Monday, December 27, 2010

We have been hidden for so long
We have forgotten our real name.
From the depths of the soul
It cried out
I am alive!
And with one foot in front of the other
One became many
And many became One
For so long until the true names were forgotten
Man,Woman and Child
One nation under the sun
One dream
One vision
One life
Forever, happily everafter.
Forgotten until awakened by the light.
Loud as a whisper
Quiet as a bomb
As wide as the limit of thought
Which has no beginning
No end
The future is the past is the present
Life and Death
Light and Love
Mother Earth
The Sun,the Moon,the Stars
The Universe
The "IS"

I can't remember who I am but I know who you are.
You are me.
And we are Divine.
I keep forgetting to remember that.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

If the light goes out on my watch

I will make it light again

If the winds pull me down

I will sprout wings and rise above

If I am lost, I know I will be found

If the dream ends I will rejoice in the ways of the spirit

For it is this reality

that cannot be broken nor pushed aside,

that the heart is always connected,

that the spirit never dies

I can feel a peace in this moment

as I write this

as I listen

It's a peace that so often eludes me

It's a peace that I have forgotten

Yet here it is just like always


It's not just a word

It is Reality

It is always here

It's not going anywhere

Where should it go?

Love Is all there Is


Go gently into your present to find out what your missing

It's who you really are.....

May this peace stay with you

May you not so soon forget

May your heart become open

May your vision become clear

May the people of this earth come to realize

That the light inside so long ago distorted and misplaced

Is still right here, bright and magnificent and glorious as ever

Forever is not a measure of time

Forever is

"right now"

There is no separation between you and me

There is no separation between us and the trees

There is only.....The One

-One Love-


+However One gets to Oneness is The Way+
Cry for the times thought lost
found and never forgotten
in times of sorrow and joy
children of the universe
child of the stars
we the people of the earth
standing tall and standing blind
walking without understanding
of the truth of the matter
not just the matters at hand
          but what really matters                                      "In the beginning was "the word"
"Now is all there is"

This time we live in,
what is it?
Time, what is it?
Turns out it doesn't exist.
That's what I've heard anyway.....

Oh, and this....
Art is magic.........
Life is art........
Do the math =)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I am an artist, as we all are. Life itself is art.
I was born with a voice that really gave me no choice
but to sing.
I try to write songs about people, places, or things
but all that ever comes out is a "feeling" of those
things from my heart, which is cool too.
Sometimes the words and the melodys seem to come
from the living earth itself.
Love, freedom, pure expression, light and integrity.
On the other hand......
I lie sometimes, sometimes I drink too much,
in my youth I was a bit of a thief.
Often, my life and my words do not match.
Often the glorious messages of peace, love and hope
are really messages to inspire me, as much, if not more,
than they are to inspire other humans.
I am filled with great love, great anger and great sadness.
I will one day be healed of the madness
brought on by these contradictions.
I can be a really great guy, I can be a fucking asshole.
Like Jake and Elwood Blues, I'm on a mission from God.
And maybe the devil, although I don't believe in the devil.
Fear is my greatest enemy.
I don't really believe in god either, at least not the "god"
I was brought up to believe in.
I believe in "the one". One energy.
I believe in the energy of love. I guess love is my "god".
So I do believe in god if by god one means love.....
What I believe doesn't change what is really true though.
The truth is very simple.
It's so simple I don't know what it is.
Maybe it's Om
When I look into my child eyes, or my cats eyes for that matter, I not only see the truth,
I know "magic" is real.
I do like to think of this life as "magic".
I dislike the word "spirituality".
Magical has a lot more power to it in my view.
Plus, to most of the population of the planet, magic is the domain
of witches and wizards.
That has a certain appeal to me.......

Writing inside my solo album Shield of Thorns

The way to the heart is the way to forever

the way to the soul,

the way to the beginning,

is the place to seek,in times of war,

and in times of peace

for it matters not what appears to exist

if appearance is all that we see

then appearance is all we shall be

when in truth we shine

when in truth we are ablaze with the heat of our spirit,

with the sound of our wings

for once the beat of the drum has begun

there can be no turning back

there is only turning in

and finding that we have been home all the time

right where we started

with the beginning and the end

with friends

just like we thought it should be........

choose it and it will come true

it's up to you

choose peace......for all of us

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Knowing is an odd feeling
I've had a lot of time to think
Too long maybe
Here's the thing
It's a feeling
It's unspoken
It's quiet
It's a moment when you realize
That time does not exist
You want to stand there forever

Saturday, November 27, 2010

We may have still been kids
But we made decisions like adults
We made decisions based on our hearts call,
not the call of our fellows.
We had learned lessons
From experience
From trial
From heartache
From victory

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I figure this is the time
I figure this is the place
I figure this is the reason to live
That's what I figure
So it must be true
Cause the way I figure it
It has led me to you
And if that aint a reason to live
I don't know what livin is

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Daylight part 2
In the limelight
By the firelight
All through the night
All through the many ways
We say "I Do"
I do for you
I do unto you
I feel it like I'm another
Forgetting I'm your brother
And forgetting is remembering
What to forget
What to hold dear
And what to let go
If love should appear
Your for sure gonna know
And at breakneck speed
At the speed of light
At the speed of sight
And the least you can do is forgive me
Cause we all got the dust
We all got the stain
And we all know the rain will wash it clean
Yea, the rain washes clean
For the day to start fresh
For the life to start new
Everday is someday waiting to be born.
Everybody is somebody waiting to be you

Friday, November 19, 2010

When its right
Its right as rain
And all the pain is worth it
Even if it was extreme
If the dream seemed real
Its cuz it was
And when the dream comes real
You know its true
And its all you can do
To keep the lid on
To keep it tight
To make it strong through the night
To make it last and last and last
Until the days get shorter
And the heart grows fonder
Of the love you thought was lost
So grandaddy listen
It wasn't in my nature
The 9 to 5 mister
With no hope for silence
When silence was needed
To access my heart
When silence was needed
To fufill my part
In the vision set forth
In the vision of a setting sun
In the vision of a world set free from bondage
Set free to fly free
This big blue marble
This circle we call earth
This sphere we call home
Welcome to the universe
"Thank you"

Monday, November 15, 2010

What is fun

I very rarely sing,write songs or play guitar or piano. These things are not what I would call a "fun" activity. Actually I have a hard time figuring out what is fun for me. I have fun going to the goodwill down the street. Its fantastic having a goodwill a few blocks away.
I've denied myself many things that I think would be fun, surfing,snowboarding,motocross,hiking ect. I love to drive so that's kinda fun.
But is playing music fun? I can't answer that. It can be but more often its a lot of work. I have fun letting go and jamming, probably would have had fun in the grateful dead but being in a band,following a structure is not really fun. I spend most of my energy not fucking up,remembering words,noticing the person in the crowd that isn't that into it.
Afterwards, laughing with the guys, I guess I'm so glad its over I am having fun. I don't know, I have a hard time knowing what fun is.
Rollercoasters are fun.
I need to have more fun.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Its time to be one with the wave.
For mother earth
For the children in us all.
Yes there is a battle being waged on this planet. Its a battle with ourselves.

"Everything I believe is subject to change"


I follow no specific religion or spiritual system. I can find spiritual inspiration anywhere,anytime from anyone or any thing or no thing at all. I'm inspired by rocks and trees, wolves and bears, sunshine and rain, pleasure and pain. The ocean and sand.
Whatever the one energy that animates and powers our reality, our smile,our laughter,our tears,is beyond comprehension,is nameless,without form. No beginning and no end.
We are not seperate from this ultimate reality. There is no heaven and hell. There just "IS".

"However one gets to oneness is the way"