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Sound Effects: Parking Lot Percussion . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 7 September 2019; published on 18 September 2019

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • “Sound Effect: Parking Lot Percussion,” by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack

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A just for fun short. A Summary follows the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

“Sound Effect: Parking Lot Percussion”
by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack
7 September 2019

 

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru . A Song about Sailing through Karma . comments by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 27 February 2019; published on 2 March 2019; revised on 17 May 2020

  • DHAN DHAN RAM DAS GURU: A SONG ABOUT SAILING THROUGH KARMA
  • THE NAME OF GOD WILL FERRY US THROUGH THE ‘TERRIBLE WORLD OCEAN’

Dear Ones,

DHAN DHAN RAM DAS GURU: A SONG ABOUT SAILING THROUGH KARMA

This is one of my favorite songs from the old days, when I studied kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan of Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO).

We would sing this song for hours. I especially liked the part about the Guru, our true Inner Light, having the power to carry us across what we used to term the ‘Terrible World Ocean’.

Snatam Kaur sings it differently from the way I learned it, but her melody is nice too, do you not you think? …

Video: “Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur – Miracles,” by Snatam Kaur – Topic, 24 February 2015 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW7xOdyWavE ..

Here are the lyrics and their translation …

Link: “Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru,” at Spirit Voyage … https://www.spiritvoyage.com/mantra/dhan-dhan-ram-das-guru/man-000032.aspx ..

THE NAME OF GOD WILL FERRY US THROUGH THE ‘TERRIBLE WORLD OCEAN’

In the above translation it looks to me as if what we used to call the Terrible World Ocean is more mildly termed the ‘sea of existence’.

One might think of all the ocean waves in the Terrible World Ocean as the strong emotions of Lust, Anger, Greed, Pride and Attachment.

Were it not for our devotion to our Inner Light, we would surely be shipwrecked. Or raft-wrecked, as the Sikh scriptures are always picturing the devotee on a small raft, in a wild, raging storm, with nothing but the Name of God between him and the briny deeps.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

PS: This blog is from my pre-Shift Ascending with Planet Earth website, which is no longer online.

For more about the ‘terrible world ocean’ see … Link: “Happiness Runs,” by Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa, 23 December 2017, in Sikh Dharma International … https://www.sikhdharma.org/happiness-runs/ ..
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Jeduthun . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 3 November 2018

  • ON JEDUTHUN
  • PSALM 39: I WILL WATCH MY WAYS
  • PSALM 62: WAITING ON GOD
  • PSALM 77: IN DISTRESS, I SOUGHT THE LORD
  • MORE INFORMATION

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ON JEDUTHUN

I was reading Psalm 62 today, and I came across the name ‘Jeduthun’. That name stirred a Soul memory, from long ago, so I found out what I could about that man …

“A Levite of the family of Merari, and one of the three masters of music appointed by David. (1 Chr. 16:41, 42; 25:1-6) His office was generally to preside over the music of the temple service, Jeduthun’s name stands at the head of the 39th, 62nd and 77th Psalms, indicating probably that they were to be sung by his choir …

“Heman and Jeduthun were responsible for the sounding of the trumpets and cymbals and for the playing of the other instruments for sacred song. (1 Chronicles 16:42)” –from Link: “Jeduthun,” in Wikipedia …  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeduthun … CC-BY-SA 3.0

Here are the psalms before which his name stands …

PSALM 39: I WILL WATCH MY WAYS (KJV, public domain)

1 “I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

2 “I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

3 “My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

4 “Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.

5 “Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

6 “Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

7 “And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

8 “Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

9 “I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

10 “Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.

11 “When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

12 “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

13 “O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

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PSALM 62: WAITING ON GOD (KJV, public domain)

1 “Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

2 “He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

3 “How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.

4 “They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

5 “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

6 “He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

7 “In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

8 “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

9 “Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

10 “Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

11 “God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

12 “Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.”

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PSALM 77: IN DISTRESS, I SOUGHT THE LORD (KJV, public domain)

1 “I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

2 “In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

3 “I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

4 “Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

5 “I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

6 “I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

7 “Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

8 “Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?

9 “Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

10 “And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

11 “I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

12 “I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

13 “Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

14 “Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

15 “Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

16 “The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

17 “The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.

18 “The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

19 “Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

20 “Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “The Sounds of Music in Ancient Israel,” in “Jehovah’s Witnesses” … https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g201103/The-Sounds-of-Music-in-Ancient-Israel/ ..

Link: “Musical Instruments in Ancient Israel,” in BibArch … http://www.bibarch.com/music/music-ancient-instruments.htm ..

Link: “Ancient Cymbals,” in “Bible History” … https://www.bible-history.com/sketches/ancient/ancient-cymbals.html ..

Link: “Ancient Trumpets,” in “Bible History” … https://www.bible-history.com/sketches/ancient/ancient-trumpets.html ..

Link: “The Ancient Harp,” in “Bible History” … https://www.bible-history.com/sketches/ancient/ancient-harp.html ..

Link: “Ancient Tambourines,” in “Bible History” … https://www.bible-history.com/sketches/ancient/tambourine.html ..

Link: “Ancient Sistrum or Rattle,” in “Bible History” … https://www.bible-history.com/sketches/ancient/sistrum.html ..

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Zildjian Finger Cymbals for Clearing the Astral Air . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 22 May 2018

  • ZILDJIAN FINGER CYMBALS TO CLEAR THE ASTRAL AIR
  • STORIES BY ALICE: HIGH HOPES OF CRACKING A KOAN AT 16 YEARS OF AGE

Dear Ones,

ZILDJIAN FINGER CYMBALS TO CLEAR THE ASTRAL AIR

Zildjian Finger Cymbals (the thick ones) are good for clearing the astral air …

Link: Zildjian Finger Cymbals (thick), on www.amazon.com … Search the term: Zildjian Thick Finger Cymbals

They are also good for clearing personal space … like a meditation space or bedroom. They are portable, small and lightweight, and inexpensive. Can be used for travel to clear a motel room, or in nature to attract nice nature spirits.

One way to use them is to strike the thin side of one cymbal against the flat side of another cymbal, either once or a number of times, then wait till a few seconds after you cease to hear the reverberation or ‘flutter’ of the sound in the air, after the sound itself ends.

STORIES BY ALICE: HIGH HOPES OF CRACKING A KOAN AT 16 YEARS OF AGE

That ‘flutter’ sound in the air after the clap of finger cymbals reminds me of a time long ago: I was 16 years of age, and I went to visit some friends of the family … a man and wife living in an upscale sector of Washington, DC. On a coffee table was a thin book of Zen. I had never heard of Zen before. As I was thumbing through it, the wife kindly offered it to me as a gift.

Being 16 and full of high hopes and expectations, I looked through the koans in the book, with a yen to crack one. I settled on this koan …

What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Baffled, I thought about it night and day. The more confused I got, the more determined I felt. It seemed like an eternity went by. Finally one evening, in a state of utmost mental frustration, I walked out into the night air, and looked up into the night sky. There I found my answer …

What is the sound of one hand clapping?
It is the New Moon in the arms of the Old.

Many years later, when I got my set of Zildjian finger cymbals, I found yet another answer …

What is the sound of one hand clapping?
It is the Sound when there is No Sound, after the last Sound has ended.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

This blog has been added here … Link: “Compendium: My Childhood and Family, and Later Years,” by Alice B. Clagett, compiled and published on 21 March 2020; republished on 29 March 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-haj ..
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The Music of Chris Zabriskie and Scenes from El Capitan State Beach . compiled by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 2 January 2018, published on 10 March 2018
Full title: A Musical Collaboration: The Music of Chris Zabriskie and Scenes from El Capitan State Beach . Imaged and compiled by Alice B. Clagett
Location: El Capitan State Beach, Santa Barbara County, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Credits

Dear Ones,

Here are scenes from El Capitan State beach along with the music of Chris Zabriskie. As there are no words, the Summary contains only the Credits …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Credits
A Musical Collaboration: El Capitan State Beach and Music of Chris Zabriskie
Imaged by Alice B. Clagett, 2 January 2018
Compiled by Alice B. Clagett, 10 March 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0
Music: “The Oceans Continue to Rise” from the album “Music from Neptune Flux” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0
Location: El Capitan State Beach, Santa Barbara County, California

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

The photos from this video are here … Link: “El Capitan State Beach,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 2 January 2018, published on 14 April 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-hxB ..

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Ojai Sunset and the Music of Chris Zabriskie . compiled by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 12 November 2017; published on 16 November 2017
Previously titled: Ojai Sunset and “Prelude No. 1” by Chris Zabriskie

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Dear Ones,

Here is a video filmed in Ojai, California. The topic is the sunset color orange. The beautiful instrumental music is “Prelude No. 1” from the album “Preludes” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0 …

VIDEO BY ALICE

CREDITS

“Prelude No. 1” from the album “Preludes” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0
Compiled by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

The photos from the video are here … Link: “Ojai Sunset,” art photos by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 12 November 2017; published on 23 March 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-gZX ..

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“I Swear, My Son” . a Rumi poem read by Sina . referral by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 1 November 2017

Dear Ones,

A poem by Rumi about the worth of our children, and of ourselves, as the children of God. Read by Sina, music by Hamoon Tehrani. from the “True Love Rumi” CD. …

Video: Rumi Poems, by Sina Yasavolian, published on Feb 6, 2007: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SZSWqDL7RA ..

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I Am of the Stars
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