This NEW, updated CD, previously titled, Universal Love Currents by James Mikael
offers expanded CD liner notes and a smoother, more relaxing flow of music with
no tempo changes.
FROM THE MUSICIAN
“A sweet melody, a beautiful sound, is something that we’re all naturally,
easily, effortlessly attracted to. Instead of being focused on one thing or
another, the mind lets go and you feel an expansion, and ideally, a joy, or as
Alan Watts used to say, “the Floodlight Consciousness”, instead of the focused,
the spotlight. My goal with Nature's Gift (formerly titled Universal Love
Currents) was to create music with an energy that could attune one to a higher
vibration. Whether you hear it in a yoga class or during a massage or during a
reiki session, I hope it makes you feel safe so you can let go. If you can be
absorbing that energy and take it with you into your life, into your world, and
in the course of that action give it away, give it to others. . . that would be
my heart’s dream fulfilled.” – James Mikael Brue
“Serene piano, the sweet sounds of nature, lush synthesizers – each can be
in their own right, but mix them together and you have a recipe for peace and
tranquility. NATURE'S GIFT from James Mikael Brue is an album of sublime
melodies that enriches the romantic spirit in us all. Brue keeps the piano
which makes for a better interplay with the album’s other elements which include
symphony of birdsong on “Nature’s Gift” or the angelic cooing on “Love’s
This is music for the mind – it will lift your spirits and fill you with joy.
–Music Design In Review, November/December 2001
ABOUT BASTYR UNIVERSITY
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to Bastyr University, a leading academic center founded in l978, located in
Seattle, WA devoted to advancing knowledge and educating leaders natural health
sciences that integrate mind, body and spirit and nature. Through natural health
education, research and clinical services, Bastyr is improving the health and
well-being of the human community. The Bastyr student body is committed to
“Making A Difference”. Their zeal for learning and their passion to “improve the
health and well-being of the human community” are passions which permeate the
entire university community.
One of the first two universities in the U.S. to offer a doctorate-level degree
in Oriental medicine, Bastyr was also the first CAM (complementary and
alternative medicine) university in the country to receive a training grant for
CAM research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Visit www.bastyr.edu
to learn more about Bastyr, to sign up for their e-newsletter, read about their
exciting research initiatives and more.
“Bastyr is on the cutting edge of the health care delivery system. When you give
to Bastyr University, you help the world. We are changing history and you can
have a part in that.”
-- Thomas C. Shepherd, President, BASTYR UNIVERSITY
“Bastyr University has played a bigger role within medicine than any other
non-allopathic institution, bringing scientific legitimacy to natural medicine.”
- James Whorton, PhD, professor of medical history and ethics
ABOUT THE MUSICIAN:
Piano virtuoso James Mikael Brue who wrote and recorded Nature's Gift, admits to
being really in love with "the acoustical aspect of music, the way piano really
vibrates a human being, vibrates our nervous system." A classically trained
musician and teacher of the Suzuki Method, James created Nature's Gift to
express in part "the depth within each of us, that we can touch, that will heal
us." Inspired by the Muir woods in Marin County, CA as well as several extended
meditation retreats, James’ music is an expression of a beautiful, peaceful
journey and a desire to evoke the totality and harmony of nature.
A resident of northern CA, James Mikael Brue hopes that his healing music "makes you feel safe so you can let go and take that energy with you into
your world, and in the course of that action give it away, give it to others . .
. that would
be my heart’s dream fulfilled."