This video provides an excellent example of music as an enjoyable and powerful tool in our Healing Journey.
In her quest to become a world-famous violinist, Ji-Hae Park fell into a severe depression. All the words of help became a miasma of noise until, ironically, only music was able to lift her out again.
But NOT the expression and pursuit of music the way she had been experiencing it thus far. Through using music to connect to her soul, rather than being pressured perform for others, her Healing Journey transformed her purpose here on this planet. Now she shares the gift of music in many different venues, from Carnegie Hall to prisons.
I bawled like a baby when she played the second piece in this video and I allowed the connection to this emotion to flood and flow through me like a cleansing stream. In her amazing book, The Language of Emotions, Karla McLaren invites us to experience the positive and healing side of emotions – like sadness, or fear – that we may have classed as negative.
For example, when you allow ‘sadness’ to flow freely through your body (rather than trapping it in the cells and tissues) it becomes a flow that connects you back to the core of yourself, roots and grounds you into your deepest self and the beauty and wisdom that resides there for you. In this video, Ji-Hae Park facilitates this connection for us – particularly strongly in the second piece. The Divine has provided many pathways to healing for all of us and I invite you to connect to this one and release yourself into the flow…
For those of you who are curious, the pieces she plays are:
1. Vivaldi – Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315 – Summer – Presto
2. Chopin – Nocturne in C-sharp minor
3. Handel – Keyboard suite in D minor, HWV 437 – Sarabande