I want you to notice that we live in an extraordinary mystical time; knowing comes forward in ever more magical ways intended to gently point us in the direction of truth. Take the unusual song, “Fireflies” by Adam Young of Owl City for example. The first time I heard that song I knew with my heart that it is replete with mystical lessons. It seems to be encoded in such a way that the mystical truth is imparted directly into the primordial knowing core of our essential spiritual memory. I hope that makes sense.
“Fireflies” is a delightfully compelling journey into the world of energy and light, often referred to as the spirit world. Somehow the song pricks your ears and hints at magical realms and experiences that we know in our hearts but have forgotten and long to feel again. I applaud song writer Adam Young for offering this shining marker on the road.
Who knows what Adam had in mind with his lyrics but I would like to take a stab at the esoteric bounty poured into and through this song:
The first line: “You would not believe your eyes if ten million fireflies Lit up the world as I fell asleep.” launches us into the world of angels and fairies. Let’s clarify the nature of these beings – light, consciousness and energy. They are beings, conscious frequencies that vibrate faster than we do in our dense state of matter and yet we and the whole earth are quickly moving toward the frequencies of the fairies and the angels. Throughout time many people have been aware of these mysterious ones. Children, saints, those near to death or in crisis may know them intimately. Today, though, more and more of us interact with greater conscious awareness with these elemental beings that direct conscious energies from Source into this physical realm.
The best time to access these beings is in the windows of the world through those portals in time and space like between day and night at dusk and dawn. Or we can meet them in doorways and intersections that enter or exit spaces or states; such as where the path enters the forest or where the mind enters or exits a dream. Most remarkable for us right now is that we are in a vast portal which is known as ‘the shift of the ages’ or ‘the end times’. This is a doorway into a new reality where we can create a “reality” that we establish for eons to come. I put reality in quotes because there really is no such thing as reality. However, this predicted time is our opportunity to choose a light path or not for our future; free will rules. The angels and fairies willingly show us the way if we choose to see them.
Adam’s song goes on to say about the fireflies: ” ‘Cause they’d fill the open air And leave teardrops everywhere”. He speaks to palpable blessings that come with some interactions with the blessed light beings. It is a phenomenon I have recently heard referred to as the dry rain and is one of the first gifts acquired on a spiritual opening. I remember within the first month when I began meditating I was sitting one day and suddenly if felt as though a light, delicious spring rain was showering through the top of my head. This rain is known in Vedic teachings as rasa, the nectar of meditation. Adam goes on to say that he just stands and stares which is natural when awe overwhelms us. What comes with this moment of seeing the light of consciousness is the instant awareness that consciousness is throughout all things; it is oneness, blessings and joy. Which takes us into his next verse.
Here is a particularly mystical moment wrapped around concepts relating to time and space, “I’d like to make myself believe That planet Earth turns slowly”. This to me is one line containing a universe of wisdom unfathomable to the mind but easy access to the heart. It feels like a gentle invitation to believe and fall in step with the natural cycles. Continuing the verse the question of whether to stay awake or asleep comes up “cause everything is never as it seems”. Without truly understanding this verse we are nevertheless introduced to the mystical nature of our universe and the peculiar confusion of our true state. Are we awake or asleep? What is the nature of time and space? But somehow this simple invitation awakens the heart to align with the mystery.
Then once we are aligned amazing gifts come toward us; “a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs” and the opportunity to learn how to dance with the universe. The possibilities are boundless and brilliant. The final concept that comes up is to “Leave my door open just a crack” a wise thought to hold on to when mystery begins to disappear in the calculating light of the reasonable mind.
What’s even better about this Owl City hit is that the music of this very special song beautifully lifts the concepts therein and launches them into the air of popular hits making these esoteric ideas available to all. A few weeks ago I went to a fundraiser with a Karaoke competition. The first song was this one sung by two lovely 10 year old girls who sang it flawlessly without any words on the screen. They were deeply connected to the song and rendered it with full hearts; all of us were inspired.
If you have not heard the song I really recommend it, the tune is delightful. Click: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fireflies/id322447609?i=322447713&ign-mpt=uo%3D2