Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Healing Power of Music    

Music For Stress Relief Using music for healing and relaxation is nothing new and in the stressful times that we now live music can be a great tool to bring us joy, energy, comfort and calm.  

The modern world that we live in constantly bombards us with situations that cause stress. A certain amount is good for us, but too much - especially if it is day in and day out - can cause us both emotional and physical problems. However there is a really simple, cheap and very effective answer - music. Music is a great healer. It is so powerful that relaxation music is used by hospitals across the world to reduce anxiety in patients who are about to go into surgery. It has the power to soothe and relax you, to change your whole mood, and increase your energy levels. 

                  "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" ..... Red Auerbach 

            "Rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul"       ....Plato 

The Benefits of Relaxation Music 


Relieve stress

Reduce muscle tension

Decrese heart rate

Lower blood pressure
Reduce pain symptoms
Promote relaxation

Aid concentration
Help you sleep better

Boost immunity 
How to use Music to Heal 

Using relaxation music to calm and soothe.........

Find a quiet place where you won't be disturbed, this is a time for you to take a break from the world. 

Make yourself comfortable - loosen any tight clothing and remove your shoes. Ensure that your body is well supported.
Turn off your phone.
Ideally listen with headphones - although not vital, this will eliminate any background noise.

close your eyes  
Relax and enjoy.

Listen every day if you can - the more you use music to heal, the more effective it is.


Friday, August 7, 2009

The Song

The song that I sing
Was a song that I knew,
I sang it again
And I thought then of you.

Of the sweet love we had
On that night long ago,
And I saw your dear face
In the song’s after-glow.

Then I heard again
And the chorus was true,
For the love I had then
Now came back anew.

It is sweeter by far
Than the song that we knew,
For I found you again
And the song has come true

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Promise of Dawn

The dawn was breaking in the east,
The world was coming back to life,
To pain and sorrow, rest and strife;
The noise of night things all had ceased.

The dawn, all rosy, full of joy,
From over the hills and far away,
Was coming with its gift of warmth;
Our souls sang out a tender lay.

Were it not for the promise of dawn,
We might stay chilled from the night,
But we know its blessed coming
Its promise of life and light.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

My Good-bye

This much to you I’ll say- the darlings of my heart-

That though I’ll be away, we’ll not be far apart;

For though I’ll leave you for a time, or if I stay,

Mother love like mine can never go away.

Believe my love is standing by your side,

Whether good or ill may in your life abide.

Believe I’m near, and think the best you may,

For darling girls, my love can never go away.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Wish

I wish that I had been a bird,
A snow-bird would be best of all,
Then I would sit up in a tree
And stay right through from spring ‘till fall.

I’d sit up in the branches high
And hear the wind a-wailing by.
And feel the snow-flakes downward fall,
And oh, I know I’d love it all.

I’d see the sun a-shining bright
O’er meadows, making mellow light.
At night, when moonbeams crystal shone,
I’d hide away ‘till dark had flown.

I’d see the trees and fields snow-bound
And watch the ice king track around.
Then, when the spring’s warm breeze would blow,
I’d stay to see old winter go.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Autumn's Rainbow

Like a rainbow circling overhead,
Are leaves of the maple, gold and red,
And yellow and violet, golden and brown
A shower of leaves is falling down.

Fluttering sadly in their last flight,
The autumn leaves make a pretty sight.
Covering the earth with a golden glow,
They make for the earth a bright rainbow.