When the Universe Speaks to Me

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.

 

Be Thou My Vision
Audrey Assad
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart
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
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word
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
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won
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
Songwriters: Ian Lynn / Traditional
Be Thou My Vision lyrics © Conexion Media Group, Inc

 


 

Peace. Be still.

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Tribal Family History

Today I was fortunate enough to see a posting on Facebook by Gianni Crow, who feeds my soul often with his words.

My father was a home builder, actually a contractor, and was very successful. He was well known not only for his skill set, but also for his integrity and honesty. He always said that a man was only as good as his word, and his word was solid.

As an adult, I began searching for distant ancestors of my father. I discovered that the name meant “boss” in Dutch, and that many of his ancestors were ship builders.

This was particularly interesting to me, because my father’s brother and at least one of my father’s grandchildren went into home building, and one ended up working for a boat manufacturer for a short time. Other members of the family also had short term work in some type of building industry, such as drawing house plans, installing tile floors and patios, etc.

Coincidence? Not in my mind.

As GC quoted, it’s Tribal Family History.

That’s why I was thrilled when I read the following. These are the words that express my feelings… I simply could not find them on my own.

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Grandfather said: All human beings had a tribal family history before they got civilized and forgot their true meaning in life. ~GC (Gianni Crow)

I’ve often said “it’s in the blood” when unusual coincidences occur, but tribal family history strikes a more resounding chord within my heart.

We are so much more than we know.

I hope you are enjoying the journey.

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Silent Dream Killer

Doubt kills more than failure ever will.

Have faith, be confident, stay strong, persevere.

Stop the silent dream killer.

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Taken from the following quote by Prince EA. He produces some amazing thoughts and videos that are definitely worth watching, reading, and hearing. The link is to his Facebook page.

There is a thief in your mind, who is after your dreams. His name is doubt. If you see him, call the cops, for he is wanted for murder and has killed more dreams than failure ever did. You cannot go back and create a new beginning, but you can start now and make a brand new ending. (Prince EA)