April 20 2010- Transmutation and the art of endearment
It’s a perfect time of year to consider the qualities of transmutation. The act of placing a seed in the ground in the spring changes the seed into a plant, the plant into a source of food and food into energy. Transformation is all around us and if we’re paying attention, we can learn much from its unfolding.
Music is transmutation in action. The seed of an idea for a song is born in our brain, travels to our fingertips to strings or keys or breath and what was once just an idea is brought to fruition.
Often as we traverse the music business highway, we’re met with circumstances that are less than perfect; that seem to have no possibility to be something lovely and of good report. If we meet these irritations with hostility, they compound. Even the most awful of circumstances can change when the way you perceive it changes. Dr Wayne Dyer puts it like this: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Apply the principles of transmutation to musicworld today. Turn ill nature into good nature. Turn a stone into gold. Change an attitude of woe and misery into a catalytic experience to discover enlightenment. There is some source of reason and light in every bleak circumstance.
Accept your darkness as part of your lightness and be comforted that the two can coexist and be transmuted into learning, acceptance and love.