Sometimes tension and stress accumulate so gradually that we just don’t notice, or at least I don’t always notice, and then it becomes the unhealthy “normal.”
It’s been a troubling week on many levels. Shootings in America, the passing of two acquaintances, and the illness and hospitalization of others – every day has brought a new challenge.
Earlier tonight, when I least expected it, someone posted a music video on Facebook. I was intrigued that it was played with two of my favorite instruments, a violin and the harp.
Some music seems destined to soothe the soul, regardless of beliefs.
This tune is one of those songs.
It is an instrumental and it’s powerful. I found myself taking a deep breath and releasing stress without even thinking about it. I felt better. The music was my medicine. I listened twice, shared it to my timeline, and kept on browsing.
I clicked onto another Facebook page, and would you believe that I saw the same song title posted by someone else, performed by another group, this time with vocals?
I love it when the Universe speaks to me.
That’s why I knew I had to share them here. I like to blog about the things that help me, so I can have easy access to them later. This is my stress-releasing musical post. I hope someone else enjoys it as much as I do.
Both videos are posted below.
Take four minutes to relax to this beautiful and harmonious melody that truly is music to soothe the soul.
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all
Peace. Be still.