This was sent to me from my new friend, Donna Malus, creator of the Bowed Psaltery website, Psalterystrings.com This website, I am starting to see as my extended family. We all share a love of this very wonderful, magical Ethereal sounding stringed instrument. I love the picture of the dog and cat celebrating brother-sisterhood for all on this day of Gratitude. I have been doing group meditation with my guides and friends who want to continue to create in our physical world all the abundance, joy, love and beauty everywhere on the planet. The more experiences I have of Abundance showing up in my life when I focus on those experiences-I am shown that when we all do that, the world changes too. We can change the world by focusing on the abundance that is already here. When our virtual group comes together and we combine our mind-focus on the love, peace, compassion, generosity, abundance, balance, wholeness that is here in our lives-everywhere present in the world right now, we can rest assured we will see an example of the changes we are all creating. When we see it, we can say thank you for the “beauty” I am seeing when I look at my Four-legged kids, or when we see the mother who is lovingly holding her child, we can say, I am grateful seeing more of the love in the world and then we will see more of that. When I say Thank you for the deep love that my husband and I share; thank you our dear friends who are supportive, or the courteous driver that allowed me to safely merge into the lane. When we acknowledge the experiences, more comes to us. We start stretching our visualization skills and we will see these amazing things materialize. Start seeing the beauty and abundance in your life, it comes to you. Immerse yourself in the qualities of love, gratitude, joy without filters, they come to you. Then take it a step further-start visualizing for another-love and joy in their lives and see what happens. Abraham says that if we can visualize something for at least 27 seconds or more the changes start coming. We are sending out “rockets of desire”. Can you imagine that if a group of your friends came together and did this exercise, what wonderful things you could create for yourselves and others? I see that now. Today right now I am visualizing the world wrapped in love, joy and gratitude today.
I am cleaning out my music room to set up my recording/practice room for my new Psaltery Rose. I found some things I wonder why I saved them. I do have a tendency to hold on to things because they may be used for an art project, but I also recognize I can be a pack rat and by this in-action, I just stopped the flow of circulation. I can see my thoughts around finances is shifting, so maybe starting this project is another step in keeping the flow of my new found prosperity going. I have felt that good things keep coming-My mantra, “What is truly mine comes to me at the perfect time”. I was talking with my husband, David, laying in bed still trying to motivate myself to start my day. “You know, it is incredible that now being in my 50’s I am where I wanted to be in my 30’s. I am in a good marriage I am doing work that is challenging and fullfilling and our finances keeps growing. But I realize because it is happening now it is because I have cleared false beliefs I held regarding finances.” and David in his down to earth nature, says “that’s good Honey.” It is good and very good. Some people may feel that they were dealt a bad hand and will remain the same as it was 5 years ago. And yes, if your thoughts are the same, then you are right. If you start getting little glimpses of possibilities on how to change your life you are also right. I realized that when I started focusing on what would take place in a situation and visualized it for no more than 2 minutes a day or more, things would evolve in the the visualization. I started living my meditations. If you have a message that is like a groove in your brain the way you see the lines in a CD or DVD, ask someone to help you. I sure we alll know people who have attracted things in their lives that you would like to have in your life, ask them how they did it, what did they feel when they were thinking of having it. you might find out there is something you can start visualizing to open up your stream of consciousness. When my shift towards finding work that is fulfilling, attracting more opportunities to grow my consciousness it was a real eye opener. Because I realized more of how this works. I am like a broken record-life is to be enjoyed I see this everyday.
Yes I gave my baritone Psaltery a name. I call her Rose or Rosey. She is a a deep sultry sounding Psaltery and the sound has a Cello-isque tone. It is soothing to listen to her notes. I am practicing scales right now and then I will start re-learning the songs I taught myself on my Soprano Psaltery who I am gifting to a friend who is helping me learn about good nutrition and incorporating the right vitamin supplements into my husband and my food plan ( I don’t like the word diet, as Richard Simmons once said it has “die” in the word). The first time I let Linda play the Soprano Psaltery, she seemed to activate frequencies that made the Psaltery sound even more angelic. I knew that she is a healer and this instrument is going to be helpful on the quest to using the Psaltery as a healing instrument. Our plan is to start learning songs and playing together. My goal is for Linda and I to start playing in Senior homes, going to schools and introducing this bowed instrument made of wood, metal hitch and tuning pins and sounds like an ethereal violin and help to encourange new Psaltery players. Parents can buy beginning Soprano Psaltries for $70 to $80.
I read the Bowed Psaltery was created by a gentleman in Germany who wanted an instrument that was easy children to learn. I recently had a lesson with Donna Malus, via Skype, and she said that many Psaltery players don’t read music and can still play the instrument beautifully. I am not advocating that basic music theory is not neccessary. I do read music and it is helps to know the notes and rhythm when I am learning a song, but my intention here is to let you know that it is that easy to play.
Donna Malus is a super Psaltery player who I got acquainted with when I happened to find her website, Psaltery Strings,http://psalterystrings.ning.com/ I asked Donna why she decided to create the website and Donna said when she discovered the Bowed Psaltery, 5 years ago, she had a hard time finding information about the instrument or tips on how to improve your playing skill. Now she says there are over 400+ members and the list just keeps growing.
I would love to see other Psaltery players in my area in the Bay Area. Back east, they have an annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony. My intention is to attend in 2014. It would be nice to have this kind of event in our area too.