Archive for Peace

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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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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