can’t learn this
  • I’ll never be able to do/play that, etc.

Besides, we tend to be:

  • Super sensitive – with a tendency to take everything personally
  • Empathetic – understanding or feeling what another person is experiencing from within the other person’s frame of reference. This means we pick up the vibes from those who are around us.

While both of these make us good at what we do, we have to be mindful, using them to our advantage, not as a detriment.

Another emotional aspect is fear and anxiety. Fear, when it is a negative emotion, can stop us from being creative and it can definitely contribute to performance anxiety. It is helpful to play/perform from our heart and not the nerves.

This blog post gives you ideas of boosting your emotional well-being as a harpist. If you wish to discuss this topic further, contact us. Next up, mental well-being …

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The Red String

Red StringBefore each U.S. election, I hold a Peace Meditation in my home for several friends. It is always a special time when we hold a powerful intention for the highest good and best possible outcome for our country. This year was especially important because the election “season” was so contentious.

In preparation, I had to replace a couple strings on my pedal harp before the gathering. One was a very long red string (lower octave).

A couple days after the meditation, I noticed the RED string was broken … again. This never happens and when I told one of the friends who was present at the meditation, she said, “Well, doesn’t that symbolize what just happened in the election?!!”

You draw your own conclusions … !

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Peace, Love, Joy Meditation

Peace Love JoyI was recently on a webinar and the speaker talked about sitting for 11 minutes each day in peace, love and joy. Doesn’t this sound like an awesome thing to do?!

This puts us in the energy of these lovely feelings … it doesn’t get any better than peace, love and joy, right?! And, it raises our vibration individually and collectively. I really can’t think of a more important time to do this very simple exercise for only 11 minutes per day.

If you would like to do this Peace, Love, Joy Meditation using a harp solo, non-familiar song, I suggest the “Sincerity” download from the Calm as the Night CD. It is 11 minutes and is only 99¢ to help facilitate a deep connection to peace, love and joy.

Join me in this easy and make-a-difference meditation!

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Happy Holidays from Musical Reflections

Happy HolidaysOn this solstice, the day of the year with the least amount of light (in the northern Hemisphere), we are reminded to “hold our light” for the world. And it’s also a time to reflect on our many blessings, as well as what we want to create/manifest in the days ahead of gaining more and more light (literally and figuratively!).

From Musical Reflections, we wish you a beautiful holiday season filled with love, peace and joy.

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A Special CD Review: The Christmas Story

Christmas Story CoverSeveral years ago, we were humbled to receive this review for “The Christmas Story” by the Daily OM. We share it here…

“Harpist Tami Briggs is a sound healer whose angelic, gentle playing bypasses all resistance to touch the root chord of the human soul. She honed her healing skill via personal appearances at hospitals and hospices, bringing her soothing sounds right up to the beds of those most in need. Bringing her knowledge of healing into the recording studio, Briggs makes harp music that’s simple, sweet, and deeply soothing. Embracing a less-is-more strategy, The Christmas Story interprets classic holiday standards into gentle solo-harp pieces, potent enough to hush a room of chatting relatives, relaxing enough to play in a child’s bedroom to help them fall asleep on Christmas Eve. And if you should find yourself alone for the holidays, Briggs becomes an angelic friend, her music a shimmering presence rooting you back to humanity.

Capturing the vibe of a live performance, The Christmas Story offers audio quality sharp enough to give the illusion that Briggs is playing right in the same room as you mull through your presents or nap on the couch in a sea of torn wrapping paper….The CD wraps up with the feeling of belonging to something larger than oneself, as Briggs’ gentle touch with the harp suffused even her frequent impassioned glissandos with warmth. More than just a bunch of carols played on the harp, Briggs skirts in and around the familiar melodies with the finesse of a jazz soloist, albeit one with no agenda of showing off chops, but rather of hitting all the right notes to warm the back of your neck and open your heart. Put on The Christmas Story when you need a gentle reminder of what the holidays are about: peace, love, and spiritual regeneration.”

You can order either CDs or download it.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Musical Reflections

Happy ThanksgivingWe love this holiday, do you?! We, at Musical Reflections, wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. May it be filled with peace and love and gratitude for overflowing blessings. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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To Our Supporters, Thank You!!

BlessingsWe are so blessed to have so many supporters of our work. We appreciate each of you! You motivate us to “keep on keepin’ on” providing peace and calm to the world (and the world needs it, doesn’t it?!). It is our honor to help as much as we can. We look forward to continued connections with you…

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Holiday Prep … Already!!

Holiday PrepDidn’t I just write about holiday prep yesterday?! It has sure been a fast year … and now, ready or not, here come the holidays!

Need help with gift ideas and shopping? We can help with harp CDs, books and music devices (Amazing Mini Music Machines and MP3 Players). And perhaps downloads of relaxing music will help you feel some peace and calm throughout this holiday season.

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Announcing a New Retreat!

imagesI am excited to announce a new retreat called “The Gift of Divine Anointing with Angelic Harp Vibrations.”

Co-facilitated with Catherine Mullaney, you will experience the gift of Divine Anointing – heartfelt prayer, meditation, healing and holy oil treatment with therapeutic harp vibrations – during this day-long retreat.

Each of the 12 oils of ancient Scripture unifies you with your Divine Creator and nature. Cathy and I will share information about each of the oils’ healing properties and practical applications. We will also discuss how these 12 oils can bring comfort and hope to you and your loved ones. The addition of my harp music orchestrates the vibrations and frequencies to intensify this healing experience, bringing peace and reverence to the day.

This retreat is a sacred time. Plan for profound blessings and insights, inner peace, beauty, love and soul nourishment. All love-based spiritual paths are invited to attend.

The price is $125/person with a limit of 30 people per retreat. We will be hosting retreats on May 7, July 16, September 17, October 22 and November 12. Come join us! Click here for more information.

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Happy Holidays!

WreathWishing you joy and love this special holy season. May your holidays be blessed and don’t forget to carve out moments of peace and calm … good for the soul and all those around you!  Enjoy … in joy,

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