Music of the Spheres

It turns out that the horrible, scary sound that happens inside my head when I take off my cochlear implant processors…. is really actually only the music of the stars.

It’s good to know.  Comforting, actually.

CLICK HERE to see this just released (short) video of clips of actual star sounds.  Scientists are using these to measure the structure of stars, which is fascinating.

Most of all, I love how this sound does remind me of the voice that is like “the rushing of great waters” from The Living Christ (top paragraph of right column), or verses like Ezekiel 1:24 or Ezekiel 43:2 or Revelation 1:15 or Revelation 14:2.  Beautiful.

It is the sound of nature declaring the purpose of their creation, singing their song of testimony.

The stars are echoing the earthquakes.

It is the sound of poetry, the sound of judgment, the voice of mercy.

It is the prophetic sound of a voice declaring the work of the atonement accomplished.

It is the music of the greatest love there is, like a testimony.

It is the sound of God coming near.

Let the mountains shout for joy, and all ye valleys cry aloud; and all ye seas and dry lands tell the wonders of your Eternal King!  And ye rivers, and brooks, and rills, flow down with gladness.  Let the woods and all the trees of the field praise the Lord; and ye solid rocks weep for joy!  And let the sun, moon, and the morning stars sing together, and let all the sons of God shout for joy! And let the eternal creations declare his name forever and ever!  And again I say, how glorious is the voice we hear from heaven, proclaiming in our ears, glory, and salvation, and honor, and immortality, and eternal life; kingdoms, principalities, and powers!

~ Doctrine & Covenants 128:23

And so my heart does sing:

This is my Father’s world,
and to my listening ears
all natures sings, and round me rings
the music of the spheres.

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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