A song about Jesus ...

I recently got an email asking why I had not written a song about Jesus.  I wanted to share my response here because I realized I don't have my spiritual beliefs summarized and written down anywhere else.  ;)  So why not? 

Below is the email and my response to it, with the personal references taken out. 

I love you ginger but I never understood why you never wrote a song about our lord Jesus maybe you have but I don't know about it. Have you?

My Answer...

I do not have a song about Jesus at the moment.  No reason why not, in particular. I have songs about so many different things, most of them near and dear to my heart at the moment I am writing.  I allow my heart to flow out when I sit at the piano.  This is why the subject matter tends to be very personal and emotional....about my relationships or the way my connection to the divine moves me in its many forms.
 
I am curious as to why you don't understand why I have not written a song about Jesus.  Perhaps it is because you and I have never talked about my spiritual path. Here is a little bit about my beliefs.  I am a member of Unity Church and also consider myself a Universalist, if you have to have a label.    My relationship to God, the divine light of the universe and the source of all creation, is the most important thing in the world to me.  To me. the greatness of God's love and light  is so immense that it is not limited to one path, or one person.  It appears in a single flower, in my family and friends, in the unselfish act of unconditional love,  in the vastness of space and in the twinkle of an eye. God created everything and everyone.  From this light we all came forth and when we manifest into this world we refract like the prisms of a rainbow - so many colors, cultures and languages emerge.   Surely there must be as many languages to speak to God, and as many paths to the one light so that we all may find our way.  I sense the essence of God is unconditional love, and as a result opens many doors for the true seeker.  In this knowledge I have great peace and an open mind to the different people of this world and maintain a respectful reverence for their chosen beliefs.  I attend episcopal church with my family and pray by their side with utmost respect.  I listen to the words of the minister and am sometimes moved to tears.  I also practice Buddhist meditation on a regular basis and go from time to time to the temple in Austin. I am in awe of the Buddhist teachings and they are a profound part of my spiritual practice. Also many times I have joined in pagan ritual.  There, my old soul is home and my heart is lifted in the presence of the old ways.  You see, I believe all of us walk side by side, all loved by the same light, all going to the same place.
 
If you would like to know more I would be happy to share with you.  It is one of my favorite subjects.   I have no idea what I will write about in the future, but who knows, there may be a song about Jesus still to come. 




 

2 comments

  • Kim

    Kim Florida

    This makes so much sense and it actually makes me more open minded then I thought I was...... It also makes me want to learn more...... Love you ginger!!!!'

    This makes so much sense and it actually makes me more open minded then I thought I was...... It also makes me want to learn more...... Love you ginger!!!!'

  • Deb Florczyk

    Deb Florczyk DC

    .So beautifully written Ginger! It's good to be spiritually eclectic. There are many keys and many doors to unlock on the path to enlightenment. Sometimes a journey alone sometimes a journey with fellowship of tribe or congregation. We are.all one.in the eyes of God . I feel so blessed to know you all these years lovely muse. Merry Meet & Merry Part & Merry Meet Again, Namaste

    .So beautifully written Ginger! It's good to be spiritually eclectic. There are many keys and many doors to unlock on the path to enlightenment. Sometimes a journey alone sometimes a journey with fellowship of tribe or congregation. We are.all one.in the eyes of God . I feel so blessed to know you all these years lovely muse. Merry Meet & Merry Part & Merry Meet Again, Namaste

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