Kindred Hearts Unite in Joyful Music Creation
Life is one big road with lots of signs,
So when you riding through the ruts, don’t you complicate your mind:
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy!
Don’t bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality, yeah!
Every day is fresh and new and I am always amazed at how the Universe continues to bless each of us in our daily activities including fresh inspiration for taking creative action “if we choose to!”
As a “dot connector” I will share another experiential story that proves “how interconnected” we all are as human beings irrespective of our culture, background or spiritual belief system. We simply need to open our eyes and ears to listen to the inner guidance that intuitive side (sixth sense) that works like a compass, guiding us along our journey of joyful living in the present moment.
While seated at the Sikh Gurdwara (holy temple) I had an inspired thought “get a CD recorded for these Sikh Kirtan singers (vocalists who recite divine hymns for the congregation.) The idea was fresh and new, but I had no knowledge of how to record a professional music CD, neither did I have any musical background. I simply felt an inner knowing (Hukam or Cosmic Request) to “record the work” of these great voices. Their sound vibrations in the form of the divine hymns helped me to connect back with my inner intelligence and comforted me immensely. I simply wanted to express my gratitude to them.
The first place I was inspired to check for a recording studio was Kijiji on the Internet. Immediately I came across an advert “Full-Service Recording Studio For Rent.” I emailed Eugene Rea and KNEW immediately he was the right choice simply by reading his email response to my enquiry because his words spoke to my heart. A caption from his email is below:
“For me recording is all about capturing the moment, or if necessary creating and then capturing the moment. For this reason we have a very relaxing environment in the country yet close to Guelph. As an engineer/ producer, my job is to record your best performances of your material. On a personal note – I believe my strengths beyond technical knowledge is that I love and respect all types of music and am very driven to make sure that your project comes out exactly, or better than how you envision it.”
The moment I walked through Eugene’s house a rebab/rebec caught my eyes attention. Eugene mentioned it was from Egypt. I felt my Spirit rise and knew immediately I was with kindred family! Guru Nanak (founder of Sikhism) and Mardana (his musician) who played the rebab traveled across the globe singing divine poetry inspiring humanity to remember the Creator at all times because all human beings were connected as ONE Infinite Creator’s family. Guru Nanak had also been to Egypt, so a “dot connected.”
On the day of recording, the Kirtan singers had already selected their list of hymns. As we were about to settle down to record a small set of cymbals were placed in my hands by one of the singers and I too got to “play my part” in the co-creation of the CD, what a bonus. Eugene mentioned the cymbals were left in the studio by a Scottish friend. Everything happens for a reason, nothing is an accident. The 10th Sikh Master Guru Govind Singh Ji was born in Patna, India and there is also a Patna in Scotland … another intuitive “dot connected” for me.
While chatting with Nonie, Eugene’s partner she mentioned she was a singer and had the opportunity to sing with a brain scientist who had recovered from a stroke. At this point I was really surprised because on my website I had the video story of Jill Bolte Taylor the lady Nonie sang with, a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist who had always known more about brains than most people. When a brain hemorrhage triggered her own stroke, she suddenly had a front-row seat on the deterioration of the brain and recovered to tell her story.
Jill Bolte Taylor quotes in her “how it feels to have a stroke” video
“We are all the life force power of the Universe. We are energy beings connected to one another through the right hemisphere of the brain. We are all brothers and sisters on this planet, and in this moment, right now we are perfect, whole and beautiful! The right side “thinks in pictures” and information in the form of “energy streams” through our body sensory system and then explodes into this enormous collage, through the consciousness of the right hemisphere. We are all connected and ONE mega human family.”
This single piece of information was enough for me to realize, that much of what we do is not necessarily in our own hands but in the hands of ONE Intelligence and works in mysterious surprising ways to shower joy, fun and oneness clues into our everyday life if we choose to Play the Game of Life.
Playful is my Lord of the Universe; Playful is my Beloved. My Lord God is Wondrous and Playful.
Guru Granth Sahib – Ang 174
During the entire adventure, Eugene made us all feel at home as he walked us through his studio and explained the entire process of how a music CD is created. Eugene’s flexible options for recording and producing coupled with fantastic pricing made the whole “experience” effortless and joyful creativity.
My fear of venturing into the “unknown world of music” became a simple case of walking the path of inner intuition and Trusting that I was being guided on my musical creative journey. All the necessary intelligent “dots connected” and the Universal doors flung open with the right people “showing up” almost like magic to get the project done. I simply had to “allow the energy to flow” through me.
The Most Beautiful Thing We Can Experience is the Mystical.
It is the Source of All True Art and Science.
I have learned to trust my intuition more than ever. Tuning into and realizing that the quiet still voice within is the collective higher Spirit intelligence resonating a message of compassion, joy and fun! This intelligence continues to prove to me the Unity of the Universe and our kinship with each other as human beings. Eugene mentioned that the hymns we had recorded sounded very similar in sounds to Gregorian and Gaelic chants.
Learn to trust your own inner voice and tune into your intuition so you too can take flight on the wings of the Universal Spirit. Experience the joy of music creation just like we did and perhaps along the path you might also discover a few mystery objects and conversations waiting to “reveal a deeper level of Truth” to your heart!
Let Go. Simply Trust Life.