Archive | October 2012

The Psaltery is heavenly

Photo by Donna Malus

I have recently started playing an instrument called the Bowed Psaltery. According to the book, “The Psimple Psaltery Instruction Book”, By Melodye Whatley and Ingrid Skinner, it has been around since the 1940’s, when Walter Mittman, a German school teacher wanted to create a bowed instrument that was simpler for children to play. He created the Soprano Bowed Psaltery. The instrument came into my life when I was meditating and asking my guides to help me to find a sound that would be very healing and beautiful. I first found the Lap Harp. It is an instrument that is stringed and you pluck it. It has a very angelic tone. When I went on YouTube to find out if there were any videos explaining how to play it. I happened to see another instrument that was sold by Zither Heaven. It was triangular in shape and when it was played by gliding the bow over the strings, the sound I heard was like an ethereal violin. It as called the Bowed Psaltery. I knew that was the instrument I was looking for. I bought a 22 string Soprano Psaltery from Zither Heaven. It took a couple of weeks to get comfortable with the bowing. Playing simple scales is very soothing. I feel my Chakras being balanced. It sounds wonderful with the Hammered Dulcimer, the Classical Guitar, the Harp or using two bows and creating your own harmony (that is what I am working right now.) I stared playing along with recordings and it compliments every thing-from playing Folk songs as well as Classical Music.

My guides have said that with this instrument I can compose music that can heal and balance all the meridians in the body. So now I am starting to meditate on this and allow the inspiration to flow through my intuitive channel.  I have also been wanting to start playing in a group. When I was talking to one of my neighbors I found out that she wants to start playing an instrument. I showed her my Psaltery and she wants to start playing it. I decided to move up to a Baritone Psaltery and my neighbor is getting my Soprano. If you want to read a great article about the bowed Psaltery, go to:

Today I went to my favorite Angel store in Benicia, Angel Heart 4 You. There happened to be a reader who takes photos of the Aura and then she gives you a reading. Coleen said I have many new chapters in my life opening up. She shared some wellness information and how to continue the good health and I hadn’t told Coleen anything. It showed up in my photograph. She says there is a lot of Faery energy around me and that the humming birds that have been visiting me are part of the Faery beings wanting to connect with me. Coleen suggested that I create a Faery garden. I know the perfect place in my yard. We have lived in our house for over 11 years and this spot looks over the side kitchen window. I have always drawn to it Just today, before the reading, I was telling my husband that I want to do something with it but not sure what? After the reading Coleen gave me, I know. I am sure the Faery beings will guide me to what plants to use and what stones they would like.

The other gift I received was Coleen. In the course of our conversation, she mentioned that she has a Zither. I asked her if she would like to get together and start playing. She said yes. So now there are two people who want to share music. I am feeling so blessed for these opportunities. I am being drawn to go to Senior centers and retirement homes and play. I believe many magical things will appear. The Fairies will be there. They will love it. Isn’t it amazing that magic is always around us and being open to the pathways, they just appear.

There are many blessings that continue to flow in. I am very grateful.


Simple gifts can be most powerful

I have not written in such a long time. There were many, many things happening. I felt I had to step back and allow certain things in my life run it’s course. I am doing consulting work in a field that was foreign to me. I do this part time but my income went up 100%. The person who owns the company lives the laws of Gratitude, Circulation and Prosperity. In a time where the consciousness for some is “there isn’t enough, the economy is bad (cancel, cancel as he would say) his business is thriving. He has said more than once that he wants to help me to generate more opportunities to attract more income. It gives him joy to help others succeed and he has the belief we are all part of a team to create a winning outcome. I love the energy he radiates. So through the work I contribute part critical thinking, part data entry, it is challenging and keeps my interest. Just recently I helped compile the data for a new Ap one of his companies is developing. I work part time so I have some down time in the second half of the month to pursue my other interests-music, art, reading. I am learning to play a new instrument. It is called the Bowed Psaltery. It has the sound of an ethereal violin but is much easier to play. Even when I am playing simple scales I feel the vibrations centering my chakras and stress dissipates with the sound. It is an instrument that sounds wonderful with mountain dulcimers, lap harps and guitars. Here is a link to the sound it makes:

This is the exact model I have. I am upgrading to a Psaltery that has a three octave range and a friend is buying this one. We plan to start playing together. David and I also started changing our eating habits. The motivation was David’s diabetes getting out of control. His blood sugar spiked so high at one point, we thought he had a stroke. He was having trouble concentrating, his speech started getting slurred. It was a scary experience. We went to his doctor and was able to get his medication changed we started eating more healthy, more whole grains, fruits, veggies and he dropped a lot of weight. I lost 8 lbs. I have more energy. but my weight has plateaued. it is time to increase my activity. I joined a gym. I had a consultation with one of the fitness trainers there and she helped me design a program for me to achieve my fitness goals. I am also getting a new electric bike. My other bike got stolen and I have been wanting to get an electric bike from this company for a long time. Here is a video of the model I am getting:

The reason for getting the electric bike that we have so many hills where we live, I felt I was walking my bike more than riding it and because it goes up to 45 miles on a single charge I can visit my favorite city more regularly, Benicia, California and set my own schedule when I want to go to my gym–and this bike is good for the earth too!

Yes, the simple gifts of joy, music, good health makes me feel so rich. When I feel more comfortable I will record my friend and myself playing our Psalteries. It is like an instrument invented by the angels. In fact, my new Psaltery will have angels on it with the word “Faith”.