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Poems are the rough notation for the music we are ♫ ~Rumi

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January 2013

We Are Stars – Kenley Kristofferson

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Choral sheet music available at cypresschoral.com

“Most stars are made of the three lightest elements in the universe: Hydrogen, Helium and Lithium. Upon their death, some smaller stars simply burn out and fade away, but the elder and more massive stars do something entirely different. These cosmic titans cave into their core, creating enormous heat, light and energy not seen since the Big Bang almost fourteen billion years ago.

But, as these stars collapse, the new heat and density enables their lighter elements to be forged into larger, heavier and stronger ones like Nitrogen, Carbon, Oxygen, Iron and so forth. This process is call nuclear fusion and, in short, it fills the universe with a veritable something rather than nothing.

As this fertile star gives way, it gets heavier and denser until it compresses to a point where it can be compressed no further and is brimming with energy. Unable to sustain that form, it explodes through space and seeds the universe with heavy elements. These elements go on to attract to one another through space and gravity to form asteroids, planetoids and sometimes planets.

Earth is one of these planets. From the calcium in our bones to cobalt in our mountains, all things are connected through a common solar origin. The stellar nursery in the night sky reminds us that all stars, all flowers, all mountains and all life are all just threads in a cosmic tapestry — each thread is important in itself, but when woven together, the picture is not only more clear, but also more beautiful.”

… isn’t that just amazing?

My name is Kenley Kristofferson and I’m a composer, teacher, writer and voice actor who uses the ARTS to teach the SCIENCES.

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Fierce Grace by Beautiful Chorus

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‘We are the warrior movement of peace.
We are the power of spirit embraced.
We are accepting the blessings of every direction.
We are the students of a fierce grace.’

*In dedication to Ram Dass, and his ever-present awareness and acknowledgement of change and the continuous expansion of being.

Visit our tour page at http://www.indiegogo.com/resonancemeditation
Experience all things BC at http://www.BeautifulChorus.com
Produced for Beautiful Chorus by DiViNCi of SoS
Edited and Directed by Alexandrah
Beautiful Warrior Paints by Carolina The Doodler: http://www.CarolinatheDoodler.com

Gungor – Brother Moon (2/13)

It feels very earthy and fres.

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From the album “Ghosts Upon The Earth” (BUY IT!)
Out September 20
gungormusic.com

Lyrics:

Brother moon
Shine down your light on us tonight
Show us the love of God
Sister sun you bring out the day
You’re shining the light of God on your face today

Maker of it all
You provide it all
In You we live
In You we move
In You we have our being
You’re glorious
You’re holding us together all together

Brother wind your clouds and your storms
You’re breathing the breath of God in your lungs for us
Mother earth, you’re giving us life with God’s open hand you always provide
For us
Maker of it all
You provide it all
In You we live
In You we move
In You we have our being
You’re glorious
You’re holding us together all together

You are everything good, you are everything beautiful
You are everything, you’re everything

Love Can Change the World

Here’s sharing this inspiring worship song that celebrates love. As the lyrics goes, “God is love, our God is love, and love can change the world.”

I like the verse shared in the song: “God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete in us.” Yes love and wonder is greater than everything else, and love lives in us even as we live in love and wonder.

“May we never stop this dreaming of a better world. May we never stop believing in the impossible… But love, love can change the world… God is love, our God is love, and love can change the world.”

A New Liturgy: CREATION

LIVE from Willow Creek Church in Chicago – October 21, 2012
Written & Led by Aaron Niequist – http://anewliturgy.com
Visuals Curated by Stephen Proctor – http://worshipvj.com/

This video features a Picture-in-Picture of two live video feeds: a wide shot capturing the panoramic LED video wall & the main “IMAG” feed capturing the band & singers.

For the story behind this project, visit http://worshipvj.com/a-new-liturgy-live/

Here’s sharing this worship video. As described by Brian McLaren in this website, it is a beautiful worship experience indeed, replete with grand visuals of creation’s beauty and stirring voices and music of humanity. I like the lyrics as well as quotes in the song, such as the quote by Richard Rohr.

“If we are created in the image and likeness of God, then whatever good, true or beautiful things we can say about humanity or creation, we can say of God exponentially. God is the beauty of creation and humanity multiplied to the infinite power.” Fr Richard Rohr

Yes, may God give us new eyes to see, new skin to feel, new lungs to breathe the wonder underneath, faith like a mustard seed to swim in God’s (Love’s) mystery. May we embrace the enchantment of the world and see the glory of God/Love that fills the earth.

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