Singing is still one of my favorite things. I use music as therapy. I feel the words do matter. I sing what I feel. If it’s sad music, it helps me cry. If it’s upbeat, I feel happy, I have used songs of heartbreak to get through a broken relationships and most recently sacred songs to help lift up my spirits.
One of my favorite poems is Invictus, by William Ernest Henley. My grandmother would read this to me when I was small until I learned how to read for myself.
I love the words, the images that swirl in my head when I focus on them.
Later as I would read it out loud I would connect to all types of emotions. I was longing to connect to source and my soul. This spoke to me and still does.
Meeting someone who shares an important message I met a young nun many years ago who helped me shift my understanding of God. I was “My Encounter with a Light Being”