Cheesy name, I know. It seemed better at 1am last night when I was testing it out. You may or may not remember Tractor Girl posting a while ago about using your Ipod to pray – finding key songs which move you spiritually, making a playlist of them and listening to them through your ipod and let them guide you through prayer. I tried to find the post to link it but I couldn’t – it must have been longer ago than I thought it was.
At the time of reading it, I decided it sounded like a good idea – I’ve been going to an alternative worship community church who regularly use Ipods, powerpoint, poetry, art and silence to worship, so the idea of praying with an ipod didn’t seem bizarre. So that very day I made up a list of songs from my itunes – a mixture of quiet comtemptative songs, angrier songs with a message and anything that does tends to make me think deeply. But since making the list, I’d forgotten about it, and it hadn’t made its way onto my Ipod. This week however, with being off work sick, I’ve had more time to do odd jobs around my flat, and sorting out my Ipod was one of them.
Last night I couldn’t sleep. I was thinking about something, which was constantly buzzing around my head. I was thinking about every possible option and circumstance, and no matter how hard I tried to relax and stop thinking about it, I couldn’t. So I fished my Ipod out of my drawer and started my ‘Prayer Time’ playlist playing quietly in one ear.
It was amazing. When previously I hadn’t been able to concentrate on anything except my problem, through the music relaxing me and concentrating my thoughts, I felt more able to connect with Him. I calmed myself down completely. Put my problem in perspective. Prayed and relaxed. I was asleep almost instantly when it finished.
And this morning my problem got sorted. 🙂