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Saint Oran Speaks is a blog of messages channeled through M. E. Jones from Saint Oran, the Druid of the Hebrides. After a long rest on an ancient island, he has returned with messages from spirit. Thank you for bearing witness to the unfolding . . . NEW content on the way!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ahh, Look at all the Lonely People

This morning, which happened to be a slate grey New England morning, I woke to the sound of the Beatles's Eleanor Rigby. The full orchestration of the song actually PLAYING in my head-- like it was on the radio. The Ahhhh, Look at all Lonely People part.




Sweet Jesus-- I really don't know why. The strings really stood out for me though. I could hear the lyrics, and of course I know them by heart, but it was the strings that sang out to me. I could literally feel myself breathing along with the bowing, as if I was in the studio when the double string quartet was making the recording. The string section was composed by Sir George Henry Martin.

I don't actually own any Beatles albums, but I know all the songs, and few songs in general make me look over my shoulder while I'm humming along to them like Eleanor Rigby. It's less about the subject matter, more about the musical structure itself. The song, like many Beatles songs make use of the ancient, Dorian mode-- not freakish at all when you're listening to swinging jazz, but think Grecian, think Medieval chanting. Think Scarborough Fair, and Greensleeves. I've got chills, right now. . .

I have no idea why Eleanor Rigby woke me, or why that specific part of the song. I'll keep thinking it over-- if I can stand the goosebumps.

4 comments:

Liara Covert said...

Spirit communicate with us in unexpected ways. They've been known to use music as a means to convey messages in this dimension, as a tool to draw our attention to things. The point of the exercise may not seem self-explanatory at first. Yet, the "ah-ha" moment is on the horizon, right around the corner, or nearer than you think...

Saint Oran Speaks said...

Thank you for your comment, Liara-- I always look forward to reading your thoughts on these posts, and I completely agree. Musical messages are multi-fold, things will be revealed in time. Until then, I have to listen to the song in my mind for a while-- I have to live with it.

Often, when I am falling asleep, it sounds like a radio-- the knob being turned up and down the dial-- tuning in and hearing people's conversations in other rooms-- calm words and outbursts too.

Eleanor Rigby is a sad and spooky song-- but there's something about the notion of being alone that I know isn't true-- I am not alone even if I'm not constantly surrounded by people and things. Sir George Martin wrote the orchestration for double string quartet-- there's partnership inherent in everything. Aloneness or loneliness is an illusion.

Liara Covert said...

When my mind is wandering according to particular emotions, I sense I may also trigger certain kinds of music on the radio. We underestimate our own energy and inner, spiritual power. We can send out energy vibrations and ask the universe for exactly the music we need at a given moment. Everything happens at exactly the right time. We just need to believe that.

Saint Oran Speaks said...

I get what you're saying. Makes sense to me.

Because, in my case, I was dreaming, it felt very peculiar that Eleanor Rigby would emerge from the mental goo. The message got through to me that alone is not alone- that's the conclusion I've come to.

But I agree with the idea that we can trigger the sounds we receive.

Lately I have been working on being more aware of the music I listen to, deciding if it's healing to me, or chaotic, etc.

There are certain voices and chords that I could listen to on a loop-- like. . . The Bee Gees. They were originally from The Isle of Man, ya know. I often wonder if I'm really hearing the ancient, sonic remnants of the people there (once you filter out some of the disco.

:)