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United Nations of Harpists

Images - United Nations 1I’m so excited to announce that over the past winter, I launched a new organization called United Nations of Harpists. It is harpists from all over the world who are playing the harp for peace, unity, love and harmony. Currently, we have 30 harpists from 9 countries.

If you are a harpist and this mission “speaks to you,” please consider joining us! Click here for more information. We meet once a month – our next meeting is April 20 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. CST. (There are two options because of the numerous countries/time zones – you only need to attend one session.)

Peace to you …

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Meditation in the New Year

MeditationAre you ramping up your meditation practice since the New Year? Here’s one idea to bring in more love and light … and don’t forget to turn on your favorite harp music before you start:

  • Close your eyes. Take a deep, slow inhalation breath through your nose. And move your gaze or focus to your third eye (between your eyebrow and at the center of your forehead). Envision light streaming into you.
  • Exhale through your mouth and move your focus to your heart.
  • Repeat the first two bullet points very slowly with deep breaths.
  • Each time you go into your heart, expand the good feelings. Envision love, appreciation, peace, gratitude and joy.
  • This is Light and Love.
  • Continue to connect to yourself, the community around you, as well as the world at large.

You can do this meditation any time you need to connect with something that is bigger than yourself. Happy meditating!

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Musical Reflections wishes you Happy Holidays!

Happy HolidaysIf you need a last-minute “stocking stuffer” holiday gift, now’s the time … Musical Reflections is happy to help! Ideas for your loved ones include:

From Musical Reflections, may your holidays be blessed with love, joy and peace. Happy Holidays!

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Blessings of CoVid-19

BlessingI was recently on a Zoom call and someone asked the question, “What are the blessings you’ve received from the coronavirus?” Honestly, the question took me aback, because there’s been so much focus on the negative. Even though I don’t feel like I’ve personally lived in the negativity, I wasn’t prepared to list my blessings. After taking some time to reflect, here’s a few things I’m grateful for:

  • Playing my pedal harp to “send out” peace and calm energetically every day.
  • A deeper connection/relationship with my friends and support system.
  • Easing up on Mother Earth (reduced pollution, cleaner waters, less frenetic busy-ness, etc.)
  • Daily walks in nature and breathing in fresh air. (I’m also so glad the pandemic “hit” in mid-March vs. mid-January in Minnesota!)
  • Connecting daily with people I had lost touch with or hadn’t connected with for a long time.
  • Meditating daily to help fill “the field” with love and peace.
  • Cleaning. Cleaning. Cleaning. My house feels lighter and more organized, and I love this feeling!
  • Working with my harp therapy students. As we have connected each week, we spend the first few minutes of each lesson processing our CoVid experiences, as well as mutually supporting each other.
  • Working on a couple exciting, new creative projects!
  • Time to enhance and deepen my self-care practice.

I could go on … I’m amazed at how long the list already is! What’s on your list of CoVid blessings? As we “hold space” for the struggles and pain of CoVid, we can also be grateful. I invite you to reflect on your CoVid blessings (if you haven’t already done so)…

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3D vs. 5D

healing5Have you heard the spiritual terms 3D and 5D? “D” stands for dimension and as a planet, we are upleveling our vibration from the third dimension (3D) to the fifth dimension (5D). So, let’s explain:

  • 3D is about separation which means us vs. them, right vs. wrong, good vs. bad “guys,” and also who is to blame, who can we invade/which countries can we take over, etc. You can probably see this is where we have been as a culture and world for a very long time!
  • 4D is the awareness we are more than just our physical body; we claim our soul. The spiritual component is “I create/co-create my reality.” This stage in the Ascension energy progression is taking actions such as saying mantras, affirmations, paying attention to our positive/negative language, etc. It is also about setting intentions and manifesting.
  • 5D is unity consciousness. In other words, we are all connected. The world is a mirror and we change the mirror by changing ourselves. 5D is also about deleting any limits on joy, peace, love, possibilities, etc. which ultimately increases our vibration. We can say, “Wouldn’t it be nice to feel/experience XXX?” and then, we watch it happen!!

Hopefully these explanations are helpful and you can see where you personally are at on the 3D/5D continuum. While this can be a challenging time, it is also quite exciting! We wish you expanded peace and blessings at this time on your journey…

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Musical Reflections wishes you Happy Holidays!

Happy HolidaysOnce all the holiday preparations are complete, it is time to move into the quiet sacredness of this special season. We look forward to this peace every year.

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

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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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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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Celebrating My Parents’ 60th Anniversary

60th AnniversaryMy parents celebrated 60 years of love and wedded bliss on February 16, and my sister and I will be honoring them on May 26th. We are excited to share this important milestone with their friends, family and church community!

For their 50th wedding anniversary, my sister and I took them to Hawaii. We are aware of “life happening” in the past 10 years. For instance, my Dad’s Parkinson’s doesn’t allow him to travel now. While this is sad, we all realize he’s in a very different “season” of his life journey now. And it reminds me of a Joanna Macy quote, “The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present to what is happening in our world.”

So, Mom and Dad, I am present to you, feeling so grateful for your love and commitment to each other, and to our family. Sending you both love at this special time…

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Heartache and Healing

HeartacheI recently found this quote (that someone else found on an Irish headstone):  “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

It reminded me of playing for two different holiday memorial services (before Thanksgiving and Christmas) for families who have lost children. Both of these events are witnessing heartbreak in action and a huge outpouring of LOVE. Very sad, yet beautiful and heartfelt – just as the quote says. It truly is always all about LOVE – all the time, isn’t it?

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