“Music is the inner or universal language of God.” – Sri Chimnoy
My throat still hurts from all the passionate belting we did after last night’s first-ever Community Music Night* at Yummy House & Temple. Inspired renditions of TLC’s “Unpretty”, Stevie Nicks’s classic “Landslide”, and inexplicably the Beach Boys (w/ John Stamos on drums, remember that?!) “Kokomo” were one of many songs that rocked the Temple last night. Guitars, a clarinet, a cello, and a piano clanged along together in beautiful, sometimes-discordant (un)harmony, with some of us struggling at first to find the (musical) key. The songs may have started out a little rocky at first, but boy once we got into the groove, we really rocked that sh@&! Stay tuned for the next Community Music Night in December! Until then, join us for this month’s POC Hike on Saturday, Nov 26th and Meditation and Sound Healing for POCs on Tuesday, Nov 29th. Get at us for more info!
*Community Music Night is a monthly event that is open to ALL folks (POCs AND allies!) who want to get together and create music. Music is an integral part of all spiritual traditions everywhere and for good reason: it’s a lot of fun! OK well there’s A LOT more to it than that (I’ll be writing more later) but for now, I can’t say it any better than Hazrat Inayat Khan, the Sufi master who said: ” For those who follow the inner path, music is essential for their spiritual development. The reason is that the soul who is seeking for that is in search of the formless God. Art no doubt is most elevating, but at the same time it contains form; poetry has words, names suggestive of form; it is only music which has beauty, power, charm and at the same time can raise the soul beyond form.”