When Violence Strikes – Got Music? (Part II)

Stop Violence - 2As soon as I posted the last blog about music and violence, I realized I had more to say about this important topic/issue.

Whenever violence “hits” us, we are left wondering why this continues to happen in our beloved country. Is it violent TV, movies and video games? Is it gun laws (or lack thereof)? Is it deep unrest in the depths of our souls? Is it a mental health issue? Is it geo-political? Is it stress-related? Or something else???

And as a harpist, I can’t help but ask, “How can my music help? How can I be a part of the solution? How can I assist and/or facilitate the healing process through music?” When the harp is played with a peaceful intention, it is music to soothe the soul, comfort our contemplative core, calm our jaggled nerves, and move us into deep rest.

After each violent episode, I reflect, “What is my intention with my music?” My answer – to bring peace. To nurture your heart. To relax you. To relieve stress. To facilitate healing. I am honored to help you with your journey. To receive the gifts I offer, click to watch videos, order CDs and/or music devices, and purchase downloads. Many continued blessings to you …


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Music for the dying process

Last week, an elderly man from Yankton, SD called and asked, “Are you a harpist and from Nebraska originally?” (Yes to both!) Then he told me a hospice nurse brought my CD My Peace I Give You to play as his wife was dying. Meanwhile, his daughter in Bloomington, IL had a premonition that she needed to get to her mom’s bedside; that the end was close. She arrived at midnight on February 22 and the song, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” on the My Peace CD was playing. Her mom’s breathing was labored; she immediately crawled into bed with her to cradle her. As the CD finished the last song, “Abide With Me,” her mom smiled and took her last breath on February 23, 2014.

This elderly gentleman continued, “Today is our anniversary and I really miss my wife. It took me some time to figure out how to contact you because I don’t do computers, but I really want your CD. I think it would help me.”

He was such a dear man … both of us were in tears by the end of our conversation. It took a lot of courage for him to call me. As I prepared his order, I included a surprise – an extra CD called “Love’s Journey” – in honor of his dear wife.


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