This moment offers me clarity as I sit solid like a mountain. I breathe next to the mountain until we are one, but yet unique in our awareness. Observing from this viewpoint, which is from the higher mind perspective, we watch humanity quickly rush about their daily activities. Always doing, trying to get there faster. Like, once they arrive the urge to keep ‘getting there’ will go away. It never does and they continue at this pace that is unhealthy for their state of mind.
There are some who breathe next to the mountain and understand the space between these words. We are living in times that it's easier to access within the self, even among the chaos.
Ten years ago, I wrote the song lyrics for "It's Only the Mountain" (see below) when I saw the metaphor and realized there is no point in concepts, or ideas. The reason why a mountain stands the test of time is because it does not concern itself with petty doings and does not struggle with the mental merry-go-round of trying for existence or arriving at it’s confirmation. We can live accordingly when we understand how nature is always speaking to us, especially a mountain. I sit here next to the mountain means so much to me. Yes, a multidimensional statement as all things are by nature. I withstand raging fires and floodwaters while remaining unscathed. I watch my nature cooperate with all that is without crumbling or towering over another. There is no need for power when you stand as tall as the mountain. I can see for miles at the top, from the higher mind. Yet, enjoy the meadows at my feet, and all the delights in between.
Being, is a state of consciousness.
You observe the mountain and it’s simply being.
That’s all it is.
Then, you are that awareness. Boring right? Perhaps it’s a good thing to undo and disengage from the noise for a short while. There will always be opportunity to go back in.
It's a perpetual wheel in motion.
“Yesterday seems like a dream to me
But this moment seems so real, too
It will be like a dream to me
Tomorrow will be just the same
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
Are the only things keeping me here with you
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
Will slowly dissolve from me, one by one
Until I’m nothing, and everything too
I sit here next to the mountain
It’s just me and the mountain
I breathe next to the mountain
Until only the mountain remains,
it’s only the mountain.” ~Muriel Shickman
'It’s Only the Mountain'
from the album The Further Shore (c) 2010)
Enjoy the song. It was recorded in one take and it took the focus like a mountain to succeed with minimal flinching. It’s amazing to be in this state of being one with the moment and the music comes out as it should. The human will always have thoughts and analysis of the process and judgments on it’s perception of perfection. This goes with any creative process. With assistance from my sound engineer Chris, he added embellishments which added a brilliant color to the background...
There are options listed below to listen and how you can show your support. The entire album can be found in several marketplaces, such as CD Baby and Amazon.
You can listen for free here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZmicqk3bx0&feature=youtu.be
Buy individual songs for $1 (entire album $9): https://www.amazon.com/Farther-Shore-Muriel-Shickman/dp/B00I8ABWKQ/
Purchase Lyric Book $6.95 paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Lyrics-1992-2013-Muriel-Shickman/dp/1546391533
Celebrating 20 years! (1999-2019)
I released my first self-titled folk music album in 1999.
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When Only the Mountain Remains: Being Solid and Present During Uncertain Times
written by Muriel Shickman 4.16.19
***Muriel is an Author and Shaman. She provides life coaching/healing services (long distance or in-person). As a new energy creator, she shares her experiences of self-realization through articles, books, and online webinars/live events. Find her on Amazon Author Central to check out her books and free articles. Soul Ship: A Personal Account of Embodied Enlightenment is available in full-color as ebook and paperback. Visit: www.murielshickman.com for more information.
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