Just Thinking About Songs and Fog!

It is a Saturday morning and Sandi, my wife, and I have had our morning coffee and conversation. This is a part of who we are and what we do—using these times to talk about things that matter to us and the various dimensions of our lives. Often times things are stirred during the night in thoughts and dreams and this is what we use as the beginnings of our conversations. It is download time. Where are we at in life time.

As I write this I am reminded of a Joni Mitchell song I used to play every morning called “Conversation”. The first line goes:

He comes for conversation I comfort him sometimes
Comfort and consultation He knows that’s what he‘ll find
I bring him grapes and cheeses He brings me songs to play

If that is a rabbit, it’s got a lot of meat to chew on.

So—my life with Sandi is like so many songs and so many stories and so many poems that have almost come close to describing what we have. Like what we have can never really be captured and put on paper—bits and pieces maybe—but the complete symphony will never be finished. And I guess that is a good thing—we are not locked into anything so tight that it would totally smother who we are. Today is played out in the key of “G” and tomorrow is an “Em” (got to love those minor keys).

What we talked about this morning was, in part, about recognizing the fog that limits our ability to see our way forward in life.

Having attended a Morningstar School of the Spirit meeting last night where the topic was the fantastic future that lies ahead of us in God—this conversation was the next step to assimilating what we had heard.

When we are in a fog, we can’t really see our way clearly into the destiny that has been ordained for us from the beginning of time. Having an altered and incorrect perception of ourselves, is one way we are side-lined in the process of life and living it to its fullest.  What I am saying is that we can allow what we think other people think about us keep us in a place of never realizing our full potential, or we can take what God thinks about us to heart and really become the people we have been created to be.

Proverbs 23:7 tells me that: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

In other words, the power of life and death is on our tongue and it would be wise for us to choose life.

However, the enemy of our souls, the devil, doesn’t want us to be successful and will do anything in his power (read: what we allow him to do) to stop us in our tracks or bring in the fog to cause us to lose our focus on what life is all about.

I am in a season of my life that is tough. Yet at the very same time, it is a season where I am being allowed to look at things in such a way that I can begin to bring new direction and focus into a life that has become stale and without passion. Mis-directed if you will. Not all bad, but definitely not the best that was offered to me through Christ’s death and resurrection.

Is what I have just written cohesive or coherent. In my mind it is a part of the process of moving forward. When the bike chain makes noise, it is time to oil it.

Early on in this stream of consciousness I thought about another song. It fits somewhere—having been a part of a past that will never be fully understood—and about a future that is on the horizon somewhere—behind the mountains and between the clouds—as the sun shines through on what has already become today.

Artist: The Youngbloods
Let’s Get Together

Love is but the song we sing,
And fear’s the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Know the dove is on the wing
And you need not know why

C’mon people now,
Smile on your brother
Ev’rybody get together
Try and love one another right now

Some will come and some will go
We shall surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moments sunlight
Fading in the grass

C’mon people now,
Smile on your brother
Ev’rybody get together
Try and love one another right now

If you hear the song I sing,
You must understand
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both
It’s there at your command

C’mon people now,
Smile on your brother
Ev’rybody get together
Try and love one another right now
Right now
Right now!

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