This year, I participated in Album in a Day 2012 with 43 other artists from around the world. Discovery was born and selected for this album. It releases in the next day on BWF Recordings. Discovery is track 38. Free album! http://archive.org/details/AlbumInADayVol5
Top 30 Tracks BY SPINS 1. Shuttle 358 - Frame (4) 2. Akumu - Haunted (3) 3. Cliff Martinez - Skull Crushing (3) 4. Fake Plastic Heads - String Theory (3) 5. Boreal Taiga - to the Top of the Earth (3) 6. Lemongrass - Wonderland (3) 7. Cliff Martinez - Babylon for Real (3) 8. Magnetic Wind - Beginning (3) 9. Bco - Acacia 4 (3) 10. Magnetic Wind - Zero Point (3) 11. Akumu - World War Whatever (3) 12. John Sobocan - Chrysalis (3) 13. Kraddy - Drowning, Although Terrifying, Seems Like It Would Be the Most (3) 14. Win Bent - Bluster (3) 15. John Sobocan - Aum (3) 16. Michael Bross - Subway Meditation 11 (3) 17. Patch - Untersee (3) 18. Cliff Martinez - Toughest Day of the War (3) 19. Mirage of Deep - the Cosmic Vortex (3) 20. Cliff Martinez - Rubber Head (3) 21. Win Bent - Tidbit (3) 22. Michael Bross - Subway Meditation 12 (3) 23. Patch - Open (3) 24. Psychic Pollution - Amb 5 0013- (3) 25. Win Bent - Soupcon (3) 26. Lemongrass - Voyager (3) 27. Steve Roach - Adreno Stream (2) 28. Joel David Palmer - Post Meridiem Eight (2) 29. Mathon - Carschenna (Benfay Early Morning Tarantella Remix) (2) 30. Beta-Resercyclic Acid - the Start and End of Everything (2) Top 30 Tracks BY LISTENERS 1. Shuttle 358 - Frame (383) 2. Cliff Martinez - Skull Crushing (353) 3. Win Bent - Bluster (340) 4. Cliff Martinez - Babylon for Real (339) 5. Patch - Open (339) 6. Win Bent - Soupcon (338) 7. Michael Bross - Subway Meditation 12 (332) 8. Psychic Pollution - Amb 5 0013- (320) 9. Magnetic Wind - Zero Point (318) 10. Akumu - Haunted (313) 11. John Sobocan - Chrysalis (312) 12. Lemongrass - Wonderland (307) 13. Akumu - World War Whatever (306) 14. John Sobocan - Aum (306) 15. Lemongrass - Voyager (306) 16. Kraddy - Drowning, Although Terrifying, Seems Like It Would Be the Most (300) 17. Cliff Martinez - Toughest Day of the War (293) 18. Win Bent - Tidbit (290) 19. Mirage of Deep - the Cosmic Vortex (280) 20. Patch - Untersee (279) 21. Boreal Taiga - to the Top of the Earth (276) 22. Bco - Acacia 4 (276) 23. Fake Plastic Heads - String Theory (273) 24. Magnetic Wind - Beginning (271) 25. Cliff Martinez - Rubber Head (266) 26. Michael Bross - Subway Meditation 11 (252) 27. Mauxuam and Greg Hunter - Nebbia (250) 28. Latency - Stithe (247) 29. Lemongrass - Coral Reef (244) 30. Robert Rich & Alio Die - Tree of the Wind (242) Top Track Adds BY SPINS 1. Akumu - Haunted (3) 2. Cliff Martinez - Skull Crushing (3) 3. Fake Plastic Heads - String Theory (3) 4. Boreal Taiga - to the Top of the Earth (3) 5. Lemongrass - Wonderland (3) 6. Cliff Martinez - Babylon for Real (3) 7. Magnetic Wind - Beginning (3) 8. Magnetic Wind - Zero Point (3) 9. Akumu - World War Whatever (3) 10. John Sobocan - Chrysalis (3) Top 30 Tracks BY SPINS 1. From Here to Tranquility - Volume 4 (2) 2. Seti - Beacon (Universal) (2) 3. Stargarden - Millenia (2) 4. Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue - Orion Transfer 13 (1) 5. Pelican Daughters - Word in Your Ear (1) 6. Zenmetalshirt - Om (1) 7. Northern Valentine - Born Yesterday (1) 8. Ben Cox - Urban Eyrie (1) 9. Nux Vomica & Voice of Eye - Golden Elixirof Immortality (1) 10. Phillip Wilkerson - Follow (1) 11. Stars of the Lid - Piano Aquieu (1) 12. Subseason - a Desperate Season (1) 13. John Sobocan - Secret Giants (1) 14. Brian Eno - Slow Ice, Old Moon (1) 15. Ohn - v1 (1) 16. Mara's Torment - Suspension (1) 17. Loop Guru - Nature of the Whole (1) 18. Magnetic Wind - 432 (1) Mission Control (Sat May 19 16:02:34 2012 through Sat May 26 16:21:36 2012) ====================================================================== Top 30 Albums BY SPINS 1. Patch - Western Slope (38) 2. Aether Generator - Coloring Pad Sessions (22) 3. Win Bent - Wet Weather Creek (19) 4. Michael Bross - Subway Meditations (16) 5. Lemongrass - Hypnosis (14) 6. David Arkenstone - Ambient World (14) 7. Vir Unis - Pulse N Atmo (12) 8. Akumu - Between Worlds (12) 9. Solar Fields - [ Until We Meet the Sky ] (12) 10. Nemesis - Gigaherz (11) 11. Alpha Wave Movement - Soniq Variants (10) 12. Cti - Library of Sound Edition Four - Point Seven (10) 13. Magnetic Wind - 11 (10) Top 30 Albums BY LISTENERS 1. Patch - Western Slope (2475) 2. Aether Generator - Coloring Pad Sessions (1346) 3. Win Bent - Wet Weather Creek (1246) 4. Michael Bross - Subway Meditations (1125) 5. Lemongrass - Hypnosis (1052) 6. Solar Fields - [ Until We Meet the Sky ] (998) 7. Akumu - Between Worlds (901) 8. David Arkenstone - Ambient World (793) 9. Cti - Library of Sound Edition Four - Point Seven (759) 10. Grains of Sound - Rays of Life Vol. 2 Under (754) 11. Vir Unis - Pulse N Atmo (697) 12. Vir Unis - Stand Still Like the Hummingbird (681) 13. Magnetic Wind - 11 (641)
”Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift, ” wrote the poet Mary Oliver. This is so profoundly true, and I have witnessed this magic again and again in my own life. Everything that enters our experience is a gift, one way or another. If you have the strength, the fearlessness, and the open heart to find the gift within any circumstance, you will master this thing called life. I bless on my knees all those who have challenged me, for they have brought me to my depth. I am humbled by those who were cruel, and thus teach me kindness. I honor every person once wounded me, for they have taught me how important it is to heal. All my our challenges are gifts. All our heartbreaks are opportunities to heal and grow. We are the masters of our love; none can break us. We are the leaders of our souls; none can harm them. Today, open yourself to the gifts of your life. What have you learned? What have you lived? And what, in the final analysis, will you have left behind? I choose love. You? “Keep up and you will be kept up.” ~ Yogi Bhajan
Magnetic Wind’s electronic mix of EBM and thunderstorm infested ambient recieved positive reviews and mentions in Mark Blood’s ambient web blog Blood1000: Honorable Mention 01. Read it here! http://blood1000.wordpress.com/
Originally posted SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011
Each of us must accept responsibility and realize that the only problems in our life stems from our own unconscious behaviors and free will choices. God does not create suffering; humans create suffering! Through attention, self-examination, reflection, conscious awareness of our core beliefs, emotions and feelings we will be able to heal and release the majority of our life problems. Everything always goes back to SELF. Fortunately, the universe is on our side providing us with a mirror so we can see ourselves. If we are seeing something in someone else we don’t like, it is also within us. Likewise, if there is something we don’t like within our being we will see it in everyone else. Our outer reality is a mirror of our inner being. Everything we see in our family or in another human being is a reflection of our own inner being. We would not be able to recognize their imperfections unless they were within us as well. Likewise, if we admire someone and find qualities within them we really like we must understand that those qualities are also within us.
Our God self is always bringing people and situations into our life to show us things within ourselves that need to be healed. The universe is our mirror and until our patterns and issues get healed we will continue to run into ourselves everywhere we go. We attract relationships with certain individuals so they can show us areas in our own life that need to be healed through their actions and behaviors. These contracts are formed because both people are working on the same core belief that needs to be seen, acknowledged and released. The other person acts as our mirror so we can see ourselves. Everyone reflects back to us the relationship we are having with ourselves. They are there to shed light on an aspect of ourselves that needs healing. Denial and suppression keeps us in the cycle of recreation until we learn the lessons they are here to teach. We cannot be an empowered and enlightened being and also see ourselves as a victim of circumstances. No one is a victim. Everything is created for you by you in perfect design. Nothing in the Universe is by chance, everything is carefully designed for each soul’s unique growth. It is now time for each of us to remember who we are and to actively participate with our spiritual self in learning our lessons and clearing out our energetic bodies. Our personal vibration rises as we master our soul lessons eventually bringing us into divine alignment with our God self. Once this occurs we will no longer need to continue to draw negative lower vibrational circumstances or people into our lives.
- When you find yourself in a negative situation ask yourself: “What is this person reflecting back to me?” What behavior, thought or belief does this person have that I also need to heal within my own being?
- There are usually 3 reasons for a mirror:
- Someone is being a mirror for you to show you how you are thinking, feeling, behaving, vibrating. They are a reflection of a lesson you need to learn. Usually both people have the same core belief or issue that needs to be healed. Both are reflections for each other. This is the mirror most commonly used!
- You have volunteered on a soul level to be a mirror for someone else. Through their actions, words, beliefs etc…..you have chosen to hold the space for them so they could behave or react out of alignment and “see” and “feel” the pain they have inflicted on you. IF they witness your pain and “acknowledge” their behavior they will be less likely to repeat the lesson again and will clear their karma. Through experience and consequences lessons are learned IF the person is willing to accept responsibility transcending the need to repeat the lesson in the future.
- If you have done a lot of work on yourself, another person can reflect your progress. People will reflect back to you lessons you have recently moved through. They are seeking assistance from you to help shed light on the situation so they can also move forward without having to repeat the same lesson over and over. In this case, you provide a new perspective and are a lighthouse lighting the way for others helping them to bring their unconsciousness forward into the light of awareness so it can be healed.
- Understand that mirrors are not about the “story”. The mirror is about the feelings and reactions the “story” provokes within us. Do not get hung up on the He said/ She said, “story”. Focus on the interaction and how it made you feel and how you wanted to react. The reflection is about the feeling that needs to be transformed within yourself. If there is no feeling or need to react there is nothing you need to transform. Look for the emotion!
- If someone is mistreating you, ask yourself: “ How am I mistreating my soul or the soul of someone else? Where am I being abusive?
- Become your own Inner Witness and ask yourself:
- What is this person or circumstance trying to teach me?
- What behavior are they revealing that is a mirror of my behavior?
- What negative thoughts and beliefs am I holding onto that need to be released?
- What am I allowing to be drawn to me? Have I been negative or positive lately? Where am I holding my vibration?
- Am I evolving or revolving? Where am I repeating the same things over and over? What is the pattern?
- What is the gift (lesson) they are trying to give to me?
- What is the gift (lesson) I am trying to give to another?
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
Bhakti: Aham Prema and the meditative album 11, featuring compositions utilizing the Fabinocci Sequence will be available for free download beginning Wednesday, 11/23 and end at midnight on Friday 11/25. Magnetic Wind’s Thanksgiving gift to you! Thank you for supporting her work of love.
The Power of Song, Chants and Mantras
Since time immemorial we have raised our voices in song whether alone or in groups. Our voice is a potent healing instrument that resonates within us and outside of us, surrounding others and imbuing a sense of wholeness, joy and well being.
Today, we seldom use our voices in this way. Our lives are taken over with listening to other voices, the voice on the television, the computer game, the iPhone, CD’s and the radio. The power of our voices is becoming lost to us.
Singing out loud
When did you last sing with joy, from your heart, out loud? As youngsters, it’s something we do all the time and this progresses into our teenage years as we discover the joy of music be it rap, pop, rock, soul, chants, reggae, gospel, country, heavy metal or just humming to ourselves. Do you remember sitting in your first car with the music blaring out as you sang along with that elation only the young seem to have?
Can’t sing, won’t sing
Many of us are told that we just can’t sing and that thought is implanted in our heads from an early age but when we are alone in the car, do we care? Not if it makes us feel good and using our voices in song does exactly that. Making music from our voices is a natural gift we all have no matter if we can hold a tune or not.
Delivering a powerful Mantra
Music comes in all guises and one of the most powerful forms of vocal music lies in the mantra. You don’t have to have a great voice to deliver a powerful mantra.
You’ve probably heard mantras in church or in a yoga class but have you ever stopped to hear those that are intended to rouse your senses? It’s as though energy lives in the sounds and through repetition, the sounds gather power and impart an inner belief and intention to you, the listener, that helps you transcend the now and experience your own spirituality.
In this way mantras and chants can change sadness into happiness, fear into bravery and deliver strength to the weak. You only have to listen to a musical chant such as Deva Premal and Miten’s rendition of Lokah Samasta (http://www.devapremalmiten.com/music/video) to begin to understand the power of song and how it affects your inner well being.
The power of mantras and chants lies in the vibrational quality of the sounds in each word or phrase much like the repeated chorus of a rousing pop song did when you were a teenager. Do you recall how those words and that music affected your body, mind and mood?
Spiritual release through sound vibration
Sound creates vibration and carrying that sound as a song or a chant or a mantra builds up energy so that the body feels the vibration in a higher frequency and reacts to it leaving you feeling refreshed, calm and joyful. This is similar to the technique used in hypnotherapy and meditation.
As our world hurtles into the chaos of technology and all its complications we are turning to more spiritual experiences and release through chanting or singing a mantra is becoming more common place
The most sacred sounds in the world
Try it for yourself. Just sit quietly and use the chant ‘Om’ as you breathe out. Feel the word vibrate on your lips. Let the sound play out as long as you can before drawing your next breath. Repeat it for a while. Feels good doesn’t it?
This chant is considered one of the most sacred sounds in the world. If we believe that the earth is made up of vibrations caused by energy and that we translate these vibrations as sounds, then this sound could be the sound of existence.
Connecting through sound energy
There are many mantras and chants and they are used for many different reasons but the overall reason we are so responsive to songs and music from artists like Deva Premal Miten, is that we recognise, and connect through, that energy.
Singing a mantra or a chant or a song enhances your own sensitivity to your own inner stillness. In this way you will find your own path to enable meditation and through meditation comes the path to peace and enlightenment.
Isn’t it time you started singing your heart out?
- Heart to Heart with Jeff Brown (restartyourheart.com)
- Images of Hare Krishna Hare Rama Mantra (prophet666.com)
- Benefits of Vedic Mantra Chanting (freevedicastroadvice.wordpress.com)
- Raise Your Voice and Lift Your Heart: Chanting Music (fitsugar.com)