Words & Music That Heal

Spiritual sustenance comes in many forms. If you believe that religion and science are deeply connected, then you’ve come to the right page. If you don’t, please enjoy the words and music as “food for thought.” In my never-ending quest for serenity and peace, I started collecting music and words to nourish me. May you find something here that speaks to you, too.

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ENYA – “WATERMARK”
(courtesy of Monnix)

Very soothing. Click here to go directly to YouTube.com.

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WE CAN BE LIKE HER! Debbie Ann’s Vision Statement
(video courtesy of Debstarny, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

I like the way Debbie Ann wrote her intentions that I am putting it here in my blog for inspiration. One day, I might just put up my vision statement in my blog, too!

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SHAKTI GAWAIN: Words from her book, “Creative Visualization”
(video courtesy of HelpOutThere, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)
Shakti, it was such a pleasure meeting you in person in April of 2002. I truly treasure your gift of visualization.

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DEEPAK CHOPRA: The Chopra Center Breath Awareness Meditation
(video courtesy of choprayogi, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

This is the most basic of meditation techniques. Deepak Chopra does a good job in guiding us. Turn up the volume, relax, and keep your eyes closed.

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THE LOTUS OSHO: Music by Emile Koelink
(video courtesy of spiritonsound, YouTube.com.
Click here
to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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CHAKRA MEDITATION
(video courtesy of ReikiRachael. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

Annotations from YouTube.com: A 9-Minute meditation visualising the colours of the chakras

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DEEPAK CHOPRA: How To Know God
(video courtesy of intentadmin, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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“THE SECRET” TO YOU
(video courtesy of goodgrrl4, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

THE SECRET: It’s worthwhile owning the full version of the DVD as well as the book. It’s “The Law of Attraction” repackaged, reinvented, and re-energized. Very good work! No wonder it is such a phenomena!

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JOHAN HORAK: The Law Of Love – The Secret To Abundance
(video courtesy of johanhorak, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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THE SECRET: “Riches” Visualization Tool
(video courtesy of MarcyFromMaui, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

This is a good visualization and affirmation tool to help us believe that we can do anything we believe we can do — and have lots of faith!

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AFFIRMATIONS: The Secret Law of Attraction and Your Dream Life
(video courtesy of thesecretsgrprogram, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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CAROLYN MYSS TALKS ABOUT “SOUL SERVICE”
(video courtesy of TheOmegaInstitute, YouTube.com.)

Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link. Do a search for “Carolyn Myss” and you’ll know why I enjoy her insights so much.

“The soul is a vessel of service,” Carolyn says with conviction. You’ll just have to go directly to the YouTube.com link to find out.

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A TRIBUTE: Apparitions of the Blessed virgin Mary in Fatima & Medjugorje
(video courtesy of ralphjp319, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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MARY’S GARDEN: Pictures of Lourdes, Fatima, Zeitoun and Medjugorje, places where the Mother of God has appeared in recent times with a beautiful soundtrack called “Time of Mercy” by Paul Lisney
(video courtesy of MaxTMH, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to YouTube.com.

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MARY, DID YOU KNOW? A Song About Mother Mary and Her Baby Jesus (and the true meaning of Christmas) performed by Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd(video courtesy of francisxcc, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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A TRIBUTE TO THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY: Set to the music of Michael W. Smith
(video courtesy of ralphjp319, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

Amazing! For the people who don’t understand (or don’t remember) what a Rosary is, here is a beautiful explanation.

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AGNUS DEI: Music by Michael W. Smith
(video courtesy of acessegospel, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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BIGGER THAN YOU AND I: About Jesus Christ
(video courtesy of francisxcc, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

A very modern, hip song about Jesus Christ!

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DARLENE ZSCHECH SINGS “SHOUT TO THE LORD”
(video courtesy of elmersonxp, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to YouTube.com.)

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COACH CARTER: OUR DEEPEST FEAR
(video courtesy of ActuaryTm, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

Annotations from YouTube.com: Timo Cruz’s ultimate response to Carter’s infamous and unrelenting question in the form of a monologue/observation of life, success, and the hope for change.

Paraphrase of Marianne Williamson in “A Return to Love”, partially quoted by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural address, and featured in another film “Akeelah and the Bee”.

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PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA: How To Sleep Correctly (1936)
(video courtesy of pythonbr, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

This famous and revered yogi speaks to us from the past. Very interesting video. We can now all sleep correctly!

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OSHO SPEAKS: I Love To Disturb People
(video courtesy of OSHOInternational, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

A controversial meditator. Whatever controversies Osho stirs, he provokes me to think. That is what I am grateful for.

From Wikipedia: Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain (रजनीश चन्द्र मोहन जैन) (December 11, 1931 – January 19, 1990), better known during the 1960s as Acharya Rajneesh, then during the 1970s and 1980s as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and later taking the name Osho, was an Indian spiritual teacher. He lived in India and in other countries including, for a period, the United States, and inspired the Osho movement, a controversial spiritual and philosophical movement.

Annotations from YouTube.com: I Love to Disturb People. In a series of excerpts from an interview with Jeff McMullen of Australia’s “60 Minutes” Osho offers a series of one-liners about Gandhi, Hitler, the Pope and Mother Teresa — and goes on from there to talk about his reputation for being controversial, contradictory, and, in the words of the interviewer, “one of the funniest people I’ve ever met.”

OSHO SPEAKS
(video courtesy of omkaryes, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

OSHO: MEDITATION for Contemporary People
(video courtesy of OSHOInternational, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

EXPERIENCES from the OSHO International Meditation Resort
(video courtesy of OSHOInternational, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

I keep thinking that the Filipinos could learn a lot about transforming some of our beautiful islands to world-class “meditation resorts.” If we could come up with beautifully-appointed spas like “The Farm” or “Mandala Spa,” what about meditation retreats at Siquijor, for example? I know I’m not the only one who dreams about this…

Annotations from YouTube.com: The OSHO International Meditation Resort is unique in the world — an environment created for individual experiment. Located in Pune, India, about 150 Km southeast of Mumbai, the resort and its OSHO Multiversity offer hundreds of courses, classes, and programs in self-discovery and meditation. Visitors from more than 100 countries visit this luxury resort, and participate in programs year-round.

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THICH NHAT HANH: Peace is Every Step – Meditation In Action (Trailer)
(video courtesy of festivalmedia, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

On September 13, 2001 (two days after 9-11), I found myself in U.C. Berkeley, listening to the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. He told the audience about his successful two-week retreats wherein he brought people from Israel and Palestine together — in peace. What I remember most is his appeal to governments to have a special committee of decision makers, which he called, “Committee of Deep Listening.” He’s right. If we listen deeply, we can think clearly, and act clearly.

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THE ZEN MIND: An Introduction (clips from a documentary)
(video courtesy of emptymindfilms, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

Annotations from YouTube.com: This is a clip from The Zen Mind documentary, filmed in Japan. It serves as a nice overview of zen – a topic very few people can fully understand. EmptyMind Films. http://emptymindfilms.com.

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BILL MOYERS: On Faith & Reason Рwith Pema Ch̦dr̦n | PBS
(video courtesy of PBS, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

A Buddhist nun whose words (in her book) helped me with my fears.

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LAMA OLE NYDAHL on The Today Show
(video courtesy of Thrashkae, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.

I have fond memories of Lama Ole and his wife, Hannah. It was his warm hug after “The Refuge Vow” that inspired me to name my website “RadiantView.com.” I’m so sorry to hear that Hannah has died recently. Although I had met her once briefly, I can still remember her plaited blonde hair and her beautiful smile. I am touched by the words that Lama Ole Nydahl used to describe his wife’s passing: “…she returned to space, timeless and beautiful.”

For more information, check out http://www.lama-ole-nydahl.org. To learn more about Diamond Way Buddhism, go to DiamondWay-Teachings.org.

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and something special!

HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA: Excerpts from the documentary, “Dalai Lama Renaissance” with Harrison Ford
(video courtesy of Khashyar, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

I am glad that I made the time in May of 2001 to go with friends to the Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, California, for three days (or was it four days?) of teachings from HH The Dalai Lama and other spiritual leaders. What an uplifting experience! I would do it all over again… I was guilty of celebrity-watching, of course, such as ogling over Pierce Brosnan during that Saturday night, who talked to about 25,000 of us. What I remember most was getting quite emotional when Buddhist nuns from the different lineages sang their songs and mantras onstage. Seeing His Holiness The Dalai Lama for the first time convinced me that I had to transform my smoking habit to compassionate habits.

Within this timeframe, Dinah, one of my friends in Los Angeles, convinced a High Lama to give her an admission ticket to His Holiness’s teachings when tickets had been sold out. The High Lama finally relented, quite amazed at my friend’s persistence. Dinah gave me the necklace that the High Lama gave her — which had been blessed by His Holiness. There are times when people see me wearing this necklace without knowing that it symbolizes “a gift of compassion for myself and others.” I keep it close to my heart to remind me of my intentions.

HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA: Compassion In Exile – The Story of the 14th Dalai Lama
(video courtesy of festivalmedia, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

THE SAND MANDALA – To Honor of the 70th Birthday of HH, the Dalai Lama in 2005
(video courtesy of gabe121213, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

Annotations from YouTube.com: This Sand Mandala was made in Honor of the 70th Birthday of the Dalai Lama in Bloomington, Indiana in 2005. Allow the meaning, the music, and the allegorical significance to be embued into your being. This Mandala helps us to remember that Compassion is a mighty Temple that yields Beautiful forms in its Contemplation.

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A SAND MANDALA
(video courtesy of planetfrog, YouTube.com.
Click here
to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

Annotations from YouTube.com.

Filmed April 10th 2007, at a Buddhist shrine in Chichester, this video tells the story of a sand painting born only the day before.

In Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the Mandala is brought to an end, honouring the Buddhas teaching of ‘impermanence’ : that all things arise and fade away – that all things are temporary in nature.

In the video you will see many members of the local and visiting Tibetan Buddhist commuity contributing to the growth of the mandala, including the special guest Dr Akong Tulku Rinpoche.

Many thanks to David Mackenzie-Dewhirst for his kind help and guidance in making the mandala, and should anyone like to enquire further about sand mandalas or other therapeutic artforms he practices, he can be contacted at:

www.artmatters.nhs.uk

The word Mandala is sanskrit and litterally means ‘Circle’ & ‘Center’, it suggests the notion that any centre is tied to it’s circumferance, and that any circumferance is always determined by it’s center, together they represent a wholeness.

The Making Of The Mandala:

Traditionally, the sand for madalas is made by crushing precious and semi-precious stones such as coral and turquoise amber etc, but this is no longer done. The sand is dyed using vegetable dyes or opaque tempera or acrylics, it is applied to the mandala disc (base) with a narrow metal funnel called a ‘chakpu’, which is tapped against to cause sufficient vibration for grains of sand to trickle out of its end. Stray grains of sand are moved back into place with small brushes, no adhesives are used to maintain the position of the sand.

Mandalas to Promote Health & Healing:

There has been medical research to show that the bodies immune system and innate healing ability are enhanced when we are relaxed, creativity appears to trigger the bodies relaxation response, promoting one’s own health and healing and increasing stress reduction.
Finally:

In the dismantling of the mandala one should remain in the same relaxed and meditative state of mind, as in its creation. Mandala’s can help us to understand that all things are impermanent and exist only in relation to, and in independence on other things.

The Kagyu tradition is one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. It is reknowned for its emphasis on meditation as embodied by such great masters as Marpa, Milarepa and Gampopa, whose example inspired people throughout Tibet.

The supreme head of the Kagyu lineage is the Karmapa.

Kagyu Samye Dzong London is a branch of Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland, a Buddhist Centre which was established in 1967 and now has branches worldwide. Kagyu Samye Dzong London is under the direct guidance of Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche and Ven.Lama Yeshe Losal, whose lives and activity are an endless source of inspiration for the thousands of people who come into contact with them every year. They are known for their tireless efforts in preserving the purity of the Buddha’s teachings, and the Kagyu lineage in particular and they visit Kagyu Samye Dzong London regularly giving teachings, guidance and empowerments. The day to day guidance of the centre is by Lama Zangmo.

More information here:
http://london.samye.org/london

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INTRODUCTION TO SIKHISM: The music is taken from a track produced by Singh Kaur and Amar Singh.
(video courtesy of HSL2006, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

A lot of my community relations work involve collaborating on projects with Sikhs from Silicon Valley. It’s been a beautiful learning experience.

To learn more about Sikhism please visit this sites:

http://www.sikhnet.com
http://www.mrsikhnet.com
http://www.sikhphilosophy.net

A SONG ABOUT THE SIKH RELIGION: Sikh itihaas(video courtesy of moga1985, YouTube.com.
Click here
to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

In a nutshell: Sikhim was founded over 500 years ago. It preaches a message of devotion and remembrance of God at all times, truthful living, equality of mankind and denounces superstitions and blind rituals. Sikhism is open to all through the teachings of its ten Gurus enshrined in the Sikh Holy Book and Living Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Sikhism is an Indian religion combining Islamic and Hindu elements, founded in the Punjab (Panjab) in the late 15th century AD by Nanak. (read more from http://www.crystalinks.com/sikhism.html)

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THE HEALING POWER OF SUFI MEDITATION
(video courtesy of NurMir, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

Sufism: Basic beliefs

The essence of Being/Truth/God is devoid of every form and quality, and hence unmanifested, yet it is inseparable from every form and phenomenon either material or spiritual. It is often understood to imply that every phenomenon is an aspect of Truth and at the same time attribution of existence to it is false. The chief aim of all Sufis then is to let go of all notions of duality, therefore the individual self also, and realize the divine unity.

Sufis teach in personal groups, as the interaction of the master is considered necessary for the growth of the pupil. They make extensive use of parable, allegory, and metaphor, and it is held by Sufis that meaning can only be reached through a process of seeking the truth, and knowledge of oneself. Although philosophies vary between different Sufi orders, Sufism as a whole is primarily concerned with direct personal experience, and as such may be compared to various forms of mysticism such as Zen Buddhism and Gnosticism.

A significant part of Persian literature comes from the Sufis, who created books of poetry (which include for example the Walled Garden of Truth, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the Conference of the Birds and the Masnavi), all of which contain teachings of the Sufis.

(to read more about this, click here to go to Wikipedia.com.)

RUMI, THE SUFI POET OF LOVE: Here’s a beautiful Rumi poem fused with images and music.
(video courtesy of rahmama2, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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SELF-HELP

MASSAGE FOR RELAXATION AND STRESS MANAGEMENT

Massage Yourself Better – at your Desk
(video courtesy of NewYouLifestyle, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

Annotations from YouTube.com: http://www.new-you.tv – Sitting at your computer all day long can lead to aches, pains, strains and stress. NewYou TV’s massage therapist Susan Winchester shows us how to massage ourselves better.

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Massage away your OWN Aches & Pains
(video courtesy of NewYouLifestyle, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

http://www.new-you.tv/acatalog/landing.html

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Mantak Chia: The Master Teaches Some Self-Massage Techniques
(video courtesy of pacifictao. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

This revered teacher reveals more than 5,000 years of massage and meditation techniques. http://www.pacifictao.com

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Foot and Plantar Fascia Massage-Stretch
(video courtesy of nimblerod, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

I know that there are many people out there who are suffering from this “pain in our heel.” Check this out! I’m going to try it.

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Some of the following videos come from www.Health-Choices.com.

MINDFUL MASSAGE DEMONSTRATION FROM HEALTH CHOICES SCHOOL
(video courtesy of lexthegenie, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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HOLISTIC FACE MASSAGE LESSON
(video courtesy of HealthChoicesSchool, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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HOLISTIC HEAD & SHOULDER MASSAGE LESSON
(video courtesy of HealthChoicesSchool, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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HOW TO GIVE A THAI NECK MASSAGE
(video courtesy of santaclause1498, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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From MassageClips.com

UPPER ARM MASSAGE
(video courtesy of massageclips, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com.)

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HOLISTIC HAND MASSAGE LESSON
(video courtesy of HealthChoicesSchool, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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HOLISTIC FOOT MASSAGE LESSON
(video courtesy of lexthegenie, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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HOLISTIC SWEDISH BACK MASSAGE LESSON – EFFLEURAGE/PETRISSAGE
(video courtesy of lexthegenie, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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HOLISTIC SWEDISH BACK MASSAGE LESSON – “FRICTION”
(video courtesy of HealthChoicesSchool, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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HOLISTIC SWEDISH BACK MASSAGE LESSON – “TAPOTEMENT”
(video courtesy of HealthChoicesSchool, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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I think this is similar to Chi Nei Tsang. Let a professional do this for you.

HOLISTIC ABDOMINAL MASSAGE: Part 1
(video courtesy of HealthChoicesSchool, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

HOLISTIC ABDOMINAL MASSAGE: Part 2
(video courtesy of HealthChoicesSchool, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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From Free-Massage-Videos.com

INNER THIGH MASSAGE
(video courtesy of vindona, YouTube.com. Click here to go directly to the YouTube.com link.)

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