November 23, 2008

Music for the soul

Classes in Delft yesterday ended with Xhosa dancing and singing. It was a moment of soul-stirring joy and praise of God!

The acapella singing, drumming, and dancing lifted our souls upward along that ladder of nearness to God. These moments are eternal and blissful. The children are soooooooo beautiful and the energy is full of spirit!
"Bahá'u'lláh once compared the coloured people to the black pupil of the eye surrounded by the white. In this black pupil you see the reflection of that which is before it, and through it the light of the Spirit shines forth."
~Abdu'l-Baha, Abdu'l-Baha in London, p. 67
I feel like my heart has waited its whole life to live in Africa.

1 comment:

  1. Such happy faces! Music has always uplifted my soul. I was so enthused by the UPI article about the drums at the NYC Center that I forwarded the article to many Friends, in the hopes it would give inspiration to their communities. There is a Navajo in our community and I'm offering my drum if she'll offer chants... :-)

    I also enjoyed the slideshow of all the beautiful children, which included Domani and Dyami in a few of the photos.