Close your eyes and make a wish while listening, focus on the wish, visualize the wish, see what you want in your mind, meditate on it, and this magical song will give it to you. This is truly a wishing song! I am a composer/musician, not a salesman, and this is not hype, this IS a wishing song. The song went through many working titles while in production; Angels in the Forest, Language of the Angels, Angel Dreams, Angel Song/Forest Rain, Forest Elves, Elvin Song and many others. The beauty and trance-like nature of the music calls many things to mind, but in the end, it told me its name; Angel Dreams (The Wishing Song).
Angel Dreams is a new album I am working on, and it will include this song, and another that is now complete, titled, The Healing Song, and many others. I will keep you all up to date as it unfolds. I am really excited about the new album.
I have said many times, I am simply a vehicle for the music to come through. I try to stay out of the way and just let it happen. This song is pure magic, and I humbly say that I think it is quite possibly the most beautiful song in the world. I am honored that it chose me to bring it to life, to fruition, to light.
So I say again, make a wish, focus on it, see it, visualize it, then watch your wish unfold in your life.
I have to say here; this is heavenly music, or is it music from heaven?
I received a comment recently on my “Awaken Your Third Eye” video, by far my most popular video on my channel. There are several common threads in the comments of what people are seeing and experiencing, but this one stood out. The commenter said “To awaken third eye yogis struggle for years and some for a lifetime. I don’t think we can open the third eye in five minutes.”
First off, let me say that I totally understand what he is saying. I understand the work that many put in to finding this place of enlightenment. But, as you will see, there are other ways to reach that place.
A wise man, as he does seem to be, must also recognize that some people, average people, some seeking, some not, reach it in a single moment of enlightenment brought on by many different things; trauma (due to a death of a loved one, loss of a relationship, an accident, a long period spent in depression, an underlying battle with the ego that perhaps the person is not even aware they are going through, certain drugs or other external stimuli). Also extreme elation (those first moments of falling in love, seeing a child born, and much more). But also, and most importantly in this case, music. Music is the single most powerful magic in the universe. Music, on the simplest levels can alter your perception of a moment, can transport you in time to buried memories and let you experience that moment again, affect your emotions and moods, and on a deeper level, it can, because of vibrational frequencies, affect your entire body and Chakras, and, your mind, down to a cellular level.
What we must all understand is that when we get here, even before birth, our Third Eye is totally open, and we have access to that most ancient being that we truly are. Life, possibly before we are even born because of events in our mother’s life, can start to build the wall between the us we are becoming, and the us that we were before life started encoding data into us; through our eyes, ears, nose, touch, taste, etc.. In other words, our brain’s input devices. Basically the nurture or enculturation into our current environment starts to override our nature or soul. In the development of our survival mechanism, our inner self slowly gets buried beneath the ego. Until one day we look up and there is no longer a clear path to that inner self, that soul, because the path becomes overgrown.
Also, theoretically, the pineal gland or Third Eye, becomes calcified with chemicals like fluoride, and others that are in our water, the food we eat, etc.. But again, music… I will use the modern DSLR camera as an example. Inside of the camera, there is a sensor that the lens sends the image to, just like it did with film cameras. The problem with the new technology is that the sensor stays in the camera, unlike film, and over time it gets tiny particles of dust and other calcified objects stuck to it, slowly but surely covering the sensor with a heavier and heavier coating that leaves tiny spots on the images. And if left untouched, will eventually, more and more, dull the images until everything looks flatter and less sharp. And if continued to not be dealt with, eventually the image will not be visible at all. So, the camera manufacturers had to come up with a fix, a solution, for this and guess what they came up with? Vibrational frequencies. Just like with music, the vibrations dislodge anything that is on or stuck to the sensor, allowing it to simply fall away. Any of us who use the modern DSLR cameras have probably noticed when you turn your camera on and off, you get a message on the monitor that says “sensor cleaning.” That is what it is doing; sending an ultra high frequency vibration to the surface of the sensor, and any foreign materials or objects, regardless of how minute, simply vibrate loose and fall away.
Regardless of the “theoretical” ideas of foreign matter such as fluoride calcifying and building up on the pineal gland, we must keep in mind the pineal gland, the Third Eye itself, functions, like all other parts of our body, at certain frequencies, and in the world we live in, frequencies attack us from every direction; the drone of the city itself, the television, the radio. And these are just the ones we can hear. Look no farther than a radio station. Radio signals are transmitted at ultra high frequencies, with super powered amplifiers. When you hear the DJ say, “KNMU, 98.6, coming to you with one million watts of power,” what he is saying is that the radio signals are being sent out into the atmosphere (that we live in) on a frequency level o f 98.6 mega (million) hertz (cycles per second). We have a hearing range of 20 hertz to 20,000 hertz (that varies from person to person based on age and other factors). Naturally we cannot hear the radio signals at those ultra high frequencies, so our radios convert those frequencies down to a range (between 20 hz and 20k hz) that we can hear. But the frequencies/vibrations still exist in the atmosphere around us whether we hear them or not, they are still there. And, remember the one million watts of power? Consider this, the average musician on a stage or in a studio… let’s say guitar player, is using an amplifier that puts anywhere from 60 watts to 200 watts. Sixty watts is loud when cranked up all the way. Two hundred watts is REALLY loud when cranked up all the way. So, think about the power of one million watts. If, and that is a big “if,” the frequency range of the one million watt amp was lower, especially in our hearing range (20 to 20k hz), it would not only blow out our ear drums, it would probably, literally kill us. It would blow walls and windows out of buildings, etc., and probably destroy everything in its path. Have you ever stood close to a PA system at a concert, so close that you can feel the booming vibrations from the speakers? Generally speaking, those PA speakers are only putting out 500 watts. Imagine the power of one million watts, if it were coming at you at the same frequency range that you can hear.
Point being, these ultra high frequencies are bombarding us daily, not just from one radio stations, but from many radio stations, TV stations (that still broadcast analog signals), satellites, etc., at many different ranges in the ultra high frequencies. Naturally, we can’t feel those frequencies, lucky for us, but they are there, all around us, and they do affect our body’s frequencies on many levels. To understand this, I made a video a while back, using a guitar to demonstrate how the frequencies affect each other. In the video I used harmonics of let’s say the note A (440 cycles per second) to show the affect of the two different 440 hz waves and how they interacted with each other. I first demonstrated that when totally in tune with each other, the sound we hear is smooth and simply an A note. But, by lowering (detuning) one of the notes while they are both vibrating, you start to hear a fluctuation, the sounds fall out of sync. And the farther you detune one of the note, whether flatter or sharper, the more out of sync they become. And the most interesting thing is the resonance. As they fall farther out of sync with each other, they (the frequencies) start to fight against each other and the notes fade away much faster. Versus if they are in sync, in harmony with each other, then they resonate much longer.
Our bodies work/function on many frequency levels, all closely in tune with each other, including cellular and Chakra levels at certain frequencies, and if those frequencies are in harmony with each other, then we “resonate” with more fluidity. But if they are out of sync with each other, then our bodies are, on many levels, not functioning at their peak, which can cause all kinds of problems, on a spiritual level, a health level. In nature, the forests, the desert, near water flowing, birds chirping, a gentle breeze blowing, etc., our bodies, being natural parts of the world around us can vibrate in sync with nature, and we are not faced with these issues. But, in the world we live in, traffic, chaos, radio station frequencies, satellite frequencies, our bodies simple cannot function at their natural frequencies, and in trying to do so, they have to literally fight to try to regain balance. And, as you can imagine, it is an ongoing battle, and just cannot be won. But, if you surround yourself with the subtle frequencies that our bodies exist at, in nature, or in music (remember, the most powerful magic in the universe), then you are helping your body to find that synchronicity that it struggles to achieve. That, my friends, is the goal of my music.
So, back to the original point, the pineal gland or Third Eye, like everything else in nature, and the body itself, vibrates at a certain frequency, and if we can help that frequency find synchronicity, help it using the harmonics I spoke of earlier, then it, can function at the “note” it is striving to function at, it can come into “tune” with that note from the external place (music), and function at its peak. Not to mention, again, help vibrate the “dust” from it, the calcification. Then, it is humming along at the level it is supposed to be at, in harmony with the rest of the body, and with nature herself. And that again is the goal of my music; to create a beautiful soundscape experience while vibrating the Chakras, including the brow Chakra/Third Eye/pineal gland, at the frequency it strives for and needs. Naturally our bodies are totally capable of doing this for themselves, but in this current world we live in, detached from the natural world, it all needs all the help it can get.
As far the visuals in the Awaken Your Third Eye video, they are similar to the Rorschach or Inkblot test, and simply allow you to see what rubble exist between you and your Third Eye, your pineal gland, the rubble that as I mentioned earlier starts to build up in you when you first get here to this life due to the enculturation from the environment you exist in. And in most of our cases, that environment is filled with total chaos. Everything from religious enculturation (ex: gods, demons, etc.), to a constant barrage of media transcending into our subconscious brain. A subconscious brain that is a very necessary tool in nature, but in this chaotic world, just fills deeper and deeper with clutter that slowly over time builds a monstrous wall between us and that deep inner self/portal, the Third Eye, and separates us from that infinite universe that is a part of us, and that we are a part of. And that in nature, we are connected with and more in sync with.
And, as I said in the beginning, there are things, occurrences, stimuli, etc., that can cause that wall to crumble down, that veil to open, and allow us to once again glimpse that portal, and perhaps pass through it to once again reach “Nirvana,” “Heaven,” or whatever we call that place, based on our individual enculturation. As wise people come to know, those places, Nirvana, Heaven, etc., are not out there somewhere in the sky, but right here, right now. And all we have to do is tear down the wall, and we can become a part of that one again. That, again, is the goal of my music and visuals, to help us all find our way back to that place that is a totally natural part of us. And yes, we can spend a lifetime seeking it, and many do. But if we can find that synchronicity, that in tune-ness, that harmonic place with nature, then we can achieve it in a moment, a single moment. And no, It does not even take five minutes, it can happen in a blink of an eye… or should I say, in the blink of the Third Eye.
Great visual and audio meditation. See deeper into the world you live in and walk upon. The Third Eye closes over time if not used. Everything from the day-to-day stress of life, pressure from others that do not walk the same path, distractions such as media, developmental stages and the traps and basically data overload from all of the information we are barraged with on a daily basis. Billboards, cars passing us or us passing them, colors, sound, smells, they all are recorded in the vast database we call our brain. Deep inside of that brain are many areas that have many capabilities.
“There is a Hindu tantric saying, nādevo devam arcayet, ‘by none but a god shall a god be worshipped.’ The deity of one’s worship is a function of one’s own state of mind. But it is also a product of one’s culture. Catholic nuns do not have visions of the Buddha, nor do Buddhist nuns have visions of Christ. Ineluctably, the image of any god beheld—whether interpreted as beheld in heaven or as beheld at çakra 6–will be of a local ethnic idea historically conditioned, a metaphor, therefore, and thus to be recognized as transparent to transcendence. Remaining fixed to its form, whether with simple faith or in saintly vision, is therefore to remain in mind historically bound and attached to an appearance.” – Joseph Campbell
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One of those places allows us to see deeper into everything and gives us a deeper understanding of what we are seeing. That place is “the third eye.” It is a conduit to “the source,” or “the universe.” The ancient being that you are is accessible only through this portal. We lose connection to this ancient self, that is us, as we grow into young children and start mimicking what we see and hear, and over time, the years of our youth and sometimes beyond, we close that eye that allows us to look deep inward, and without even noticing, we begin to only see outwards.
But, there are those of us who seek to see clearly, and have understanding for the self and the world. Opening the third eye once again, and allowing once again the magic and curiosity that once was part of our lives and is vital to us all.
The “third eye,” or pineal gland, is located at the center of our mind, and can be activated by certain frequencies, and that is the foundation of this music/soundscape; that particular frequency. I have studied the affects of different frequencies on our bodies and minds for over thirty years and have found that sound waves of certain frequencies can alter the frequency patterns in our brains. Patterns caused mostly by external stimuli, can shift into “not so healthy” frequencies and cause depression, lethargy, etc.. Opening/stimulating the “third eye” can allow us to see much deeper into the world around us, and give us far more understanding of it. It can enhance empathy, compassion and understanding. With no one else around, relax, dim the lights, and listen to and watch this video (preferably with headphones). Watch it more than once, watch it daily over a period of a week and you will start to see different patterns in the visuals. The patterns are along the same lines as “The Rorschach test” (inkblot test) which is a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed. You can understand a lot about an individual, or yourself, based on the perception you have of the inkblot imagery. Same with the imagery in this video; what do you see, what images dominate, stand out? This can give you an understanding of your perception of the world you live in. Perception creates attitude, attitude becomes character. Who you are is based firmly in how you perceive the world around you. By opening/stimulating the third eye, you can look deeper into yourself and your world.
(excerpt from Wiki) The third eye (the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring to eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight. In certain dharmic spiritual traditions such as Hinduism, the third eye refers to the ajna, or brow, chakra. In Theosophy it is related to the pineal gland. The third eye refers to the gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. In New Age spirituality, the third eye often symbolizes a state of enlightenment or the evocation of mental images having deeply personal spiritual or psychological significance. The third eye is often associated with religious visions, clairvoyance, the ability to observe chakras and auras, precognition, and out-of-body experiences. People who are claimed to have the capacity to utilize their third eyes are sometimes known as seers.
Proven Daily Meditation Technique: Open Your Third Eye in 5 minutes.
Clear the negativity from your self and your life with this beautiful Chakra tuning music, colors and visuals.
The audio frequencies and colors in this video are for meditating and tuning all the Chakras daily. All seven Chakra in one video for daily meditation, tuning, healing and balancing of all Chakras.
Watch or listen to this video in the evening before bedtime, in the morning when you awake, or at any time of the day when you feel the need to relax, recharge or retune your being.
Personally I sometimes listen while doing my Yoga, and sometimes I watch and listen meditatively.
Note: Finger cymbals' ring between each segment to allow you to recompose yourself for a moment before the next segment starts.
We can't all live in the Himalayas, and let's face it, stress is in our lives and there is little time to get in tune with the world around us, the natural world we rush past. There is a solution though, and you are here because you know that solution: tuning and aligning the 7 Chakras, the "spinning wheels of energy."
Balance can return into your otherwise chaotic life. Face it, humans are not supposed to live this way, totally detached from the natural world, shut off from reality. But we can have that contact again, for what are we ourselves if not natural beings? Getting in touch, in tune with your natural self, is within your grasp.
We, like all natural things, from the smallest single celled entity, to the universe itself, resonate on a frequency, exist within a frequency. And as with all natural things, different parts of us resonate at slight variations of that frequency.
We can get "out of tune" like a musical instrument, and in being out of tune, the world around us can seem resistant, and indeed it is. But in tune, with all our parts harmonizing with the other parts, suddenly the world itself will be in sync with us. Your drive down the freeway will feel different, standing in line, work; everything will feel different.
Like the strings of a harp, if they are not in tune, in the proper pitch, they will vibrate like an unbalanced wheel; but tuned, in the proper pitch, the strings will vibrate smoothly, waves touch each other, crossing over each other and back again, like fluid, like water in a stream passing softly over the pebbles it encounters along its path.
Chakras are wheels of energy, and they must be balanced. This video will help you find that balance. You can't just balance one, you must balance them all if you are to find synchronicity within yourself and the world around you.
The seven Chakras:
1: Muladhara or Root Chakra
2: Svadisthana or Sacral Chakra
3: Manipura or Solar Plexus Chakra
4: Anahata or Heart Chakra
5: Vishuddha or Throat Chakra
6: Ajna or The Brow (Third Eye) Chakra
7: Sahasrara or Crown Chakra
I have had many people ask me if there was a place to buy the CD or digital downloads of the music from the Chakra video series. After remastering and new cover art design, it is finally a reality. "Chakra" the CD and digital downloads now available:
Samsāra (Sanskrit: संसार) (in Tibetan called "khorwa"), literally meaning "continuous flow", is the repeating cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth (reincarnation) within Hinduism, Buddhism, Bön, Jainism, Yoga and Sikhism.
According to the view of these Indian religions our current life is only one of many—stretching back before birth into past existences and reaching forward beyond death into future incarnations. During the course of each life the quality of the actions (karma) performed determine the future destiny of each person. The Buddha taught that there is no beginning or end to this cycle. The goal of Indian religions is to escape this process, the achievement of which is called moksha.
In popular use, Samsara may refer to the world (in the sense of the various worldly activities which occupy ordinary human beings), the various sufferings thereof; or the unsettled and agitated mind through which reality is perceived.
Point of View featuring the photography of Bill Bruedigam.
Macro, nature, skies, clouds, plants, birds, flowers, and more.
And the music of Taos Winds "Point of View" from the upcoming Gaia project (Videos and CD).
A new video and music composed for Tara; the enlightened one. I hope she likes it, I am honored and humbled in doing it for her.
Green Tārā, known as the Buddha of enlightened activity…
In Tibetan Buddhism, she is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism who appears as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. She is known as the "mother of liberation," and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements.
Tārā is regarded as a Bodhisattva of compassion and action.
Tārā is also known as a saviouress, as a heavenly deity who hears the cries of beings experiencing misery in samsara.
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Music, VideoComments Off on A Day Hike Near Santa Fe, New Mexico
A day hike near Santa Fe
A beautiful video of the Santa Fe National Forest created by Brent Hall of Light Benders Visuals in Albuquerque featuring "Seasons" by Taos Winds.
Some very impromptu footage I shot while hiking near Santa Fe with my wife and son this weekend. Nothing planned, no assistance or support equipment, all hand held and spur-of-the-moment. We were kind of on a photo shoot, and I just started filming everything instead.
Excellent video of the aspens and mountains around Santa Fe with the beautiful Fall colors!
Shot with a Canon 5D Mk III and a 60D. Edited with Premiere CS6.
The song is called Seasons, by Taos Winds. If you like it, check out the site: www.taoswinds.com
Combining several special effects with the music "Mediation" by Taos Winds…
Buddha; featuring the music "Meditaion" by Taos Winds, with beautiful imagery, colors and visuals effects.
"Meditation" by Taos Winds
Who Was Buddha?
Gautama Buddha or Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha was a spiritual teacher from the Indian subcontinent, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.
The word Buddha is a title for the first awakened being in an era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha of our age, "Buddha" meaning "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." Gautama Buddha may also be referred to as Śākyamuni.
Gautama taught a Middle Way compared to the severe asceticism found in the Sramana (renunciation) movement common in his region. He later taught throughout regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kośala.
Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism, and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition, and first committed to writing about 400 years later.
Traditional biographies of Gautama generally include numerous miracles, omens, and supernatural events. The character of the Buddha in these traditional biographies is often that of a fully transcendent (Skt. lokottara) and perfected being who is unencumbered by the mundane world. In the Mahāvastu, over the course of many lives, Gautama is said to have developed supramundane abilities including: a painless birth conceived without intercourse; no need for sleep, food, medicine, or bathing, although engaging in such "in conformity with the world"; omniscience, and the ability to "suppress karma". Nevertheless, some of the more ordinary details of his life have been gathered from these traditional sources. In modern times there has been an attempt to form a secular understanding of Siddhārtha Gautama's life by omitting the traditional supernatural elements of his early biographies.
It is important to stress that, despite modern Theravada teachings to the contrary (often a sop to skeptical Western pupils), he was never seen as being merely human. For instance, he is often described as having the thirty-two major and eighty minor marks or signs of a mahāpuruṣa, "superman"; the Buddha himself denied that he was either a man or a god; and in the Mahāparinibbāna Sutta he states that he could live for an aeon were he asked to do so.
According to the early Buddhist texts, after realizing that meditative jhana was the right path to awakening, but that extreme asceticism didn't work, Gautama discovered what
Buddhists call the Middle Way—a path of moderation away from the extremes of self-indulgence and self-mortification. In a famous incident, after becoming starved and weakened, he is said to have accepted milk and rice pudding from a village girl named Sujata. Such was his emaciated appearance that she wrongly believed him to be a spirit that had granted her a wish.
Following this incident, Gautama was famously seated under a pipal tree—now known as the Bodhi tree—in Bodh Gaya, India, when he vowed never to arise until he had found the truth. Kaundinya and four other companions, believing that he had abandoned his search and become undisciplined, left. After a reputed 49 days of meditation, at the age of 35, he is said to have attained Enlightenment. According to some traditions, this occurred in approximately the fifth lunar month, while, according to others, it was in the twelfth month. From that time, Gautama was known to his followers as the Buddha or "Awakened One" ("Buddha" is also sometimes translated as "The Enlightened One"). He is often referred to in Buddhism as Shakyamuni Buddha, or "The Awakened One of the Shakya Clan."
According to Buddhism, at the time of his awakening he realized complete insight into the cause of suffering, and the steps necessary to eliminate it. These discoveries became known as the "Four Noble Truths", which are at the heart of Buddhist teaching. Through mastery of these truths, a state of supreme liberation, or Nirvana, is believed to be possible for any being. The Buddha described Nirvāna as the perfect peace of a mind that's free from ignorance, greed, hatred and other afflictive states, or "defilements" (kilesas). Nirvana is also regarded as the "end of the world", in that no personal identity or boundaries of the mind remain. In such a state, a being is said to possess the Ten Characteristics, belonging to every Buddha.
After his awakening, the Buddha debated whether or not he should teach the Dharma to others. He was concerned that humans were so overpowered by ignorance, greed and hatred that they could never recognise the path, which is subtle, deep and hard to grasp.
Beautiful cloud time lapses featuring the music of Taos Winds.
A kaleidoscope time lapse of clouds in the New Mexico sky.
The video is filled with so much imagery you could watch it over and over and would never see it all. It also has the feel of the Rorschach test (inkblot tests), so your own perception is a great factor in the imagery you will see. Another, very important factor is the music. Music is such a powerful influence on how we feel about what we are seeing. Which in turn, alters what we see.