Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hollow Reed

A hollowed reed, played by wind and breeze, has long been an image for me of God working in me, moving through me and out into the world. The reed, being hollow, has nothing of itself to catch or hold that movement, nothing that begs to control it. It makes, instead, a channel, and from that movement of breeze through it, a kind of music emerges, music shaped by the reed and individual to it. No other reed can create the exact same music, and the music can only be complete when God’s voice moves through the reed unhindered.

This has been the deepest prayer of my heart for years and years and years. This is the direction of my inner life, how my soul centers in God. This new song speaks to this movement in me, in each of us.

Let me be a hollow reed, through which you blow, oh God….

Hollow Reed
Lorna Carolyn Aites, 2011

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Anonymous said...

Hi Lorna,
Lovely chant. Thank for the gift of your talent. I am constantly surprised at the way technology can be harnessed for the greater good or in this case, a greater spirit.

Jean said...

Thank you Lorna so much. Both the written expression and the chant are quite lovely, as are YOU. I love your photo--Angel Personified.

Joan said...

very much enjoyed listening to your new chant. I listened to it a few times and meditated along with it... it was lovely and very conducive to that meditation. I loved all the instruments layered in, very beautiful!

Kathy said...

The chant is great! I love the woodwind sound and I detect a cello in there, too. Beautiful!

Beth said...

I love this new stage of evolution in your music-making...

Gratitude for the blessings of your music,

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Keith said...

Thanks for sending me the link to "Hollow Reed". I'm really enjoying your meditative style of music. Your chants have a real calming effect that I've always enjoyed.

Lorna said...

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blessings to you,
Lorna Carolyn Aites