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In Tune With Change!

In Tune With Change!

You can be in tune with change, dear friend, for there is a divine plan of good at work within change! No matter what you are facing in life, remind yourself: I am in harmony with life and in tune with change.

Begin to give yourself credit for having already moved through many changes. Remind yourself that you've already overcome many obstacles in your life and found the stamina, strength, and ability you've needed. You've learned to let go when you thought you couldn't. You’ve found that there are those who are ready to support and love you. You've continued to increase your faith. You've already been through thousands of changes and—whether you are aware of it or not—you've been enriched and blessed.

Our Spiritual Senses, Part 4—Hearing

In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, you will hear God. Then you will know you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.—Mother Teresa

One of the treasures in my life is the ability to lose myself in a song. Closing my eyes and allowing the words and music to play through me—to stop listening with my ears and listen with my heart. As the music washes over me, my mind relaxes, my breathing slows, and I quietly drift into unexpected places of creation. This is the sacred discipline of deep listening, of being spiritually attentive through the hearing sense.

Make a Joyful Noise

Make a Joyful Noise

“When you feel good you sing, either audibly or silently. … Nearly anyone can sing a little song. It is a marvelous health restorer. Singing restores harmony to tense nerves. Its vibrations stir them into action, thus making it possible for the ever-waiting healing Spirit to get in.”

—Charles Fillmore

 

The old adage “music soothes the savage breast” is a testament to the notes, lyrics, melodies, and rhythms that can transform lives. Music promotes healing. It lifts moods. It comforts. It is spirit in song. It moves.

Keeping in Tune

Keeping in Tune

A spirit of harmony pervades the universe. In an address entitled "New Science and New Faith," Donald Hatch Andrews, professor of chemistry at Johns Hopkins University, says, "We are making the startling discovery that, in a word, the basic reality of our universe is not matter but music."

He tells us further that if we could attune our ears to listen to what goes on inside the atom we would "become aware of music like great rolling organ music all about us, intermingling melody and harmony. One atom sings and it is answered by music in all the neighboring atoms. It is in this music that we find the real significance of life and the significance of the universe."

Sing a New Song

Sing a New Song

No matter what has occurred before, this is a new day, a new hour, and a new moment. You can take hold of joy on the wings of prayer and find yourself lifted into lightness, peace, and courage.

You are a child of the living God, meant to express happiness, meant to radiate beauty and serenity as bright and lovely as the rays of the morning sun, meant to embody the music and harmony of the universe. Joy is your gift from God, and it is not dependent on what occurred 10 years ago, a month ago, yesterday, or last night.

Joy belongs to you, whether you know it or not. It is yours now, to discover, to use, to exercise, and to bring into expression.