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Loving People, Loving Planet :)

What did i find today?? (what was i looking for?) Each new day: gotta get my fill of positive-mind-music…aka happy-brain-food that touches the heart…and gets my blood pumping. (Energizing my Compassion through Music!:)

Not sure how i found the following, You Tube piece, “exactly” …”wishing” i could speak all these beautiful languages…languages from loving people and languages from loving planet!:)

(Initially, i had trouble recognizing the various languages sung, good thing they are listed at the end, huh?;)

I’ve gotten lazy (or is it ? just too busy w/other daily survival pursuits)…with my language fluency goals like learning Haitian Creole and ASL, etc., etc..i have many multilingual friends and it would be wonderful to better communicate in their “specific” heart languages (other than just English..my heart language/native tongue). As an outgoing communicator, feeling so limited..(by my lack of fluency/lack of time to acquire) though, it’s “en-courag(e)-ing” to understand/know/realize the language of compassion/True Agape Love courageously transcends all barriers…(including my frustrating limitations).

The adorable animals and scenic landscapes and loving voices singing in heart languages–made my mind, heart, face SMILE today 4/20/15!! Hoping it will encourage You and bring You a 🙂 and chuckle! …(was thinking how everything: the planet, flowers, animals, trees… sing (from and to the heart) in their own particular way…Praising Yahweh/God of Compassion.)

Different languages singing in compassionate harmony/unity…

Loving the People, Loving the Planet…Loving the Maker.

(published 4/20/15 @ 11:45 a.m.)

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Species’ Skills: Music & Movement

Awe-inspiring species’ skills…(music & movement)

Michael Dickinson, a professor of biology and insect flight expert at the University of Washington…”The whole question of how these little wings generate enough force to keep the insect in the air is resolved,”

Dickinson published a 2005 study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the flight of the bumblebee after gathering data using high-speed photography of actual flying bees and force sensors on a larger-than-life robotic bee wing flapping around in mineral oil. He says the big misconception about insect flight and perhaps what tripped up Magnan is the belief that bumblebees flap their wings up and down. “Actually, with rare exceptions, they flap their wings back and forth,” Magnan said. ~excerpt Explained: The Physics-Defying Flight of the Bumblebee

Who taught the bumblebee his cool moves?:) check it out: celestial choreography

Our awe can only increase when we contemplate the size of galaxies. The Milky Way galaxy has been estimated to measure some 100,000 light-years across. Picture a beam of light traveling at the tremendous speed of 186,000 miles each second (300,000 km/sec). It would take that beam 100,000 years to traverse our galaxy! And some galaxies are many times the size of ours. The Bible says that Jehovah is “stretching out” these vast heavens as if they were mere fabric. (Psalm 104:2) He also orders the movements of these creations. From the smallest speck of interstellar dust to the mightiest galaxy, everything moves according to physical laws that God has formulated and put into effect. (Job 38:31-33) Thus, scientists have likened the precise movements of the celestial bodies to the choreography of an elaborate ballet! Think, then, of the One who has created these things. Do you not stand in awe of the God having such immense creative power? `excerpt: Creative Power–The Maker of Heaven and Earth

Is everything/universe/planet(s)/species, species’ skills, etc. (basically/simply): Divine Mind Music (aka Yahweh wisdom) at play (dance/work/set in motion)?

 

(published 1/7/15@9:47 a.m.)

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Butter…FLY…ing!

Have You heard? (yeah)

it said: everything tastes better with butter.

(How about some salt?)

Have you seen/heard

a

delightful-fragile-life-performance of sound/sight?

Consider: Researchers at Ohio State University studying the Giant Blue Morpho butterfly (Morphodidius) found that although the insect’s wings look smooth to the naked eye, the surfaces are covered with minute overlapping scales that resemble tiles on a roof. Even tinier parallel grooves on the surface of these scales cause dirt or drops of water to roll off with ease. Engineers are seeking to copy the wings’ texture in order to make high-tech coatings for industry and medical equipment that are resistant to dirt and water.

Butterfly’s wing is another example of how science is trying to mimic the designs found in living things. “Nature is full of engineering marvels, from the micro to the macro scale, that have inspired mankind for centuries,” says researcher Bharat Bhushan. (excerpted: The Butterfly’s Wing: Was It Designed? Awake, 2014)

Who designed the flute? Who wrote the music? Who taught the flutist? Who taught the butterfly? (Who taught me?)

 Reference: NPR article: 4/09/16/348986742/watch-a-sweet-little-butterfly-nearly-crush-a-womans-hopes-and-dreams

International music competitions are full of nail-biting moments for young musicians seeking top prizes. But Japanese-born, Chicago-based flutist Yukie Ota encountered a peculiar distraction Monday in the first round of the hugely competitive Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in Odense, Denmark, which draws flutists aged 13 to 29.

I asked Dr. Bob Robbins, curator of lepidoptera at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, what the butterfly was doing there. Was it attracted by the lights? Something on her skin? Just the fluttery sound of her flute?

 “If you look closely at the video,” he says, “you can see the butterfly’s proboscis — its ‘tongue’ — out as it crawls across her forehead. It’s looking for her perspiration. And she’s under lights at a highfalutin competition. I’d be sweating a bit under that pressure.”

Sometimes butter…fly…ing is: simply: searching for salt.

(i am: worrying/hoping/praying all flies…butter and other…find their sweat/sweet!)

Beauty, music, love, life is not a competition…when it’s real.

Just keep it real…thanks.

(for any/some salt & context about salt: check out: Choking, Gagging, Regurgitating)

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Gimme…my Music: PLEASE!

MUSIC has power. It can calm us, stir us, and lift our spirits. It can express both our joys and our sorrows. Common to virtually all cultures—past and present—music is a language of both the mind and the heart. Yes, music truly is a gift from God.

listening to this reminds me of my musical fleeting fantasies (in jr. high aka middle school “now”adays)…of being a female conductor!…i was in concert band middle/high school…a conductor seemed a lot cooler than being a clarinetist -lol…for sure! Tell me how i go from playing violin to the clarinet?!?!…the only schmo willing to “volunteer” cause i wanted flute…and drums..but parents quashed that fast…the neighbors wouldn’t tolerate me banging drums. Nobody wanted to play clarinet and my music teacher pleaded to the class…my VERY musical cousin…awesome guitarist..response: WHY? would you choose a “dead” instrument?…not exactly my preference, but i did enJOY it…winds and strings. With only sooo much time and so much learning/studying to do…the natural progression of musical interests at a young age from violin to clarinet..to get really good/accomplished…i would of had to devote all my time/mind to music..wasn’t willing to make that sacrifice..same with dance/ballet…left playing for dancing..my spirituality was emerging…no regrets..just “funny” music memories.

when you really love something…it can consume you/drown you..IF you let it! It can take over everything else in life including important relationships..so, for me, finding a balance…took a little learning/growing…strength/courage to say good bye (for now) to playing, dancing..hours of practice, over consumption of a lot of time, energy of youthful mind/body…

i LOVE this song!!:)…my (high school) band played this and it brings me back to my youth & music class...

“Among the reasons for the existence of music in virtually every culture [is] its ability to elicit and maintain human health and well-being,” says the book Principles and Practice of Stress Management. When we are singing, notes another reference, our entire body resounds and vibrates. In turn, gentle vibrations help tissues relax and dilate, which may help to reduce pain.

Accordingly, some therapists encourage patients suffering from stress to listen to soothing music, which can also improve one’s mood. Some hospitals even pipe music into intensive care units. Premature babies as well as surgery patients often respond well to pleasant music. According to Principles and Practice of Stress Management, studies suggest that listening to relaxing music “produces significant reductions in stress hormone levels during surgery.”

Music may also reduce anxiety in pregnant women by promoting relaxation during labor and delivery. Dentists sometimes play soothing music to create a more relaxed atmosphere for tense patients. But music and song can do much more. They can help us in a spiritual way.

Because music enables us to express virtually every emotion and because it can have such a powerful influence on heart, mind, and body, we should accord this “perfect present . . . from above” the deepest respect. (James 1:17) ~excerpted Music God’s Gift to the Heart

Managing my Music (selectively)…is (healthy/positive) stress management!:)

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