RE-FRAMING - New Song

Reframing

According to Numerology, 2016 adds up to a 9, which represents completion. My understanding is that collectively, we’re wiping the slate clean for a new beginning, another nine-year cycle. The good news is that we are in that precious, sacred time where we get to envision 2017 with all of its magical possibilities, regardless of what transpired this past year.

This time of year during the long, dark nights, I always make some room for some quiet reflection time - what did I love about the year? What would I have wished were different? What will the year ahead hold? How can I take the lessons from this past year and use them in the year ahead so that I’m not doomed to repeat them again? And again and again.

I can also take the most challenging parts of last year and work on my perception of them. By softening around the judgement - of myself or the situation or anyone else with whom I shared the challenge - I can actually transform the effect of its hold on me by turning it over for a fresh, new perspective. In other words, I re-frame it using Love and Light as my guides. Simple. And then, instead of repeating the litany of all that went wrong, I clear my throat and offer my voice with a new song.

Isn’t it time for a New Song for us all? Haven’t we had enough divisiveness? Can’t we begin the process of healing the polarity? Here’s my offering toward that dream…

New Song

NEW SONG
Words & music by Sandi Kimmel

It’s time for a new song
Sung together with one voice
It’s time for a new song
All connected by one choice

Deep down, underneath the din
Love’s vibration always streaming in
Let the healing begin

It’s time for a new song
Can’t you feel there’s a fresh start?
It’s time for a new song
As we awaken to one heart

Listen closely with your inner ear
Love’s vibration louder than the fear
And the message is clear

It’s time for a new song
To uplift and empower
It’s time for a new song
We can sing by the hour

It’s time for a new song
Be the change that it’s bringing
It’s time for a new song
It’s the sound of love singing
It’s time for a new song
New song new song new song Now!

©  2008 S. Kimmel

New Song is on my third album, REACH UP.  Featuring John Guth on multiple instruments, and some vocal harmony with Lisa Jane Lipkin, New Song 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 New Song and all of my other songs anytime on SoundCloud.

Thanks so much for listening and for sharing the music!

 

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.

Thank you for listening and especially for sharing!

 

 


WISHES & WARMTH - Shine Your Light

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Whatever you celebrate, know that we are all connected during this sacred season! Shine Your Light in every direction. It is needed everywhere!

And when all the shopping and chopping and prepping and wrapping and baking and eating and celebrating are behind us, let's remember that the nights are still long and dark, and the world needs light now more than ever. What can you do? Shine yours. Everywhere. At everyone. Anytime. Always...

Blessings & love to you!

Shine Your Light

You can let this chant worm its way into your ears to remind you how important your light is to the whole. Truly, it is.

My singing partner for this a cappella chant is the incomparable songbird Lisa Jane Lipkin whose light shines all the way from NY to CA...and beyond!

 

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.

Thank you for listening and especially for sharing!

 


HO, HO, HO! And Other Holiday Stress Relievers

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Are you feeling the quickening of time as we zoom into the holidays?  I know I am…so I came up with some simple tips for a stress-free holiday season. (OK…in all honesty, there will still be a little stress. But that means you are a fully engaged active participant in this slightly frenetic time of the year!) Help is on the way!

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BLEATING MY OWN DRUM - Ba Ba Black Sheep

 

Wrapping spiritual truths in simple, singable melodies delivers uplifting messages with innocence and warmth. This version of Ba Ba Black Sheep was written on that foundation. And to my utter surprise and absolute delight, it has struck the right tone internationally.

Between this YouTube version, or here on SoundCloud, and on dozens of streaming internet radio sites, Ba Ba Black Sheep is heard by more than a thousand people a week, including you…

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WONDERFUL WORLD - You Have to Dream

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We cannot eliminate hunger,
but we can feed each other.
We cannot eliminate loneliness,
but we can hold each other.
We cannot eliminate pain,
but we can live a life
of compassion.
    - excerpt from  ACCEPTING THIS by Mark Nepo

I found myself thinking about Mark Nepo’s beautiful poem/reflection with hope and a  vision for a world where we each take responsibility for our own life experience, and our role in an evolving humanity.

Dream a new future with me.

You Have to Dream

YOU HAVE TO DREAM
Words by Sandi Kimmel
Music by Thomas Barquee

You have to dream a new world to create it
Be the change that you wish to see
You have to dream a new world like you made it
For it to be, for it to be

Like it or not
Thoughts become things
Thinking a lot
Leads to all that it brings
Being in silence 
Brings awakenings…

You have to dream a new world to create it
Be the change that you wish to see
You have to dream a new world like you made it
For it to be, for it to be

Like it or not
Thoughts become things
A monkey mind
Like a mockingbird sings
Turning it over
Brings awakenings…

    You can only see how far you’ve come
    From where you’ve been
    You can only see where you’re going
    When you go within

You have to dream a new world to create it
Be the change that you wish to see
You have to dream a new world like you made it
For it to be, for it to be
You have to dream
You have to dream

© 2015 T. Barquee & S. Kimmel


To read The Story Behind You Have to Dream, click here.

Please visit my website to learn more about my music, and my collaboration with Thomas here.  You Have to Dream is available for download on CD Baby.

You can listen to You Have to Dream and lots of other songs anytime on SoundCloud. Thank you for listening and especially for sharing!

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.

 


THE FIG TREE TEACHER - One Day At A Time

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Patrick planted our fig tree 14 years ago from a cutting of a tree that had followed him from Los Angeles. Now in its full glorious height and girth, the tree is the main attraction of our backyard, providing welcome shade and delicious and abundant fruit in the summer, and an enormous shower of leaves in the fall. 

Years ago, I’d rake them up once or twice and be done with the task. As the years marched on, so did the number of fig leaves falling in our yard. Huge yellow leaves skipped in the wind, landing on bushes and branches and the earth below, curling over time into tight brown fists. Raking them up takes sweat…and a LOT of room in the green recycling bin.

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UNEXPECTED OUTCOMES - Reach Up

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Wow! What a wild ride!  The landscape is changing before our eyes in unexpected ways as the shock waves begin to subside. Fortunately, there has been some wonderful sharing of wisdom and perspective, along with constructive ways to channel the energy. A blog by Beatris Karaoglanyan called “Trump Teaches a Spiritual Lesson” rang true for me and speaks of  the Laws of the Universe.

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