One of the songs that came out of this collaboration was “I’m Connected” (click here and scroll to bottom of page to turn on player to listen). We were rehearsing in a church in Arlington. Joel Cohen started a musical phrase on his cello, the words “I’m connected” dropped into my head so I began to sing them, Lia Davis picked up the theme on piano, Andrea joined in with soprano harmonies, Ukumbwa Sauti added rhythm and nature sounds, Michael Carey added flute and tenor sax.
I’m sharing the above music file with you because it illustrates musically what can happen when we trust our intuition in collaboration with others. We trusted, and the music that resulted from our individualized expressions of The One coming together in the moment was true alchemy. I’m sharing this unedited recording with you because for me it was a message from God that we are all connected . . . in myriad ways . . . which leads me to the following . . .
I’d like to share with you this deductive “if, then” reasoning: . . . If there are billions of people on planet Earth . . . if there are billions of stars, galaxies, celestial phenomena, even universes in the skies above us . . . if there are countless species of plants, minerals and animals . . . if there is a tremendous variety of weather patterns the effects of which we experience somewhere on this globe in every moment . . . if we are trillions of dollars in national debt . . . if in any given moment we cannot see any of these things except for what is directly in front of our eyes – yet we “know” they exist because we saw-read-heard it from someone . . . then we have to believe that there are vast hierarchies, communities, societies, realms, frequencies, etc. of beings and life forms who exist beyond our 3-D capabilities of perception.
By way of illustration, let’s say your hand gets stuck in a snow bank up to your elbow. Your hand (analogy for a human) may experience itself as all alone in this cold, dense, impenetrable medium. It can’t move freely and its ability to feel and respond rapidly freezes up. But, the part of you that is connected to your hand outside of the snow bank (analogy for God Spark or The Divine) knows better and tries to let the hand know that it is not alone. Your friends, family and neighbors (analogy for The Divine as an expression of other life forms from other realms) come along and ask you about the hand.
Together you try to come up with different strategies to help the hand feel its connection with the rest of the world outside of the snow bank so it can free itself. Alas, the hand doesn’t hear, or see, or feel the help being offered and so it withers away in the cold icy snow, trusting that there is a God “up there” but believing that it is alone “down here”. "Why didn’t you, with everyone’s help, just pull the hand out of the snow bank?" (Haven’t we all asked the question, “If there is a God, why does God let this bad thing happen?”) Because the hand has been given free will and couldn’t find the strength to surrender its belief that it was alone. So, it couldn’t receive the help being offered.
Now this analogy might be a little off, but the idea is that we are always connected to our Source and we always have help, unseen though it may be, from the Divine Beings who are here to help us make the transition to pure perception.
So, to continue our weird analogy . . . Let’s say the snow represents our consciousness – both individual and mass consciousness. What’s happening now in our world is that the snow is melting. It’s causing great flooding (e.g., floods of people in different countries demanding change and justice). The melting is also allowing the awareness of something more to reach the hand than the reality of the snow bank.
One of my favorite chants is, “I am the Bubble, make me the Sea” by Paramahansa Yogananda. That’s what’s going on now. While simultaneously maintaining our daily lives, we are merging and becoming One with the great Divine Sea.
Thou and I as One,