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Let The Mystery Be

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:28 pm
by phil
For those of you who might enjoy some enlightenment cooked up southern style, here's a fun tune.

http://tanny.com/mystery.mp3

The artist is Iris DeMent.
http://www.irisdement.com/

If you want more of this, ya gotta buy the album!

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I can't begin to participate in this flavor of wisdom, it's just a lost cause in my case. :-)

But one of my gurus can, so I appreciate this outlook through them. Accepting what is, expressed in one simple sweet little 2 minute song. Pretty cool...

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:09 pm
by spatialbean
:D Phil that song is sooooooo cute. I love it. Thanks for posting it.

Love,
Claudia

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:39 am
by Golfer
yes nice little song, thanks Phil

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:26 am
by Linda
Just saw this post and listened to the song with tears streaming down my face. I saw Iris perform this tune in Ann Arbor, Michigan shortly after she wrote it...knocked my socks off then and every time I hear it. This girl really has a great sense of presence about her. I've told all my family that "Let the Mystery Be" is to be played on a continual loop at my memorial service!

Quick question...often when I feel a strong sense of awareness and consciousness I become overcome with crying. I'm not given to public displays of emotion at all--in fact, the idea horrifies me--but when I'm alone it feels great to give in--surrender?-- and I usually feel better afterwards. Any idea what's going on here?

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:41 am
by L. Bryson
Hi Linda,

Yes, whats going on is....

you are allowing yourself to " be" and feel without judgement.
Probably you feel safer alone than to engage in a public display of feeling, Most of us have been conditioned to hold back in the " presence " of others who we fear may judge us.

I am finding as a peri-menopausal female though that I can be overcome quite easily these days regardless of my geographical space! LOL.

Was all choked up in restaraunt recently while sharing with a friend. No big thing.... surrender and let it pass. Fortunetly I have been relatively awake for quite some time now. however... this wacky 40 something hormone zone is really a challenge latly. LOL.

Is it consciousness or estrogen dominance? :lol:

L.

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:46 am
by phil
Ah, yet another Iris fan. I'd love to see her live!

Iris's appeal is interesting to me, given the deep south style of her music, which can often be a bridge too far for some.

Teachers come in so many different flavors!

Crying is not exactly my speciality. I think I listened to too many Allman Brothers albums as a kid, a hobby I've yet to surrender. :-)

But I've noticed recently that music is connecting with me in new ways. It's subtle, but there. I'll be listening to a song I've been listening to for 30 years, and I'll suddenly be overcome by the wonder and beauty of it, as if I just bought the album for the first time.

I've been double teaming this new awareness with use of an iPod and headphones. Pump those tunes directly in to your brain cells for maximum immersion! It's like mainlining drugs...

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:54 am
by L. Bryson
Hi Phil,


LOL.... WHAT is IT about men and headphones?

Every man I have ever known is into " mainlining " music! :D

Another fascinating gender discrepancy? ( smile )


L.

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:02 am
by phil
Sorry, can't quite hear what you said there, got Allison Krauss (another southern treasure!) wired in to my DNA at the moment. :-)

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:14 am
by summer
Hi Linda,
I can relate to the crying thing. I call them "happy tears" because it feels sooooo.....good.

I may be way off-base, but I explain it, as there is a longing within all of us. I feel it in my chest, and it has led me on this whole search for ??????? my whole life. When I am fully present this longing is satisfied and feels whole again. The sense of separation has dissolved.

Kind of like Love meeting Love. Or God meeting God. And the joy experienced is so overwhelming that my heart center expands and celebrates with tears and laughter. :D

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:25 am
by Linda
That sounds true to me, Summer. The weeping is a physical manifestation that accompanies a strong sense of consciousness so your explanation certainly makes sense. Although I do think hormones might have something to do with it also, as expressed by L.Bryson. Whatever it is, it just is...

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:50 am
by Egoicmidget
Just to add, I mainline Allison Krauss through my Bose headphones she is bliss. I also love Joni Mitchell and consider her a Godess. Particulary her"Blue" album.
I hear music at times and it sounds so totally fresh and new ie the Moody Blues.
The feeling you ladies are discussing are elegant and awesome, they are, to me what being awake is all about, your transcending shutting down feelings and experiencing them with the zest of your awakened spirits that are flourishing here, I totally commend you both for doing so.
My spirit also longs to be apart of everything, I also have felt that my entire life, the yearning to belong and now it's a reality encapsilated in my soul.
Each breath reminds me of the awareness that prompts love and unity.

John

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:03 am
by spatialbean
Not to take anything away from the spiritual aspects of crying, but we also get a big serotonin boost from shedding tears.

Plus it's just such a release of things you don't always know you are holding on to.

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:26 am
by summer
Plus it's just such a release of things you don't always know you are holding on to.

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My spirit also longs to be apart of everything, I also have felt that my entire life, the yearning to belong and now it's a reality encapsilated in my soul.
Each breath reminds me of the awareness that prompts love and unity.

John
Beautiful, John,
well you certainly be-long at my campsite. Let's all gather some wood, and start a nice fire here by the waterfall, before the sun sets.

We can all cry and laugh, and sing and dance, and really have a good time together.

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:55 am
by Egoicmidget
Thats an invitation I couldn't refuse, beautiful picture an supreme thought!
Imagination is such a gift and your poetic words are wonderful Summer.

John

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:46 am
by spatialbean
Beautiful Summer.