Four Calling Birds: the Joy of Singing and Sharing in Music
In this series of items the Twelve Days of Christmas traditional song is used to find inspiration for some Christmas Musings.
Christmas traditionally has been a time of music and some people love to sing carols – children’s choirs perhaps some dance music, maybe it has got a bit hackneyed: are you tired of the same old songs each year? But remember that human beings have always lived with making music and with song.
A Little Chemistry
Music helps us to let go of our worries and to share in singing and making music helps to bind together our community. Music is celebrating together and also bringing about positive brain chemistry . Many studies have shown how singing helps the brain to balance, to integrate and to release more of the joy chemicals such as oxytocin and the opioids making us feel more happiness and less stress.
Life After Shopping
So after that bout of Christmas shopping and the tiredness of it all remember to use music in the family as traditionally we have for generations. So put on the carols and all the corny Christmas songs and get the family joining in or get the dance music going and enjoy.
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me four calling birds, representing the healing power of music itself, singing out in the four corners of our earth , play out the music associated with all the different religions and spiritual festivals and the music of our modern times. This gift reminds us to sing and dance and have fun at Christmas.
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