Happy Thanksgiving from Musical Reflections

Happy ThanksgivingThanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. A time of being in gratitude, we are aware that we have much to be so thankful for:

  • Our many presentations with the opportunity to share harp music and our message of hope and healing.
  • Our wonderful customers who purchase CDs and books to support their journey.
  • Our “other” business called the BioMat. We have met so many great customers to help with their healing journeys. (And we also love the product personally!!)
  • Our flexible schedule to care for aging parents.

May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving overflowing with blessings of grace, peace and love.

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Holiday Prep Time = NOW!

Holiday prepYes, it is already time to begin prepping for the holidays! (They come around faster every year, don’t they?!) Do you need shopping assistance or gift ideas? Musical Reflections is available to help with several unique products – harp CDs, downloads, books, and musical devices (Amazing Mini Music Machine, Angelic Vibrations MP3 player). We’re all about bringing you (and those on your holiday gift list) relaxation, calm, stress reduction and peace. Let us know if we can be of service to you.

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Mr. Rogers)

Won't You Be My Neighbor?.png I recently saw this wonderful movie! It started out when Mr. Rogers talked about the musical term “modulation.” I was also struck by how the movie incorporated music throughout:

  • Mr. Rogers gave African American musicians an opportunity to perform so the world could see talent is diverse (and the color of our skin does not matter).
  • Over the years, Yo-Yo Ma was featured as a wonderful talent on the show. In the movie, Ma speaks about how Mr. Rogers impacted his life.
  • Mr. Rogers frequently sang on his show, especially to children. He used the music as a way to bring out feelings of empowerment.

Further, the movie is a sweet history of simpler times and values worth remembering, such as kindness, compassion, love and tenderness. It also speaks about community, unity through our diversity, and the importance that we’re all connected.

If you haven’t seen this movie, I’d highly recommend it!

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Female Cottonwood Trees

Female Cottonwood TreeWhenever I exhibit at various conferences/events/shows, one of the fun things is to visit the other exhibit tables. I usually do this while the conference attendees are in session.

Recently, I was exhibiting at the Healing Beyond Borders conference and one of the other vendors was American Holistic Nurses Association. On their table, they had little, approximately three inch branches of female cottonwood trees. Only in the female (not the male) cottonwood tree, the center of the branch is a star (see photo).

Isn’t this interesting?! Don’t you love nature?! I sure do! And it is a great example of the Divine Feminine found in nature and speaking to all of us.

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More on the BioMat

As the evenings are cooling off (at least in the northlands!), I love to share a product that I rep called the BioMat.

After using it personally for almost eight years, it has made such a difference in my overall health and well-being, as well as many of our happy customers.

Pro BioMat Set with New Controller The BioMat is a Class III FDA-approved medical device (#2954299). It is a powerful healing tool utilizing the triad of1) Far infrared heat – infrared heat penetrates deeper and more evenly than a heating pad.2) Amethyst crystals – amethyst is a detox which helps us to eliminate toxins from our body. It is also used in meditation and is a very spiritual stone.

3) Negative ions – negative ions make us feel good and are found in waterfalls, mountains, oceans and forests – all the places we love to vacation. (On the flip side, positive ions make us feel sluggish and lethargic.)

The BioMat’s health benefits include:

  • Promotes relaxation and sleep
  • Relieves pain and eases joint stiffness
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Improves immune function
  • Removes waste and toxins.

Bio-mats are especially popular and has been proven effective with people who have these issues:

  • Sore muscles, sprains, muscle spasms and soft tissue injuries
  • Lower back pain or injuries
  • Arthritis and muscular-skeletal ailments
  • Fibromyalgia and other auto-immune diseases.

Available in several sizes, click here for more information. Half-price shipping may also be available – e-mail me about this. I look forward to connecting with you about this awesome product!

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Vibrational Frequency Tuning Tables

Vibrational FrequencyI was recently at a holistic fair and the vendor next to me had a vibrational frequency tuning table. He handmade a prototype and under the brushed aluminum table was long piano strings. He laid on the floor and strummed the strings intuitively for the person who laid on top of the table.

I had the opportunity to try it! It was an interesting experience … I can’t say that I got any specific benefit, but I’m really glad I said YES! to experiencing it. I love the entrepreneurial spirit and am excited for Michael Childress, the table inventor. I wish him all the best with his unique endeavor!!

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The Harp and the BioMat

A month ago, I mentioned the BioMat on this website. I actually got interested in the BioMat because of the harp! As you probably know, the harp is a very physical instrument – both in carrying it around and probably even more importantly, you hold your arms up for the duration that you play. Consequently, the neck and upper back hold a lot of tension because of the hands/arms position and the physicality of the instrument.

As I shared this information with the BioMat’s parent company (Richway International), they decided to feature this story via video. Click below to learn more and I’m happy to share additional information about how the BioMat has helped me and many, many others!

Video 1

 

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The Paradoxes of the Harp!

ParadoxI love the sounds that come from the harp and so many people share this same thought! Isn’t it interesting that an instrument of such beauty has three things “attached” to it that aren’t so glamorous:  1) packing it around – it’s heavy and awkward!, 2) tuning so many strings – time consuming and always a moving target with weather and humidity changes, and 3) re-stringing it. Oh well, carry on because even with the “not so fun” things about the harp, it sounds simply heavenly and amazing!

And that leads us to another paradox about this instrument … it is such a gentle, comforting, soothing, nurturing sound and it is also such a powerful healing tool. It is really a mystery how that works, but it happens time and time again at both the hospital and hospice bedsides.

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To Teach Harp Lessons or Not?

Harp LessonsThat’s the question!! For several years, my harp teacher has told me I should teach harp lessons. Up until now, it never really “spoke” to me as something I’m supposed to do. But a couple months ago, two people asked me to teach on the same day! At the time, I told them “no,” but have been discerning since.

Then, recently, I listened to a webinar by Tim Guille who shares lots of strategies about teaching music lessons. I guess I need a couple harp students to see how it goes for both of us … and the rest will come together as it’s supposed to. If you or someone you know is interested in taking harp lessons, please contact me … I welcome a conversation!

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The Emotion Code

Emotion CodeI was recently in conversation with a friend when she casually mentioned “The Emotion Code.” It caught my attention and I asked, “What’s that?” She went on to say it is the philosophy that all illnesses are rooted in our emotions. Having long held this belief, I wanted to learn more!

Not long after, I had my first session and was blown away! The insights, the clearing, the deep healing … just wow!!

So, now I’m discerning if I want to get certified in this amazing modality to share it with others. I guess time will tell if that’s my next right step but, in the meantime, I am enjoying emotional freedom from some “stuff” that I’d been hanging onto for a very long time!!

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