Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Day of Sharing Song

LK Ludwig has come up with another wonderful idea - sharing songs. As the quote on LK's blog says:
"Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought."
E.Y. Harburg

Today I took one of my favorite CDs to yoga class and the response from my fellow classmates reminded me that I wanted to share this music. It is a CD called "All is Forgiven" by Ashana. I love all the music on it, particularly "Loving Kindness".

You can hear extracts of songs from this CD and others at Ashana's website or go to amazon if you can't access them on Ashana's website.

Visit LK's blog for links to other bloggers and their favorite music.

I must also share a recent CD I bought called "Singing for the Soul" by Jan Phillips and the Gnostic Gospel Choir. Jan and a group of women in San Diego meet once a month to sing together and this CD is to encourage us to sing together too. Jan introduced me to the music of Ashana and has a wonderful CD of her music as well which I absolutely love called "All the Way to Heaven."

Jan starts the Singing for the Soul CD with this wonderful prayer:
O Maker of the Universe, Maker of this Earth, Maker of Souls and Maker of Songs,
We thank you for the Spirit that flows among us, through us, around us and in us.
We thank you for this circle that connects us across the distance wherever we are.
We sing out in joy and adoration trusting in the power of these songs to bring light to the darkness and healing to the wounded
Acknowledging our oneness, Grateful for our blessings, Fervent in our purpose
We offer our voices in prayer for the World.

Thank you Jan for bringing more beauty into the world.