Valentine’s Day is a special and sacred day in the music of our hearts. To have our day intersect with World Sound Healing Day adds to the love for all we share.
World Sound Healing Day is a global event designed to help bring balance to the planet. With the Earth, its waters and its people in such a dramatic situation of crisis, Jonathan Goldman and others believe that the use of intentionalized sound, such as occurs on World Sound Healing Day, is quantum in nature.
“Send a Healing ‘AH’ sound to the planet with your voice!
The purpose of World Sound Healing Day is:
To heal our planet
To heal our waters
To raise our consciousness
“Become a Sonic Co-Creator,” says sound pioneer Jonathan Goldman (www.healingsounds.com), Attend or plan and join a local World Sound Healing Day event.” To find out more, visit: www.worldsoundhealingday.org.
Jonathan Goldman, M.A. is an international authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics. He is the author of many books including the best-selling “Healing Sounds” and “The 7 Secrets of Sound Healing.” Jonathan is director of the Sound Healers Association and president of Spirit Music, Inc. in Boulder, Colorado. A Grammy nominee, he has created over 25 best-selling, award-winning recordings including “Frequencies,” and “Chakra Chants.” Jonathan is a lecturing member of the International Society for Music Medicine. In Spring 2011, Jonathan was named as one of Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine’s “100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People.” Jonathan lives with his wife Andi in Boulder, Colorado.
CBS Sunday Morning featured a segment on this morning’s show, “Chanting monks become best selling recording artists“.
I became intrigued on several levels by what I heard and felt. I learned that Father Cassian Folsom hailed from Connecticut with a passion for music and reviving the Monastery of St. Benedict in Norcia, Italy. Being a practicing Catholic with a sense of religious music devotion I couldn’t help but be enchanted by the story and its message.
Benedicta: Marian Chant from Norcia – The Monks of Norcia is a superlative recording. In my quest to write and share the wisdom of spirituality and the healing power of music, Marian chant strikes just the right religious chord in the music of our heart.
The chanting and prayer put me at such peace. I hope you will allow the light of this recording into each of your respective hearts.
“My daughter Ana was born on a Tuesday morning in early April 2006. Her life was ended in her first grade classroom on a Friday morning in mid-December — six years, eight months and ten days later. Despite the efforts of many to identify and debate the issues surrounding the Sandy Hook shooting, an awful reality remains — there has been a proliferation of heinous, senseless acts of violence in America — acts that have ravaged my families and the families of so many others across our country. Much attention has been paid to the way my precious Ana died, but this album attempts to paint the picture of how she lived — lovingly, faithfully and joyfully. In a way, this recording also represents a reaction. Not a reaction to the discourse sparked by the events of December 14, 2012, but rather the reaction of a father after having witnessed a miracle — the miracle of his daughter’s beautiful life.
With this recording there is an assertion that, despite the unseemingly bearable weight of our loss, there is still lots of beauty all around and much to be thankful for in this life. I’m grateful that my Dad reminded me of this fact in the days after Ana was killed because from that moment, my focus gradually shifted from inward to outward, eventually resulting in this recording. And, I’m thankful for the opportunity to share this music, and a bit of Ana’s beautiful life with you.”
Love Wins, Jimmy Greene, Newtown, CT
This is the most important jazz record of the year because it does what every record — jazz, rock or otherwise — should do: it speaks to the breadth of human emotion, from deepest sadness to greatest joy, in the context of what we all aim to achieve — a connection to the spirit that gives us the courage to forge on in this fragile, temporal life.
(From the Review of Beautiful Life
By Michael Verity, Jazz Expert)
Surpassed a half million views on this blog! I want to thank all of you who have stopped by to read or leave a comment. I appreciate sharing music with all of you.
The next phase of Music of Our Heart will be more devoted to the long form post. I am working on several music articles which I plan to publish this month and next. I am going to shift from daily posting (after 3 1/2 years of dedicated effort) to writing and reflecting upon artists more in depth. I still plan to post frequently just not daily going forward.
I am also working on a book, Spirituality and The Healing Power of Music. Sacred Music and its powers intrigue me. My goal is to help share this important healing through music with others.
As I approach retirement completing this book is a major goal of mine.
Peace be with you and again my thanks for taking the time to read my music blog. Your inspiration is my continual aspiration.
We are but a vessel of God’s love for each other. There are those who are blessed with an inherent ability to communicate the healing power of song. An artist who truly embraces that calling is singer/songwriter, Roxanna.
“I believe music can heal. I believe music can soothe. I believe music is the language of the heart and soul. I believe you can spin tragedy into beauty.”
It was while studying to be a nurse that singer/songwriter Roxanna witnessed first hand the healing power of song. Sitting bedside with a patient suffering from dementia, she sang gently to the elderly woman, who was no longer swallowing. “She looked into my eyes and for the first time, I saw her smile. And she began to eat,” Roxanna says. “The doctors were amazed.” Close Your Eyes Roxanna has recorded a song for others in need of the comfort of prayer. It is titled, “Close Your Eyes”, written by Lindy Robbins and Mark Portman. Close Your Eyes is available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1hkccEb Roxanna will be releasing her full length début album, “Exotica” on April 29th, 2014 on her own label, Roxart, Inc. Stay tuned to the Music of Our Heart as more exciting details emerge about Roxanna’s soon to be available recording.
Freshly announced is the Mickey Hart Band, Superorganism album and 2013 tour. Designed to celebrate Mickey Hart’s 70th birthday ( the album will once again feature lyrics from Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, as well as a number of special guest musicians, who will be appearing at various dates along the Superorganism 2013 tour run.
Superorganism will drop on August 13th. The Mickey Hart Band will make a stop in my birth city, Norwalk, Connecticut on Friday August 16th at the Norwalk Concert Hall. I have submitted a request to become a Stellar Crew, Mickey Hart Official Street Team Member.
So looking forward to this music concert experience.
Mickey Hart will perform with an EEG cap on his while he plays the sounds of his brain. For an example of how this works, check out the video below of Hart’s talk at the AARP convention in New Orleans last November. I am a big believer and supporter of Mickey’s work with music and neurology. Music has healing powers.
Visit the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function for more information on this important effort.