No Dogma Required

No dogma required.

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again… you can Take It Upon Yourself to be, do, or have Anything. You can take care of yourself. Be your own boss, preacher, teacher, shaman, priest, doctor, and so on… Oh, yes, you can. Give yourself permission. Get your backbone up.

Dogma (original song & artwork) by Richard Murrey.

Do you know why I write the word awesome as aWEsOMe???

Because WE OM. (We meditate.)

The list

From our meditations we have the knowing that:

  • WE are never alone.
  • WE are critical thinkers.
  • WE are deep thinkers.
  • WE are not sheeple.
  • WE don’t drink the Kool-Aid.

I Mind My (Own) Energy–boy, how true is this turning out to be NOW (in reference to the Off Grid living)!

Feel your way

WE don’t need labels or judgments, but recognize it is human for us to do this. 

WE won’t judge our “beginning” (or becoming) from someone else’s “middle” and we know we’re all in the process of “becoming.”

Empowered

WE are empowered and are always (ALL ways) connected with our higher power, Source, God, the Universe, etc.

Choice

In All things, we always have a powerful CHOICE.

WE can choose (no matter the circumstances) to operate at our very best.

Never alone

Source Omniscience is IN, THROUGH, and ALL AROUND us – ALL dimensions — ALL the time! There is nowhere Source isn’t. 

We Are All Connected. 

Everything Resolves to GRATITUDE. God is limitless Omniscience – No Dogma required.

A bit about us:

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs on http://RichardMurrey.com or check out his latest 24 songs here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC53E21F-JlTW2iQmPcEIWkQ

I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Plus, I’ve written a new book (in the making for 13 years), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format). Buy it here.

As well, you can hire us to promote your book, band, business, or services here: https://www.facebook.com/MurreyMakers-103294764612382/

Be the best version of who you want to be and let us promote you!

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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Movie Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

I loved the many Bohemian Rhapsody movie reviews I’ve read from my WordPress community! I haven’t written any movie reviews until… now! 😉

The following are my notes, written from that emotionally charged place (the goal of all filmmakers–to get you in touch with your emotions), after leaving the theater yesterday:

Initial thoughts after leaving the theater:

The emotion of it just hit me. I need some time…

Just beautiful! Really. Go see it! 😭❤️🦋🌀

20 minutes after:

As a long time fan of Queen since my teenage years, I loved it! And hubby (a musician, but not a long-time fan) loved it too, from story, acting, digital production, musicianship, music business, band family, etc.

Bohemian Rhapsody the movie was sooooo well done. Wembley is so amazing! My heart went right out of my chest! Freddie, Rami Malek was aWEsOMe!!! ❤️❤️❤️

An hour after:

The reporter scene is haunting me. Why the need to focus on Freddie? Get into his head? Psychoanalyze him? Ugh! An important moment that I hope people pay attention to the effects of all that. The production of that scene, oh!

Obviously, still processing this. Just go see it. ❤️😘

Three hours after:

Freddie’s sexuality and disease were handled with care, empathy, and compassion, and not exploited. In fact, the interview scene continues to haunt me.

The Wembley stadium Live Aid concert was amazing!!!

The film was more than accessible, highly engaging, and ultimately a profound story of unconditional friendship and love (of which. I feel Freddie approves). ❤️🦋🌀

12 hours after:

I awoke in the middle of the night with Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls song playing in my head and wondering why, since Brian May wrote it, not Freddie.

I recall that as I dropped off to sleep, I’d been thinking about how many of Queen’s hit songs were written by Freddie.

I remembered the God bumps I had powerfully received during the movie.

Perhaps, as Freddie and the band said, they were “Family.”

Freddie wrote songs to connect people. As he said, he was a performer. Ah, I think he was a connector.

My mind swirls, I am unsettled.

Is this the real life?

Nothing really matters.

–Lyrics from Bohemian Rhapsody

Hours pass:

Thoughts twirl.

Are we dancing on the edge of perception?

No judgment.

Just observing. Always observing.

From an emotionally unsettled place. OM

❤️🦋🌀😘✌️

https://youtu.be/A22oy8dFjqc

We Are The Champions. 🎼🎶🎵💋

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Health and Original Music

Health and original music

How can I possibly write about focus, intention, analysis, and energy – under the heading of Health and Original Music without it becoming some mish-mash of unrelated and random thoughts? The sheer definition of the word “focus” seems to defy the writing of such an article.

Alignment

I believe it’s possible to observe, experience, and identify all kinds of things in life. In fact, science is all about observing, identifying, and quantifying things in an objective manner.

So when most people think in analytical terms, they are observing, experiencing (or testing), identifying, and validating things.

To me, magic is created when seemingly unrelated things come together to create synergy. And synergy is energy – albeit an innovative form of energy. Taking apart some things and putting them together in a new and exciting way = innovation.

Sound is healing

It seems every time I check out health related videos I find original music being played, either in the intro, as background, or closing music.

It seems that while people are being creative in one art form, they can also be free to create in another.

A lot of actors are musicians, and vice versa. Some musicians are also painters, sculptors, etc. I’ve linked to some examples for you – hear the original music playing for The Raw Life Health Show, and The Raw Food World. Also, the founder of Natural News TV is a musician – check out one of Rick Adams’ music videos. My artist musician husband has written a song about health (well sort of) too – it’s called, “Whose Dentures.”

Songwriting

So I pondered on the process of writing a song – since I’m such a “process person”. In order to write a song, you analyze a topic – this may include: pondering, wondering, researching, studying, investigating, meditating, praying, being still, and more). Then with focus and intention the song takes shape. As you play the song allow your soul and spirit to open, this gets the creative juices and energy flowing – and magic happens! You’ve created something that’s never existed before! Of course, it’s an art not a science because whether people like a song is completely subjective.

The Process

I work as a business technical analyst. I have to focus and work in a very detailed way. My work involves finding and analyzing data very intensely. Yet, I have to allow myself breaks, so I can back away from the details and analyze the business process of what’s going on (in order to improve it).

I document and diagram business processes, so I can relay the reasons why software must be designed in a certain way–for ease of use.

Almost daily, I communicate to customers, management, project sponsors, and vendor partners. I have to ask myself and many others, thought provoking questions. That’s where I can get creative – in the asking. I communicate with others in order to validate my findings and keep the work progressing with forward motion.

The analysis I perform must always be objective.

When someone is “in the weeds” of project details, it can often be difficult to see any high-level process changes that might be needed to improve, or smooth out the overall process.

I reach into my Soul and ask Spirit to keep me calm when stressful moments begin to build.

Sometimes my work can energize me, yet other times I am drained when too many conflicting constraints and shifting priorities occur.

My inner child feels as though, at times, a tantrum or too wouldn’t be half bad to ease my frustration, however I realize that wouldn’t be professional behavior to display.

I often counsel with others to learn if I am missing something or if they know of another way around whatever obstacle is occurring.

Yes, I seek to identify and validate.

And through all of this I strive to be healthy.

Health isn’t just a fit body that doesn’t experience illness. Mental health is just as important as physical health.

Allowing myself time to honor my intentions, honor my focus, drive, ambition, and passion – all contributes to keeping me balanced and objective.

Often, I sing, and allow music to truly soothe the inner turmoil savage beast.

Notice, the next time you go for a massage, they usually have soothing music being softly played to calm you and put your body at ease.

Namaste. OM

Original Music For The “Thinking Person”

Welcome to the first article in my blog!

Friends coaxed me to write a blog – though I had designed, developed, and maintained two websites, joined Facebook, Twitter, and had begun to write a book. I didn’t have much readership, so I couldn’t understand why anyone would want me to write a blog. Nor did I want to spend much time promoting a free blog, when I thought my energies would be better spent writing a book.

CD cover Chevy Ford Band: Dogma

I hesitated to start this blog, because I thought it would distract me–and I really wanted to finish the book before starting anything else. I even quit Facebook for a couple of years so I could finish my book!

Anyway, after a workout session in the gym, and continuing to experience a nagging thought that wouldn’t go away, I started the blog.

Dumb and Dumber

People have talked about the “Dumbing Down of America” for many years.

Media, TV shows, and movies entertain in such simple words and stories that nobody’s doing much thinking anymore.

People seem to be going here and there in a mindless fog. Entertainment is used as a means of escapism, from the stress of work, family drama, or as a way to relax. Many are unwittingly being dumbed down.

Now, we’re thinkin’

Yet for years, this band has been circulated around on the internet called, The Chevy Ford Band. And they’re on a mission to educate the masses through music – maybe that’s why they haven’t caught on with the mainstream public.

The music is about politics, religion, truth, and even sex. The lyrics are intelligent and perhaps, not for everybody.

Take a listen (on my home page footer) to our new original songs, that would work beautifully for motion picture songs, and see what you think.

My favorite songs of The Chevy Ford Band are:

  • Crush them with Rock
  • Dogma
  • Energy
  • Over my Head
  • Sunset

The upbeat tempos are great to work out or dance to, plus I love the lyrics! I love to dance and workout to high energy tempo music that motivates and encourages my body to move!

The controversial song, “Attention Deficit Disorder” takes aim at how the ADD disorder is impacting many around us. That song inspires me to do everything I can to help people learn the first hippocratic oath, “Let Food Be Thy Medicine, and Medicine Be Thy Food.

I’ve worked with or known people who have children with autism, parents with alzheimer’s, themselves have diabetes, recurring acid reflux, high blood pressure, and many, many more ailments and dis-eases.

Since I’m an empathic person, and reasonably intelligent, I’d love to help them, and their loved ones, find relief. So, I continue to research and share. However, I’m not a health care practitioner, so I share my findings as a friend, natural holistic and alternative health advocate.

Coming next

Future posts will be related to energy work, and other holistic alternative healing modalities, and my other site, Being Wholly Vibrant, will share about diet, real food, and easy healthy whole food recipes.

I’ll also write about original music, social media advertising, health, technology, designing marketing materials, finding our bliss, and other conscious stuff!

Stay tuned. 🙂

Namaste. OM

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, the brand new book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here.

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself