Sunday, 5 November 2017

Ascension. . .

If you don't know then I'll say it. . . 

Oh. . .
It happened the moment when you were revealed
'Cause you were a dream that you should not have been
A fantasy real
You gave me this beating baby, this rhythm inside
And you made me feel good
And you made me feel nice and loved
Give me paradise

Sometimes you listen to music because you like how it sounds, rather than anything else.
One of the things that I love about the music, is the power of it to make you move.  This is one of those songs.  It has always been on the radar of the soundtrack of my life, and there are other songs of Maxwell that I do enjoy, but this one is definitely one of the feel good songs that I associate with summer jams, and summertime is preparing to hit Aotearoa New Zealand shores at this time.  That being said, what do the lyrics mean to you? For me they conjure images and memories associated with times I have danced with friends and dance partners I don't recall names of at various events that time has helped to elude specificity.

So shouldn't I realize
You're the highest of the high
If you don't know, then I'll say it
So don't ever wonder

What things are you just starting to realise in your life?
Are there things that we are meant to be paying attention to in life right now that we haven't paid attention to in the past?  What should you be realising now?  I learn daily what I should be realising.  I connect the thoughts and intentions of what I had planned to do with follow through, with actions that are meant to show evidence of those thoughts and intentions.  I probably do this more so for myself than with other people, because it is best to focus on honing your particular sets of skills, gifts and talents, rather than relying on others to pull through with things that they might not necessarily be focusing upon. 

So shouldn't I realize
You're the highest of the high
If you don't know, then I'll say it
So don't ever wonder

What does it mean to be the highest of the high?
Rather than it meaning a conflated sense of ego, it's more to do with you being more aware of your spiritual self, that someone recognises you have mastered your sense of self, when they have interacted with so many other people - you just seem to stick out from the crowd because you have a stronger sense of self, you know yourself so innately that you find other people's ways of looking at themselves via comparison as being irrelevant.  Being the best version of yourself is something that people should be striving to be, for themselves, not because it's the trendy thing to do, or because everyone else says it, but doesn't do it. 

So tell me how long
How long it's gonna take
Until you speak, babe
'Cause I can't live my life
Without you here by my side
You gave me the feelin'
Feelin' in my life

When people are expecting you to speak, but you don't - whose fault is that?
Sometimes you might not have the words to articulate what you really want to say, they might lack the hearing or listening skills to understand what it is you have to say.  If they are asking themselves how long things are going to take, then they lack the patience to understand you, to truly get to know you in ways that you deserve to be known.  If you don't want to speak, that's totally your prerogative.  If people cannot live without you in their lives, they need to take a serious look at what is important in their life.  If they constantly rely on you to be the person to give their life meaning, to understand why they make the same mistakes or help through the same problems that they actually constantly attract through no fault of your own - then it is little wonder that you aren't speaking.  Why would you?

So shouldn't I realize
You're the highest of the high
If you don't know, then I'll say it
So don't ever wonder

I hope that if you are the one who has mastered your own ability to ascend, that you continue to distance yourself from people who try to imitate what you're doing so they can go on their own journey.  If people are trying to compare their journey to yours rather than living their own - they need to direct their mirror towards themselves.  People will continue to gravitate towards you and marvel at what you have achieved, but know the difference between people who take from your life, rather than add value to it.  I have people in my life who are in there because they want to see me succeed and know what value I bring not only to their lives, but to the lives of friends I have yet to make.  I am grateful for these friends and acquaintances who even if they don't know me as intimately as they think they do, but at least they have said it.  I realise that for sure, so don't ever wonder. . .