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:
Being Christ's Disciple
Q: How can we believe in a God when there is so much suffering around us?
A: Suffering in and of itself is useless, but suffering which is a share in the Passion of Christ is a marvelous gift for human life. The most wonderful of gifts is that we can share in Christ's Passion.
Q: How? Is suffering a gift?
A: Yes, and it is a sign of love because it was chosen by the Father to show us that he loved the world by giving up his Son to die for us. In that way, through Christ's life, suffering provided to be a gift, the greatest gift of love, because through his suffering our sins were atoned for.
Q: Our sins?
A: Yes, above all, our sins. That's why we come back to the same thing. If we admit that we are sinners and we need forgiveness, then it will be very easy for us to forgive others. But if I don't admit this, it will be very hard for me to say, "I forgive you," no matter who comes to me.
Q: What should we do when suffering comes to us?
A: Accept it with a smile
Q: Accept it with a smile?
A: Yes, with a smile, because it is the greatest gift that God gives us.
Q: What? To smile?
A: To smile at God. To have the courage to accept everything that he sends us, and to give to him what he asks of us with a big smile. Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Saint Teresa of Calcutta (†1997) founded the Missionaries of Charity and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize