Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Three Little Birds

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', this is my message to you-ou-ou

I woke up this morning with Bob Marley's Three Little Birds ringing in my ears.  I want to believe that this was my energy's way of communicating with the universe to tell me that "every little thing gonna be all right".

This morning (as with a lot of mornings lately), my anxiety jolted me awake at 3:00am and I thought I was about to have a major attack.  Thoughts of "fuck it Cameron - you aren't going to be able to sleep anymore.  Just get up and suck it up", raged through my head.  I was able to swallow these thoughts long enough to fall back asleep just to wake up many more times before I had to get up at 5:00am (maybe I should have just gotten up).  Lots of things crossed my mind during those two hours of restless sleep - lots of things.  Recent events, past events, things I need to do, things I haven't done, people I wish would talk to me, people I need to talk to, people I want to talk to, things I want, things I don't want, things I want to say, things I need to say, things I can't say (not yet at least), and even #10 - lots of things.

As I rolled out of bed and headed to the shower, the words "this is my message to you-ou-ou" resonated in my mind.  I began to sing Three Little Birds while I showered focusing on "Don't worry, about a thing, cause every little thing gonna be all right". This helped me change my perspective from stress to relief before I left the shower.  Maybe I just need to smoke a shitload of pot (it will be legal on January 1st), grow dreadlocks, and sing reggae for the rest of my life.  Oh yeah - Heather's step-brother is trying that approach to life and he may just be the most fucked up person I know - scratch the Rasta idea.

But just for today - I am going to live like Bob and keep singing Three Little Birds while I listen to a reggae Pandora station.  Just in my bus commute to work, I has several songs speak to me as they are very relevant to what is happening in my life.  Please take some time and listen to them yourself - you never know what these songs may say to you or how you may feel when you hear them.  Reggae is powerful magic - enjoy it.

Love Is My Religion - Ziggy Marley

Just listen and love - we don't need anything else in this world but love.


A Lifetime - Ziggy Marley

Parts of two verses speak to me:
"Took the risk the chance just to understand
Well I been cold, bold, selfish, misunderstood
Like the lamb I will sacrifice to find you"
"Been around so many people, without you I'm always alone
Gazing into space, my existence unknown
I don't want to be here, I wanna be near"


Talkin' Blues - Bob Marley

Baby Steps.  This song reaches me in more ways that just my sleep patterns - these lines nail it for me:
"I've been down on the rock for so long, (so long)
I seem to wear a permanent screw. (screw-oo-oo-oo-oo)
But-a I - I'm gonna stare in the sun,
Let the rays shine in my eyes.
I - I'm a gonna take a just-a one step more"

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