12 Dayze of Christmas Gratefulness-SEVEN: The Words of the Prophets...
Traveler: To experience the other "dayze" in this seer-ease...just get back on your camel...travel afar (out)...to the blog: https://www.asoulinwonder.com/blog-1
As we've traveled so far...we've highlighted seasonal tunes and symbols. "PROPHETS" is/are now in focus...Who are they??? How "dew" we recognize them??? What are their messages??? Are we really listening???...and ACTING???
One more background thought...Now 75, as I've begun paying more attention to the lyrics of one of my favorite groups, I've been seeing lots of spiritual messages - with some of them pointing those in the Judeo-Christian scriptures. (Google this for further proof.) Last year I did a post on this ("Grateful Dead in the Bible") featuring "St. Stephen" and could easily "dew" "others"...
In this post, I'm presenting comparisons between the Grateful Dead's song lyrics and prophecies about the promised Messiah and how he lived and treated people while he walked this earth...Let's remember, that our actions speak louder than our words...
Estimated Prophet - The Grateful Dead - 1977 (05:50)
--AMAZING images...Recorded at Madison Square Garden, New York, October 17th, 1994
In this song's lyrics below I've used RED letters [ sound familiar : ))) ] to call our attention to words and imagery that I see as referring to a person like Jesus...or any do-er of good deeds.
"note 1" and others in black refers to Dave Dodd's annotatations. Click the "Source" link to get there.
"note 1" and others in RED are my remarks.
Estimated Prophet Lyrics By: John Barlow Music By: Bob Weir
My time coming any day, don't worry 'bout me, no Been so long I felt this way, I'm in no hurry no Rainbows end down that highway where ocean breezes blow My time coming, voices saying, they tell me where to go (note 1) (My note 1) Don't you worry 'bout me--oh no no, don't worry 'bout me, no And I'm in no hurry--oh no no no, I know where to go (note 1) California, preaching on the burning shore California, I'll be knocking on the golden door Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light Rising up to paradise, I know I'm gonna shine (note 2) My time coming any day, don't worry 'bout me, no It's gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so Seems so long I felt this way and time sure passing slow (note 2) Still I know I lead the way, they tell me where I go (My note 3) Don't you worry 'bout me--oh, no, no, don't worry 'bout me, no And I'm in no hurry--oh, no, no, no, I know where to go California, a prophet on the burning shore California, I'll be knocking on the golden door Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light Rising up to paradise, I know I'm gonna shine You've all been asleep, you would not believe me (note 4) Them voices telling me, you will soon receive me We're standing on the beach, the sea will part before me (note 3) Fire wheel burning in the air You will follow me and we will ride to glory (note 4) Way up in the middle of the air And I'll call down thunder and speak the same And my words fills the sky with flame (note 5) And might and glory gonna be my name And men gonna light my way (note 5) My time coming any day, don't worry 'bout me, no It's gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so Seems so long I felt this way and time sure passing slow (note 6) My time coming any day, don't worry 'bout me, no Don't you worry 'bout me--oh, no, no, don't worry 'bout me, no And I'm in no hurry--oh, no, no, don't worry 'bout me, no And I'm in no hurry--oh, no, no, no, I know where to go [etc]
My Notes: Links are at the bolded underlined sections below.
(1) This estimated prophet responds to inner promptings directing his path. Similar to how Jesus was led into the wilderness by the Spirit before beginning his work.
(2) There are numerous references associating the Messiah with light.
(3) "You, who choose to lead, must follow..." "Ripple". Please see Dave Dodd's insights about the spiritual significance in this ode - including a reference to Psalm 23 (The Good Shepherd).
(4) There are numerous Biblical calls to wake up... Don't like these sources??? See "Buddha image below.
(5) "Light" is a frequently used image as it helps us see...Teachers of the contemplative path in all traditions advise us to enter our inner spaces...beyond what the outer eyes can see...and find a treasure hidden within us...a wealth of discernment and guidance. See 2nd and 3rd images below.
--Above from "Casey Jones" lyrics
The "inner room" of Matthew 6:6 can be anywhere we can be alone, quiet and centered. Nature is one of my favorite places to seek within...
"And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high, I've seen it raining fire in the sky
You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply..."
Rocky Mountain High - John Denver (04:41) (wonderful images)
"You who lead must follow..."
Are You Kind? The Grateful Dead's Philanthropic Legacy - The HuffPost
He went around doing good...
The Words of the Prophets Are Written on....
...and subway cars...
Grateful Dead-Iko Iko 3-18-90. NYC Subway Dance Party (08:07)
This was on the NYC subways "1" line..."ONE" nation under Grateful Dead...ONE...where people from all backgrounds can play together as ONE...
Check out all the happy faces...
Social Experiment: Blast Grateful Dead on Subway in 2018 and see what happens (05:49) Another "grate" video by Knut Masco
--interesting that this was filmed on the "G" & "D" lines...as these are the band's initials AND how some orthodox Jews respect the name of Yahweh by writing "G-d"...indicating that it's entirety cannot be captured by our mere words...
Video comments say that some people didn't get it...some did...just like with many messianic figures...
One more with NYC Bronx subways that appeared in my search results...this one from someone that I subscribe to...
Jerry Garcia-Imagine (Instrumental) 1/20/72 The Lions Share (10:55)
--next 2 images are from this BRONXSHOTS video:
Santa's Bag of Gratefulness Extreeees:
Messiah would spend a season in Egypt.Hosea 11:1Matthew 2:14-15
The Prophecies of Osiris, Egyptian Mythology, and the Grateful Dead’s Giza Trip By Ryan Slesinger, PhD.
A messenger would prepare the way for Messiah.Isaiah 40:3-5Luke 3:3-6
The New Riders of the Purple Sage opened for the Grateful Dead
Messiah would be a prophet.Deuteronomy 18:15Acts 3:20-22
See this post
Messiah would bring light to Galilee.Isaiah 9:1-2Matthew 4:13-16
See this post
Messiah would speak in parables.Psalm 78:2-4 Isaiah 6:9-10Matthew 13:10-15, 34-35
Light and Dark in the Lyrics of Robert Hunter
Messiah would be praised by little children.Psalm 8:2Matthew 21:16
12 Dayze of Christmas Gratefulness-SIX...and a little child shall lead them...
Messiah's bones would not be broken.Exodus 12:46 Psalm 34:20John 19:33-36
The Grateful Dead- Throwing Stones...The kids they dance and shake their bones...(07:16) Lots of prophetic messages for those who will listen and ACT...
Messiah would pray for his enemies.Psalm 109:4Luke 23:34
"What good is spilling blood. It will not grow a thing." "Blues for Allah" (15:38) - video includes historical footage of the trans-Arabian pipeline
Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed.Psalm 22:7-8Luke 23:35 Matt 27:42 (He saved others, himself he cannot save...")
Ship of Fools (08:11) David Dodd's reflections
Messiah would be sent to heal the brokenhearted.Isaiah 61:1-2Luke 4:18-19
Light Into Ashes-Grateful Dead Music - Sound Healing Research
Life's Rhythms Reimagined w/ Mickey Hart & Dr. Adam Gazzaley AARP (05:54)
--I got to experience this a few years ago at NYC's Hayden Planetarium
Mickey Hart's Brain on Music (03:01)
PBS NEWSHOUR - The Science of Mickey Hart (07:58)
Messiah would ascend to heaven.Psalm 24:7-10Mark 16:19 Luke 24:51
Caption read: "A lovely view of heaven but I'd rather be with you..." ("Standing on the Moon")
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