WELCOME TO ME ASIDE !
“Me Aside” is a project that I created with my brother, Jon Dee, to raise awareness and increase the public's understanding of mental and spiritual healing through the power of music. With our combined musical talents and with the help of other talented musicians, we have brought forth a contemporary faith-based musical experience from a catholic perspective.
At the age of 19 my brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Struggling with darkness he had had numerous hospitalizations in and out of psychiatric wards. Eventually, he found the power of his faith and, through his music, turned his darkness into light. Currently, with the help of medication, my brother has continued to live a mentally and spiritually healthy life. He has been blessed with genius talent, a loving family, and friends in Christ. He has turned his gratitude to God, through the beauty and creativity of his healing music.
Four years ago, Jon Dee invited me to co-write songs with him. During that process, I became inspired to bring his music and his message to the world. I became convinced that if we were able to share this music with others—particularly youth—it would give them hope when in despair and take them on an inspiring, spiritual and healing journey towards God and in hopes that one day they will pick up an instrument and find healing powers in their own talents.
Throughout the recording process, we were blessed to have some of the most remarkable and gifted musicians lend their talents to the project. They joined us in our efforts to create music that will help others move through their healing processes, whether toward mental, spiritual or emotional wellness. We could not have completed this project without their unending guidance, support and talents.
The "Me Aside" project, we believe, is inspired by God’s word, which is always moving through us and which will compel us to continue to put “Me Aside”.
In the near future, we plan to release a documentary as a testimony to the "Me Aside" project and in the meantime please download our music on itunes or amazon music.
K.C. and Jon Dee
Our Daily Meditation:
The Loaves That Lead to Understanding
Since the Eucharist is adherence to the person of Christ, then accepting Christ and clinging to him is fully expressed only when we partake in the Eucharist, which is the culmination of faith.
During the Eucharist, Christ becomes the gift offered to the Father for our sake. Through the common royal priesthood, we also are called to give a complete offering of ourselves to God in union with Christ who offers himself to the Father. Our adherence to him means communion with his gift. It means giving our lives to God in order for them to be transformed and become a service to the Church and to our brothers.
The purpose of the Eucharist is our conversion, your turning away from your own will so that it may gradually disappear in your service to others. You go to Holy Communion to be converted, to establish the reign of Christ in your heart from then on, and for his will to become your supreme value. Every reception of the Eucharist should confirm your adherence to his will. Consequently, you should wish that Jesus would foil your plans. The Eucharist should prepare you for this; it should contribute to the gradual demise of your egoism, allowing Christ to grow within you.
Father Tadeusz Dajczer († 2009) was a Polish priest and a professor of theology in Warsaw, and co-founder of the Families of Nazareth Movement.