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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Everything Must Die

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” (Cynthia Occelli)

The first step in seed germination is the absorption of water, to the point of rupture.

Sounds painful, but that’s the point where new growth begins.

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It reminds me of the Death card in Tarot. Everyone tends to think that it means true physical death, but it actually signifies the death of something less tangible – although equally important – such as a belief, a relationship, an attitude, a phase, a stage of life, a job, even something seemingly as innocuous as an interest.

In the cyclical nature of everything that is, everything must die in order to make room for the new.

When we hold on to beliefs, attitudes, and relationships that no longer serve us or anyone else, then we are putting obstacles in our own path.

We stop growing as spiritual beings.

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Recommended:

Cultivating Healthy Self-Worth by Cynthia Occelli.

 

Numerology for May 2017

I love the many and varied methods of divinology. My favorite continues to be Tarot and Oracle Cards, because they are directly tied to my own energy and have given me amazing guidance in the past. Some believe that such readings also employ the generous guiding energy from angels, spirit guides, ancestors, and other benevolent beings.

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Reading the cards, in my opinion, is similar to bibliomancy, which is a common practice among many of the religious.  Bibliomancy is when people choose to open a book randomly, seeking a word of wisdom or guidance. Again, this practice also draws from the energy of the seeker, and some believe from God or Jesus, or even the angels and the saints, especially when the chosen book is the Bible.

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But today I read about my personal numerology for May, 2017. It has some good advice, so I think I’ll follow it. Interestingly, I love learning new things, so this is right on target.

Personal Year 7 — Personal Month 3

Oh golly! The 7 doesn’t enjoy the 3 any more than it does the 2. You can, however, always find something that challenging numbers share. If 2017 feels a bit more isolating for you (7), than this is also a month to begin studying a new craft, a new hobby, or a new topic. The 3 will remind you that it needs to be FUN. After all, that’s a keyword for the 3. It doesn’t matter what you want to learn, so if you believe physics is fun, go for it. It’s up to you. Don’t give into boredom — learn something new. Remember — make it FUN!

To learn what the coming month has in store for you, or to see what the numbers say (just for fun), check out Cheryl Patton’s predictions at Medium.com.

Coming soon… more on Cartomancy