Music Reflection Mondays: Trust God

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Thank you Lord for this new day and help us to make the most of it. Show us that you are always with us as we continue to build and strengthen our relationship with you.  May every single person that read and visit this blog be blessed.

Let us use this Music Reflection Monday to experience and enjoy how light our burdens can become if we just trust in God to see us through. There are so many songs out there that it is impossible for me to list them all in this post but may the Holy Spirit guide us to what we need in our spirit and lives.  Here are some songs I felt compelled to share today.  Feel free to share some of your favourites below.

May 2018 be the breakthrough year we’ve been praying for – for our health, for our families, for our finances, for our businesses, for our healing spiritually, mentally and physically.

So stop running, stop denying, stop doing things your way and failing, stop worrying, stop fighting and let go and give God permission to improve and repair every aspect of your life.  I have and I’m not going back to the way things used to be. We don’t have to do it alone.  We have help and He is waiting for us to ask Him.

Believe with me and receive these blessings as we trust and praise God daily for them in advance and He will deliver us. 🙂

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops in this journey called life.

Music Reflection – No More Tears

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Hello and Welcome back to “Music Reflection Mondays” unfortunately, I was too exhausted to post this yesterday hence I adjusted the title to post it today.  I hope that all is well with each of you.

Today, I would like to highlight some songs that helped me get through some tough moments in my life that I didn’t think I would get over but I have. 🙂 For those of you wondering if this post was triggered by a recent incident have no worries it wasn’t. I’m happy to report that all is well. 🙂

I was in the car listening to the radio when a couple of songs were played that took me back and they made me feel all sorts of emotions sad, happy and grateful all at the same time.   It was in these moments of reflection that made me realize just how much music has been a part of my life.

Some of the music gave me strength when I was weak, courage when I was afraid and comfort when I sad.   I can truly say that listening to the words of some of those songs helped speed up my healing process.

The music for me was never used to forget what happened but rather help me move past it.  If you listen to the right kind of music maybe, just maybe it can do the same for you too.

Some of my favourites old and new included:

My list can go on and on but I won’t. 🙂 Music feeds the soul and has the potential to  soothe the heart and mind as well.  Don’t let the pressures of life keep you down.  We’re all going through something so don’t give up, keep moving.

Have a wonderful night and a blessed.

Music Reflection Mondays # 24 – A Christmas to Remember

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays! Today I want to try something a little different for this segment – a story enhanced by the titles of Christmas songs.  Hope you enjoy.

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Once there was a little boy who said to his village one Christmas Eve, “O Come All Ye Faithful” but they didn’t listen and instead responded to him saying, “Go Away, Little Drummer Boy all we want is a Silent Night“.

This broke his heart because all he wanted to do was Deck the Halls and sing O Holy Night.    One of the villager’s (the richest man in the village) Mr. Smith approached him and explained that after Last Christmas   and the Jingle Bells episode that everyone was a little discouraged.  He hung his head filled with shame and guilt because he knew that was all his fault and now Christmas time is just too painful a memory for them.

Last Christmas the little boy had accidentally broke the bell on the church tower during the Christmas celebrations which almost killed two people.  That was a special bell that they saved up to purchase and now it was ruined.  They never looked at him the same after that day and just the thought of Christmas was a painful reminder for them.

Mr. Smith and the little boy came up with a plan to bring the Christmas spirit back to their land.  They decorated the old barn and even gathered a few members from the church choir to form a band. They went all over the village singing The Christmas Song, Mary’s Boy Child and Santa Claus is Coming to Town like never before and everyone came from far and wide.  This made the little boy and Mr. Smith very happy.

At the end of the show everyone was clapping and hugging each other filled with joy once more. A feeling they thought they would never explore again.  This event it seemed was just what the village needed to remember what made the month of December one to remember.

Later that night before they all turned in for the night they sang to the little boy and the villager We Wish You Merry Christmas“.    The little boy quietly made his Christmas wish, please  Let it Snow, Let it snow as he wiped his tears of joy off his cheek.  Sure enough, Christmas morning they were all greeted with the sight of snow through their windows.

The little boy was jumping up and down on his bed because he was so happy to see that it was really snowing. Just when he thought his Christmas could not get any better.  Mr. Smith went around with his horse and carriage presenting each home with a mini bell that had been dipped in gold and had special drawings on them. The little boy got dressed as quickly as he could and asked Mr. Smith if he could help him and of course Mr. Smith accepted.

This was a beautiful surprise and a wonderful gift. That was truly a Christmas to remember.

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Hope you enjoyed.  Have a wonderful day.  🙂

Music Reflections Mondays #23 – Reminiscing

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays! Hope your weekend was delightful and that your Monday was a pleasant one.

Over the weekend I stumbled across some music that I used to listen to not so long ago and it just took me back.  It’s been stuck in my head probably because I’m just playing it repeatedly in my car. 🙂

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So what have I been listening to?  Here’s sneak peek at my playlist this week. 🙂

Do we share any favourites? I’ve been extra busy lately so I’ve been spending more time than I would like driving so to relax and not worry about all that I have to do I turn to the music and it truly helps.

Sure music won’t make our issues disappear but music can create some space in our minds that our stress and constant worrying can often dominate finally granting  us some ‘ME’ time.

Music is like the reset or refresh button for life.  When the going gets tough, get the music flowing. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed. Have a wonderful night and thanks for stopping by.

 

Music Reflection Mondays #22 – Relaxation Tips

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!  I hope all is well with each of you.

We all know Monday is the start of the work week and for many it could be a very taxing day.  The good news is, at the end of it all we have an opportunity to unwind, clear our minds from the all the stress and issues of the day.  It’s almost like pressing the reset button to refresh your mind. 🙂

Pondering on everything that went wrong during the day would only further stress you out and could even trigger a headache maybe even loss of appetite.  We don’t want that! How we go about releasing that tension and clearing a path in our minds so we can actually de-stress and start tomorrow with fresh eyes and a cool and clear mind is critical.

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There are many things you can do but not everything will work for everyone and some techniques are more effective on some people than others.  Some relaxation tips include:

  • Long bath with soothing music
  • Listen to music on your way home
  • Exercise while listening to music
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Art therapy – getting in touch with your creative side can do wonders for relieving stress and increasing your happiness.
  • Dancing
  • Aromatherapy
  • Yoga
  • Deep slow breaths
  • A visit to the spa for some pampering 🙂
  • Getting adequate sleep is crucial
  • Talk about what’s troubling you – it’s healthier for you to share your thoughts and feelings than to have it bottled up inside.  If you don’t the pressure will continue to build until your mind and body can’t take it anymore and negatively releases it. I pity the poor soul who walks into that hurricane.

Try the different options until you find something that works for you.  It is easy to say “leave work at work” but when stuff happens that leaves you emotionally charged long after work it is easier said than done.

I have found that getting my mind and body into the music I’m listening to helps me clear my mind and it works for non-work related issues as well.  I sing along and that takes my mind off whatever is bothering me. A long shower, an occasional spa visit, aromatherapy,  a good night’s sleep and talking to someone can make a big difference in how you feel.

Some music I enjoy include:

Have a wonderful night and feel free to make your music suggestions in comments below. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Music Reflection Mondays #21 – New Relationships

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!  I trust that you had a pleasant day and if it didn’t start that way – you can still determine how it will end. 🙂

Tonight, I’m looking at new relationships. New relationships have that newness to them that just leave us so carefree, anxious and excited to see and be around that special someone. We can’t help but smile and enjoy each moment we’re in their company leaving us on a high that we never want to end.

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I remember the long talks on the telephone that we never wanted to end.  When we were in each other’s presence the connection was so much more than the physical.  Just being in each other’s company was just all we wanted to do.  The only destination was wherever they are.  The more time you spend with them the more you want to spend.  The more time spent getting to know them is the more you wanted to be apart of their life and they yours.   That relationship made you feel love like no other relationship did.

Starving from Hailee Steinfeld and Symphony from Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson are two beautiful songs that just takes you back.  We go through life and relationships thinking that the last relationship was the best life could ever get and then one day when we’re not looking and least expect it – life adds a new piece to the puzzle and changes your life forever. 🙂

I’ve learnt over the years that as one door closes another one opens.  We must not be afraid to walk through, take a deep slow breath and with our eyes wide open and our senses fully alert take life one day at a time.  We need to allow ourselves to open up to the possibility of receiving love and it would find us no matter where we are.  So as Demi Lovato put it, feel free to Give Your Heart A Break  . 🙂

Have a wonderful night and an amazing week.  Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

Music Reflections Mondays #20 – “Too Good At Goodbyes”

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!  Most of last week I was bombarded by various radio stations with this song from Sam Smith called Too Good At Goodbye.    

Every time I hear it, it takes me back to chapters in my life when “goodbyes” were needed but were so difficult because of the emotional attachments.  The lyrics are so relatable to anyone who has been in a relationship that ended up taking more than it was giving or just was too toxic for you to continue to survive in.  I think he penned it beautifully.

Relationships come and relationships go and based on our history or patterns with our partners we adjust emotionally and expose less and less of true selves to reduce the feeling of loss and disappointment should things not work out.

It is a sad song as it highlights the emotions, thoughts and frustrations of someone in a relationship who is just so tired of the roller-coaster ride that walking away is the BEST alternative.   Walking away is never easy but I love Dua Lipa’s New Rules song.   I like how she list the rules as she attempts to get over the failed relationship.  She has a more upbeat approach to the situation. I love it!!!! 🙂