A Gift From Spirit
In the Hands of God is a gift from Spirit speaking through me. Spirit uses us in many ways. I was entranced with how Spirit brought the words to me after me sister Pamela made here Transition on July 29th, 2020.
My sister and I were very close and she was a very religious soul. We often talked about life after death and heaven. So it was not surprising to me that she was able to bring heavenly words to me.
Father Carel-Piet van Eeden Ph.D., D.Emed, is a friend on facebook and saw that my sister passed and did a mass for her. Then when the words came from my sister he wrote this beautiful music for them.
Next, I was blessed to find Stephen Melillo who worked his magic and created heavenly orchestrations.
It is rare that music brings one to tears. Yet that happened many times when I listened to the heavenly sounds capturing the sound of Spirit so beautifully.
I fell in love with the way his music brought the Spirit of God to speak to me.
The final piece of the puzzle fell into place when I thought of Darlene Koldenhoven for the vocals. I had heard her albums and felt she could express the feeling of Spirit coming through her.
My hope is that you will feel the Spirit that brought this album together. May it uplift those who have also gone though the transition of their loved ones. May this music touch your heart and soul.
Special thanks to Tiago, Catherine Geach and Rebekah Eden for their support.
Father Carel-Piet Van Eeden
Stephen L Melillo
this inspiring video was created by Father Carel-Piet van Eeden, who wrote the music for the song. He shared... How do you connect with God? As a Priest, a lot of time is spent in prayer. One of the greatest treasures that has been rediscovered is to not only speak in prayer, but to listen. The first word of the Rule of St Benedict is Ausculta – Listen. When we sit in quiet contemplation and wait for the voice of God, we find that it is always there. What we have forgotten to do is to tune out the chatter of the mind, the ego, that is so scared of silence. And yet, that silence is filled with holiness and is holy in itself. This song is a reminder that there are times that we speak to the Lord, there are times that we connect with God and worship. But this is not where it ends. How does it help if we do all the talking and never pause to hear the answers? It is a reminder that outside of the clutter of the mind, there is a profound connection to God, to Spirit. And when we allow ourselves to open up to that connection, we become aware of the love that God has for us and envelopes us with every single moment.
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