Thank you one and all on your birthday wishes!
RACHMANINOFF’S RHAPSODY ON A PAGANINI THEME
This music came to me in dreamtime in either Cadiz or Malaga last week, I am not sure. I knew instantly that it carried a message from the Spirit realm. But I did not find out what it was until this morning, June 3, my actual birthday.
I have never before played any of Rachmaninoff’s pieces. Too hard for me, at least in this lifetime. But when we returned home, I started to doodle on my Clavinova two themes from Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Paganini Theme.” They are Variations 1 and 18. You can hear them here if you click on the link of the photo of the composer (below). This is a rare old recording of “Rachmaninoff playing Rachmaninoff.”
UPDATE: June 6, 2014
MY BIRTHDAY SONG OF 2014 ALSO WELCOMES ME BACK TO MAUI
MUSIC OF ALCHEMICAL TRANSFORMATION (ASCENSION)
I woke up this morning around 3AM (another jet lag!) with this music playing in my Third Ear. It was my Birthday Song of 2014.
I also received this morning the Spirit guidance from Master Thoth (aka Sananda, aka Jesus/Jeshua) in the form of the TRANSFORMATION mystic medicine card. Here’s what he said:
“All things transform within the mysterious cycles of birth, life and death. Instead of fearing the darkness, you can bless it, learn from it and embrace it. The Shadow of fear is powerless without your interpretation. The power of Transformation lies in your ability to find the Light within the Shadow and make a connection, infusing focus on its Light quality instead of the darkness.”
“Transformation can only happen in connection with your heart,” Master Thoth continued. “Setting in motion authentic spiritual alchemy, you will see a change in you (and all things around you). It is like turning base metal into gold, shifting your whole perspective.”
“Do not force the change,” I “hear” my Spirit guides saying. “Let it come to you naturally.”
So now putting the two together, and listening again to these two variations of Paganini/Rachmaninoff/Liszt music, I can see and feel that this music is also MUSIC OF ALCHEMICAL TRANSFORMATION (ASCENSION), akin to two earlier pieces by Mozart and Beethoven which I also identified as such last year (see MOZART & BEETHOVEN CREATED TRANSFORMATION MUSIC FOR ASCENSION – OVER TWO CENTURIES AGO, Dec 2013).
So invite you to close your eyes and listen to this 3:29 min excerpt, and allow the music to uplift your soul to wherever it may wish to soar.
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My versions are still rather rudimentary. Nothing like this magnificent BBC recording made in 2013 at the Royal Albert Hall in London:
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I learned from the introductory conversation between the pianist and the BBC reporter that it was Franz Liszt who first developed variations on a Paganini theme. And Liszt was one of my past lifetimes. I intuited that five years ago, and have already recorded several of his compositions that have come to me, including “La Campanella,” also a variation on a Paganini theme, and some Gypsy-inspired pieces.
But as I was playing the Rachmaninoff’s version this morning, I received two additional intuition hits. One took place in Madrid on May 25, another in Austria on May 19. Both had to do with my lifetime as Liszt.
Madrid Parking Garage Malfunction Leads to Liszt Spanish Home
The morning we were due to leave Madrid and head south toward Aranjuez, I left Elizabeth to call the hotel porter and wait for me with our bags while I got the car out of the underground parking garage across the street. Which turned out to be quite a challenge.
First, I was shocked to see the price tag – 32 Euros for overnight parking! (about $44). Second, the parking garage machine did not accept any credit cards. So I fed it a 50-Euro bill. But the machine kept rejecting it no matter how I inserted it.
There was no attendant to ask for help. It was Sunday morning. I was alone in the garage. The Spanish capital was just starting to recover from a massive collective hangover caused by the night of partying and celebrations following Real Madrid’s (soccer club) victory of its cross-town rival Atletico in the European club championship.
I do not speak Spanish, but was eventually able to discern from a sign in Spanish that this stupid machine only accepts 50-Euro bills if the parking fee is 35 euros or more. I had no smaller bills. So out I went, back across the street to a Starbuck’s hoping that they can change my 50-Euro note.
As I was leaving the garage, however, I felt a strong pull to the left. It was as if a magnet had turned my head toward a brick house. I noticed a plaque on its wall hidden behind some tree branches. As I started to read it, I felt goose bumps all over my back. It was the house in which Liszt lived for about a month in 1844, age 33, during one of his concert tours.
I also realized once again that there are no coincidences, and marveled at how our Spirit guides lead us on our life journeys. Madrid is the third largest European city (after London and Berlin). It has thousands of hotels. Yet I just happen to pick the one hotel that was across the street from this brick house. What do you suppose the odds of that are? 🙂
Driving by Liszt’s Birthplace in Austria
As I started to write this story today, I realized that something similar also happened during our visit in Austria. On Monday, May 19, the rain had finally stopped after five consecutive days of wet, windy and cold weather. So Elizabeth and I decided to rent a car on a spur of the moment and drive from Vienna to Graz. She had never been to this part of Austria before (the northeast), and I thought she would enjoy being in the countryside.
On our way back from Graz, Elizabeth had asked me to get off the freeway and drive through some of the villages. I knew from the map that there was a Niedlersee (lake) nearby, and aimed in that direction. What I did not know until this morning, June 3, was that we passed by Liszt birthplace. He was born in Raiding, Austria, in this modest home.
After our visit to the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, I discerned that the reason we were guided to undertake this trip to Austria and Spain was a re-stitching of the old Holy Roman Empire (May 17 – Vienna’s Special Geomancy: Re-Stitching Holy Roman Empire [editorial comment]). But now, this morning, on my birthday, I can also see that it was to reconnect with the Liszt lifetime.
Which is why Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Paganini Theme” came to me as my “birthday song of 2014.”
And now, I want to once again thank you one and all for all your many wonderful birthday wishes.