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    The film Powder is powerful and evocative and sends chills up and down my spine whenever I watch it. It is the story of the realisation and illustration of what could be and what appears not to be. The video clip here shows the ending. The film also shows that if the Divine Consciousness is held by one then it ripples out to all around and changes happen.




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    Quote Posted by Mike Gorman (here)
    Good grief! What do you think the feathers were all about? This is an incredible occurrence, I am so sorry for your loss I cannot even bring to mind what such a loss would be like. A truly awesome event, in the real meaning of that word.
    Thank you, Mike. The short version is that I was in a bad place the night before my sonís burial. I muffled my screams in a pillow. No one answered my pleas to be buried with him. Then the darkened room filled with a beau-ti-ful blue.

    My bedroom was stacked with packed up books. I tore threw a box and grabbed the ďIllusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah". My son, Michael answered questions through the random pages I turned until peace and silence filled me.



    I was directed to go to my office which was two floors down. I pulled open the computer keyboard shelf and there was a feather. On the ďIllusions" cover was a feather. It was an important turning point in the story of a teacher that died and he floated a feather down to his heartbroken student.

    I preserved the precious gift in a transparent baseball envelop, and tucked it in my power bag. It brought me strength and assurance that Michael was but a thought away. A couple of days later the feather gift was gone.

    That was the first of many feathers and phenomena for the next five months and continues today. They are confirmations that much is happening multidimensionally.

    Each time, I am reminded how we are all an integral part of the flow in creativity and creation, even when we engage in daily activities. Like when I catch myself either stretching time out, or condensing a days worth of the to-do-list into a few hours.

    Sooner than later, manifestation will be an ordinary way of life for us all. Life is creation. We just have to recall that itís our birthright and become an active participant in its flow.


    Disclaimer: Iím a work in progress.

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    Quote Posted by RunningDeer (here)
    Sooner than later, manifestation will be an ordinary way of life for us all. Life is creation. We just have to recall that itís our birthright and become an active participant in its flow.


    Disclaimer: Iím a work in progress.
    I agree and feel that my job is ONLY to release the blocks to the TECHNOLOGY of THE SACRED. Intelligent Infinity trumps EVERYTHING we think is true. To be shifted out of what we have already manifested takes some UNDOING. IMO all I need to experience MORE magic and mystery is allow THE FORCE who knows me, loves me, and will bring signs and wonders to work. It is MUCH harder to let go when we imagine the confines we are in are "GOOD". IMO that is the only catch. We have to continuously tune in to a seemingly silent station and OFTEN we refuse.

    I love the opportunity now to change octaves. IT IS REALLY POSSIBLE!

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    Quote Posted by Mike Gorman (here)
    Good grief! What do you think the feathers were all about? This is an incredible occurrence, I am so sorry for your loss I cannot even bring to mind what such a loss would be like. A truly awesome event, in the real meaning of that word.
    Thank you, Mike. The short version is that I was in a bad place the night before my sonís burial. I muffled my screams in a pillow. No one answered my pleas to be buried with him. Then the darkened room filled with a beau-ti-ful blue.

    My bedroom was stacked with packed up books. I tore threw a box and grabbed the ďIllusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah". My son, Michael answered questions through the random pages I turned until peace and silence filled me.



    I was directed to go to my office which was two floors down. I pulled open the computer keyboard shelf and there was a feather. On the ďIllusions" cover was a feather. It was an important turning point in the story of a teacher that died and he floated a feather down to his heartbroken student.

    I preserved the precious gift in a transparent baseball envelop, and tucked it in my power bag. It brought me strength and assurance that Michael was but a thought away. A couple of days later the feather gift was gone.

    That was the first of many feathers and phenomena for the next five months and continues today. They are confirmations that much is happening multidimensionally.

    Each time, I am reminded how we are all an integral part of the flow in creativity and creation, even when we engage in daily activities. Like when I catch myself either stretching time out, or condensing a days worth of the to-do-list into a few hours.

    Sooner than later, manifestation will be an ordinary way of life for us all. Life is creation. We just have to recall that itís our birthright and become an active participant in its flow.


    Disclaimer: Iím a work in progress.

    Running Deer - I'm so sorry for your unimaginable loss. What a beautiful story and gift your son has sent you with the feathers - a reminder he's always with you.

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    I heard this song in the gym today, and I was reminded how magical it is. It's just a lovely, brilliant song. In it's beautiful simplicity, it is almost the perfect song. I've listened to it repetitively since I've been home, and I can't get over how genius it is. It gave me that feeling of awe and wonder that seems so elusive for me these days. There isn't the slightest bit of ornament or pretense to the lines. It just is. It moves me. A very simple, straightforward, brilliant little song:

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    Near Death Experiences fascinate me

    Jim Bruton Shares His Near-Death Experience (2019-11-09)


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    This song gave me goosebumps when I first heard it, so that's a signal that it connected me with the divine, or something beyond myself. It's what separates it from other songs that I really like. Keith Richards on lead vocals here. A slow going tune, profound, moving and evocative. An absolutely beautiful song. Don't really know how to describe it. Enjoy:


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    Quote Posted by Mike (here)
    This song gave me goosebumps when I first heard it, so that's a signal that it connected me with the divine, or something beyond myself. It's what separates it from other songs that I really like. Keith Richards on lead vocals here. A slow going tune, profound, moving and evocative. An absolutely beautiful song. Don't really know how to describe it. Enjoy:

    You know that we do take-away
    We deliver too
    Open twenty-four hours, for you
    Just waiting on a call from you
    Waiting on a call from you

    Well I'm in the yellow page
    You just take a look
    Look me up under "Services"
    You know it's just an open book
    Babe, it's just an open book
    Yeah, it's just an open book
    But, baby

    Any minute, any hour
    I'm waiting on a call from you
    And you know this heart is constant
    I'm your lover, baby
    Through and through
    Lover, baby, through and through

    I only found out yesterday
    I heard it on the news
    What I heard really pissed me off
    'Cause now I got ****ing blues
    Yeah, I got those awesome blues
    Babe, I got those nothing blues, but

    Any minute, any hour
    I'm waiting on a call from you
    And you know this heart is constant, babe
    I'm your lover, baby
    Through and through
    Your lover, baby, through and through

    You know that we do take-away (ha ha ha)
    That we deliver, too
    We're open twenty-four hours, baby
    We're waiting on a call from you
    Waiting on a call from you
    But any minute, baby, any hour
    I'm waiting on a call from you

    Yeah, you know that this heart is constant
    I'm your lover, baby
    Through and through
    Lover, baby, through and through
    Lover, baby, through and through (I want you)
    Lover, baby, through and through

    Babe, through and through, ooh yeah
    Oh, I'll be your
    Open for twenty-four hours, baby
    Ooh, baby, it's under "Services"
    And we'll be waiting on a call from you
    Waiting on a call from you

    Waiting on a call

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    I've watched a million fights over the years and this one is the best, hands down. I have a strange emotional reaction to it every time, especially round 5. Goosebumps, arm hair standing up, the whole bit. This fight will take you places you've never been. It's a spiritual experience. It's simply spectacular:


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    There is something about this short clip that reminds people that it is not about money, cars, job, choices or even relationships...............it is about being in the moment.


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    I'm not big on live music usually. Hate crowds. I've only been to 2 or 3 big shows in my life. Didn't particularly enjoy them. The music usually lets me down in some way too, as it very rarely sounds like the album. I'm an album guy, and music is personal to me - I like listening when I'm on my own.

    And I'm hardly a huge Metallica fan, though I do appreciate what they bring to the table. They do what they do well. This performance of 'Enter Sandman', in Moscow, 1991, is the most remarkable live performance I've ever seen. The crowd stretches for miles in every direction, and the energy produced is atomic. Helicopters are circling above and soldiers are guarding the stage..some even ditching their uniforms to join the crowd. It's absolute mayhem, in the most glorious sort of way. I've never seen anything even remotely like it. It's a sight to behold:

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    Quote Posted by Mike (here)
    The music usually lets me down in some way too, as it very rarely sounds like the album.
    Good call on Metallica, but generally speaking - same here. I've only been to a handful of big gigs too, and I found them hot, stuffy, and oppressive. I couldn't wait to get out and drive home. But there is one live performer that stands head, shoulders, and torso above just about every other that has ever existed. I had a chance of going to see this very gig (below) but missed it. My brother went but I didn't! I don't really do 'regrets', but yeh hand on heart, one big regret I do have is that I never did see them, never did see him, live.



    This track for me (written by Brian May - an astrophysicist!) and from that same gig, perfectly meets the conditions of the thread title:

    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
    ~ Jimi Hendrix

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    In a time before YouTube in the first half of the 00-years I still collected lots of (as a musician and one who also went a lot to concerts back then) Live Music Concert DVDs. Two of my all time favourites are the ones who document what Peter Gabriel did on his Secret World and (10 years later) Growing Up tour. I was watching these two endlessly and while doing so always felt 'connected' to something Greater. It put me into an altered state of consciousness. In both cases the entire (conceptually designed) show is worth watching from an artistic and visual perspective too, not just musically. The entire package thus remained 'divine' for me to this very day.

    Hard to choose from the many good clips on YT nowadays from these two DVDs, so I took three. Compare the two versions:

    Secret World (Growing Up tour)



    Secret World (Secret World tour)



    As the 2nd video shows, for me 'Secret World live' also had the best official ending of a show (before the encores that is). And it also had the best concert opener with PG singing from a typical red British phone booth. Priceless.


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