Category Archives: Healing

World Sound Healing Day – A Sonic Valentine for Earth on February 14, 2017

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.

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Benedicta: Marian Chant from Norcia – The Monks of Norcia

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.

Tea Time

Healthy Hacks

Tea is magical. It really is. It’s so easy to make and delivers an abundance of natural herbs and remedies to your body 🙂 It is somewhat overwhelming now to walk into a grocery store and see the tea section. There are over 100 kinds – at least! Below are my top five favorite teas (in no order) that serve for different functions, highly recommend them all. 100 % natural. 100% healthy. 100% delicious.

#1 Organic Happy Tummy by Allegro Fine Tea

Given that I have a million allergies and am often bloated or just have an upset stomach, this tea never fails to heal me. Contains organic peppermint, ginger, cinnamon, dandelion root, and spearmint. So soothing and amazing. It’s caffeine-free too, so enjoy a cup before bed! Bought this at Whole Foods, but it is available at many other stores.

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#2 Yogi Green Tea Super Antioxidant

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Jimmy Greene – Beautiful Life

“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
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By Michael Verity, Jazz Expert)

Thank You! 500,000+ Views Achieved

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.

The Healing Power of Song – Roxanna

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. exotica Stay tuned to the Music of Our Heart as more exciting details emerge about Roxanna’s soon to be available recording.

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Superorganism – Mickey Hart Band

Freshly announced is the Mickey Hart BandSuperorganism 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.

Healing Has The Power – The Music Never Stopped

I am a major advocate about the results we receive through spirituality and the healing power of music.I truly believe that music can heal the mind, body and soul. I have been writing a book about this subject for some time now. Its  reassuring to see aggregated momentum building for music therapy in our society.

The benefits of music therapy are at the core of a new film, The Music Never Stopped. The film is based on the true story, “The Last Hippie” by Oliver Sacks. Oliver Sacks is a physician, best-selling author, and professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center.

“The film is a moving testament not only to the love between a father and his son, but to the miraculous power of music to heal a damaged brain. Remembering music, listening to it or playing it, is entirely in the present, and, while it lasts, it can bridge even the abyss of extreme amnesia or dementia. Music can be more powerful than any drugs.” – Dr. Oliver Sacks

My wife and I were awarded two tickets to the New York première of The Music Never Stopped, which will be shown at the 92nd St Y in New York City on March 16th at 7 p.m. Oliver Sacks, along with Mickey Hart from The Grateful Dead (their music is central to the film) and Jim Kohlberg (the film’s director) will be conducting a Q&A with the audience after the screening.

Proceeds from the film premiere will benefit the groundbreaking research, clinical services and educational programs conducted by the world-renowned Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF).

Shambhu: Sacred Love, Feel the Journey

Namaste’,

We all search to find the peaceful place inside our heart and soul, where love abounds. Thanks to Shambhu and our mutual friend, Christopher Buttner at PRthatRocks I’ve happily arrived at that spiritual space in time.  Its more than coincidental that Shambhu is a Sanskrit name meaning, “Source of Happiness.”

I have marveled at the sounds, textures and meditative feelings I am receiving from Shambhu’s New Age recording, Shambhu: Sacred Love, Feel the Journey.


We connect on various planes of thought, Shambhu and I. The first level of connection is spiritual. For through his music he calms the mind as our psyche tries to cope with the rapidly accelerating universe where we thrive to co-exist.

The second connection is a mutual affinity I posses with Shambhu for well stated guitarists who are a creative force in music, energy and light. I have been a long time fan of John McLaughlin and Pat Metheny. I hear the echoes and influence of these artists in Shambhu’s playing. I actually hear something more profound when I open my heart to Shambhu’s tone and resonance.  I arrive at a place of renewal and spiritual awakening when I listen to Sacred Love. Shambhu’s music is  the essence of the morning light  unfolding the soft petals of a rose, revealing the fragrance of the flower to the joy of our senses. 🙂

The third connection is more astral-physical. I am an instructional technologist. I have 30+ years of experience in the information technology sector, where I now teach and design instruction for the Web and the physical classroom. Shambhu is a technologist and a spiritual healer. These are the truest essences of my soul. My journey has been to become a cognoscenti in the disciplines of instructional technology, Web design and music journalism. I visualize these three disciplines in congruence. They are the zen of my work-life balance.

This is where my spirit intersects with Shambhu, a.k.a.  S. Neil Vineberg. We share a mutual affinity for spirituality and the healing power of music, transcended through technology. S. Neil Vineberg is working with a company called ThingLink, who is bringing a revolutionary collaborative digital medium to market. ThingLink provides a collaboration of technologies that lets you place a SoundCloud audio player inside your photos, connecting them to music, sounds and effects, voice annotations and narrations.

I’m not able to display what Shambhu and ThingLink have achieved together in my WordPress blog post due to code restrictions on wordpress.com. Please click on this link to see this compelling technology advancement.

These are the three reasons that compell me to connect deeper with Shambhu’s musical journey. I urge you to listen to his music, Sacred Love, Feel the Journey and to watch the video documentary on YouTube that articulates how each song is architected.  http://www.youtube.com/shambhumusic

You’re in for a rare treat. So unplug yourself from all the electronic trappings that prevent us from floating downstream and listen to Shambhu’s gift of spiritual, healing music. The happiness you have long been seeking will truly become your natural reward.

Namaste’,

Ed

Charles Lloyd – Wesleyan University Jan 27/28 – Daily Post 2011 #4

Music is a healing force.” – Charles Lloyd

Charles Lloyd will be visiting Wesleyan University on January 27th for a panel discussion about the spirituality of music and again on January 28th when he will be performing an evening concert with the Charles Lloyd New Quartet. A pre-concert talk will be held at 7:15 p.m. by Sarah Politz, a Wesleyan Music Graduate student.

The Charles Lloyd New Quartet consists of Charles Lloyd on flute and saxophone, Jason Moran on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass,  and Eric Harland on drums.

The latest recording by the Charles Lloyd New Quartet is entitled, Mirror. It is a studio recording that creates an exquisite pastoral setting that accommodates “the need and the call for some tenderness,” says Lloyd.

Mirror was recently reviewed by Nate Chinen, esteemed jazz critic for the NY Times. His review echoes my sentiments about this recording. I consider Mirror one of the Top 10 recordings of 2010.

The dimensionality of an artist’s discussions about music as a healing force and the spirituality involved is of keen interest to me. Wesleyan is an ideal backdrop for this dialog because they have leadership ministry and world music programs. I am jazzed about the opportunity to explore these discussion with Charles Lloyd and other guests.

Anthony Braxton is the Music Department Chair at Wesleyan University and it is my sincere hope he will be directly involved with Charles Lloyd’s appearances on the Wesleyan campus.

I am looking forward to this rare opportunity with Charles Lloyd  to learn more about his music and views on spirituality at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Ct.

A Conversation about Music and Spirituality

with Charles Lloyd and Guests

Thursday January 27, 2011

4:15 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Hall

Free Admission