Music as Therapy

I have had the privilege of facilitating and witnessing remarkable transformational changes through music therapy. Learn more about my video offering of music therapy: http://musicheals.me/video-3-music-therapy.html and see the intro video here: https://youtu.be/8WRm1YyOF4g Music is, in its essence, vibration. We are influenced by sounds because there is a resonance that is set up from the vibration of sound waves to…

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Falling in Love (again!)

I’ll admit that love is on my mind with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. Having spent the last few years as a single person, the hubbub surrounding this celebration of romantic love has grated on my benevolent, loving heart. But before you feel sorry for me, hold on, because this is not a message that demands…

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Art imitates Life, Spirit illumines Art

We all know the quote “Art imitates Life”, meaning that a creative work was inspired by true events. This was illustrated beautifully at a recent workshop “Music and Mandala” that I facilitated. A small group of us sat around a table filled with art supplies and a plain white paper with a lightly drawn circle,…

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The Aspiring Camper

For the past 8 months on this spiritual sojourn, I have continually asked the question: “What’s next for my life?” and the only answer that consistently comes up is, surrender. I took that to mean truly letting go of the conception of who I am, what purpose I may serve while here, and be reformed…

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The Sound of Silence

Being in nature on a traveling spiritual sojourn for the past 6 months has increased my desire and capacity for silence and stillness. And yet, the silence was not without sound. I heard “music” every day. The wind through the trees, birds chirping and the flapping of wings, the lapping of the ocean and sounds…

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A Room with a View

I am looking at the Sangre de Cristo mountain range in Crestone CO, snow capped with numerous crests to the summit. Through this window my eyes also see a backdrop of blue sky with a light smattering of clouds, and a stand of juniper trees at ground level. It is not a large mountain, and…

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Being and Doing: Gifts of Grace

On the mountaintop while hiking the Arizona Trail, I sat with pen and pad in hand, resting on a rock. Along came fellow hikers. As they walked by, the couple stopped and asked, “Are you an artist?” “No”, I said, without a second thought, “a writer.” And so it begins. Prior to this exchange I…

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California Dreamin’- A State of Being

Since arriving in San Diego 2 days ago, my perception of time has changed. I feel as if I am in a compendium of space. My soul feels at peace, at rest. Perhaps I haven’t written or expressed much to those who are curious about what’s happening on this journey Creating Sacred Space, but suffice…

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Propelled by Music and Love

In the last week as I’ve traveled through the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Missouri, Kansas and Colorado, I’ve had a lot of time to think. Making significant changes requires a support system. I have been exploring who and what supports our journeys through life. My last blog “What are you wound…

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What are you wound up to do in 2016?

Are you defined by the roles you play in life? Do these roles fit with your authentic True Self? Are you willing to make changes to feel more connected with what rings true for you this New Year? I had this image on my mind the last few days. The roles played habitually for years can…

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Sojourn Backstory Part 3

January of 2016 I will embark on a new phase of my work with Music Heals. Traveling across the country for several months, a Spiritual Sojourn, I will be exploring how music, meditation and creative arts create sacred space anywhere you go. This is the third account in background story that led to this new…

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Heart Leaping Thanks!

When was the last time your heart leapt out of your chest? Was it when you fell in love? When you got a promotion or special recognition? When you saw something exquisitely beautiful? Heart leaping is the sense of the senses. We feel, think, taste, smell and of course, hear. What music makes your heart leap out of your chest? Notice, I…

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Fermata: Take a Pause, Give Thanks!

In music, a fermata is a sign indicating the prolongation of a tone, chord, or rest beyond its indicated time value. There’s an old joke of a tee shirt with the fermata symbol and the words beneath: “I’m a fermata- hold me!” The musical pause creates a sense of dramatic punctuation, draws attention to what is happening…

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Creating Sacred Space: Traveling Sojourn Part 2

January of 2016 I will embark on a new phase of my work with Music Heals. Traveling across the country for several months, focused on a Divine journey, I will be exploring how music, meditation and creative arts create sacred space anywhere you go. Any journey begins with a background story. In the first blog,…

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Are you Creative?

Creativity is one of the numerous divine qualities such as love, faith, gratitude, wisdom and joy. It is inherent, hard-wired into our True Self. Despite this fact, how many times have you said, or heard someone say “I’m not creative. I don’t have a creative bone in my body.”? We all are creative, holding the spark…

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New evocative music coming soon!

Coming soon: A new CD with over 60 minutes of relaxing piano music that is evocative, engaging and transformative! Performed and recorded live by Sophia Morreale, music therapist and creator of Music Heals. These divinely inspired piano works were recorded and performed live. Relax and engage with each soothing to stimulating track. Explore your authentic spiritual…

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Creating Sacred Space: Traveling Sojourn Part 1

Next January I will embark on a new phase of my work with Music Heals. Traveling across the country for several months, I will be exploring how music, meditation and creative arts can create sacred space anywhere you go. Any journey begins with a background story. Mine started with the experience of being in the…

Falling for Autumn!

I love the autumn. Seeing the trees shine in their final glory before going into the quiet stillness of winter is a vivid picture of surrender or letting go. Though the dropping of leaves in the fall is an organic, natural process, for us two-legged animals, release is a paradox: Letting go is the hardest…

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Growing spiritual seeds

July 2015 I have been doing lots of “Pondering” in the past few months, but have been remiss in my blogging. When in the midst of active change, thoughts that I may have shared flew around like seeds in the wind. Some of the seeds have taken root within me, sprouting into new ideas to…

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Spiritual Pilgrimage: Off the grid

The anxiety is creeping in again.  Every time I think about leaving the security of a known place to live and a steady paycheck, I get this feeling of panic.  I’m not running away from my problems!  I’m taking a sabbatical, a spiritual pilgrimage.  Going off the grid of the box step: get up, go…

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