Liquid Pools That Shimmer

Majestic ripples. Waves of time spreading outwards. Timeless and hidden soothing the mind.

Blues And Greens

Wayward and alone. Agreed solidarity. Bold and beautiful. Creative and alive.

A View of Paradise.

Tropical pools. Bamboo trees. Rocks and waterfalls. The sun blazing high above.

Northern Lake

Misty mountain top. Lake of dreams. Enter the green valley and become one with nature.

Tree of Life

Never ask why. Fate surely has other plans for you when a mystic light is shining on you.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Power of Healing Music

Music has the amazing ability to nurture, heal, and inspire us.

Nothing brings people together or gives so much joy than music. Especially during the holidays, spending time and memories with family and friends. Music invokes feelings and memories of good times and bad. But most of all, music heals us in so many ways. The term good vibration is really true when considering music. The rhythm, beat, sound, melody, and mixture of musical instruments and voices singing in harmony. All this has an amazingly positive effect on the human body.

The average person does not have to be proven scientifically that listening to pleasant sounds or music in general, can be a healing, empowering, and uplifting experience. Even the simple sounds of nature, wind and water, can profoundly effect our psyche. The use of music can be a transformative sensation to the mind, body, and soul. Music can bring a universal connection to all people, bridging gaps, generations, understanding, giving hope, and healing. Sound Medicine: Music for Healing

The power of healing music is well documented. Reiki Masters often use music for spiritual healing and in meditation. For thousands of years all culture have embraced the sounds of music to enlighten, inspire, promote a healing power, and bring the people together in songs and sounds. What benefits can music give? Music can reduce stress and anxiety. Music can help lower heart rate, blood pressure, keep you young, and happier than before. Known as music therapy, this healing music is helpful to those suffering any cognitive, physical, psychological, social, and emotional problems. Healing music can produce a positive change and give the individual a sense of well-being, improving health, and comfort. Reiki Chakra Music Attunement

The scientific community has recognized the positive results of music therapy. The American Music Therapy Association formed in 1950 have made standards and procedures to cover how music effects the anatomy, psychology, and physiology of patients. Most importantly music therapy is used in cancer treatments to reduce anxiety, pain, and nausea. Some treatment involves a composition or performing a pre-composed music such as a popular song and singing aloud. Depending on the musical treatment center and patient, “passive” or “receptive” treatments can also be done of listening to enjoyable sounds and optimistic music.

Music therapist use music to enhance the quality of life and health of their patients. Discoveries have shown that music can alter and heal parts of the brain. Stroke patients and people with Parkinson’s disease can actually move and walk better after listening to music. The benefits is for all ages, early exposure to music can have a very positive impact on young people, and help with brain development. So you are never too old for music therapy.

What type of music is good to listen to? The type that makes you feel good inside. Music that enhances your mood and gets your heart pumping. There are many different kinds of music and the choices today are limitless. Choosing sounds and songs that have a connection to the positive universal beat of an emotion, feeling, memory, and our relationships is ideally a good choice. One particular musical band is very popular in treating cancer patients is the Beatles. Originating in the turbulent 1960’s, full of strife and war, disillusion youths found hope and meaning from four guys from Liverpool singing about love and peace. Healing and Relaxing Power of Stress Relief By Meditation Music

Check your local music store or for some of the best healing music to listen to. Here are a few listed artist that really give us a sense of bliss. This list is far from complete, and other great musical artist from around the world should be experienced, and enjoyed just as much.

1. Chant - Music For The Soul

2. Elvis Presley -Ultimate Gospel

3. Beatles -Love

4. Stevie Wonder -The Definitive Collection

5. The Moody Blues -In Search Of The Lost Chord

6. Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole - Facing Future

7. Simon and Garfunkel -Greatest Hits

8. Bing Crosby -White Christmas

9. Karunesh -Call OF The Mystic

What is the real secret of music and it‘s effects? Everything in the known universe resonance and vibrates. This is true for healing energy and music. A higher frequency equates to a loving-peaceful vibration level of existence, in essence music makes us feel good and happy, and that brings us closer to a healthier body and mind, and giving our soul a connection to the natural rhythm of the universal Oneness.

John and Paul

The real dynamic duo. Two music legends from Liverpool make a big impact on the entire world and influenced generations to come.

The Lennon and McCartney songwriting partnership (1958-1969) is the most famous in popular music history. Together they collaborated on nearly 200 songs recorded by the Beatles a blend of rock & roll, blues, folk, and experimental. Each was a very talented song writer (lyricist and composer), in their own right, but in contributing to each other’s songs jointly they equally shared the creation of it, merging musical ideas, and making some of the most memorable, popular, and most covered songs to date.

The Beatles were the biggest band in the world. Their music brought excitement and joy to millions of people, and together as the Beatles (with George Harrison and Ringo Starr) they captured the affection and hearts of the youth and created a musical phenomenon that fascinates fans even today.

Most popular musical bands have a dynamic duo within them. Some have asked who is the best musical duo of all time? This can greatly depend on your own musical knowledge and taste. Some would say the Everyl Brothers, who’s prominence of their melody and harmonizing songs influenced other musicians in the 1960’s. Others might say Simon and Garfunkel, Hall and Oates, Sam and Dave, but the Lennon-McCartney song writing collaboration is still the best.

John and Paul very early in their musical careers agreed to share mutual credit on all their songs. They equally respected and were inspired by one another, mixed with a little healthy competition, but always valued each other’s insight, input, and need to communicate a feeling, a message, an idea, a thought or emotion. In order to do this effectively they needed a total partnership. John Lennon had said that he only had two partners in life, one was Yoko his wife and the other, Paul. John Lennon & Paul McCartney : Their Magic and Their Music (Partners II)

McCartney provided a more optimistic part of a song, while Lennon was more a pessimistic nature, but both could switch gears easily in turn, composing loud, hard edge rock and roll songs to more delicate, loving ballads. Here is a very small list of their best songs together with the Beatles: The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook (Guitar Chord Songbook)

1. A Day In The Life

2. A Hard Day’s Night

3. Let It Be

4. We Can Work It Out

Songs with a bit of an edge to them.

1. Helter Skelter

2. Help!

3. In My Life

4. Revolution

Songs about love, memories, and coming together.

1. Strawberry Fields Forever

2. Yesterday

3. Come Together

4. She Loves You

5. Something -sung and written by Harrison

6. Good Night - sung by Ringo, written by Lennon

The Fab Four were remarkable as individual musicians, but together as the Beatles they were phenomenal. It is not surprising that the Beatles played at Shea stadium which was the first time a rock concert was held in one, hosting to thousands of fans. Granted, there will never be another John, Paul, George, and Ringo again. When the Beatles split in 1970, all four went to pursue successful solo careers. The Lennon and McCartney duo ended and each created their own different body of work in music. Lennon was tragically killed in 1980 and Harrison died of cancer in 2001. The Beatles Anthology

Music enthusiast should take note in acknowledging rock and roll’s most influential and worldwide popular, song writing duo of the later half of the twentieth century. For a sample of Lennon and McCartney’s most outstanding and timeless songs, check your local music store, online stores,, free music sites on the internet, and depending where you are in the world, the Beatles are playing somewhere on a radio station constantly. Many States in America have their own “Breakfast with the Beatles” marathon playing on certain days of the week. In L.A., California, on radio station 95.5 KLOS at 8 AM to 11AM on Sunday mornings, can hear the Beatles’ complete albums and many other rarely heard tracks.

When John and Paul agreed that their positive message is going to be about love, friendship, and understanding, it is no wonder that they found themselves working together, forming a long lasting friendship, and creating beautiful music for all to hear.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Mayan Mystery

The year 2012 AD and the ancient Mayan calendar.

According to the ancient Mayan calendar, December 21, 2012 marks the end of the Age of Movement and the commencement of a new Earth Age. Many believe this actually predicts the end of time or the end of the world. Some believe no catastrophe will happen at all, but instead the world will begin in a new Age of Enlightenment. 2012: Mayan Prophecy and the Shift of the Ages

The Mayan Civilization is a pre-Columbian society referred to as a Mesoamerican, what we call today Central America. The Mayan resided in parts of Southern Mexico (Yucatan Peninsula) and Central America (Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras). From roughly 2500 BC to 1500 AD the Mayan civilization in Central America ruled the landscape until the Spanish conquest of Central America in the early 16th century. The Mayan were an extraordinary people, they had a fully written language, sophisticated mathematical and astronomical system more advanced than the Romans, Egyptians, and Greeks. The Mayan thrived on the study of the movement of the stars, planets, moon, and sun. They built magnificent cities, huge stone temples, and pyramids. They even built many observatories to which they used to calculate an accurate calendar of time.

The Maya culture was obsessed with time and they created a system of the most accurate calendars ever produced, even more accurate than today’s. The Mayan Long Count Calendar predicts doom by the year 2012. This particular calendar describes that the Milky Way (our galaxy), the stars, the planets within our solar system, and the earth, will be at a “Crossroads” where creation occurs at the “Black Hole.” Scientist with today’s technology has just discovered a massive Black Hole at the center of our galaxy in the Milky Way and doing modern astronomical calculations the stars and planets are going to line up in the direction of this Black Hole.

How could the ancient Mayan have known about this fact without sophisticated technology? The Mayan were using exact calculations. They had a complex system of bakuns, the Mayan measurement of time, that the earth goes in cycles of 13 bakuns or every 5,125 years. Our current age called the Age of Movement began on August 11, 3114 BC, and is set to end on December 21, 2012. This also marks the beginning of the next cycle, a rebirth or resurrection to higher levels. The Mayan Prophecies for 2012

But to the Mayan this also means a great change, not just to the face of the earth, but death and destruction, than a period of rebirth. The next age to follow this one is the “Age of the Return to Oneness.” This could mean a change in global consciousness and a greater awareness with the creative force in the universe. Many prophecies and the Book of Revelation speak of a great change is coming, where all evil will be dispelled, after a apocalyptic cleansing, and a shift in consciousness to higher vibration brings peace and spiritual growth to the whole world.

Some Mayan scholars believe that nothing bad will happen, that humanity will survive, and move into a peaceful era of existence. While others interpret a more dire outcome and that the Mayan somehow knew from their complex calendar that the world would end. Many other cultures and psychic like Nostradamus have predicted that worldwide disaster will be revealed in our time. The Bible Code with the aid of computers have foretold a great cataclysm for the year 2012. The Hopi Prophecy (Native Americans), believe that we are living in the end time of the Fourth World, that the world has been destroyed many times before in the past, and that we are experiencing a time of conflict, war, and heartlessness, and facing a major cataclysm, and in the aftermath, the emergence of the Fifth World will start, promising peace and a reconnection to Oneness.

Weather one wants to believe these prophecies or not, the fact is quite evident that they are now part of our culture and fascination of predictions about our society. The film by director Roland Emmerich “2012” fully illustrates and over-dramatically, shows a writer (John Cusack) trying to save his family from the total worldwide cataclysm that hit’s the planet by 2012. Much like Emmerich’s other films (The Day After Tomorrow) he demonstrates everyone’s fear about the worst possible outcome. The saving grace of this motion picture is the compassionate characters and the hope that the human race will endure and survive. So whatever happens on 2012 all predictions and prophecies clearly state that the earth and it’s people will still be here, and living in a brave new beginning, Q.E.D. (quod erat demonstrandum). 2012


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