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BI-PARTISAN STRESS & Music to Soothe It

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There was a thought-provoking article in the New York Times about "talking to your therapist about election anxiety."  There has been a significant increase of anxiety and stress-related disorders as reported by therapists whose patients cross party lines, and across the country. Apparently, whether you're a Democrat or Republican, this election is poking at the deepest buried fears, raising long-dormant insecurities that have been layered over by years of denial. They are now laid bare for everyone to see - our own and each other's. We are a nation in pain, and hoping for relief when the election is over. I don't know about you, but I'm holding the vision that we can return to the place of "love thy neighbor" again soon.

But wait! Isn't there another way of looking at it?

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A MUSICAL CONTRIBUTION - And The Story Behind It

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During this very attention-grabbing election season, it's very easy to feel pulled off center...and down. For the next few weeks, I will use this space to offer some soothing from the news, sharing songs intended to raise your vibration and open your heart.

Today's selection is Ancestors & Angels. It begins with an invocation and ends with an exclamation. And in between, appreciation for those who came before who are always part of us. We can call on them anytime. Even before Election Day...

Hear me, hear me call you...

Ancestors & Angels

Ancestors & Angels is on my third album, REACH UP.  Featuring John Guth, Ancestors & Angels is available on my website Sandi Kimmel.com , or for download at CD Baby and iTunes.   Please visit my website to learn more about me and my music.  You can listen to Ancestors & Angels and all of my other songs anytime on SoundCloud.

Thanks so much for listening and for sharing the music!

ANCESTORS & ANGELS
Words & music by Sandi Kimmel

Hear me, hear me call you; Hear me, hear me call you

I call on my ancestors
And all of the angels
Show me the way
A step a day
Please light the path.

I’m blessed by my ancestors
And all of the angels
Along the way
I stop and pray
To light the path.

    And take the next logical step
    And trust the process
    Day by day and breath by breath
    The journey unfolds
    All is well and timely
    For my soul.

Hear me, hear me call you; Hear me, hear me call you

I honor my ancestors
And all of the angels
I understand
At my command
They light the path.

I thank all my ancestors
And all of the angels
For all the love
Sent from above
To light on the path.

    Take the next logical step
    And trust the process
    Day by day and breath by breath
    The journey unfolds
    All is well and timely for my soul. 2x    

(They) hear you, hear you call them
Hear you, hear you call them

Just call on your ancestors
And all of the angels
They show the way
As step a day
And light the path

You’re blessed by your ancestors
And all of the angels
Along the way
Just stop and pray
To light the path

    Take the next logical step
    And trust the process
    Day by day and breath by breath
    The journey unfolds
    All is well and timely for my soul. 2x    


 © 2006 S. Kimmel

About My Blog:
Soul Feathers - wisps of wisdom and tickles of truth, observations and offerings from my heart and music for the soul. We each have a part to play in this great movie, and mine is gently but consistently toss pebbles into the lake of humanity, and watch the ripples make waves.

Soul Feathers is also the name of the album I recorded with producer Thomas Barquee. He artfully elevated the music to a high vibration of love and healing, truly music for these times. Music has the power to move and motivate, soothe and uplift, and these songs and chants support the journey as the music reflects my own journey.

By sharing my perspective, practical spirituality and positive music, it is my intention to release soul-nourishing pebbles in the sea of our emerging consciousness. By sharing this work with other like-minded and like-hearted friends, you become part of the wave.


OUT THE WINDOW

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Why is it that all of my spiritual practices can disappear in an instant? I ponder this question every time I'm behind the wheel and someone cuts me off, when I get a junk call that I didn't block fast enough, when I see people treat their children (or animals) badly, when the doorbell rings and I open it only to find someone trying to sell me something, or any one of dozens of situations that test my patience and my resolve.

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DEFINING THE TRIBE - This Means You!

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The world seems to be changing before our eyes. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns described this time as one of "transition." He explained that when you're in the middle of a transition, you can't really see it. It's only when you're through the transition can you look back and see just how far you've come. It certainly seems as if everything is up for grabs right now.

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COME FROM LOVE - The Story Behind the Song

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Many years ago, I heard a predawn whisper in my ear, and even felt the warmth of the breath of the male voice who delivered this message: "Be part of the solution, not part of the problem." I woke up with a start, fully expecting to see someone bending over my bed. At that time, I lived alone, and my bedroom showed no signs of another human being anywhere. I took it as a type of instructions, delivered to me from beyond my rational mind. I have tried to live my life with that message as my true direction ever since.

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