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    I am weeping too! All I can say is "Thank you for the music!" And I really want to remember the good times, I think she would like that...

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    Quote Originally posted by Elen View Post
    I am weeping too! All I can say is "Thank you for the music!" And I really want to remember the good times, I think she would like that...
    I was listening to some of her music on the way home this evening and I had a strange emotional experience. It was weird, I think some would call it a yearning for romance. I'm hoping it doesn't happen again anytime soon.
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    Aretha in Baltimore playing the piano!


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    Apparently the Fox thinks black women all look alike...



    That's Patti LaBelle in the background, not Aretha.

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    Well after my bout yesterday...I need to hear some good old gospel! I need to eat some breakfast which is somewhat going to turn my stomach..but needed. I suspect listening to this and getting my mind off of what the Queen of Soul just went through..I can too supplement my soul with some happy days to come! I don't know if it will wash my sins away...but it may wash away my dispare to drive another day! I'm so down for that.

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    Quote Originally posted by Shadowself View Post
    Well after my bout yesterday...I need to hear some good old gospel! I need to eat some breakfast which is somewhat going to turn my stomach..but needed. I suspect listening to this and getting my mind off of what the Queen of Soul just went through..I can too supplement my soul with some happy days to come! I don't know if it will wash my sins away...but it may wash away my dispare to drive another day! I'm so down for that.
    Sorry Brook, I suddenly had to leave the house for the rest of the day and I didn't get to post anything for you. I hope your breakfast went fine.

    For your information...there are NO sins to be washed away for you!

    Last edited by Elen, 17th August 2018 at 18:56.
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    Nice Aragorn. Love that one.

    Here's an oldie, but I love the slow rhythm and choir interaction between Aretha and the others. Enjoy Brook!


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    The following is by my X (technically she’s not my X but we are legally separated). I’m posting it because it belongs here. From it came a warm comfort into me soothing a cold, deep sorrow. I say a little prayer U too receive the same…

    OK this is the flash I just got

    when I had some energy moving in my body, as I’m doing this cleanse and dealing with the latest round of whatever I’m dealing with, and Robin [Williams] was helping me

    OK what I was dealing with was clearing up death stuff--let’s just be real here--and this is coming from what is held here [I'm gesturing to a place in my lower back]

    in these two muscles called the piriformus, that radiate from the center line at the top of our pelvis [and connect to the inside of the hip opening]

    and a lot of trauma is held here, especially for women, and if we're tight there it screws up our whole pelvic region

    anyway

    and so releasing there, up—kundalini—and big old jump through blue chakra and then headache headache headache in indigo and that’s when Robin stepped in to help

    he says “you know you're doing this cleanse, lots is coming up. you got to keep clearing on the etheric level as well.”

    so he helped me like kind of clear up to purple and then “boom”

    you know he’s helping me connect with the eighth chakra, which is magenta

    which is also access to the astral plane

    and which is also where the just-recently-passed are active,

    or, or when the dead are trying to connect with us, that’s kind of like the mutually-accessible plane
    and that plane is like the dream world so it’s very fluid and you can create stuff

    and lucid dreaming happens there

    and you can also like step out of your dreams literally into the astral plane but that’s advanced work—I don’t do that myself because I’m not ready to deal with that—but sometimes it just happens

    anyway

    so Robin just gives me a quick flash just as a kind of a gift, and encouragement, of like

    the fucking celebration that's happening in the heavens tonight, with Aretha

    and it was fabulous and it was everything that you would want to see for her

    it was everything that she would want, it was basically her, you know, party

    and of course when you die, what you see is what you imagine heaven‘s gonna be like, is what it’s like [on the astral plane]

    it’s fluid, it’s adaptable

    [and for Aretha] and it was like a combination of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston and everybody’s Diva Power Form--but Aretha is the Queen of Soul

    there was huge golden throne, three thrones, I don’t even know how to put it into words, it was like a golden couch-throne, just huge, and then behind that was like a Busby Berkeley giant fan of white ostrich feathers that was 30 feet high, and cherubs on the ceiling

    you know, it was Rococo Diva, that was just “her seat,” right?

    everyone’s paying homage to her and there’s music and dancing and partying

    and she’s there and she’s just glowing because she didn’t know

    she knew, but she didn’t really know, the difference she was making and the magic

    she was getting support, and her death, itself, was a loving experience because of all the love, all the love, that was pouring in—

    Tom just said “keep going they’re gonna love this” it has sort of thrown me off, because I was pretending no one was listening—

    so you know, I felt it, I fucking felt it, I fucking was asleep and I heard this cry and it woke me up and I told him it was like the line in Star Wars you know “I feel a disturbance in the force”

    we all felt that disturbance in the force

    because a heavy duty piece of essence made this transition

    anyway so it was like she’s been—she’s ascended—what's another word—she brought a lot of herself with her, she was able to hold a lot of herself together

    which is the goal here, you know, healing death means we won’t have to split apart into our constituent parts of spirit and body and will and heart

    we'll be able to take it all with us, we will be able to actually vibrate all of us to the speed of light and then we can go wherever we want

    so anyway but she brought a lot of her self, she did fragment—she died—but a lot of her essence was there and receiving that love

    and I think she’s going to stay close to this planet I think she’s digging this astral plane
    you know some some people are more drawn up “farther north” so to speak

    some people are not able to leave

    a lot of fragmentation is down in the lower realms it doesn’t have much consciousness you know there’s a spectrum
    but in any case tonight she is partying and it’s a beautiful beautiful thing.

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    Oh yeah I got it too Palooka. Thank you for sharing that. Aretha's passing has been a biggie.
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    We have a goddess on our side now. (the side of loving humans)

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    Scritti Politti were already paying homage to Aretha in 1984.


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    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gCuyrKVDCs

    "Mix - Aretha Franklin Nessun Dorma - Amazing Ending Sept. 26, 2015


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4F4SbGtqL4

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    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFt1FRG4_VM

    "Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace (Live 2014)"

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