Many of us know that experiencing the loss of someone in our life can be devastating. Each one of us processes death differently and in our own time. Finding tools to assist us in this process can be a miraculous thing. Music can be an amazing catalyst to assist us in processing challenging emotions such as anger, sadness, guilt and anxiety that may occur in the bereavement process. Songs can be amazing messengers in these challenging times that provide comfort and allow us to bring our feelings to the surface. As we begin to deal with our emotions, the healing process can begin. Here are a few suggestions to utilize music as a coping mechanism during bereavement. Continue reading
In challenging times, it is easy to wander and disconnect from our heart. Fear, sadness and anxiety can very easily become dissonant notes in the song of our life as we become immersed in the news of senseless killings, terrorism and political unrest. Within your heart there is still love, compassion, kindness, passion and purpose. Words cannot explain what most of us are feeling at this time in history. There is another language that strikes a deeper chord and has the ability to guide us home to our hearts to access our true potential. The Language is music…. Music restarts the important dialogue between our conscious mind and our intuitive heart and can provide rejuvenation, inner peace and inspiration. In these challenging times we have the ability to compose our selves, regroup and orchestrate beauty in our life. We are resilient and have the ability to orchestrate a better world. As we work on ourselves individually to find inner peace it ripples out into our life and our world.
So lets, define the terms compose and orchestrate and then apply them with musical tools to assist us in creating transformation in our life. According to www.freedictionary.com the word compose can be defined several ways: Continue reading
Music is a universal language. There are things music can communicate in just a few notes that would take a lifetime to communicate in words. When we hear something harmonious in a musical piece it can bring feelings of elation, elevation, love, peace, joy and can touch our emotions in so many ways. On the other end of the spectrum, when dissonance in a musical piece is present it can create feelings of uneasiness, anxiousness, fear and contracting feelings… Dissonance, in small doses, has a role in music and our life. I am sure we have all experienced the music of a chase scene in a film that tap into this theory. So how can we use harmony and dissonance to create expansion in our lives? Let’s Explore!
So, what is harmony? According to www.dictionary.reference.com:
1) agreement; accord; harmonious relations.
2) A consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity.
a. Any simultaneous combination of tones
b. The simultaneous combination of tones, especially when blended into chords pleasing to the ear; chordal structure, as distinguished from melody and rhythm
c. The science of the structure, relations, and practical combination of chords
So, what is Dissonance? According to www.dictionary.reference.com:
1. Inharmonious or harsh sound; discord; cacophony.
2. Music ..
a) simultaneous combination of tones conventionally accepted as being in a state of unrest and needing completion.
b. An unresolved, discordant chord or interval.
An unresolved, discordant chord or interval.
3. Disagreement or incongruity.
In reading these definitions did it bring to mind different areas of your life that are in harmony and others that are in dissonance?
Let us move through a three-step process together: Continue reading
By Barry Goldstein
Pajamies are put on, yawns are in abundance, teeth are brushed and your child is finally ready for bed. Every evening you take your child through this ritual, but are you truly ready to create sacred space with your child at bedtime? Are there steps that you go through so that you don’t bring your daily stresses along with you before you tuck them in or read that beautiful bedtime story? Children are very sensitive to our moods and emotions. Let them know this time is special! Here are some tools to use using sacred sound and visualization that you can create in a few minutes! Continue reading
By Barry Goldstein
Most of us know the basics of creating an intention, but how can you make it even more powerful? Make it a multisensory experience! Creating an intention is not just creating an attraction pattern. It is about truly aligning with every aspect of the intention and actually becoming the energy of the intention. The more specific you can be, the more emotion it evokes and the more your intention can be sparked into action. It’s all about becoming the vibration of what you are seeking. Become the harmonious song that is serenading the universe and the universe will collaborate with you in your manifestation! Here are five ways to fine tune manifesting your intention: Continue reading
Manifesting an intention is a process of becoming the vibrational match of what you are seeking. More than attracting the “physical” something into your life, it is about tapping into the emotion of what you are intending as if it was already here. For example, if you are looking to attract a loving relationship into your life, being the emotion of love and forming a loving relationship with yourself is where it all begins. Although positive thoughts are important, it is your emotions that become the catalyst for igniting your intention. This means forming a deeper relationship with your heart. Music communicates to the heart in a language far beyond words. In the following paragraphs I will outline three musical tools that will assist you in orchestrating your intentions. Continue reading