The Music of Life!
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This month at Espirational.com we are exploring music. This will be a fun month with daily quotes, blog posts, videos and and a special feature. You won’t want to miss my interview with singer/songwriter Bill Tonnis coming up on September 12. It will be reblogged on Espiratonal.com and Espirational Faith, but the entire interview will only be found here at All Things Espiraitonal http:://www.espirational.net.
Whether or not you think you are a musician or even a music lover, we all go through life surrounded by music. It is all around us!
Advertisers know music is a way to get their messages directly into the thoughts and minds of consumers. Remember the famous “jingles” from the commercials of the 60’s and 70’s? Does “you deserve a break today” still pop up in your mind for no reason? Do you still want to sing the “I’d like to buy the world a Coke” version of “I’d like to teach the world to sing?”
Music is also used in religious services to inspire, teach and guide us to oneness with the divine. Hymns and choruses often come to my mind and surprisingly, they are usually exactly what I need at the moment to lift my spirit or balance my life in some way.
Politicians even use music to try to stir people up and encourage us to vote or take other action. Candidates now sometimes use a “theme song” that is played at their campaign rallies and other events. Songs like “The Star Spangled Banner” or “God Bless America” have been used to unite or even divide us as Americans.
So this month is all about music. I hope you will follow us at Espirational.com as we explore this topic more..
The Espirational Question for August: Is there a particular song that has special meaning for you? The monthly question is given as something for you to ponder and use in a way that works for you. I would love to get a discussion going if anyone would like to share in the comments.
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