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DON’T LOOK BACK!

Sun near horizon behind palms, radiant

The New Dawn IS now rising up above the horizon, my fellow awakening humans!  And the floodgates of both Heavenly Inspiration — and also hidden and suppressed information — have finally opened wide. This latter aspect is long overdue, as the masses finally get informed about how our world has really been run.  However, the tendency of most, when they discover the lies and deceptions and obfuscations and manipulations and blatant crimes of those who had been ‘running’ us hard and mercilessly for centuries (or longer) — and intentionally hiding and distorting the truth of our origins and situation — is to give in to anger, resentment, and other ugly ‘negative’ emotions.  Well . . . . as I may have mentioned a couple of times on this blog in the past, it IS healthy to allow oneself to feel and accept and own those lower-vibrational sentiments.  It’s necessary really, at least initially.  But then one must summon the courage (and control the ego enough) to forgive those perceived trespasses (and yourself of course), and RELEASE those sentiments and those they are directed at.  Just let them go — and move on!  What it is now definitely too late for is for people to dwell on those feelings for any length of time, you see, and stay stuck in the past.  That ‘phase’ has now passed as the New Earth is becoming visible over the horizon for those with eyes to see, and an open heart to feel.  I hope you join us in celebrating this monumental Cosmic Event, engaging the changes with a positive, hopeful and above all supportive attitude.

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So don’t look back!!!  A New Day is dawning, and in order to participate in the unfolding of this Grand Liberation from the dying Old World and its disharmonious paradigms (and Controllers), one must leave all that behind.  Forever.  Giving it (and those who fight tooth and nail now for its survival) any more attention than it’s already gotten is literally throwing your own Energies into a black hole, one that actually extends their existence in this world — and their power to continue doing harm to both us and Gaia.  Again, just let it, and them, go away already!  It’s time for the absolute final ‘curtain call‘, and their roles have been well-acted — but are now being retired in this world.  So let the dead bury the dead, and let’s give ALL our attention to the emerging New Earth with its sweet buds of Universal Abundance, and move on to greener pastures.  Energy flows where your attention goes . . . .

Boston video image - no more time left to criticize

As my final gift to help you all get into the New Groove, I offer you here the music and lyrics to one of my very favorite 80’s rock tunes, a song that deeply inspired me for many years, and one that I loved to sing (and feel) along with as I ran around the San Francisco Bay Area in my car as an ambitious young marketing guy in new business development.  It got me going, and also kept me going during some very challenging times.  I hope it helps inspire YOU now.  Embrace our radiant future, and enter into the New Golden Age that we have all prayed and hoped for all these challenging years and decades!  Or not . . . .  Of course, as always, it is completely YOUR sovereign choice.  Choose wisely, choose well — and I sincerely hope you choose a more joyful, abundant, creative, dynamic, and collectively uplifting life.  I sure have, BIG TIME!!!  (Remember that 80’s tune?  Another inspiring one, though not quite in the same way 😉 )

 BOSTON, Don't Look Back video title image

DON’T LOOK BACK – by Boston

Don’t look backSunrise image w Boston quote
A new day is breaking
It’s been too long since I felt this way
I don’t mind where I get taken
The road is calling
Today is the day!

I can see
It took so long just to realize
I’m much too strong
Not to compromise
Now I see what I am is holdin’ me down
I’ll turn it around!  Oh, yes I will!

Hey, I finally see the dawn arrivin’
Hey, I see beyond the road I’m drivin’
Far away and left behind

It’s a bright horizon, but I’m awakingSunrise image w Boston quote 3 - no game to play
Oh I see myself in a brand new way
The sun is shinin’
The clouds are breakin’
‘Cause I can’t lose now, there’s no game to play

I can tell there’s no more time left to criticize
I’ve seen what I could not recognize
Everthing in my life was leading me on . . .
But I can be strong!  Oh yes I can!

Hey, I finally see the dawn arrivin’
Hey, I see beyond the road I’m drivin’
Far away and left behind

Oh, the sun is shining, and I’m on that road . . . . .

Boston video image - Far away and left behind

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Matrix Images - The Ones that WANT out will be freed

For those of you who still wish to remain in contact with me, and/or get some inspiring and pragmatic information of the type I’ve been providing the last two years, you can ‘friend’ me on Facebook, where I am still very active — actually more so than ever (as Alexander Del Sol, and the page Ascending Community).  My counseling/coaching services are definitely still available for the time being (see link to that information here in the upper right corner of this blog), though I’m not sure for how much longer.  If what I feel coming in my personal financial life manifests (and it appears it shall, and very soon), then I may just withdraw from that kind of individual assistance altogether, and shift all my human energies to the new project that I have been inspired to build with one or two others here in the beautiful tropical wonderland of my adopted ‘home away from Home’, Costa Rica (given, of course, that this world doesn’t morph so radically and quickly to make even that kind of project . . . unnecessary, or irrelevant).  If/When that manifests, then you all can come see me personally as I manage a sacred new place on Nova Gaia where people can gather in peace to share, heal, and uplift each other.  Regardless, we’ll soon see how this will all ‘play out’.  The only thing I personally know for sure is this:  I’ve got my ticket to New Earth in hand — and in Heart and Soul — and feel the Higher Energies pulsing powerfully through my entire body, increasing so much lately that it’s no longer possible to ‘calm them down’ very much, or for very long (and I have several globally-renowned Light Warrior friends who are experiencing the same exact thing, btw ;-)).  In other words, I AM ascending physically as my Lightbody takes form and my Higher Self ‘downloads’ into this physical vehicle, taking over full control from my ego-body-mind complex — and WOW is it amazing!!!  I pray that you all join us soon with full consciousness in this Epic Adventure that we have all co-created together for mutual . . . enJOYment 🙂

Signing off for this ‘now’ in the illusion of linear time,

I AM THAT I AM

aka Waverider (One)

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Flight Of The Songbird

I was stirred to compose this song by a new internet friend of mine, a beautiful vocalist who has recently awakened to her True Identity, and has been spreading Light and Joy to many who had never been exposed to these concepts before as she helps to facilitate and encourage the Great Shift we are NOW experiencing.  Thank you, A.S., for inspiring me!

bird singing on branch, colorful

Flight Of The Songbird

She hides among the leaves

Of the Tree of Life, so bright . . .

Little Wing, she ventures only

To echo others’ creations, in the dark of the night

One time she was emboldened

She risked it all, what a sight . . .

Burst out from her shielded depths

An explosion of expressions, pristine beauty and light

Oh, in the past, since forever

The darkness ruled the roost

Night and day

But now forever has ended

the roost unmade

 And the songbird – with All of her kind

Is free to spread her translucent wings of Light

And fly far, fly away . . . .

The first time she had dared

Went out on a limb, took a risk

Oh how she sang out!

A fount of joy-burst, heaven’s mist

But it did not end too well

Advantage was taken, her purity dimmed

The veil of leaves and their shadows

Called her back to protect her from sin

(chorus)

The seasons have changed now

The New Spring has arrived

And those who made it through the winter

Most have shifted out of the somber lower vibes

Little Wing can truly FLY now!

Living butterflies, rainbows and fairytale dreams!

Her and ALL her resonant Brethren now soar free

Their Inner Joy expanding limitlessly

Fly far, fly free . . . . .

Songbirds now unite in ecstatic reverie!

Woman with 'wings' on old boat on sandy shore

 

Get On With The Fascination!

So . . . . Here we are at the Crossroads of Humanity, standing with one foot in the Old World, and one foot in the NEW!  Well, not really ‘new’ in the proper sense — Limitless Love and Abundance has always existed, of course, being the Eternal State of Creation — but definitely ‘new’ to the vast majority of the human population of Gaia at this moment in space-time.

On FaceBook this morning (Friday Sept. 20) I saw that a friend had posted The Oracle Report.  I was urged to look at this one (most I don’t, to be honest, as daily astrology reports were never my thing – my apologies, Bill ;-)) — and am VERY glad I did!  At the end of the report, it set as today’s theme song ‘Limelight’ by one of my favorite old rock bands, Rush.  Happens to be that this song was always one of my favorites by them, often sending chills down my spine even back in my late teens (for some then-unfathomable reason).  Awesome!  Anyway, I went and listened to it again, the first time in ages, and the lyrics really blew me away as I clearly recognized for the first time that I HAVE BEEN LIVING THEM FOR YEARS! — but never truly comprehended the depth of meaning that these simple but profound lyrics represented, how they actually describe the most fundamental essence of our physical lives here on Gaia, in the Illusion of Maya, on the Grand Stage of the Cosmic Theater that Shakespeare alluded to long ago, in our ‘gilded cage’ of Western materialistic lifestyles.

RUSH - Moving Pictures

So HERE you can listen to the song and read all the mystical, magical, metaphysical lyrics.  But more importantly, I urge you all to really, truly open your Selves up to the radical changes that are NOW beginning to make themselves manifest in our shared collective reality matrix, accept the flood of PUL (Pure Unconditional Love) that is bombarding our home away from Home more than any other time in human history, and ‘get on with the fascination’ of seeing beyond the gilded cage of what we were trained and programmed and coerced into believing was the sum total of ‘life on planet Earth’ for soooooo long.  I pray you enjoy the Magic Carpet Ride that is commencing ‘here’ and NOW on lovely Gaia Sophia, and accept my heart-felt invitation to come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me . . . . . (how many of you other ‘golden indigos’ recognize that classic line I wonder, lol).

For those who might like more of a personal description/interpretation of this work of lyrical art, I’ve printed the full lyrics below and briefly offer my own perspective for you to ponder, or enjoy — or both!  I’ve mentioned bits and pieces of these concepts and experiences in my blogs of the past two years, such as my seeing ‘beyond the gilded cage’ into the lands that my activated pineal gland (natural DMT secretions) has made abundantly available to me (and in extreme sensorial intensity of late).  In any case, EnJOY these last days of Life in the Lower Realms, as the thick, heavy curtains of the Theater of Deep Illusion are indeed being drawn back together here at the very End of The Game . . . . so that we can start an entirely new theater, with a whole new set of truly ‘stellar’ acts, based on our True Reality in the Higher Realms!

5D Mansions

Living on a lighted stage
Approaches the unreal
For those who think and feel
In touch with some reality
Beyond the gilded cage.

Yes it DOES!  My ability to ‘stay grounded’, even as a teenager once in a while, has been pushed to its limits in this life of extreme limitation.  But, until I really started waking up, I never fully comprehended that the ‘unreal’ was actually the world I was taught to believe was the only ‘real’ one!  Almost everything we have been taught is truly upside-down and backwards – as all of humanity shall soon discover for themselves.

Cast in this unlikely role,
Ill-equipped to act,
With insufficient tact,
One must put up barriers
To keep oneself intact.

I came into this world at least partially awake – but definitely ill-equipped to handle the lies, the deception, the stress, the denial . . . the Illusion and Fear.  Tact?  LOL!  Never had any, never saw any reason to either!  Suffered immensely for it, too . . .  Barriers were absolutely necessary, ‘bricks in the wall’ as PF put it, in order for me to keep my sanity in this insane world.

Living in the Limelight,
The universal dream
For those who wish to seem.

The Universal Dream, the Illusion of Maya, for those who wish to ‘seem’ . . . .  For those who wish to ‘play a role’, to ‘act out’, to not be what they Truly Are for a while.  Quite an insight, and unique turn of phrase . . ..

Those who wish to be
Must put aside the alienation,
Get on with the fascination,
The real relation,
The underlying theme.

Those who wish to be REAL must take the bold step of putting aside the inevitable alienation and rejection of their peers (and human families as well in most cases), and choose bravely to strike out in the direction of their Greatest Joy towards the Fascination of the Higher Path, the ‘Real Relation’ that we have to All That Is!  (See A Course In Miracles, or at least Marianne Williamson’s writings — if you dare — for more on that perspective).  The Underlying Theme being Us as Spirit – Sparks of Divinity exploring Creation — in the playground of the material realms.

Living in a fisheye lens,
Caught in the camera eye.
I have no heart to lie,
I can’t pretend a stranger
Is a long-awaited friend.

Ah, constantly under heavy examination by society, with disapproving focus aimed at us if we ‘get out of line’. . . .  I could never lie myself (really), not verbally nor energetically, and so could not pretend to be cordial or polite or submissive to people who I felt were definitely not that.  Again, like other aspects of my refusal to ‘play the game like they wanted me to’, this got me into a lot of trouble throughout my life – but also saved me from a few potentially tragic situations.  I’m more than content with my determination to stick to my rigid ethical code.

All the world’s indeed a stage,
And we are merely players,
Performers and portrayers,
Each another’s audience
Outside the gilded cage.

Go Shakespeare!!!  What a perspicacious, absolutely brilliant mind (and heart) . . . .  And Rush, seeing the truth of Us as Souls actually always ‘outside the gilded cage’ in our True Reality, observing each other – and our physical personality-selves – playing out our chosen parts in this Grand Theater of the Absurd, now quickly exploding into the Ecstatic Sublime . . . . .

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Heaven's Gate 1, open arches in the clouds

I’m FREE!!!

I’M FREE!

by The Who, from the rock opera Tommy

I’m free!  I’m free!

And freedom tastes of Reality

I’m free!  I’m free,

And I’m waiting for you to follow me . . .

 

If I told what it takes to reach the highest high

You’d laugh and say ‘nothing’s that simple’ . . . .

But you’ve been told many times before

Messiah’s pointed to the door

But no one had the guts to leave the temple

 

I’m free!  I’m free!

And freedom tastes of Reality

I’m FREE!  I’M FREE!!!

And I’m waiting for you to follow Me . . . . . .

 

(Chorus)

How can we follow?

How can follow-ooooo . . .oooo-oooo-oooo-oooo. ..

 

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 My demons have been purged.

The Core of my Eternal Being has risen to the surface, forged its bonds to the Light, and prepared Itself for the Transition.

 I AM ready for the next stage of Hu-man evolution.

 

I sincerely hope that I see Us all ‘There’!

 

SHINE!

It’s officially time for us — those dedicated to our individual and collective awakening, and the healing and ascension of Gaia — to SHINE!!!  In honor of this Grand Event of the Ages, I am posting a song I loved from the first time I heard it, despite the fact that it was from a genre that I was never very fond of (grunge rock).  In any case, it speaks pretty directly to what’s happening on this planet at this auspicious moment in its long and turbulent history.

I couldn’t find the music video I first saw with this song which featured an angel descending from Heaven (if my memory serves me right, that is).  It’s a beautiful image.  If you can find that version, please let me know.  Anyway, I just imbedded the ‘official’ music video.  The one that follows has the lyrics, like a karaoke style, and the actual printed lyrics are below that.

Enjoy!

Official’ Music Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD-I_CU2eU8&feature=related

Music Video with Lyrics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g11ISYVxW-w

Just the lyrics:

SHINE

Give me a word
Give me a sign
Show me where to look
Tell what will I find (will I find )
Lay me on the ground
Fly me in the sky
Show me where to look
Tell me what will I find (will I find )

Oh, heaven let your light shine down (x4)

Love is in the water
Love is in the air
Show me where to go
Tell me will love be there ( love be there )
Teach me how to speak
Teach me how to share
Teach me where to go
Tell me will love be there ( love be there )

Oh, heaven let your light shine down (x4)

I’m going to let it shine (x2)
Heaven’s little light gonna shine on me
Yea yea heaven’s little light gonna shine on me
Its gonna shine, shine on me
Its gonna shine, come on in shine

A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS . . . .

I was sitting out on my porch Saturday morning on a pillow, just leaning against the wall with a nice spiritual book I was rereading after first being blessed with its exciting real-life adventures and transformational information around 20 years ago, and sipping on some fresh home-brewed Central American coffee. I drifted a bit from the pages I was engrossed in, and reflected on the idea, oft-repeated via many different sources, that we all need to hold the vision of our New Earth and its Life-enhancing culture as frequently and passionately as possible in our hearts and minds these days, thereby facilitating its rapid manifestation into our collective reality. This visualization practice, not necessarily as easy as it appears on the surface (but actually really fun once you get into it), is something I personally have been doing for quite a while now. I’ve been both encouraged and elated to see many others join us Lightworkers in this Sacred Cause of late.

All of a sudden, I felt it: A wonderful, ineffably powerful, absolutely delicious and joyfully incapacitating wave of PUL (Pure Unconditional Love) washing over and through me as I gazed out into my yard on this soft rainy day unfolding before me. It was tremendous! The thoughts came unbidden: We are with you, dear soul, as always. You and we are now closer than ever, and we know that you can feel that Reality more and more each day. We are giving you as much as we can now, and are so delighted that you can sense our unending support for you, and accept it so willingly and joyfully. We shall be reunited in waking consciousness very, very soon now. . . . .

While still reeling a bit from the overwhelming influx of pure love energies, I went to change the radio station — but wait! What’s that song playing right now, another one of those old favorites from the 80’s? Didn’t they use this one for Bill Clinton’s theme song??? I let it play out, knowing that the timing of its arrival was not coincidental. . . . .

Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac
(some selected excerpts)

Open your eyes and look at the day
You’ll see things in a different way

Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here
It’ll be here, better than before
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone . . . .

Try to think about the times to come
And not about the things that you’ve done
If your love was . . . to you
Just think what tomorrow will do

All I want is to see you smile
If it takes just a little while
I know you don’t believe that it’s true
I never meant any harm to you. . . .

Don’t you look back . . . . .

After relaxing to that wonderful tune by Fleetwood Mac, absorbing and enjoying its timely message, I went to finish what I started to do and change the station to some light jazz or softer pop – but wait! (Yes, again). Could it be?! Another little message from my Friends On High coming through??? . . . . . . .

That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick & A Whole Slew of Her Friends
(a few relevant excerpts)

And I never thought I’d feel this way . . . .

Keep Smiling, Keep Shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That’s what friends are for
For good times, and bad times
I’ll be on your side forevermore
That’s what friends are for. . . . .

Well you came and opened me
And now there’s so much more I see
And so by the way I thank you. . . .

And then, for the times when we’re apart
Well then close your eyes and know
The words are comin’ from my heart
And then if you can remember
Keep smiling, Keep shining. . . . .

Be well, my fellow co-creators, and Keep smiling, Keep shining. Please consider joining me and many thousands of others out there and open up your hearts, and your consciousness, enough to allow our mutual Friends to grace your life as directly and profoundly and wonderfully as they have graced mine. They’re eagerly awaiting your heartfelt invitation. Can’t you hear ‘em knockin’??? Go ahead, open the door and let ‘em in! Join me in the chorus now. . . .

I get by with a little help from my Friends,
Yeah, I’m gonna try with a little help from my Friends. . . . .


LOVE IS MY RELIGION

Over the years, and especially lately (as I have been talking a lot with people about the subject), I have been asked countless times the truly loaded question, ‘What religion do you belong to/are you?’ In the past (since my late teens when I left the Roman Empire Catholic Church), I’ve always answered in basically the same way: ‘I don’t’ or ‘None.’ Once in a while I would add something like, ‘I AM a spiritual person, and engage in spiritual practices every day of my life; but I am not a member of, nor affiliated with, any organized religion.’

The other day, however, I opened up YouTube to check on my subscriptions, see if there was any fresh news or cool new videos to watch. Before I logged in, however, YouTube’s own list of new videos came up (that they are promoting and/or think would be popular). The first one was by Ziggy Marley and another guitarist doing a really colorful and expressive acoustic version one of his songs called ‘Love Is My Religion’. The title intrigued me (and I’m a big fan of his dad, Bob Marley, as well), so I clicked on it. I was in the mood for reggae anyway. . . . .

It was meant to be! In this song by Ziggy I found an entirely new and fresh and positive answer to that somewhat intimidating question about religion that I’ve been confronted with so many times over the many challenging years of my spiritual awakening. I’ve included the lyrics below so that you, too, can more clearly understand where I am coming from, and also choose (if you like, and if it’s appropriate of course) to refer people to this song any time in the future when somebody asks you the same question, as it makes several beautiful statements that reflect some of the relaxed, accepting, live-and-let-live harmony and peace that manifests within those embracing this particular ‘religion’:

Love Is My Religion, by Ziggy Marley

Love is my religion, Love is my religion, Love is my religion

I’ll take you to the temple tonight

All my days I’ve been searching to find out what this life is worth

Through the books and bibles of time, I’ve made up my mind

I don’t condemn, I don’t convert, this is a calling, have you heard?

Bring all the lovers to the fold, ‘cause no one is gonna lose their soul

(Chorus)

Love is my religion, Love is my religion, Love is my religion

Hey you can take it or leave it, and you don’t have to believe it

I don’t want to fight, Hey let’s go fly a kite!

There’s nothing we can’t cure, and I’ll keep you in my arms for sure

So don’t let nobody stop us, free spirits have to soar

With you I share the gift, the gift that we now know oh-oh-oh!

(Chorus)

Well I’m done searching now, I found what this life is worth

Not in the books that I find, but by searching my mind

I don’t condemn, I don’t convert, this is the calling, have you heard?

Bring all the lovers to the fold, No one is gonna lose their soul

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Enjoy, and Be Well! And please remember a perennial truth that Ziggy slyly slips in to his live performance: Love is all we need . . . . .

LET ‘EM IN

Someone’s knockin’ at the door
Somebody’s ringin’ the bell
Someone’s knockin’ at the door
Somebody’s ringin’ the bell
Do me a favor,
Open the door and let ’em in
Sister suzie, brother john,
Martin luther, phil and don,
Brother michael, auntie gin,
Open the door and let ’em in.

Someone’s knockin’ at the door
Somebody’s ringin’ the bell
Someone’s knockin’ at the door
Somebody’s ringin’ the bell

Do me a favor,
Open the door and let ’em in.

— Let ‘Em In, by Paul McCartney

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Do us ALL a favor, yourself included.  Let ’em in.  Please.  They’re here to help, and it’s high time we let them, fully and without restrictions.  Just open the door. . . . . .  Image

One Of These Nights . . . .

Yesterday morning I did something very unusual.  I was ‘urged’ to do it, so I did.  Just before getting up, I listened to a song on my wife’s iPod (not one that she listens to, btw, but got on there), that she just happened to leave on the bed — and got TOTALLY into it.  It was really, really intense, almost as intense as the visions I had had a bit earlier just after waking, and feeling the message that I was going to read later that day from the GFL about all of us soon being able to live our grandest dreams, fulfil our most passionate desires. . . . .

Anyway, the musical and linguistic artistry of this song feels very appropriate for what is happening on this planet right now, and especially to all of us, internally.  I’ve highlighted some lines that seem to imply that the artists themselves were hinting at a deeper, more profound meaning than just that of seeking a ‘special’ fantasy woman to get wild with.  What do you think?

One Of These Nights

The Eagles

 One of these nights
One of these crazy old nights
We’re gonna find out
Pretty mama
What turns on your lights
The full moon is calling
The fever is high
And the wicked wind whispers
And moans

You got your demons
You got desires
Well, I got a few of my own

Oooh, someone to be kind to
In between the dark and the light
Oooh, coming right behind you
Swear I’m gonna find you
One of these nights

One of these dreams
One of these lost and lonely dreams
We’re gonna find one
One that really screams

I’ve been searching for the daughter
Of the devil himself
I’ve been searching for an angel in white
I’ve been waiting for a woman who’s a little
Of both
And I can feel her but she’s nowhere
In sight

Oooh, loneliness will blind you
In between the wrong and the right
Oooh, coming right behind you
Swear I’m gonna find you
One of these nights

One of these nights
In between the dark and the light
Coming right behind you
Swear I’m gonna find you
Get ya baby one of these nights
One of these nights
One of these nights
I can feel it
I can feel it
One of these nights
Coming right behind you
Swear I’m gonna find you now
One of these nights.. . . .

AND ALL WILL FLOW . . . .

Hi!

I was searching my wife’s iPOD last night looking for something she wanted to listen to, and I ran across an old song that had made its way into her little gizmo from my computer, by a band named Honk, from the soundtrack of one of the first really cool surf/sport films ever made called 5 Summer Stories (now a classic).  The song had been on a custom CD I made years ago that I’d put on my computer as well (a sundry collection of mellow music), before I’d lost that soundtrack CD by Honk, which I’d either received as a gift from somebody who knew me well, or I bought on a recommendation from the same friend, I can’t recall.  I believe I saw that movie once in the Sunset District of San Francisco, near the famous heavy-duty Ocean Beach surf spot (where Kelly Slater just cinched his 11th world championship title last month), during a few crazy years when my old high school surf buddy and I got a little bit ‘involved’ with the local OB surf crew (him much more than me, OK) and I was often less than ‘fully clear’ during my severely unrestrained descents into that wild underbelly-of-society subculture.  My memory is, therefore, a little ‘spotty’ . . .

Surfer at Ocean Beach, CA

Anyway, I LOVE that soundtrack!  And, at the time I got the CD in the early 90’s, various verses of the main theme song instantly became my personal mantra and motto.  20 years later, it seems that these lyrics have once again become amazingly appropriate for me, my life, my attitude, my activities, etc., etc.  Those of you who knew me then, and know my personal history, will totally understand where I’m coming from (I hope).  Here is an excerpt:

I’ve been staying high in the middle

Of an honest to goodness hey-diddle-diddle

I traded my Porsche for a cow and fiddle, too . . .

 

My train of thought reached an intersection

Got switched on to a new direction

Now I’m here to spread the infection to you

 

Laaaay down your woes . . . .

Oooopen what’s closed . . . .

And aaaall will flow . . . . .

IF you let it gooooo-OOOOO-OOOOOOOO!

Wow.  Those lyrics, remembered by rote from many years ago, still give me chills.  Notice how cleanly they merge with the main theme of this blog, and my life in general.  Here are two more lines that are even more germane to my ‘unconventional’ perspective on things:

. . . . Fenced by fears of what we’re told is wrong

Well I found a hole in the fence!

And I jumped right through

Now I’m saying that you can too-OOOOO!

‘OK, dude, we get it already!’  Cool.  Carry on then . . . . . . and, when circumstances present themselves that appear to have no easy solution, try looking around for that ‘hole in the fence’ that I jumped through 20-odd years ago.  It’s there.  And it’s calling to you in the eternal ripeness of this now moment . . . .

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