Pondering about my next blog post, Planet Rock stepped in with Robert Plant’s ”Big Log”. I really don’t know why he chose to call the song what he did, however I do know that whenever I hear it, it takes me somewhere that I’ve yet to know or go – and I was inspired…
I kicked back, closed my eyes and allowed the music to consume my being as I listened to the lyrics, endeavouring to work out exactly what the iconic musician wants the song to convey. Lost love? Unrequited love? A love of the highway? Or does the road represent a melancholy and yearning for something – or perhaps the decision to move on and drive into the sunset. Who knows? That’s the thing about music, it means so many things to so many people. And let’s face it – listen to any Zeppelin or Floyd track on a different day and you’ll get a perception that totally depends upon your mood, won’t you?
However, where this particular tune is concerned, it’s always stirred something deep inside me – almost a longing to find something that as yet somehow I can’t quite grasp or identify, it’s kind of intangible right now. That’s about as helpful as a bunch of plastic flowers in a public urinal – experience has taught me above all to know myself so whenever I reach a point like this, I figure it’s time to stop the world and get off to do a little soul searching. So, this is exactly what I’ve just done, accompanied by my Rhodesian Ridgeback, sitting by the river in solitude far from the drone of the world.
As I sat and pondered, I just allowed my mind to clear which is something over the years I’ve become particularly adept at and I’d certainly recommend it. I could hear the tune, the lyrics in my head and I centred in on the emotion I felt in my gut, wanting to identify it. And then I smiled as my pieces fell into place; I became aware of saying “Sedona, Sedona, Sedona” over and over again to myself and suddenly I felt at peace. I’ve had a yearning to visit Sedona for some time; I’m not entirely sure why, however I know it’ll all make sense when I’m there. In addition to being a beautiful and serene place, Sedona is reputed to be one of the most spiritual places in the world because the power that emanates from the vortexes located in the area produces some of the most remarkable energy on the planet. Anyone well acquainted with me will know that whilst my feet are firmly planted on the ground, metaphysical and spiritual pursuits play a massive part in my world – it’s all part of the depth and the tapestry which enrich life for me.
Job done. I came home and Googled ”Sedona” and found a couple of outstanding images which I printed and I now have on my dream board, right in front of my desk. Right here, right now, I’m not entirely sure how I’ll swing the time or funds to take myself off on an adventurous quest to the depths of the deserts of Arizona, however that doesn’t matter. What matters is two things: (i) my internal communication networks are well versed at speaking each other’s language – rational vs irrational; conscious vs unconscious; thought vs feeling – which means that when something isn’t sitting right or doesn’t add up for me, I can figure it out easily because I’ve learnt how to do it without ignoring any part of my psyche, and (ii) my belief in myself, my focus and my total commitment to achieve my goals will make it happen because my intention is out there. Does that mean I just need to sit back and wait? Nope, it means I need to ensure my awareness is razor sharp because I know beyond any shadow of doubt that an opportunity to make this happen will arise in some shape or form – and when it does, I’ll see it very clearly and I’ll grasp it with both hands and ride it until the wheels fall off … just ‘cos I can! And I know it’ll be life changing for me.
I’ll write a blog post about focus, intention and dream boards in the near future so watch this space – it really is life changing stuff, even for the super sceptics out there – yes, even you! In the meantime of course, if you want to know more I’m happy to chat on +44 (0) 7932 060360 – especially if you’d like to retain my services in the States or just take me along for the ride to research the vortexes!
Be outstanding …