As I prepared for my talk this week on Advice from a Bluebird, I ran across the poem above. Staring gloomily out my window at the bitter cold remains of our Easter snowstorm, my heart resonated with the image of the ‘winter-marred earth’. And, what a balm it was to arrive at the final lines of the poem – ‘sweet and tender, the bluebirds woke the happy earth with song’.
As part of my short series of metaphysical interpretations of Beatles songs, I had the opportunity to sing one of my favorites at a Sunday service at Unity of Columbia.
This song – Across the Universe – attempts to describe in words the experience of being in meditation.
Click here to listen: Across the Universe performed by Lauri Boyd
There’s an old song from the 1970’s movie Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory that’s been playing a lot lately in an advertisement on television. I can’t recall what the ad is for, but I’m so happy that it brought the song back into my memory.
The song is all about how we use our imagination to create our experience: “If you want to view paradise simply look around and view it. Anything you want to do – do it. Want to change the world? There’s nothing to it.” Charles Fillmore would have loved this song! Continue reading A World of Pure Imagination