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God is a DJ

When we first heard Faithless, “ God is a DJ, “ we had to contemplate the validity of this statement by simply measuring the consistent feelings of joy after an EDM show or festival.

 

Religious people are going to church on Sundays because they like to hear an upbeat message as well as mingling with like-minded believers. The congregation will sing a few songs, maybe a band is playing, and a pastor usually delivers a speech that will lift your emotions and carry you through the week. Church services caters to those who have the same or similar beliefs. Some people believe that the words of a preacher or priest have not only divine approval, but originate from a deity or an enlightened entity who is using the body of the human to communicate. Some churches have people running down the isles speaking in tongues, according to a sentence if the Christian New Testament (Acts 2:38), which means that the spirit of God has descended on the person who is now channeling God but in gibberish which of course, and no surprise here, only an elect group like the pastor himself, is allowed to translate into English.

“Channeling” is a term that became popular in the 1980s when metaphysics started to boom in preparation of the “harmonic conversion”. The Harmonic Convergence is the name given to one of the world’s first globally synchronized meditation events, which occurred on August 16–17, 1987. As per definition, channeling is a form of communication between humans and angelic beings, nature spirits, non-physical entities.

Having attended EDC twice now as well as several local 1-2 day festivals in the Phoenix area, having experienced the blissful states after a few drops of the dance set,  we can definitely see a very strong correlation between going to church and going to a festival or show. If you replace church with festival and pastor with DJ (lyrics with song), the congregation with PLUR folks, and consider the upbeat feelings we have after a festival, then there must be something in the music that has an impact like the channeled words of a pastor.

There are certain songs which trigger highly emotional states in us, laughter and sometimes tears. Some of the lyrics are as deep as that of old worship hymns but use modern language that people nowadays can actually comprehend. The messages of some of these songs are so deep, it makes us wonder how much the universe has pitched into the lyric content. Because of this generation’s deeper insight into the ‘universe’, the openness that is mentioned in songs such as “Open Heart” by Morgan Page could point to DJs who combines the words with a beautiful melody promoting a mental state of peace which cannot be shaken for days to come which has divine origin and support, what your divinity might be.

Our divinity is the experience of bliss itself during a set. We believe a universal religion or belief system is impossible on this planet, but a universal experience of joy, peace and happiness is not only possible but a must to get Earth back on track.

The importance of music in Religion and Mysticism

Certain classical music (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven etc., ) is referenced as having divine qualities through its ability to stir up emotions. The reason for this is the length of the music allowing repetition to further infiltrate the mind. DJ sets, live sets or weekly podcasts, are at the minimum 60 minutes long, allowing the mind to expand its peace and joy. Frank Liszt wrote about the famous classical piece die Walküre: “Great works should be embraced by the entire body and soul, form and thought, spirit and life. One ought not carp at Wagner for his lengths – “It’s better to expand one’s scale to his than to trying to lower the music to one’s own frame of reference”. Listz was not religious.

Rabbi Abraham Abulafia (1240-1291), founder of ecstatic Kabbalah, describes the ecstatic experience as follows: “The proof that song indicates the degree of prophecy is that it is the way of song to make the heart happy by means of tune, as it is said: “And when the minstrel played, the spirit of the Lord came upon him” [2 Kings 3:15], for prophecy does not dwell in him [unless there is] joy. (1)

Kabbalists in the 15th century in Safed, up in the mountains away from the Sea of Galilee, were known to have vines on their hair, dressed in white robes and dancing to music every day for hours! The music brought such incredible feelings of joy that it had the ability to induce prophetic speech.

The best example we think is from the Christian New Testament called the Song of Songs. These verses are Love, the lover and the beloved, God sings to his son Christ, who in return sings a song of thanks back to the father, endless is the melody.

When looking at divine expressions revealed to mankind, it never came as Light, but rather as sound. In the beginning was The Word, and most of you have heard about the sacred OM sound for Buddhists, the Sufis in Islam that are dancing to a certain repetitive sound, closing their eyes and literally spin for  5 minutes, opening their eyes and are then able to walk straight.

Our  personal experience is that when given over to the NOW, the music, any thought that we send out which contains the request for a solution, is returned with ideas that would not have been easily thought of, but are brilliant. As soon as we depart from the Now, the set ends, the brilliant idea slowly fades from the mind with a loss of appeal from  its brilliance. This makes us think: Why do ever stop dancing?

We all are vibrating at certain frequencies, some of them lost (pun intended). We hear what we like and that becomes our favorite sub genre(s).

Cosmic EDM -Examples of lyrics not from this planet

For us, Cosmic EDM is inspired lyrics and music, transmitted through the DJ as a medium of higher communication, uplifting the audience to a state of bliss for days to come. These lyrics, combined with just the right combination of sounds, have the capacity to impact listeners to such a degree that allows Love to flow through them in a form of energy that is uplifting instead of separating.

Here are some examples of deep lyrics:

Cosmic Gate: Going Home

We’ve been searching for so long,
To find the place where we could belong,
we always dreamed of better things to come
and turned our faces towards the sun,
we follow the light that we see in the dark,
keep on going till it catches spark,
I believe there’s a change to come,
we never know if we never run
And all signs are surfacing now again on your mind more

 Don’t turn around we’re going one way,
the time is right we’re going home,
And now you’re in my mind always,
forever young, and forever on 

There’s a distance to go from here,
there’s never the weight of the world we fear,
I’ll be with you and right beside,
ever wrong and through the night

 And all signs are surfacing now again on your mind more
Don’t turn around we’re going one way,
the time is right we’re going home,
And now you’re in my mind always, forever young, and forever on

Don’t turn around we’re going one way,
the time is right we’re going home,
And now you’re in my mind always,
forever young, and forever on

Don’t turn around we’re going one way,
the time is right we’re going home,
And now you’re in my mind always,
forever young, and forever on
Writer(s): Anthony Hewitt, Emma Hewitt, Claus Terhoeven

Without exception, this song is the one which hits me the most.

There is a place that we call home, but we have forgotten where it is, how to get there, and even who we are. We are wanderers in the seeming endless space of the universe, uncertain what our ultimate purpose is.

There is in uneasiness in all of us that can never be quite erased. There is a squeezing feeling that we not earth children, but seem to wander in a universe that appears cold and uninhabitable. Somehow, this new generation has a built-in sensor that allows them to understand that this is not the life we used to have, in our native home. How can we have an urge for freedom that is unknown to us? So this longing in us must have a past associated with it that we are simply not remembering. We cannot long for unknown experience, but we can only long for an experience that has some reality in our mind, but with the detail being forgotten. This state we long for is called peace of mind.

Besides Above and Beyond whose lyrics are second to none as it relates to spiritual expressions,

Axwell has a repertoire of spiritual channeled song lyrics that remind me of praise songs. Axwell’s lyrics are however advanced and direct. His remix of,  “In my Mind” clearly shows that there is knowledge that we are all in the Mind, that’s where we originated from and that is where we are always. In the Mind, one mind is in every Mind and every Mind is One.

These lyrics are self-explanatory. I won the bet against myself. The first time we heard this song, and subsequently saw the Sick Individuals at the INTL in Scottsdale, I had no doubt that Axwell had his writing hands in this. No one other than Axwell can play music that more closely resemble worship hymns.

The lyrics of many Axwell songs are today’s version of praise songs throughout several major religions.

Sick Individuals & Axwell ft. Taylr Renee – I Am

On your feet my friend
Run, they’re closing in
Follow me for protection (for protection)
Keeping you safe from destruction
I am the one who’s sent to save you
I can replenish what they’ve taken from you
The one who’s sent to save you

 On your feet my friend
Run, they’re closing in
I am the one who’s sent to save you
I can replenish what they’ve taken from you

 The one who’s sent to save you
I am the one who’s sent to save you
I can replenish what they’ve taken from you

 

There is so much more to EDM than it appears. It makes people happy, it unites people, and it spreads the message of Love. How many people are going to EDM festivals every year? Millions. It gives Millions of people the peace of mind they are looking for.

We wholeheartedly believe that there is just one reason for us to have this human experience, and it is to be happy! What keeps us from being happy? We will answer this question in another post. But to give you a hint: It is guilt that prevents us from always being happy and we are projecting our guilt unto not only others but also to our body which ages in the same relation to our guilt.

Until we publish about what keeps up bound in this existence, until then we do what makes us happy:  let’s dance!

We would do “anything” to be able to go from festival to festival, work in some capacity, and then dance our heart(s) out!

Who is doing the moving?

The Way We Move

Several times we read that lyrics are not an important part of the song but that is not our experience. Actually, the lyrics are the very first thing we hear, and once the mind has let go of everything else but the song, our hands have the tendency to move in accordance with the individual instruments, similar to Avicii’s hand movements.

What we find fascinating is that in live sets of DJs we never heard before, the right hand still follows the beat and usually knows exactly when the fade out hits by taking both hands and at hip height and moving them quickly away from the body, like saying: this part is over.

Who does the movements? We never heard the song before. Who is taking over our body? There must be something within us that knows, at least one of these million voices which Otto Knows talks about.

Have you ever heard about Mothers that were able to “feel” that something terrible just happened with their child fighting in a war? Kind of a sad example but it is a good one, as if there was instantaneous communication occurring. We all had the experience of thinking about someone and then the person calls, right? Pure coincidence? Is there something like coincidence?

Are  we constantly communicating with others but we are simply not aware of it because we don’t believe in it and what we don’t believe we are much less likely to see and experience. Of course the same holds true for the opposite. When you had a broken arm or leg, everyone seemed to have injured limps, and when you were pregnant you could swear that the infancy rate is climbing dramatically because all you saw are pregnant people. All that points clearly to what I believe I can see or make manifest, all the time. This means the opposite must be true as well. We cannot perceive what we don’t believe, but this does not mean it is not occurring.

When Diane and I started to move at the age of 58 and 55  to EDM music, we had no clue what correct moves were. At our first EDC festival in 2015 we found out something very interesting: the moves we made actually resembled what our 120,000 friends at the speedway did, just much better. How could we have known the elementary moves? Who is doing the moving?

Well, whatever or whoever it is only can get that much mileage out of our bodies and for never having danced before in our lives, we are actually quite proud of it.

Join us! It feels good!

and eat a Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich!

PLUR Warrior or PLUR Worrier

Are you a PLUR Warrior or a PLUR Worrier?

This blog will change you from being a worrier to a being a warrior in 4 simple steps. Do you know if you are a worrier or if you are a warrior?

How do you see the world? How do you see yourself and others? Do you see peace or war? Do you see Love or hate? What are you afraid of?  Do you perceive more union or more separation? Do you respect others; I mean everyone or only selected groups? Do you accept everything that you perceive, I mean everything. Do you trust others? On what does your mind spend its time? Where are your thoughts? In the past, present or future?

Every answer requires a decision and each decision is a judgment and this judgment is based on how we perceive in the world. The external often becomes the driver for decisions, the past determines the future by acting on it in the present and that is the MO of the PLUR Worrier.

How can we keep up and deepen our PLUR lifestyle when the only constant that each second has is that of a change? Many resist change at all costs? Are you one of them or do you embrace change to the fullest? Or are you resisting change but pretend to be someone who embraces change?

We like change when it brings us something that we want or desire, when my expectations of this moment are met in some form that appears pleasing to me. In contrast, we will not embrace change if it leads to a perceived loss of some kind.   This is however setting the PLURworrier up for failure for the following reasons:

Repeating Past Failures

The PLURWorrier uses the past for the basis to predict the future. This is common practice in business. The difference is not always obvious.  Let’s take revenue projections in which historical facts are used to predict the future. At least one side of the equation is based on facts, while a person’s memory of past events is anything but accurate. In addition, the subjectivity in which the past is seen, is very likely distorted, up to 80% according to a psychological study. The premise is already based on a faulty perception, any added projections can only be further reducing the chance of a future occurrence. This includes the inaccuracy of events, particularly those that imprinted a negative memory.

Example: you hang out with your friends on Friday night and you always meet them at 11pm at a certain place. All but one are on time. Dave is always at least 15 min late. That is what you think about Dave, Dave has become the symbol for being late. Hence, that is what your eyes will seek out to confirm your expectations. . The past is always a grossly distorted lens that always will remember us in such a way that confirms our position. You will overlook that Dave is on time and only register when he is not. Why? The constant judgment stemming from past experiences is that Dave is late, even when he is not.

By projecting the past into the future, the only time in which change can occur is skipped, which is the NOW. Only if the PLURwarrior lets go of the perception of Dave to be always late, he will experience that Dave is now on time, although he is still arriving late. The change of mind of the PLURWorrier, releasing his judgment, also took away the need to have Dave’s tardiness being experienced.

And what is the connection to PLUR?

Very simple, Peace, Love, Unity, Respect cannot happen to a mind that is mentally distracted with worries which are increasing as time goes by without resolutions. Worries are based on fear and fear binds the minds in chains by keeping it in a constant state of uncertainty. The external world is seen as unpredictable which requires constant attention. Goals that were set are reevaluated and adjusted if fear increases a condition that is based on subjective perceptions which are distorted. This is a negative feedback loop. Since all actions are based on fear, only fear can arise from it. Fear cannot be turned into trust by evaluating and analyzing the fear. This sounds illogical but it is not. Take this example.

Fritz has a fear of flying. Fritz knows very well that the chance of crashing in a commercial airliner is next to impossible and so much safer than driving, but that does not change him to a happy flyer. The fear sits deeper.

Steps to become a PLURWarrior

In any situation in which we are uncertain, the first thing to consider is,

  1. What do I want to come of this? What is it for? Why am I doing this?”
    The intend of the goal belongs at the beginning, for it is this which will determine the outcome.
  1. From belief to conviction to certainty
    The PLURWarrior knows that the goals will be achieved regardless of the road condition that lead to its fulfillment. Faith turns from the unknown to the known, switching it from potential to certainty.
  1. Don’t sweat the road conditions
    Now that the goal has been set with the mind of the warrior being in absolute certainty of its fulfillment, will deal with any obstacle that comes between the goal and its achievement in a constructive way since he knows that this is the way to achieve the goal. It is the conviction of the achieving the goal which drives the removal of the obstacles.
  1. Achievement & Sharing
    the PLURwarrior does not brag about his accomplishments as they are second nature to him. In fact, the warrior devotes much of the time to help others to achieve their goals. Helping others becomes the motivation to continue on the road to success because the mind of the warrior is open to sharing knowing that its own power ultimately comes from the support he receives through the sharing of thoughts and ideas that lead him to success.

In the worrier’s procedure, everything is reversed. The situation becomes the determiner of the outcome, which can be anything. The reason for this disorganized approach is evident. The worrier does not know what it wants to come of it. It is aware of what it does not want, but only that. It has no positive goal at all.

Constant check points, particularly in the presence of obstacles, are leading to re-evaluations of potential outcomes which often lead to endless battles with the encountered obstacles without ever achieving a feeling of success. Most of the times the worrier gives up the fuzzy goals, best case, the fuzzy goals are changed and the loop starts over with history repeating itself yet again.

Beautiful Now

The most significant loss the worrier has is the loss of the Beautiful Now. It is lost in dreams of fear. Research has shown that worries are exaggerated by 80-90%, or we call it making a mouse of an elephant. Think about what is really being done in the present, replacing the NOW:

The lower mind, let’s call it ego (different than Freud), creates a mental story of one potential outcome of a situation, describes it in all its glorious detail so distorted that is mere fantasy, meaning it will never happen, and then on top of it tells you that you should reside in fear until this is all over. Once given into this illusion the worrier will receive a personal notification from the ego reminding him of his impending doom.

This little ego told a lie and the worrier bought it. That is what really happened. If you look at a situation more objectively you might be able to see through the egos first defense, which is the exaggeration, the illusionary part of it.

The second is hidden and represents the core of denial of the worrier heart. You cannot fear anything that has not happened yet particularly not the small stuff anyway which is 99% of worriers’ content. Here is why:

If you could worry now about a future event, then you would always be running around in fear because there is a thing people believe in which is called death, which seems to hit most people and if you could fear little things because death is further out then this is not what happens. Death could hit you anytime but that is not your dread. That is not the root cause of the worrier, it can’t be. The root cause is to keep the NOW out, because it is Love that one finds here and peace, all united as One.

We are afraid of being rejected down the road in a situation we are worried about. What we are doing is feeling the future rejection NOW, all by our own choice. That is crazy isn’t it? We could choose to be happy right now but we rather indulge in something that makes us feel miserable.

Now the worrier knows he has a choice. Go out worrier and view the world change in front of your eyes into One of peace and love. Now you are a PLUR warrior!

 

 

Go out worrier and see how the world will change in front of your eyes into One of peace and love.

Now you are a PLUR warrior!

Quora Question: Can EDM help with ADHD

It is perfect for people with ADHD. It’s a natural way to increase dopamine, the lack thereof is responsible for attention deficit.
I happen to be diagnosed with ADHD and it allows me to shut out everything around me and be fully consumed by the music.
It is not different than people with ADHD getting immersed in video games, also a great way to increase your dopamine in a very natural way.
Just like certain ADHD meds, listening to EDM (loud, under headphones to an entire set) gives me energy. Consider my age being 61, I do get tired late afternoon and instead of taking a nap, I crank up the music (headphones) and start moving with the beat. After 10-15 minutes I have enough energy again to go through the rest of the day.
I am very much convinced that this form of music has other healing properties. Going into a trance like state with your partner enables us to completely forget any worries of the day and just be, to say it with a song from Tiesto.

Now, as good as EDM might be for ADHD, you can’t dance all day long, or game all day long to keep your dopamine up, unless you don’t need to make a living.

Now, there is research out on EDM and its impact. One book that comes to mind is called Trance Formation.

Just try it. Go to a live show and “get into it”. I bet the money I don’t have that you can easily skip a dose (not recommended unless ok by Doctor) of an ADHD med and you won’t lose concentration for the next few hours.

One of my sons, also ADHD, loves to listen to Infected Mushrooms, the sudden changes in sounds have the same effect of him as I have with long electro house, future house, tech house, Dubstep or uplifting progressive sets.

original Question: Can EDM help with ADHD?