Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Soul Quakes... Part II

So Tori's words of honesty about how she feels the church in this age really resonated with me. I too see the very same problem that she sees, and yet I have a very different internal response to the reality of our times. Rather than stopping at the assessment, my soul yearns for a community where the "compassionate path of Christ" is truly what the people who participate are about. And to find that community, I have to be that sort of believer. I too was raised the church, so I've seen the same darkness Tori touches on. But I have also seen a light that burns deep into the core of me and I am a changed person because of the love some have offered me in the name of Christ.

It is a dicotomy that is so very hard to hold onto, but for me I choose to rest in the dicotomy that we humans are indeed capable of such darkness, but we are also quite capable of amazing acts of love and kindness as well. I do know that Tori believes that too and my voice joins her as she points out that we need to be paying attention to our own internal processes, emotions, and choices so that we are able to be an energy for light... not for darkness.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Soul Quakes...

I can't believe I haven't had much of a chance to absorb Tori's newest artistic installment, but alas, I am finally breathing long enough to let her music come into my soul. I am feeling myself very curious and drawn into many of her new songs, in a way that I have not felt for many years... maybe since From The Choir Girl Hotel...

So I was surfing her SITE tonight and came across this... in her own words:

"I'm a minister's daughter. The power of the church is insidious, and it permeates everything," Amos explained. "A lot of what the Church discusses is not about the compassionate path of Christ, it's about what kind of lifestyle is acceptable and approved of by the Church when god knows what they're doing behind closed doors. You have a lot of people waking up every morning who feel paralyzed to act because of these judgments. All around us people are not only experiencing physical bondage but emotional and mental bondage behind perfectly groomed lawns. Inside acceptable addresses the definition of bondage is perversely explored with those we know only too well."

Amen Tori Amos

June Bargains...


So I have been quite busy setting up my very own commerce site for Close To My Heart and it is finally live!!! Just in time for my friends and family to participate in some great bargains. Every day in the month of June the corporate office will be posting a daily special that will offer discounted and sometimes even free product with a purchase. The deals will only be available online, so you don't want to miss out! You will want to join me in checking the site every day for the deal of the day.

Here's my Site...
Jannean.myctmh.com