How I Came to Love Glorious Music

I am a musician with many years’ experience and have played professionally since the age of 15. I am now a huge supporter of Michael Benhayon and Glorious Music because of their philosophy behind the sound they make and the non-imposing music that they produce.

When I first heard music by Glorious Music I wasn’t that impressed. I was comparing the technical ability of what I heard being played against everything I had ever studied, read or played myself. Most of this comparison I learned from drum teachers and fellow musicians.

Underneath every bit of criticism and technical advice is “you have to play a certain way, if you don’t you won’t fit in, you won’t be liked and you won’t be successful” and “if you don’t play this certain way, you’re not doing it correctly.” These are ideals and beliefs that I took on about playing music and every piece I listened to came under the scrutiny of my own mind, mostly to get approval from my drum teachers and every fellow musician who I looked up to.

So at this stage, Glorious Music didn’t do it for me, frankly.

As I continued my music playing, at the age of 17 I found myself attending the Victorian College of The Arts. I didn’t get accepted into the Bachelor of Music program, but only into a foundation course that they offer (I’m thankful for that now). This was a scary place, full of people who ‘know better’. I personally found this place cold and like no one truly wanted to connect – but connection is what I had been seeking in music for my whole life. It is no judgment on the institution or its members, it is only what I personally felt.

After a couple of months I decided that studying music in this institution was not for me, and in truth, I knew that it would not be for me before I even signed up, so I left.

I was starting to question whether I had chosen the right path for me or not. I had chosen a lifestyle of late nights, was struggling to be heard as a person and was making everything about becoming a successful musician.

But there was an innermost truth that I couldn’t deny was calling me. I was feeling to go to sleep earlier, eat in ways that were supportive, and I wanted to get to the bottom of why I was so critical of myself.

I knew that this was a lifestyle I could not sustain and that my self-loving choices were re-connecting me back to an innocence and simplicity that I hadn’t felt since childhood, which I deeply missed. I longed to breathe me again. So I decided to make some changes and the music that I was listening to was one of them.

One day I decided to give Glorious Music a listen, and I started to really enjoy what I was listening to.

For once I was listening to music that didn’t try and change me or I didn’t have to be emotional to listen to… I could just be me.

From here I started to listen to this one album (The Glory of This Life) and I put it on repeat as I was making my way around Melbourne. I began to feel that I had never listened to music that was so sweet and that nurtured me in my whole body.

The difference was now clear; when I listened to my classic favourites, I didn’t feel great about myself, and they aided the struggle and fuelled the emotions in my body. But Glorious Music gave me a chance to feel clear, observe my feelings and enjoy simple sounds that are made with love.

I have since only been listening to Glorious Music by choice.

I feel love when I listen to this music. It is glorious! Words can’t describe how freeing it feels to let go of all of the ideals I learned about how music should be and just connect with the love that is present in every note of music by Glorious Music.

by Harrison White – 19, Gold Coast, Musician

Further Reading:
The Joy of Music Without the Pain
Michael Benhayon – Glorious Music Interview
The Greatest Party Celebration on Planet Earth

740 thoughts on “How I Came to Love Glorious Music

  1. I was never so much into music. I just used it to dance for hours to forget about my daily life and to escape, to have a moment of relief and I loved to dance.
    Since I started to feel the difference of vibration and effect of the regular music, and the music of GM records and Michael Benhayon, I feel the blessing in the latter.
    I deeply enjoy the music and dance full on, as it supports me to feel my Connection with heaven through my body. It is a big gift.

  2. When we listen to music with the ear of the heart we will energetically know which music is healing and which music is harming to us.

  3. Wow! It sounds like there is a lot of pressure to play music the way other people expect you to play it. The striving to do it right, please the teacher sounds, stick to what’s accepted goes against the creativity and joy of expression that I would expect music to come with.

  4. The thing about Glorious Music, is that it is being produced by someone who is living in true harmlessness, and therefore the music that we hear has that same lived quality. Which is phenomenal in this day and age where music is often made only for the sake of making music. And this shows the incredible commitment that Michael Benhayon has to humanity, that he would choose to put out a product that is not in line with the current trends, and in fact has the potential to expose those trends for what they are.

  5. It makes perfect sense why you initially did not like Glorious Music. As with anything that asks us to be all we truly are, if we are not wanting to be all we truly are and be in our issues and woes we are most likely going to resist and hate it.

  6. Your experience at college does sound scary. I would have thought fun and joy would be a significant part of foundation of music.

  7. Beautiful to read that with making self-loving choices you were able to re-connect back to an innocence and simplicity that you had missed ‘I longed to breathe me again.’ It is fundamental to know and feel in ourselves that we have a choice in our life and look at you now, you playing the drums gloriously at events of Universal Medicine, such a joy to watch you!

  8. It is interesting how if most consciously knew that the music they choose to listen to actually affects them and what they were actually choosing they would most likely be rather horrified, if not resistant to hearing it. To put it plan and simple, most choose to listen to music that dulls, numbs, comforts, stimulates, distracts and poisons us.

  9. “You have to play a certain way, if you don’t you won’t fit in, you won’t be liked and you won’t be successful” Our approach to music is very reflective of our approach to life – we sell out or change ourselves to fit in and be liked. This is what I LOVE about Glorious Music, it sets a new benchmark and it’s own benchmark in terms of their quality and the absence of needing to be liked, approved or to fit in.

  10. We can use our mind and our ears to listen to music or we can use our heart and our whole body to listen, the impact is very different. When we listen from the mind we can judge and criticize but in the heart, we know if this music is simply healing or harming and so we either listen to it or we don’t.

  11. Harrison thank you for sharing your experience, Glorious music allows us to be ourselves, with no imposing, where much of the classical or mainstream music gets us to react a certain way, it changes our mood, it excites us or leaves us flat, basically we allow the music in to play with our emotions, where Glorious Music leaves us to just be ourselves.

  12. There is a huge difference between Glorious Music and mainstream music. Mainstream is imposing emotions onto the listener and encouraging the listener to get drawn into the emotional drama. Whereas, Glorious Music just lets you be but at the same time offering a healing.

  13. Beautiful Harrison, it is by Glorious Music that I have felt for the first time how it is to be nurtured and adored by its vibrance. I love it! And listen to it every day.

  14. Glorious Music Band to me is very dear, I listen to the music everyday.. And every note touched my heart. No emotion. Can you imagine what is truly possible with music when we use it in its true advance.

  15. There is such freedom in what you describe Harrison when we let go of the ideals and beliefs associated with a certain discipline or philosophy or how we should do things. It seems to allow a space and opportunity to co-create in life rather than merely replicate.

  16. There can be a seriousness around music playing that seems like it’s not necessary. It should be about having fun, being light and connecting with each other. The music industry seems to be quite the opposite where one person often gets glorified and many left behind when they do not make the mark. The music Michael Benhayon and Glorious Music presents make you feel good about yourself in a true way. Like it’s gently guiding you back home to yourself again.

  17. I understand what you are saying about not being ‘impressed’ by ‘Glorious Music’. I was classically trained in music and my ear had been trained in a certain way. Glorious Music does not match this so it is easy to judge. However, Glorious Music does not try to ‘impress’, and in fact does not impress anything onto anyone, and this is the beauty in their music. When we listen to this music we are free to be ourselves, and we are not influenced to become emotional or elated. It is simply glorious music full of love, and we are left alone to feel this and to rise to the vibration that is being offered.

  18. When I listen to Glorious Music I feel my whole body respond to joy, to me this type of music is a confirmation of the multidimensional universe we all live in.

  19. I agree our ears have been attuned to a certain sound without feeling the quality of the vibration of that sound. What stands out for me is how the Glorious Music does not impose on me nor trigger emotional responses.

  20. ‘When I first heard music by Glorious Music I wasn’t that impressed’ Me neither! Probably for different reasons but it seemed the music was too simplistic and called people to drop their differences. I resisted this big time! But I couldn’t deny how uncomfortable it was to feel how arrogant I was around music – a real music snob. This music asked me to drop all that identification, and need to be cool by association to certain music. I hadn’t dropped the looking down on people not in the know – as if I knew much about music anyways! Amazing to write this and realise how divisive music can be – no different to football teams. I’d always assumed music brought people together -partying, raves – when actually certain songs clear dance floors. Glorious Music, without all my reactions, is Glorious!

  21. Very cool. Stating that the our moves are administered by an energy and that once revealed, why energy comes through certain songs – we can clearly feel what is love and what is not when we let go of emotional needs (attachments).

  22. I can relate to this – I first heard Glorious Music and I thought – this isn’t my cup of tea – but today I love it. It is the only music I listen to on a regular basis. Because I have said yes to more than the music – I have said yes to the energy behind it. And I now watch you play the drums Harrison and it is amazing to watch you preform but not let the music own you.

  23. I’ve always wondered how different people can like such different music. For example how can anyone like the shouting in heavy metal, or the offensive language in rap, and I wonder if music simply appeals to the emotions already inside us and then stirs them up and magnifies them and our ears then get tuned by a particular vibration to like the music we listen to. Otherwise why would we ever not like a song that confirms us as simply being amazing?

  24. I remember when I first heard Glorious Music and felt exactly the same way. All the judgement and critique came through and I rolled my eyes, thinking if I ever start listening to that music I know I’ve lost myself. Turns out the complete opposite to what I had thought. I now listen to Glorious music because I’ve found myself. When judgement and beliefs are aside, we get to feel with our bodies, instead of the mind dulling the body out.

  25. I love listening to (and only listen to) Glorious Music and a few other bands/musicians who understand that everything is energy and how they play or sing can either impose on another or not .. this music does not impose. I have heard this likened to a diet because essentially we are digesting it/it goes through and affects our body if imposing. What I constantly found with other music is once I listened to it,it would be in my body and mind all day (or weeks) repeating over and over again even if I didn’t want it there. So it is great to hear you have come to this understanding yourself and that you have come back to you and your sweetness … very cool.

  26. When we make it about integrity first anything goes, whether or not that ‘anything’ is deemed technically perfect by some. Making music is first about the true quality being expressed and never about the sound that is produced.

  27. I couldn’t listen to anything that the world offers as that music affects my body and leaves me emotional, not at all like Glorious Music where I am uplifted inspired and feel so much joy, there is always a song with a message for me when i need it.

  28. Glorious music is what the title says – offering us all to be glorious again, never ever making it about glorification of itself but the very opposite – always allowing others to be themselves in FULL, their full gloriousness, supporting and empowering people to be themselves and feel their worth and universal connection (to however you feel and call this to be)..

  29. “When I first heard music by Glorious Music I wasn’t that impressed. I was comparing the technical ability of what I heard being played against everything I had ever studied, read or played myself” – listening to Glorious Music with a technical/academic mindset is like enjoying a weak herbal/camomile tea.. where you miss out on the strength of the brew through leaving the teabag in for too short and too quick a time .. And then later on somebody by chance leaving in the teabag for a longer time where you realise everything’s better and stronger than when taking out the tea bag!!! Glorious Music grows and gains in strength the more your ‘tastebuds’ become accustomed to its originating power.

    1. Yes, it can take sometime to adjust once appreciation of music on hearing the music of Glorious Music even if you do not have an academic musical background, as there is not the emotional hook that one is accustomed too. However, with perseverance I, like Harrison, found it “gave me a chance to feel clear, observe my feelings and enjoy simple sounds that are made with love.”

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