We are very pleased to announce the release of my first CD offering, “Heart ‘n’ Hands,” which is a musical tribute and celebration of A Course in Miracles. This has been quite the labor of love! For those of you who have passed “The Course,” those who are still passing through, or even those who might just have a passing interest in the Course, we feel that you will find our musical offering to be more than passable! Indeed, we believe that if you just give these songs a listen or 3, they will quite possibly grow on you and you will come to love them as much as we do.
There are no fewer than 13 songs on the CD, each based on one of the central passages or teachings of the Course. For example, the title track of the CD, “Heart ‘n’ Hands” is based on the famous lines from the Course’s introduction:
“Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists,
herein lies the peace of God.”
The song then goes on to quote a later passage in which Jesus tells us: “And I place the peace of God in your heart and in your hands to hold and share.” One meaning of this line is just the essential Course teaching that we hasten our own return to Spirit by sharing the gifts of Spirit with our brethren, and that sharing may take whatever form it needs to (such as the CD we have co-created), but that the underlying content will always be the same: God is but love and so are we, nothing can change eternal love, so come home already!
In fact, the final song on the CD is called “Come Home,” and it is based upon a message that the Course drives home in so many different ways—the message being that we are all infinitely worthy and no longer need to be ashamed or worried that God will punish us, the “prodigal son”; rather God (or Infinite Love) just is and in our heart of hearts we are all still there in that One Love in which everyone is included in perfect harmony and unity. As the Course says: “Not one note in heaven’s song was missed.” We just need to be still and listen for the “forgotten song” that is still somewhere down deep within all of us… in the silent space between the words and the notes and music. By the way, “The Forgotten Song” is another one of those remarkable Course passages that we set to music for this CD.
So whether you have been a longtime student of the Course, or if you are just getting into it, this CD is for you. Just like the Course, it’s for all of us. It’s a love song that we all wrote to ourselves (to ourSelf) to remind ourself that it’s time to get on back home to reside once more in our true nature, and to sing the eternal song of the Universe that is still playing in our hearts, if we would but listen.
I will just end with a paraphrase of a line from one of the songs on the CD:
“We enlist you
to be silent
and come listen
to y/our heart.”
Come listen together with us & thank you for joining the band!