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World Peace is Possible!

WorldI have been passionate about and working towards world peace for much of my life. It all started in 1982 when I returned to the U.S. after living in Switzerland for six months on the International Four-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) program.

The IFYE program has been uninterrupted for 72 years … until the coronavirus. This year, the program is suspended to keep everyone involved as safe as possible. Personally, I know this is the right decision but it is still hard to “wrap my mind around” not having exchanges in both directions (going to international destinations and coming to America). The communication I received letting me know of this suspended decision made it very clear that “the show will go on” next year!

On a different note, but still related to world peace – have you noticed how we now care about Italians and Spaniards and Koreans and someone in Boise, ID and Miami, FL? Never before has every person in the world cared about one issue – the coronavirus. Isn’t that incredible?! Talk about the world coming together … for peace and harmony. We truly are all connected now! It’s been a long time coming … it is certainly feeling like we have arrived and world peace is possible!

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“Play on Words”

HarpYou have likely seen the book or heard the expression, “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.” Well, recently on Facebook, I saw a post (and I don’t know who posted it – otherwise, I would give you credit), “All I Need to Know About Life, I Learned from a Harp.” (I am also not sure who the author of the sayings is – again, I’m happy to give credit once I learn who wrote it.)

Some of these are quite applicable to our times:

  • Take it one note at a time.
  • Never stop playing.
  • When in doubt, gliss. (For non-harpists “gliss” means glissando – what the harp is best known for!)
  • Hug your harp and you will vibrate.
  • Some days it’s OK to be out of tune.
  • Life is not a dress rehearsal … harp on it!
  • Heaven can wait – harpists are pre-registered.
  • Buzzing is a sound in nature.
  • Touch someone’s harp – go to jail. That’s the law!

We love the harp and hope you do, too. Enjoy … in joy!

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Happy Holidays from Musical Reflections

Happy HolidaysAfter all of the hurrying and busy-ness during the month of December, it always feels good to breathe and actually enjoy the season’s sacredness, doesn’t it?! We look forward to this special, peaceful time every year.

From Musical Reflections, may your holidays be peaceful, joy-filled with moments of deep connection.

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Back by Popular Demand – “The Gift of Christmas Peace” Video

VideoEvery year, many of you request viewing the video “The Gift of Christmas Peace” to bring you peace and serenity as you move into the busy month of December. It features a beautiful song (Pachelbel’s Canon/The First Noel), an uplifting written holiday message and tranquil winter scenes. Please share with your family and friends! (It is easily available at this link or click here if you prefer to watch it on YouTube.)

Our hope is it brings you the gift of Christmas peace for the upcoming month … enjoy!

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Time to begin thinking of the holidays!

Ready for HolidaysOnce the calendar is flipped to November, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays, isn’t it?!

We are all about peace and calm – for either yourself or those on your holiday gift list. All of our offerings focus on helping you relax, experience calm, reduce stress and feel peace. Whether it’s harp CDs, downloads, books, and musical devices (Amazing Mini Music Machine, Angelic Vibrations MP3 player), we are happy to be of service to you. Musical Reflections is available to help with holiday gift ideas!

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Therapeutic Music in the Healthcare Setting

healthcare environmentTherapeutic music in the healthcare setting can be helpful for both the patient and healthcare provider, as this example shows.

As I entered the patient’s room, her doctor was leaving. I asked the physician if she’d like to come in/observe while I provided harp therapy. She said “Yes!” As soon as I started playing, the doctor visibly relaxed and sunk deep into her chair.

The patient cupped her face during much of the time that I was playing the harp for her. At the end, I explained the term anchoring to her. This is holding the feeling of peace with the bodily memory (ie. cupping her face). For example, if she wants to feel the same peace that she felt after the musical experience, she can cup her face in the same way as when the music was playing and take a couple of breaths. She will bring back the peaceful feeling because her body is anchored to it.

As I was leaving, she said, “I will give that a try!”

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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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“The Gift of Christmas Peace” Video

Christmas PeaceWe have a tradition of sharing “The Gift of Christmas Peace” video right after Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy watching it and please feel free to share it with your family/friends. We really wish to give a peaceful interlude to as many people as possible, via a beautiful song (Pachelbel’s Canon/The First Noel), winter scenes and a lovely written message.

May you experience Christmas peace as you move through the busy month of December.

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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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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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