Wings

An original “soul-consciousness” meditative song by Autumn Dawn Leader.

For more music and info, please visit: http://www.autumndawnleader.com

“Although my body remains earthbound…

my soul has wings.”

Om shanti.

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Meditation Music

Meditation Music

What is meditation? It’s a method to cultivate awareness and stillness – to “be still and know”. I have found that it is a help in coping with mental illness as well as dealing with every day (what, I guess, would be termed “normal”) struggles. Being a musician and songwriter, meditation music has become an interest to me, and an avenue to share my gift.

Do you meditate? Do you know someone who does? Check out the new page of my website and one of the new directions my music is taking me.

It is a method to cultivate awareness. To “be still and know”. To connect to the now. – See more at: http://www.autumndawnleader.com/meditation_music#sthash.urw2tjpN.dpuf
It is a method to cultivate awareness. To “be still and know”. To connect to the now. – See more at: http://www.autumndawnleader.com/meditation_music#sthash.urw2tjpN.dpuf
It is a method to cultivate awareness. To “be still and know”. To connect to the now. – See more at: http://www.autumndawnleader.com/meditation_music#sthash.urw2tjpN.dpuf

There really was something about this particular Mary…

Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named  Martha welcomed Him into her house.  And she had a sister called Mary,  who also  sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word.  But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her,  “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But  one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”  – Luke 10:38-42

Be still, and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10

During a recent time of worship, I wrote a song based on this account of Martha and her sister Mary from the Gospel of Luke. It is also based on the first part of Psalm 46:10.

My desire has always been to be like Mary but, I have to admit, I have spent more of my life being rather Martha-like: anxious, stressed out, overwhelmed, frayed and frazzled. And, then there are my really bad days.

This song was birthed equally out of my desire to more like Mary and my Martha-like desperation. It’s a heart-cry and, since writing it, I can’t get it out of my head.