Those who have been reading my weekly stories for a while know how much I enjoy being near the ocean. My entire being relaxes and expands when I’m at the beach. Many of you share my love for the sound of the waves rolling in and the refreshing, restorative quality of the salt air. I shared my love for the ocean with a new friend last week. When she heard the lyrics in the song “There Is So Much Magnificence” by Miten and Deva Premal, she thought of me and sent me the YouTube video.
Little did she know I had a powerful experience with this song four years ago. In fact, the experience touched me so deeply, I wrote about it in my story that week. Because this song came back into my awareness in such a sweet way, I felt inspired to share that story again. While putting this email together, imagine my surprise when I noticed the date of the concert in the description of the short video clip on my YouTube channel. It happened on September 17, 2016, exactly four years ago to the day! I’ll take that as a sign I was supposed to share this magical moment of harmony with all of you again this week:
There was a lot of magnificence at the Olympia Theater in Miami last Saturday night. I was blessed to once again attend a Deva Premal concert with some dear friends. If you don’t know her music, I highly recommend you check it out on iTunes or YouTube. Her voice has a remarkable purity that matches the vibration of the Sanskrit chants she sings. Deva tours with her husband, Miten, also a talented musician, and their friend Manose, an amazing flute player and singer from Kathmandu. To call what they do a concert doesn’t do it justice. When I tell people about the experience, I usually invite them to imagine they’re sitting around a campfire with beloved friends singing along to familiar songs while one of them plays guitar. Now imagine that same level of intimacy and joy with 1,500 people in a beautiful theater chanting praise to Divine Presence. It’s absolutely magnificent.
Speaking of magnificence, towards the end of this enchanting evening, Miten invited just the men in the audience to stand and sing his part of a beautiful song called “So Much Magnificence.” Typically, men are not quick to stand and sing in public, but as far as I could see, every guy in the audience participated. By that point, we were immersed in the vibration of love, so it felt safe to go beyond our comfort zone. We sang to the women, “There is so much magnificence near the ocean. Waves are coming in. Waves are coming in.” With each repetition, those deep voices got louder.
After a few rounds of that, Deva invited the women to join her in singing “Hallelujah” back to the men in beautiful harmony. When the two parts blended, streams of tears rolled down my cheeks. I choose to believe that much healing occurred in the hearts of both the men and the women standing and singing to each other in the auditorium that night. The flow of unconditional love back and forth and all around us was palpable. I shall never forget this experience.
Click the link below to enjoy a little sample that I recorded in Miami with my iPhone on September 17, 2016:
In this time of divisiveness and polarity, may this song remind you of the healing power of harmony and love.
Family Constellations is a wonderful way to have a similar soul connection that can restore harmony in any area of your life. Even though we are gathering virtually these days, something profound happens in these online workshops. Participants arrive as strangers and depart feeling like soul family. The next Virtual Family Constellations Workshop is happening this Saturday, September 26 from 2:30 – 5:30 Eastern Time. For more information about this event and to purchase your ticket, click this link. Space is limited to 24 participants so get your ticket soon! If you’d like more information about Family Constellations or if you prefer to schedule a one on one session, please visit my website or simply send me an email.
Until next time, may you experience the power of harmony and love in miraculous ways.
Alone we are all lowly, but together we shine with brightness so intense that none of us alone can even think of it. Before the glorious radiance of [Oneness] guilt melts away, and transformed into kindness will never more be what it was.
A Course in Miracles – T-13.X.14