Wednesday, January 27, 2010

hidden messages in water

i have a new theory. or maybe it's not my original theory, i'm sure others have thought of it, but i was thinking about it myself last night. it has been shown that speaking hateful words at water causes the water crystals to form chaotic, ugly patterns; while speaking loving, happy words causes them to form beautiful, harmonious patterns. you can actually view these under a microscope:

your body is made up of water, so speak hateful things and you are hurting yourself. speak with love and your body will be a temple of perfect order.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

music, grace

today in church we sang one of my favorite hymns: "i want to walk as a child of the light." if you don't know it, look it up on youtube, because it's truly lovely.

now, i don't call myself religious, but spiritual, yes--that i can't get enough of. i could pray to Jesus, Ganesh, Allah, or mediate on my Centered Self--it doesn't matter. but i don't know how to write about my love for God; it's easier to write about my love for the people i love, for music. it's much the same thing, i guess.

if you have any sensitivity to music, you can understand that it is one of the few things that always, always makes me feel close to God. the synthesis of the physical body's pulsing rhythm, of air moving through lungs, of fingers guiding keys, with the mind, buzzing, buzzing with activity, processing the sound and then sailing independently of the physical body, connecting the senses with the ultimate SENSE--this synthesis is my true love.

i think that's why music with another, or with a group, has so much power. making music with another binds your heart, body and mind together in a way that little else can.

it's not just for the classroom!