Sunday, January 6, 2013

AMAZING (G)RACE

"God is Infinite Creativity," Deepak Chopra


This morning, I woke up to music and lyrics playing in my head.  I even wrote down On the Turning Away on a piece of paper.  This deep and mystic song by Pink Floyd was the first piece of music my son Rob and I played when we practiced Tai Chi together years ago.... 

Popping a Lindor Chocolate Truffle into my mouth, I smiled remembering chocolate candies of excellent quality when I was a childLately I am also happy to enjoy semi-melted dark unsweetened Baker's Chocolate and organic green tea as treats.  I feel benefits.  

Beginning to write to the turning and returning music of On the Turning Away, I had a general plan for a story.  The tale had a mind of her own....




Take A Hike
Recently I breezed through a shoe department in a large store.  I seldom look at shoes.  I rarely shop I scanned the displays.  I froze.  I spotted my prey!   I picked up a Cheetah shoe in my hands.  They came in my size and were affordable and on saleThey fit!  I smiled.  I had my Tai Cheetah Shoes ready for Tai Chi class fun.  I had imagined these shoes long ago, and here they are! 

"Intuition to Fruition!"

As the clerk I boxed up the shoes, and I carried the prize away, I reflected about gratitude and blessings.  I thought about personal abundance, about simplifying life and possessions, about donating books, clothing and other household items where they can be of use....

I tuned into words and music:

*  On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say which we won't understand
"Don't accept that what's happening
Is just a case of others' suffering
Or you'll find that you're joining in
The turning away."


Settling in for a nice, comfortable writing session, words in the music began to shift and disappear.  I hear instrumental tones rather than words, a blue of frequencies and colors.  I am in a zone of clearest concentration and momentum.

Mind games, spontaneous cutting and pasting pictures and words together, jump into view when my husband asked me if I'd like to go out and help donate books to local libraries?  

I stalled, deep in concentration and slowly coming back into the NOW.  

"Be flexible," I heard thoughts against my will.

"I don't want to be flexible!"  I growled inwardly.

"Can I go?I wondered....

"Yes, I can!"


Quickly abandoning the writing, it was early twilight when we left to drive the books to new locations.  We love our books, our friends and teachers.  Soon after, we stopped in at our nearby local beach.  Free of snow so far this year, snow fences line up at the ready!  Lazily, young hawks floated overhead.  Seagulls turned and dipped.  White caps greeted us as we breathed in the energy of the rolling waves set against blue-green water.  Grey clouds and a smudge of sun gathered in the sky blushing with a pinkish undertone.  There was a darker blue line on the horizon now, and we perceived rain clouds in action coming across the lake.  The hypnotic lake effect relaxed me....I was nearly asleep


*  It's a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting its shroud over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown 
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that we're all alone
In the dream of the proud   


On the way home, Paul woke me out of my daydream, "Want to go out to dinner?" 

"Uh, yeah..."

We enjoyed wandering around looking at the Christmas Lights as December darkness hovered.  We saw ancient and modern light displays in yards, on houses and rooftops.  I remembered the jumbo sized lights for our Christmas tree when I was young and how hot they got!  My favorite were the blue lights!  One year my Dad made an all blue tree.

La Pita Mediterranean restaurant was appealing.  Grape leaves, lentil soup, moussaka and rice pudding topped with honey and cinnamon were an unexpected treat.


It was dark night when I settled back down to write.  I hear my loudly purring cat against the backdrop of softly playing music.  

Mood begins to lift in the lyrics:

*  On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite in a silent accord
Using words you will find are strange
Mesmerized as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night 



Rapid Spontaneous Events
Music's power and energy envelopes us all and soaks down to the cellular level.  Watching Paul McCartney sing Blackbird on 12-12-12 Concert and strum his acoustic guitar was a note perfect experience.  Time Stopped.  Someone commented, "Paul McCartney's antenna is always out, and he picks up signals he'll use years later."

Cosmic cutting and pasting is the collage of creative experience.

"That's exactly it!"
 

Later Rob and I enjoyed hearing and seeing some additional performances on You Tube from the 12-12-12 ConcertWe were at rapt attention when Roger Waters accompanied by Eddie Vedder performed Comfortably Numb on our computer screen.  

"How do they do that?"  

"How can every note on the guitar be that perfect?  How can someone learn to play the song exactly like the original?" 

 "Artists are playing with sound...."

I smile thinking of advancements in technology.  Sharing world wide opens doors and windows along the information highway.  Networking and outreach expand the positive good.  Minds and Hearts Open.

Now I am writing and editing at the same time.  I like the spontaneous racing flow of writing, and while resting, the technical details of editing.  I wonder how songwriters piece together a song edit it, practice it, record it, perform it, market it?  

All is Process.  

Light appears in the message now:

*  No more turning away
From the weak and the weary 
No more turning away from the coldness inside
Just a world that we all must share
Its not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there'll be
No more turning away?



Off and Running
I put on my Cheetah shoes and practiced Tai Chi while listening to the music of On the Turning Away, "just like old times...."




                                                 2013:  "The World Is Coming To A Start!"






Related Posts on Out of the Blue:
Tonal Vision (Jan 2011), Carry Water, Chop Wood (June 2011), T-I-M-E  and In the (K)now (Dec 2011), For the Love of Chocolate (Jan 2012),  Aftermath (Nov 2012), and Chasing 
Shadows (Dec 2012)

Related Blogs: 
Hiding in Plain View (Jan 6  2013) by Rev. Debra Basham, CHTP, NLP, HTt, RMT, author of new book, Stories from My Heart
http://dbasham.blogspot.com 

Ask the Universe (Jan 6, 2013) by Elaine Collier, Reiki Master Trainer and Co-Owner of Como Centre for Enlightenment, Wantage,Oxfordshire UK
http://reikiinwantage.blogspot.com 


Resources:
 http://www.pinkfloyd.com  The Official Site, music, lyrics and more  
*  On the Turning Away (1988)  I first heard this song years ago At 3AM while editing a friend's book, I was typing away The radio played.  I stopped still, turned up the volume and listened carefully.  The D.J. did not identify title or artists.  Much later I heard this tune while driving down the road.  What is this song?  Later one of Rob's friends brought music to share and there it was!

http://www.deepakchopra.com  Deepak Chopra, M.D., Spiritual Teacher and Author

http://www.betterworldbooks.com  "We generate funding for leading literacy initiates around the world.  Our partners build schools, start libraries, train teachers, and provide scholarships.  We've re-used or recycled over 80 million pounds of books and raised over 10 million dollars for global literacy and local libraries."  Drop Box Locator


http://www.lindtusa.com  Lindt Chocolate since 1845, Lindor Chocolate Truffles come with creamy centers in white, milk, dark chocolate and other flavors.

www.facebook.com/lapitarestaurant  La Pita Mediterranean Restaurant, St. Joseph, (SW) Michigan USA

http://www.bakerschocolate.com 
Baker's Chocolate since 1780, unsweetened for a treat or use for baking.  Semi-sweet and other baking chocolates available.  1-800-431-1001

http://www.organicandpuretea.com   "Authentic Chinese green tea is full of flavor and aroma, high in antioxidants....Green tea has been the choice drink of monks and royalty for over 4,000 years...."   Available in regular and decaffeinated.

http://www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org  Paul Lam is a family practice physician in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Lam promotes Tai Chi for Health exercises world wide.  

http://imaginehealing.info  Joel P. Bowman, Ph.D, and Rev. Debra Basham, CHTP, NLP, HTt create your healing experience with guided imagery for you and your pets.

Cheetah Shoes by Arizona Jean Company


dahlis.roy@gmail.com  Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor  Request free illustrated E-book, Silver Butterfly Create A Vision, a Tai Chi journey with a mystic twist.


Photos:
Tai Cheetah Shoes, by Dahlis 
Winter Beach at Twilight photo by Paul
Through the Looking Glass (Front Door) by Dahlis