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'Welcome to my 'first' discussion,...i feel kinda responsible ! ha, ha .

I hope to 'touch' , & 'evoke' on the moment of 'transeference',...' passing through ' / on ,...
....' the release ' !

My own feelings toward these moments are highlighted by my Dad , & i ,...& the 'untimely'? passing
as i held him in my arms,....& a complete feeling of " 'It's ok,....all is taken care of,....the suffering has ended,...he is safe , & well "

I have used ' speech ' italics because within the room at the time,..' the voice ' of both my dad, & an ' outside force ' were present,....yet.... ' physically inaudible ' .

It felt the most natural thing to hear this,..even though the shock of it all was overwhelming beyond my belief,...,..one could assume ' that ' would be the ' main impression ' to land on me, but ' no '
it was the voices, & guidance !

My life has not been peppered ' too much 'by religion,...but i have always been 'open' to higher energies,..& am aware of how spirit plays a huge part in ' who we are '.

I distinctly remember ' the force' in the room at the time,..& and find it 'incredible' ...that the same force made it's presence 'totally clear ' at the birth of my four children,.....even in " the aura of a scent "

NOW,...to the song ! .....
This is a 'first draught',....but it was important to 'trap' the emotion',....i had not long returned from the place of its birth,....an amazingly hot island,..full of parotts in the trees, volcanic rocks,..& latin music playing all day,..'lovely'.

Why oh why did a song of 'that force', & 'atmosphere' persist in being written ?
It seemed,..& seems totally 'unconnected' from this 'location'

I had no means of recording it temporarily, so had to keep it in my mind for a week or so .
The song bore no attatchment to it's suroundings,...but was so strong 'coming through',....
..it would have made more 'sense' to have written & song more in the Santana ,..or Jobim mould,..
but 'no' that song was arriving,..& i was it's channel !

What made things 'even more' astounding was the fact that the girl i was with, had been 'placed' in front of me at a Santana gig in London after the most complicated series of conotations, & changes--
( seats ,times etc) = we seen each other the following day,.& the holiday was arranged soon after..
... 'in a hurry'
...I felt uneasy' about the speed of it all,..but also 'urged ' to go ahead,..& 'trust'.

We parted a little while after returning home,.' the legistics of 'distance ' perhaps the referee,.
..but i ' know' ,..i 'know',..... this was meant to be,...

I'll never forget her reaction,..her face,..body language ,..when i came running up from the open air pool, & said,.." can you give me a piece of paper, & a pencil please,? ,.." do you want to write something for reception ? " she replied ,.....no,..i've got a song coming in !

I then scribbled down the first words, & established the melody,..editing as i wrote, & trying to put new parts 'on hold' ,..while i trapped the first ones,..while all the time 'humming quietly' to help the flow.

I'd 'just' got the main song written,& the title placed at the top of the page,..( she deserves credit for urging me to stick with the word 'simply' )..."can you sing it for me,..sing it please,"..
...i explained that it was far from being finished, but her insistance, & the glow in her eyes made me surrender .
I went to out to 'our' balcony, & sang a nervous first take ,....
"That's incredible,..that's amazing,...how do you do that ?,...how can you just create such beauty from nowhere ?" ,... " it's from 'somewhere " i replied,.. "i don't question it,...i accept it ! "

"i think that's one of your best songs already, I've never known anyone who can do that,..it's magical " ,...." thanks,..it feels very powerful ".

To feel, & see the the effect on a comparitive stranger 'was' ,& 'is' a life changing moment,..& my value of what comes to me through songwriting,...though serious,... is a joy beyond words !

Regardles of the preceeding circumstances of someone 'passing on',..i believe the 'actual moment' of transition is of the 'highest pleasure' , & ' enlightment' .

In this song i draw parallells with the beautiful rhythm of nature, & humanity,.....
& how even the most exagerated weather still looks perfectly 'natural '.

I also emphasise that a torch waits for us all !


" Let's play song intros Dad,.." said Eve,..we were walking down to her mums house past the cemetery,...my car was off the road at the time,.after a few intros,..i said " let's make this the last one 'spesh,..so we can have a wee blether before we get there "

Eve started with a percussion intro, then stopped,.." i can't get it ' i said,.." you know it Dad ! ",...
i asked Eve to sing it again,...& i still couldn't quite get it,.then Eve said " it's 'yours Dad,.
...'Simply moving on ,......." aahh, of course,..well done " .

' EVE ' passed on (14) last year,..i cry so much as i write this 'now', it feels my heart will stop ,....

Why ?.... why was ' that song ' the last one she sang & that we shared ?,...
..of all the songs,..& subject matter Eve could have chosen ,..........

' I feel 'increasingly' that sometimes ' we ' are the ones being ' written ' ?

Enjoy the song,...& please let me know your feelings .

Lloyd *

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I wish every songwriter told the story of how each of their songs were born! I would not have listened to the entirety of your lovely song without it... not being very connected through sound energies. ...but after reading your story, I was enchanted.
My sympathies regarding your daughter... I too have lost a child; an experience that shaped me like none other.

It does seem difficult to understand the why's of seemingly paranormal phenomonom... yet how seldom do we question why we can hear or see or get up from a chair and walk across the floor? ...all amazing and miraculous. Our scientific attempts to explain even the most mundane acts are weak and merely descriptive.

Violette said it well with, "...the Holy instant for celebration". Your song is a gift for all who suffer grievous losses ...and we are all subject to that experience. Thank-you Lloyd for sharing the song and the story. Metta, Jeanne
What an inspirational story of being chosen to be a messenger. Thank you for this amazing musical piece ~ I've been touched on many levels, never to be the same again. I needed to hear this today, in this very moment.

Peace..... Stephanie
LLoyd shared: "My own feelings toward these moments are highlighted by my Dad , & i ,...& the 'untimely'? passing
as i held him in my arms,....& a complete feeling of " 'It's ok,....all is taken care of,....the suffering has ended,...he is safe , & well "

I have used ' speech ' italics because within the room at the time,..' the voice ' of both my dad, & an ' outside force ' were present,....yet.... ' physically inaudible ' .

It felt the most natural thing to hear this,..even though the shock of it all was overwhelming beyond my belief,...,..one could assume ' that ' would be the ' main impression ' to land on me, but ' no '
it was the voices, & guidance !

My life has not been peppered ' too much 'by religion,...but i have always been 'open' to higher energies,..& am aware of how spirit plays a huge part in ' who we are '.

I distinctly remember ' the force' in the room at the time,..& find it 'incredible' ...that the same force made it's presence 'totally clear ' at the birth of my four children,.....even in " the aura of a scent "


I was very surprised when I read this yesterday, but was rushed and didn't want to reply on the run. You have perfectly described, in the above, EXACTLY what took place when my dad died. There was this force, this voice---and it was very clear and all of us present in the living room at the exact moment my day passed, could hear it and feel it. I will never forget that feeling, or the thoughts in my heart at that moment.

Thank you so much for this, Lloyd, you have captured something, above in your words, and in your song, Simply Moving On---that touches a part of us where love resides...
Blessings, and Love,
AW
Lloyd maybe Eve's Soul and very Being just knew her contract of time for this earth experience was coming to an end and she just wanted you to have it to hold on to, She seems from the little you have told about her... she was a very special young lady..... Your bond is strong so that it is a double edged sword you know she is close but you heart must hurt so much not to have her with you on this earth plane

Much love and light Shelly
' More than words can explain .
Lloyd *

Shelly Bright said:
Lloyd maybe Eve's Soul and very Being just knew her contract of time for this earth experience was coming to an end and she just wanted you to have it to hold on to, She seems from the little you have told about her... she was a very special young lady..... Your bond is strong so that it is a double edged sword you know she is close but you heart must hurt so much not to have her with you on this earth plane

Much love and light Shelly
Your messages, writings, songs and teachings are so moving.
Thank you for willing to create, communicate and contribute.
I wil be honored to have you join Ed-Links-Morocco, a commuinity of networkers willing to serve education.

Join us, please.
Lloyd, thank you for the gift of "Moving On". The song is brilliant, your delivery is awesome, and faintly reminiscent in some of your vocal shadings of sweet Stevie Wonder.

I was the caregiver for both my parents who both passed from Cancer a mere three years apart. I've walked far too many friends to their final breath. I've watched vital, powerful, artistic people succumb to all manner of disease. And now, personally, I'm facing the death of a long term relationship. And so what I find in your song is the 'naturalness' of death. The "hand to hand, wave to sand" rhythm of moving through space and time. The 'wayshower' aspect is humbling in recognizing that moment to moment, we are all moving on. And beyond. The miraculous mystery, unfolds.
Hi Lloyd, I totally relate to "Simply Moving on", the lyrics have been sent to you and it is amazing how it all connects, I have lost my little girl also, and it was really unexpected and sudden, she was my world, I have now set up a charity in her name, www.jessicahousecharity.co.uk to help other parents that have gone through the loss of a child, I love music, and often get lyrics coming to me, I am going to start to compile an album soon in memory of Jess, and I was thinking of something smooth and chilled, it's funny because I have seen Carlos (the man I should have married) Santana lol... 4 times "a true spiritual Genius". My Partner Adrian is a mystical Artist and I met him after I had a dream that Jess came to reassure me she missed me and that she was in a beautiful place. I totally believe this and you will see the Picture on the web-site, Adrian has designed some beautiful art-work and if you ever need an album cover, take a look at his work, "just a thought". I am going to the cabin to light a candle for Eve. With love and in light Debbie.xx
Jana Lynne wrote: "I was the caregiver for both my parents who both passed from Cancer a mere three years apart. I've walked far too many friends to their final breath. I've watched vital, powerful, artistic people succumb to all manner of disease. And now, personally, I'm facing the death of a long term relationship. And so what I find in your song is the 'naturalness' of death. The "hand to hand, wave to sand" rhythm of moving through space and time. The 'wayshower' aspect is humbling in recognizing that moment to moment, we are all moving on. And beyond. The miraculous mystery, unfolds."

Thank you Jana Lynne, I was very moved by what you have written---I've been aware of the gifts that people who do, that which you do, give to others---
Thank you for you helping with that walk~~~
Blessings,
AW
To "Akashic Records". Thank you for your kind comments. I want you to know that I never saw myself as a "Florence Nightingale" and I never expected that I had skills in this department. We don't know why we get called to do what we do, we just answer the call. Frankly, I'm squeamish about blood, needles, etcetera. But when your friends in the gay community are dying, and suddenly they know no one who will help - when your parents are elderly, and proud, and out of four children, as the youngest, you have the most intimate and honest relationship with them - well, it's the soul that does the calling, and the soul that responds. I'm not a saint by any stretch. I simply did what my heart told me to do.
Jana Lynne wrote: "To "Akashic Records". Thank you for your kind comments. I want you to know that I never saw myself as a "Florence Nightingale" and I never expected that I had skills in this department. We don't know why we get called to do what we do, we just answer the call. Frankly, I'm squeamish about blood, needles, etcetera. But when your friends in the gay community are dying, and suddenly they know no one who will help - when your parents are elderly, and proud, and out of four children, as the youngest, you have the most intimate and honest relationship with them - well, it's the soul that does the calling, and the soul that responds. I'm not a saint by any stretch. I simply did what my heart told me to do."

It takes courage to do what you do, Jana Lynne, and I'd like you to know that I honor you for that. What you, and others who are called to give care to other souls, is, in my opinion, the giving of grace to others.
AW

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