Vaccinate Yourself with Music
Updated: Jun 23, 2021
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This is yet another post about the healing effects of music. My second-ever email post in 2018 was entitled “Music as Medicine.”
Found the above image earlier today while truckin’ along the Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion
FYI – It was an easy trip as the road was empty due to social isolation. Besides, being retired, I have unlimited free time. I stumbled across the above East/West mashup when I stopped to come up soon for air at this Pinterest refueling station. Actually, metaphorically speaking, you only need to come up soon for air if you’re in a submarine or are diving.
While there I came across this musical medicine reminder - appropriate for such a time as this:
Before going further (or FURTHUR for you Deadheads), check out the following article that cosmically manages to weave together some threads I’ve been drafting and hope to send out soon. Consider this post like a prebiotic that can feed your head and satisfy your soul, as it craves some good musical medicine (Slick metaphor, huh?).
--an MD considers how going to Dead concerts can be good for you. In the article, he cites the FDA warning we see on many ingestibles:
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
This is how out-of-date the FDA is regarding their food pyramid scheme:
The original pyramid was developed without a lot of science and WITH a lot of $UPPORT from the food industrie$ that stood (should I say stooped down) to make a FAT profit. THEN, another industry that lines politicians’ pocket$ – the drug companie$ – made a PROFIT on fat.
Musicians write music like doctors write prescriptions
Hey, any music teachers out there? The guy in this next photo needs someone to show him this is NOT how you write music.
Musical Medicine - Early delivery system technology
Later tech (provider's prescription "Pod")
Built-in technology (thanks, G-d for my ears!)
“You know what music is? It’s a harmonic connection between all living beings.”
(Robin Williams’ “Wizard” character in the movie)
“Whoever has ears, let them hear.” (NIV)
“Are you listening to me? Really listening?”(The Message version)
Got my first vinyl in over 40 years at Mickey Hart's 2018 show at NY's Hayden Planetarium on April 13 & 14.
Music is not a dead end…but it could be………
The following image creatively represents the work scientists and some musicians like former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart are doing to use music to help people with cognitive brain dysfunctions. I wrote about that in my post on “Music as Medicine.”
Another rest stop on the Golden Road (one of many Pinterest sites for Deadheads)
Which Came First Department...
“In my experience, if you are not radically grateful every day, resentment always takes over.”
― Richard Rohr, Breathing Underwater – Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
(more quotes from the book here) This book led me to the Steps and I’m forever grateful!!!
Forever Grateful Music Festival – “GratefulFest brings happiness…”
The Golden Road to Unlimited Recovery
The Golden Road to Unlimited Recovery begins with Step 1 and ends (actually begins again) with Step 12. Death leading to Resurrection. It’s the universal path in all spiritual traditions.
The Golden Road to Unlimited Recovery starts at Station 1 and, provided you stay on the train, terminates at Station 12. Once there, you can board another train that I like to call the Resurrection Special. This begins the next leg of your trip. And, the really Good News is that this glory train can be right here on earth. You don’t have to wait until the afterlife.
“Humor is an important part of recovery. As we learn to relax and enjoy the funny things in life, we will find new freedom. It's been said that if you're not laughing in recovery, you're not doing it right.”
Have a Grateful Day!
#music #humor #MickeyHart #GratefulDead #12Steps #FDA #FoodPyramid #AugustRush #RichardRohr