Music Instruction: play and feel the healing
Whispering Willow were the words I heard as I was walking along the forest path at the Sanctuary. I ignored them at first until I heard them again and again. I knew I had to pay attention to these words as they were trying to tell me something.
Yes, they were trying to tell me to be still and listen – listen to my heart’s intention. The intention of healing childhood hurts.
What I didn’t realize until that moment was that my intention invoked the healing power of the plant world.
Willow? I thought to myself. I knew it from my childhood in the festival of Sukkot [ Festival of Shelters] – sitting in the sukkah [ a temporary shelter] with greenery all around and a blessing of the four kinds of species that took place. Yes, the willow was one of those four kinds of species. Those were days full of warmth and joy.
The spirit of the willow heard my intention. At that moment while walking along the path I cried and cried. Deep – rooted tears of loss mingled with emotional pain, sadness and nostalgia of long forgotten family stories came up.
I heard the whispering of the willow branches – allowing me to heal. I looked around and sensed the healing coming from the willow tree. The path seemed clearer. I started to hum. My hum grew into a song, a joyous song.
There was a shift. The stagnation has moved. There I was along the path, feeling full of love and hope. The whispering willow came and went. I was in awe and full of gratitude for the vibrant energy that I felt.
I also knew that I connected with a powerful healer that can be called upon when needed.
Thank you – the whispering willow.Miriam Broder
Music: Echoes of Stillness – track 1 – Stillness 1
Kamal and Master Charles
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