Back to water world. Ahhhhh. I will happily report on the highlights of my recent trip to the Southwest to record my 3rd album (and much more!), but first I wanted to share a little story about my developing connection with whales.
During my 5-week stay in Santa Fe, New Mexico my life revolved around singing and recording, although I did get out for a few walks in the beautiful high desert from time to time. On one occasion I was blessed with a “cloud message”. Have you ever seen a cloud shaped into something with such detail that it becomes dreamlike? Your logical mind simply cannot process the reality of it so everything takes on a Dreamtime feel. I looked up to see a massive humpback whale breaching in the sky. The detail was so fine that it looked like a painting – down to even the tiniest of details around the whale’s eye, staring directly into my soul. I almost fell to my knees with the beauty and grace of this gift. I can’t remember much around the “download” that came from the eye of that whale, as I was in Dreamtime, but I do remember hearing/seeing/feeling this, “The Whale People see you now”. I found this to be very comforting, even though I don’t logically know what it means. I have to say that throughout my life whales and dolphins have been regular visitors in my nighttime dreams, but never in broad daylight in the middle of the desert!
I bring it up now because this morning I had a vision of humanity waking up to the knowing that we’ve been swimming in Love all along. We don’t have to go anywhere to find that peace, joy, healing, and tranquility. We’re swimming in it. I was shown a pool of humans – some were frozen in fear and would not give themselves permission to play; some were busy analyzing every molecule of water and therefore never thought to actually just let go and feel it all; and some were freely splashing, laughing and thoroughly enjoying the water. None of these scenarios are right or wrong. It is a choice. But some don’t know that playing in the water is an option until more and more of us choose it and demonstrate it.
The last song I wrote for the album also fits nicely with this post. The words started to come while I was still in Hawaii, prior to my trip. The melody and the rest of the words came while sitting at the piano in the studio a few weeks ago. This clip consists of raw tracks with just a lead “scratch” vocal. It isn’t in its final form, just a little preview.
Oh, and this morning I volunteered for the Annual Ocean Count for March 31st here on Oahu. How could I not?
Thanks again to all of my blogger friends for your continued love and support. It’s good to be home.