Hi everybody, I’m particularly honored and grateful to share with you all as a musician and spiritual being my lived experiences when it comes to inner peace through music. What you may expect during these one and a half hours together… is of course, a lot of music that will touch and move you in the deepest layers of your core, your heart and soul. My shared experiences will be a kind of bridge leading you to these deepest layers.
You’ll be in for a treat.
So, fasten your seat bells, and let’s take off, shall we?
Enjoy the ride, and have fun.
May I first ask you to slow down your breathing, to switch off all your digital devices, to still all the noise around you, to still the emotional turmoil within you, to silence your mind, and to let go all the excitement of the day, the worries, the thoughts…
Let’s embrace mind-emptiness instead of mind-fullness, shall we?
Become like a blank canvas, and let the wonderful miracle of inner transformation through music happen…
And – confronted with this insane war going on in Ukraine (and not only there, also in Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria,…) and all the misery, pain, suffering, trauma, and the refugee crisis that goes with it – may I suggest that we kick off with a MUSICAL PRAYER FOR THE UKRAINE by the Ukrainian composer VALENTIN SYLVESTROV:
For your kind information, I was two when the Russians in 1956 aggressively invaded my beloved city of birth Budapest, Hungary. My dear late father and mother left everything behind, and fled, taking me with them…
Musical piece n°1
Bamberg Symphony – Prayer for the Ukraine (Valentin Silvestrov, *1937):
What did you feel deep down in your core during this 5 and half minutes of a breathtaking musical meditation? Thanks for sharing…
Let me share 4 quotes with you:
The first one is from late Hungarian philosopher and friend, Péter Popper:
IT DOES NOT MATTER SO MUCH IN WHICH WORLD/REALITY YOU LIVE, WHAT DOES MATTER IS WHICH WORLD/REALITY LIVES INSIDE YOU.
The second one:
HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS.
The third one:
IF YOU ARE NOT AT PEACE WITH YOURSELF, YOU CANNOT BE AT PEACE WITH ANYONE ELSE.
And the fourth one (echoing the previous one):
HE/SHE WHO LIVES IN HARMONY WITH HIM/HERSELF, LIVES IN HARMONY WITH THE UNIVERSE (MARCUS AURELIUS)
So, INNER PEACE is an INSIDE JOB, it starts with yourself: THE ONLY WAY OUT, IS IN!
The last 15 years, taking care of both my dear and beloved parents and then losing them both, I’ve been living here at our home residence mostly in silence practicing love, harmony, and beauty.
And what I have been experiencing is that if you have the humility, the gratefulness, the passion, the unconditional surrender, the courage, and the guts, with all the fibers and cells of your body, wholeheartedly, with all the connections of your brain, and from the source of your BEING, your SOUL, to get aligned and in tune with what transcends you, you’re living and vibrating as a Spiritual Being and spreading Divine Energy.
Allow me to repeat this:
And what I have been experiencing is that if you have the humility, the gratefulness, the passion, the unconditional surrender, the courage, and the guts with all the fibers and cells of your body, wholeheartedly, with all the connections of your brain, and from the source of your BEING, your SOUL, to get aligned and in tune with what transcends you, you’re living and vibrating as a Spiritual Being and spreading Divine Energy.
This is the paradox and challenge anybody has to face and take up in his/her life on planet earth: the more you resonate and align yourself with what transcends you, the more you access the CORE of your BEING, and BE yourself.
Enjoy the following mind blowing video:
Musical piece/video n°2
Today, March 20, the whole planet is celebrating the Spring Equinox, the time of Balance and Wholeness, the time when the hours of daylight and dark are equally balanced.
Yet, what does the Spring Equinox mean at a deeper spiritual level?
Basically, it means a period of struggle between darkness and light, death and life. It occurs when the night and day will be equal. And the journey of the Sun to actually get there also signifies the journey of the Universe.
As you have may noticed, the daylight starts increasing.
This is been reflected on a personal level: we are experiencing more light illuminating us from both within and outside, reminding us that the light will always return to earth.
Hence, this equinox is the representation of new life and light, new beginnings, a new path, and new seeds.
It’s an invitation to rekindle the frequency of balance, love, harmony, and beauty we and the whole world need so badly in life, and particularly in this moment of time.
Enjoy the following iconic TEDx video with Louie Schwartzberg, Happiness Revealed.
Music and video n°3
Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude:
Indeed, “let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you.”
Most touching, moving, and powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, aren’t they? Thanks for sharing your reaction…
MUSIC brings/triggers INNER PEACE.
The key is to progressively raise/elevate your vibrational frequency.
Let’s be honest, where do all of the relational emotional frictions/battles between people in daily life come from?
From not harmonizing the frequencies each individual is vibrating on.
Here are a couple of insightful graphs:
- Levels of Consciousness – David R. Hawkins
- Levels of Consciousness and their interplay with productivity – David R. Hawkins
- Levels of Consciousness impacting our life-view, emotions, and our personal development process – David R. Hawkins
- The Emotional Guidance Scale
Did you notice? The higher the frequency, the more peaceful, unconditionally loving you are!
Enjoy now the following amazing 2nd movement of Ludwig Beethoven’s 4th piano concerto, where at the beginning the orchestra is overpowering the piano, yet at the end the peaceful melody of the piano is literally silencing the orchestra:
Musical piece n°4
Mitsuko Uchida Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 2nd movement:
This leaves you speechless, doesn’t it?
Let me now highlight and focus on 5 Cardinal Qualities of INNER PEACE and illustrate them with striking musical pieces.
These 5 Cardinal Qualities are:
- THE HEART
1. THE HEART
Enjoy the following 3 short videos:
Science of the Heart
Mysteries of the Heart
The Power of Our Hearts as Proven by Science
Indeed: “May the power of our hearts act as catalysts for positive change in the world.”
Musical piece n°8
Claudio Abbado – Mozart Requiem – Lacrimosa 2’:51”
In essence, gratefulness is counting your blessings, the basic pleasures of daily life, and all those gifts that are being given to you.
It is living your life as a wonder.
It is being aware every split second of the day and night that life is a gift that needs to be cherished.
When you are grateful, you are shifting from the usual states of scarcity, FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out),…to a life of abundance that has always been there and that you are now fully aware of and a part of.
In addition, behavioral psychology has abundantly shown that the more you are grateful the more the quality of your life improves, the more resilient you become, the more healthy you are, the more your loving relationships with others develop, and – last but not least – in no time stress is history!
Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful, heart-opening melody. Inspired by the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge, the song is a celebration of our spirit and all that is a blessing in life. For the 21 Days, over 11,000 participants from 118 countries learned that “gratefulness” is a habit cultivated consciously and a muscle built over time.
And as a famous Roman, Cicero, once said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” This soul-stirring music video, created within a week by a team of volunteers, shines the light on all the small things that make up the beautiful fabric of our lives. Enjoy:
Musical piece n°9
GRATEFUL: A Love Song to the World | Empty Hands Music | nimo feat. daniel nahmod
Rather than do any talking, just enjoy the following iconic musical piece with overtones:
Musical piece n°10
Harmonic Overtone Meditation
You are in harmony when you are balanced, aren’t you?
And you are balanced when your head, body, heart, and soul are aligned.
In a state of balance and harmony you are radiating health.
Indeed, health = harmony and balance.
Illness = being out of harmony and balance.
Enjoy the following amazing music elevating the soul.
Musical piece n°11
Richard Eichhorn – Voices of Light – Sacrament
You can only experience and embody inner peace when you continuously inhale and exhale pure and unconditional love, can’t you?
Musical piece n°12
Jose Carreras – En Aranjuez con tu Amor
Let’s embrace and celebrate this on the world famous tones of Ludwig von Beethoven’s Hymn to Joy, but here in flashmob mode…
Musical piece n°13
Som Sabadell flashmob – BANCO SABADELL – LUDWIG VON BEETHOVEN – HYMN TO JOY
You remember I started off with the Musical Prayer for The Ukraine by Valentin Silvestrov.
I am most happy to share with you now, in closing, these last 3 musical pieces:
- the incredible Spiritual Message recited by the one and only Tina Turner, and
- Rise Up performed by “Voices” Anna Hodorovskaya (Ukraine), Jeremy, Grace & Laura Tesoro (Belgium) as a closing musical firework act last Thursday, March 17 when all Flemish Radio and Television Channels organized a Common & United Solidarity Whole Day Event UKRAINE 12 – 12, paying tribute to Ukraine and its people and collecting as much funds as possible
- And as a kind of culmination of our being together today: the amazing THE EARTH FAMILY MUSIC VIDEO. Tatiana Speed, the creator of this video, greets everyone the world over with the following message: “Hello world! The Earth Family music video is here and I’m thrilled to share it with all of you. I created this video using footage gathered from friends of mine from around the world and was overjoyed to feature some of them in this video. I also drew from archival, stock and news source footage to bring the message of this song to life. This song was inspired by the Humanity Charter launched on the International Day of Peace 2019 by the global organization Home for Humanity. The Humanity Charter expresses a collective vision for these times – for humanity to come together in unity to transform our divided world into a united home for all. May it be so.”
Be blessed, and a big and tender hug to all of you.
Musical piece/video n°14
Tina Turner – Spiritual Message – ‘Beyond’
Musical piece/video n°15
Rise Up performed by “Voices” Anna Hodorovskaya (Ukraine), Jeremy, Grace & Laura Tesoro (Belgium)
Musical piece/video n°16
Earth Family Music Video