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Dec
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Marmelodian

I hope you hear the Voice For God all around you.  One difficulty is confusing the Voice For God with the voice for separation, or ego. The voice for ego is strong; just turn on your TV news or talk radio.  Many times, if you want to actually hear the Voice For God, you have to go out of your way.  Even on the internet.

There are now a number of musicians who write down and perform the music “The Voice” shares with them. One is Resta Burnham whom I will share with you very soon.  Another is Martha Maria who records under the name Marmelodian (now Dogwood Daughter). She has recently put together a CD entitled, “Spirit Songs,”several of which are specifically related to the Course In Miracles.  It is hard to categorize Marmelodian,  but the music is reminiscent of medieval music, country, and new age.

One of my favorites on this CD is this one, “Let Me Know This Brother”:

“Let me know this brother as I know myself.
Let me know this brother as I know myself.
Let me know this brother as I know myself.
Let me know this brother as I know myself.
Let me know this brother as I know myself.
Let me love this brother as I love myself.”

This next song takes one of our favorite phrases from the Course and sets it to music:

I am here just to be truly helpful.
I am here just to be truly helpful.
I am here just to be,
I am here just to be,
I am here just to be truly helpful.

I am here to represent him who sent me.
I am here to represent him who sent me.
I am here to represent,
I am here to represent,
I am here to represent him who sent me.

Perhaps one of the best and most original songs on the CD is this one entitled “Canticle to the Sun.”

O Lord, we praise Thee for our Brother Sun,
Who brings us day, who brings us golden light.
He tells us of Thy Beauty, Holy One.

We praise Thee, too, when falls the quiet night,
For Sister Moon, and every silver star
That Thou hast set in Heaven, clear and far.

“For our brave Brother Wind we give Thee praise;
For clouds and stormy skies, for gentle air;
And for our Sister Water, cool and fair,

Who does service in sweet, humble ways;
But, when the winter darkens, bitter cold,
We praise Thee every night and all day long.

“For our good friend, so merry and so bold,
Dear Brother Fire, beautiful and strong.
For our good Mother Earth, we praise Thee, Lord;

For the bright flowers she scatters everywhere;
For all the fruit and grain her fields afford;
For her great beauty, and her tireless care.”
“Canticle To The Sun (St. Francis) – Martha Maria (Dogwood Daughter)

The Voice For God speaks through old music, popular music, and brand new music.  Marmelodian’s songs are brand new, just out.  She is a mother of two and makes her music at her studio in the East Tennessee foothills of the Cumberland Mountains.  If you hear ‘the voice’ and want more, you can visit Martha Maria at www.dogwooddaughter.com to listen more or even buy your own copy. They also can be purchased from iTunes and CDBaby.

***First published in 2011. The use of audio selections in the podcast are used here under “fair use” exemptions.” The purpose here is commentary and teaching, the works were published long ago, doesn’t use significant amounts, licensing and permissions were not available and their use has no adverse impact on the marketability of the music involved. The fragments used are identified to facilitate their purchase online.***

 

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