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The Beautiful Notes of God's Symphony

Updated on July 19, 2012

So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” ~Bah’u’llah


Quotes of Love, Kindness, and Gratitude

What makes a classical piece of music beautiful?

Is it a particular note in the piece that makes it spectacular? Or is it the arrangement of all the notes that make the piece incredible. These notes consist of tones of varying vibration; and in addition to these notes, there are also rests. These periods of silence in which a tone is not played are just as important as the notes, because they can build anticipation and excitement. “I wonder what is going to come next.” Then we come to the emotional experience of classical music.

A classical piece of music will often take one on a journey through a variety of different emotions. Doesn’t this sound like life itself? On our life journey we have all experienced highs, lows, and the in betweens. Classical music is different than traditional pop and rock music, which will usually follow a predictable steady grove throughout the piece, whereas as a classical piece usually doesn’t. You might think the piece is going to stay on its current course, but a switch in notes takes the piece to another road. This is also similar to life. We may think we are supposed to sail to a certain location, but then the wind gets hold of our sails and takes us in a new direction. Now, I would like to talk about these beautiful notes of God’s symphony.

These beautiful notes are us. We are each a beautiful note in God’s symphony. Each note is unique and special. As in a classical piece of music, not one note is more special or more important than the other. God loves the notes of the symphony all the same. They are all beautiful music to God’s ears; and even though we appear to be separate from one another, we are actually One. We are not only the beautiful notes of God’s symphony, but we are also the symphony itself. We often get so caught up in only seeing the differences that we forgot about our true connection to one another.

We are all a part of this beautiful symphony we call life.

I truly believe that we should celebrate our differences. This is what makes life interesting. Imagine if everyone looked and acted just like each other. This would be mighty boring. However, our society is bent on having everyone look the same. When I was in high school, if a person didn’t wear designer jeans and sneakers, they were made fun of.

What does this say about individuality and uniqueness?

In our educational system, it is not set up to honor the unique individual. It is truly sad to see so many talented and gifted children fall through the cracks because their unique peg doesn’t fit in society's square hole. There is a very important song by Supertramp called “Logical Song” that talks about the dangers of conformity. For those that are interested, I wrote an article about that song entitled "Please Tell Me Who I Am: The Genius of Supertramp."

Now, let us imagine a world in which the gifts and talents of the child were nurtured. How beautiful would that be! This would put an end to the high number of individuals that work jobs they hate. This would also put an end to the high number of unskilled workers that we currently have in this country. It should come as no surprise that people are happy when they are allowed to follow their hearts and do what’s natural to them. Life is too short to waste your time doing something you do not like. That is not living; that is dying.

We are Extraordinary Spiritual Beings with a Soul Purpose.

Instead of following the crowd, why not follow your own Soul? It knows you better than the crowd of conformity which doesn't have your best interest at hand. Believe me, there is a much better way, my friend. Embrace the powerful words of Sting:

“Let your Soul be your pilot.”

Som Sabadell (We are Sabadell) Flashmob

The Idea for This Article

The inspiration for this article came from my friend Ashvina, commonly known around these parts as Feline Prophet. She posted a video that was made on the 130th anniversary of Banco Sabadell. The people of Sabadell wanted to honor their city. They showed their respect by performing one of Beethoven’s beautiful classical pieces in a Spanish plaza.

It was very beautiful to see the connection between the musicians and the audience. This is a perfect illustration of Unity Consciousness. As we are the individual notes and the symphony, we are also the musician and the audience.

We are each unique expressions of the Divine.

We are also One with the Divine.

We are the Light.



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      Terry Fatland 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Hi Your Cousins, it is very nice to meet a classical music lover. Music does have that amazing ability to transport a person to a level of inner peace and reflection. In addition, music can be very therapeutic. It is wonderful to hear that you also love life. Life is so much more interesting when you see life from the heart. Thank you very much for voting my hub up and awesome. :)

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      Your Cousins 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Hi Terry27, I am a classical music lover and I also love life. Classical music can transport you to a level of inner peace and reflection. Voted Awesome and Up!

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      Terry Fatland 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      suzettenaples, you're right. I shouldn't let that number concern me. My philosophy is to write meaningful articles from the heart. This is what really counts. I greatly appreciate your kind and insightful words. I wish you the best on HP as well.

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      Suzette Walker 

      6 years ago from Taos, NM

      Terry27: just write-don't pay too much attention to the beginning score. It raises as Hubbers comment and the longer it is a hub. I suggest you always write what you feel and what is meaningful to you-if you do that, believe me you will have lots of readers . This hub is well done and well written. I wish you the best on HP!

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      Terry Fatland 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Hello Everyone, I am very happy with the positive response I received from this post. Due to the low score that I received on this post, I figured that it would not grab that much attention. This proves that love can transcend computer statistics. Thank you very much for sharing your positive thoughts.

      Ashvina, the moment I finished the video you posted the idea for an article popped into my head. Thank you for sharing it, my friend.

      Marie, I'm glad this article expanded your heart. This article is about love and unity. Thank you for voting and sharing. Your positive support is greatly appreciated. I am honored and touched that you posted my review and meditation on your blog. Thank you, my friend.

      Annie, I'm very glad that this article really resonated with you. The Living and Spiritual Realm are apart of this Grand Symphony. Thank you, my friend, for voting and sharing this with others.

      ytsenoh, I'm glad that you enjoyed the analogy. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for the thumbs up. :)

      shalini sharan, thank very much. I'm glad you enjoyed the positive message.

      Tenkay, you ARE the beautiful note in God's symphony. I'm glad you enjoyed this post. It is my pleasure to share the video that inspired the article. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, my friend.

      suzettenaples, thank you for your kind words. God's symphony Is melodious and beautiful. As you have stated so beautifully, we just have to go with the flow of the music. It is my pleasure to share this. The more we share messages like this the more people we will effect in positive ways.

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      Suzette Walker 

      6 years ago from Taos, NM

      What a beautiful piece you have written here! Yes, we are the notes and God is the conductor! We must play our notes together in harmony. God's symphony is melodious and beautiful if we just would flow with the music. I love the metaphor you have created here. Thanks for sharing this with us! The world would be a much better place if everyone understood this.

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      6 years ago from Philippines

      It's awesome, so beautiful. Thanks for the video.

      In my little way I am trying to create a beautiful note in God's symphony.

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      shalini sharan 

      6 years ago from Delhi

      this was a rather positive message

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      6 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      What a positive and uplifting methodology. Thumbs up. I liked your analogy because it was creative, thought provoking and uplifting. Thank you.

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      Annie Fenn 

      6 years ago from Australia

      A symphony of life where every (human) note is unique and true to itself - the most beautiful music there is!!! Terry, this is one of the most inspiring articles I have read!! In this score there is a place for every living (and passed over) soul for each plays a part and each part is important to the whole. An incredible concept. My votes and best wishes to you, Terry and sharing your concept far and wide!!

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      6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Terry, Your message that we are beautiful notes of God's symphony made my heart expand. You have a gift in conveying a message in such a way that makes one feel hopeful and uplifted. I have tweeted and shared this in FB.

      Voted up, awesome and beautiful!

      P.S. In my Beyond Inspiration Daily blog I shared your guided meditation video in the section where I list various inspirational videos. Michelle's healing chant is also there. In addition, I shared your review of my book in the section on "book reviews." Just thought I woul shared the light and good vibes with readers. :)

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      Feline Prophet 

      6 years ago

      What a very beautiful analogy - comparing classical music to life. As I was reading this hub the thought came to me that I probably knew what had inspired it...and lo, I was right! :)

      Really enjoy reading your hubs, Terry...don't ever lose your enthusiasm for life!


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