The Inner Child  

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The child sees adventure, say in wearing a yellow mac’ and red galoshes, splashing through muddy puddles, and nipping in & out of the raindrops she dodges. She eyes with wonder a sidling slug, and picks up a twisting earthworm, and  giggles & wriggles with the greatest delight, whist the mean old adults shrink & squirm.

She admires the dripping waving leaves, of a wind-blown weeping willow, touches the damp, soft grassy ground, forlorn, like the saddest tear-soaked pillow. The child’s world so cool and new, fresh as a yellow-buttoned daisy, she one day climbs the loftiest tree, the next, she’s feeling lazy.  Luminous skies aglow with patterns, and the air with the taste of morning dew, and the small inquisitive awakening child, has but a trillion-million things to do.

(Chorus) The inner-child sits in your soul, wishing to come out to play. To build a snowman, pick red mushrooms, oh how she hopes, against all hope, for that exciting day.

But the magical child world, oh how it clouds over grey, as we steadfastly age, not that we know of it, day by day.  Oh to be the child again, to appreciate life’s sacred scent of youth, the gifts from Him, His Nature, how we once shouted about it from the highest roof.

(Chorus) The inner-child sits in your soul, wishing to come out to play. To build a snowman, pick red mushrooms, oh how she hopes, against all hope, for that exciting day.

 

Help to protect yourself from coronavirus 

The imaginary bubble

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We have a vibrating magnetic field of energy surrounding the physical body. Ancient yogis put this force field to good use. When a yogi found himself in a negative company, he visualized himself standing in an impenetrable white bubble; an invisible barrier that deflects dark energy. The ethereal bubble can be put to good use in countless ways.

In this exercise, taken from ‘Use you brain, we can use our natural defense mechanism to ward off the coronavirus.

Retire to your ashram, your private place which can be either indoors or outdoors.  Check that you have enough room to stretch your arms in all directions. Stand up straight. Part your legs comfortably, lift your shoulders up, gently pull them back, and relax; the new alignment pleasantly lifts the rib-cage and liberates the lungs. Enjoy the pleasant release of pressure from the rib-cage area for a few moments, breathing gently like a baby. When you are ready to begin this exercise raise your arms high above your head while placing the palms of your hands together so that you are making a long triangle. Imagine that you are now going to draw a huge circle around you with your index fingers acting as magic markers and that this will be a bubble that protects against all germs. While still holding the triangle shape with your raised arms, point your index fingers at the ready; without bending the arms lower them until the palms meet in the middle area of your body. Imagine that the magic markers continue all the way to the floor so that you’re standing in a bubble. Remain standing for a few moments in your large white bubble.

Try this exercise at home until you can feel as though you are standing in the bubble. When you next go out shopping or visiting, before you leave home create the impenetrable bubble which can protect you from germs. Strongly visualize the bubble and you will put your natural force field on red alert. Work with the bubble routine as often as you can. Soon you will be able to form the impenetrable with just a thought.

The ancient yogis used reflexology, acupuncture, herbal remedies, mind over matter, deep breathing exercises, hatha yoga, and meditation centuries before it came to the west. Learn to deploy the impenetrable bubble to help to save yourself from coronavirus.

Read more ways to help to protect yourself in ‘Use you brain’

Golden Waterfall

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I walk down a path lined with pine trees. Birds sing. Early morning mist seeps through the trees, giving sections of the path light and shade. I come to an iron gate, wet with morning dew, it creaks as I open it, and step into a yellow wheat field. The stalks of corn dance as I amble its perimeters. I come to a lush green meadow. I remove my sandals and walk barefoot over the damp grass. I admire the clover, daisies, and buttercups.   I walk up the meadow hill and at the top look at the view beyond. I walk on…

At the foot of the waterfall, angels bathe in a pool. Steps lead to the water’s edge. I take them slowly, with two angels offering to hold my hands if I feel unsteady. The sounds of water and the feel of the spray on my face greets me as I approach a gold waterfall. The golden waters at the foot of the waterfall have bathing angels.  Steps lead down to the pool. I take them slowly, with two angels offering to hold my hands if I feel unsteady. The water is warm. My body feels weightless and tingles all over. Angles play in the water, diving, splashing, and swimming below the surface. Two celestial beings fly me to the top of the waterfall. I survey the view below. The spiritual females hold my hands, and with open wings slowly glide down the face of the falling water.

On my way, I see the faces of deceased loved ones smiling at me from behind the veil of gold. The angels return me to the golden pool. They tell me it has healing properties and swimming in the gold water heals a person on all levels: physically, mentally, and spiritually….

I leave the pool and the waterfall and retrace the steps of my journey over the meadow, through the wheat field and back up to path lined with pine trees. In my own time, I return to the worldly plane.

 

 

 

Songwriting Tips

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I received a phone call from a neighbour; he said he had put my name forward to write a song for two well-known footballers.  They wanted to record a credible pop song. They visited me at my house and listened to some songs. They both liked the same song, ‘Diamond lights’. I had a demo of the song on my 8-track tape machine, so I was in a position to try out their voices. I recorded Glenn Hoddle (spurs player) singing the lead vocal. Glenn surprised me because he has a high tuneful singing voice. The song was written for one singer, so I wrote a melody part for Chris Waddle (spurs player) to sing on the chorus. Chris had a low voice which worked well underneath Glenn’s high voice.  We all agreed, the boys voices sounded great. We went into a studio and recorded the song. ‘Diamonds lights’ gave  Glenn & Chris a Top Twenty UK hit.

Asked to write a new song for the England Internationals, I wouldn’t have known where to begin. ‘Diamond Lights’ was not an obvious choice because it was a moody song with abstract lyrics, but I think the boys wanted a song that sounded nothing like a football song. However, by creating a sub melody and speeding up the track with a rock feel, we moulded the song to suit the pop duo: Glenn & Chris.

The next time you need a song for an act, go through your catalogue, you never know, you might find a song you can rework.