Sunday, January 5, 2014

heART Song

O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.”
– Psalm 96:1 

Truth be told, I haven’t written anything completely fresh in quite some time. I’ve been posting regularly to the “tune” of somewhere around 125+ posts since August. But in the last month or so I’ve mostly been re-cycling … updating or rewriting things that I had posted in the past and many others that had never yet seen the light of day.

Over the years, my inspiration is often the result of something I read or hear or see. Unity’s Daily Word has long been one of my most steady and reliable sources … but even that hasn’t been doing the job lately. 

Then today, my eyes just happened to glance at the page for tomorrow and a spark burst into flames. The title was ...

My life is a glorious new song

It began with “Poet and philosopher Mark Nepo writes about human beings: ‘Of all the things that exist, we breathe and wake and turn it into song.’ ”

I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything quite like that … and it definitely spoke to me and struck a "chord." Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I’ve loved to sing since I was a child? Maybe it has to do with the fact that I am part of the What Makes Your Heart Sing group? Maybe it has to do with all matters of the heART often seem to be intertwined with song.

I always sang in the chorus at school and have a vague memory of singing a solo at a school assembly when I was in junior high. I took singing lessons for a few years when I was I was a teenager and had a small singing part in our senior musical Annie Get Your Gun (didn't get the lead which I really wanted!)

So reading this must have touched the part of my heART and soul that KNOWS ... Knows that Song is the language of Love ... the language of God. Thinking of Life as a Song full of Glory and Wonder definitely nurtures the deepest part of me … and allows me to feel cradled in love and comfort.

Another line in the reading that particularly resonated with me was “My song gives voice to the sacredness of my being.” 

Beautiful words … beautiful thought … and something we all could do well to remember.

God sent his Singers upon earth
With songs of sadness and of mirth,
That they might touch the hearts of men,
And bring them back to heaven again.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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