A friend and colleague who is a master healer, energy worker and channel heard me sing.
The song was my gift to her, a jazz ballad with celebratory lyrics.
It's my "go to" song. I sing it for clients, at parties, as a gift, for New Year's Eve, even once on a telesummit.
The lyrics seem to speak to everyone who hears it.
My friend later said, "I'd love to hear you sing The Lord's Prayer."
I knew her meaning was to hear - feel - experience the transmission of the song beyond its religious context.
As a singer, I keep a list of songs I want to learn or practice or be changed by. Let's be clear: This song was not on my list.
"The Lord's Prayer" is a song I've sung and spoken, since childhood, I'm sure. Usually while attending a church, a funeral or other gatherings, as I recall. For a long time, as I came to my own understanding and appreciation of the idea of a disembodied father-creator, I resisted such songs and prayers.
Still, I heard my trusted friend's request with a willingness that brought me full circle. I sang the prayer nearly everyday for months, sometimes I included one or two other chants-songs-prayers. Nearly every day any given line in the song would bring tears to my eyes.
Something happens to a voice when the singer cries. It's not usually an improvement. There's a constriction in the throat which in turn constricts other body parts, like the lungs and the diaphragm. If you've seen the finales, when winners are announced shows, like The Voice or American Idol, and heard the winner sing their "to be released new single" while all that emotion and energy is pulsing through them, you know what I mean.
I don't think I sing this song well.
The Lord's Prayer seems to sing me. The vibrational, symbolic meaning carried in the song have been "doing me" through most of 2013. And, now, I see how the gift my friend asked of me with her direct request ("sing The Lord's Prayer") was a gift to me. I suspect the resonance of it will be a gift to you as well. If not through your singing it, than through other expressions.
This new year births in us new possibility, renewed vision. As it does, I have discovered an experience I had as a young girl to come full circle.
I've told the story before. You may have heard it. I saw a "vision" of a possible future, one that transcended duality. Where people did not perpetuate me-against-you, fight over faith, destroy themselves and each other in a fit of separateness.
A future for humanity that is in our hands now. I used to say that what I saw was not "utopian," as if the word would somehow make it less believable or more impossible.
Ah, but isn't utopia another word for HEAVEN on EARTH?
Perhaps that word could describe what I saw, what I imagine for us all, and what I dedicate my life to creating and living. All the more possible because more of us today gather in awareness and conscious creation.
"On Earth as it is in Heaven." I've sung these words and felt their power of creation. Or more accurately, I've experienced more of their power, and in my allowance, I see-feel-know-believe we are creating heaven on earth. I accept my Soul's inspiration and guidance to promote experiences of Heaven on Earth every day, in countless ways.
I have a recording for you of me singing this song.
(I feel so daring, sharing this raw expression with you.)
I want to sing and dance and live the experience of Heaven On Earth in to BEingness with you.
We've only just begun.
(and yes, I used to sing that song too!)
I wonder. How do you put your creative nature to work on this, creating "heaven on earth?"
Do you imagine it, believe it, know it is ours to foster and experience?
It calls us into a truth that requires much of us... and while it may seem daunting or difficult at times, this is for us to do. For us to BE.
Heaven On Earth. The very notion asks us to give up the illusions that suggest "either/or," and to embrace "and." It may be challenging, yet so worthy of you and your life. Me and my life. Us and our lives.
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