Lovely Poem, Had to Share

 

This is a lovely Poem from one of our Fellow Bloggers:

 

Misty With Flowers Glowing

Drizzly and fog,

Sadly we must log…

But from our hearts

Sunshine starts,

Leaping like a big old bull frog!

–Jonathan Caswell

What’s Happening With Memberships?

raise a toast

I wanted to update you on what is happening with the direction of the blog, memberships and membership levels. 

Let me start with the direction.  I am going to steer the blog in the direction of spiritual, life coaching and inspirational.  In terms of spiritual, my background is metaphysical, Christian, and artist, so it will be approached from that aspect.  As for the memberships, the free will include articles as has so far and the premium, please bare with me as I am working on setting up a monthly recurring payment method, will allow you to access e-books, audio and even connect to live events I will schedule via Zoom.  I hope some of you will consider premium membership. 

Again, I want to celebrate and thank my fellow bloggers for their contribution with their time and the work they put in on their blogs.

Shalom and Amen

 

Canticle of the Sun

 

Appreciating creation and the Creator, forces of creation is important because if we can not value that, appreciate the beauty of nature, of love, love of parent and child , of animals and humans, vice versa, different things that make this universe wondrous, we can never appreciate our own gifts, talents or human life to the fullest.  I hope you enjoy this canticle.

Need Your Help, Youtube

Life and Liberty, God Bless America
The light shines within., going out in connection to the Divine Creator.

I’ve added new videos and hope to add new content each month and even add full length meditation products and ebooks you can purchase on this blog.  I need your help.  I would like to get my brand you tube channel, so I need subscribers.  I hope you will please subscribe to my channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSu_HRrPcqrWWXKLAgXrww/featured https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSu_HRrPcqrWWXKLAgXrww/featured https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSu_HRrPcqrWWXKLAgXrww/featured  and please do check out the new videos

Why I Love Hymns Like This One

Music is important to history, it is history, the landscape of a nation of the roots of a nation.

What do God Bless America, our National Anthem and this hymn say about the U.S.A.? the Federalist founding, the flag that today is so disrespected, the United States of America that our youth is taught to hate so much, not perfect because humans are not perfect?  I can tell you what it says to me.  It says to me that I am rooted in Christ, in Christianity, so is my country, my Country Tis of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty, a liberty that was hard fought and hard won, with blood shed on all sides , including the other side of the world.  It tells me to stand and honor all that is representative of this nation, the various high offices, law enforcement, Flag, God and country, armed forces who give their life for the principles that embody the founding of this nation, whatever its’ imperfections.  It tells me I belong to a great nation, that can be great once again, a great beacon to all nations of true Constitutional, Capitalist, Federalist, Republicanism and Judeo-Christian values.  This is what these great old hymns tell me. 

Amen

 

General Path Is a Good Start

Garden

Yesterday an artist with whom there had been discussion of doing solo concerts with got back in touch with me, and as I realize I can build a solid youtube channel, have the gifts of poetry and music, can even create meditations and other tools to be of service to others, have a great platform with the Internet, I realize that I don’t need a whole bunch of money.  What then do I need?

I need for starters a general path and to define a series of steps I will take on that path to get me to a general destination as guided by the Holy Spirit that I am meant to get to, a constructive one.  One thing I realized is that my greatest gift is in my voice, so I purchased a new digital hand held voice activated recorder today, and will take photos with different attire, and re-record some pieces I have already posted and create best quality pieces.  I will also continue offering insights here on this blog and hope to also create a blog for children and teens, a spiritual and life lessons blog.  The path is that of artist, writer and in a sense I guess life coach/minister in combination through the arts.  The destination is to be an effective life coach and minister, the path in doing so is the arts (poetry, song, meditations), the venues being youtube, blogging, and live concerts, performances. Then there is the promotion, which does take some funds, but with services such as fiverr, guru, and the like, it doesn’t have to be expensive, so it can be done.  I do need to sit down and create a plan of steps I will take and then follow through of course, a timeline of some kind, give myself that.   It is not difficult to be organized and orderly once you have a destination and determine the path to get there, making sure it is focused and constructive.  I look forward to creating a great youtube channel of poetry, song, meditations, and more for you.  I hope you can find it in your heart to support this blog and please subscribe to my youtube channel, just go to youtube and type in kathy appello.  Once I get 100 subscribers I can get my personal link. Thanks.

Amen

 

 

Why Sing Out Your Stress?

soaring eagle

This is a follow up to the previous article.  We all have stress, rejection so on and so forth at some point.  One reason I love to sing and write is it helps me to navigate the stress of fibromyalgia.  When I came across this article, it resonated and I wanted to share with you.

Top 5 Reasons to Sing Out Your Stress

When people find out that I’m a music therapist, the comments I hear most often are “I wish I could sing!” or “Oh, I love to sing, but I’m not good enough to do it in front of anyone”. Some of these people tell me that, as children, a parent, teacher or someone else told them that they should just mouth the words because they didn’t have a good enough voice.

Singing is our birthright! Singing is a natural and pure expression of how glad we feel to be alive, and the way we show our love of music. Here are my top five reasons to sing out your stress:

1. To connect with your body: We sing with our whole bodies. Because singing is so connected to closely with breath, singing helps us “be in our bodies” and let go of the thinking (or worrying) we do much of the day. Singing can be a joyful activity and can release endorphins (those feel-good chemicals that the body creates).

2. To connect with yourself: Meditative toning, singing along to a favourite song or simply humming to yourself are all ways to tap into your inner landscape and see what’s going on in there.

3. To connect with others: Singing with other people – in meditation, prayer, at a sing-along, at a concert, or even over the telephone or Internet – helps us experience in a very deep way that we are all truly connected.

4. To express your feelings: Many times a singer, songwriter or composer has expressed our feelings in a way we could never have – if there’s a song that expresses what you want or need to say, try singing along (keep in mind that this is just for you and it’s not about “sounding good”).

5. To boost your good feelings: Whatever you focus on, you’ll invite more of into your life. You can choose uplifting, joyful and celebratory songs to sing.

So sing out! Be proud of your own unique voice. Experiment with what works for you – keep a journal of what you notice in your mind and body when you sing specific songs. Then you can choose the right song for the right moment and make use of the power of singing in your own life.