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Inspiring books

There is a lot about music here and also movies and videos, but not so much about books, so here is the place for sharing your favorite books, quotes, lessons or impressions. Someone once said that book is the most important invention of humanity, I think there is some truth in this, it's kind of most deep and intimate experience for the author and reader. 


OPENhand garage BAND


Hello musicians, singers, lyricists, music techies and lovers of music. 

Let's start the conversation HERE -- I have collected names of those interested so far.  At the moment we have — Richard W, Megha, Paul, Vimal V, Lyra, Open and myself-Gwyn.

Thank you so much already for just chiming in.  It is so obvious the gears have been turning about how we can make this happen.  And I am really excited to just get started in whichever direction we feel comfortable with.


I felt drawn to start a new thread here for sharing fascinating images of the sky and possibly sharing interpretations, after I spotted the image below on the horizon somewhere above some canyons in Brazil. Particularly, the rainbow colored light caught my attention!

Praia Grande

Energy Shifts and Creativity

I continue to have incredible shifts in energy in the last week which has been pretty intense. Today was especially dramatic with heart clearing. Good news is the creativity has spiked as well. These lyrics came out today and I thought I would share - seem to go hand in hand with the clearing. Hope you enjoy.


I am a secret that I couldn't keep

The dreams of the dreamer who talks in his sleep


Safe but unseen in the depths of the night

I am the shadow that runs for the light


[Break / Chorus Here]


Amazing Inspiring People...Who Inspires YOU?

Throughout my life journey there have been the personal stories and words of amazing people that inspired me to be myself and to follow my Soul's heart beat. One of them has been Maya Angelou, an extraordinary woman of immense wisdom and spiritual depth.

I wish to dedicate this forum to all the extra-ordinary people out there who reflect back the magnificence of expressing Beingness in all forms. The form and the formless unite :)

Self-Realisation Music from Openhand Gatherings

I've been asked too many times about the wonderful music I play at Openhand Gatherings, so I thought to share some classic ones that often come up. Music has been a massive part of the Openhand journey - when I sit in the space with people, the tracks literally pick themselves by guidance from the ether. The have such power to break through and open up. So I'll gather a few together for you over time.


Heart wisdom knows everything
happening in my life.
I hold thoughts of you.
It takes compassion to connect with
a higher perspective.
The older I become the more
I trust my higher heart to tell me
what I need to know.
I trust that I’ll receive what I require
when I need it.
Abundance is
feeling my needs are taken care and
all is well.

Calm after the Storm

Look into the mirror
for fears,
so you aren’t led
down the frightful path
of others.
Soul connection is light
vibration that fills the heart
until it can no longer be contained
and spills over.
May it seek lighthouses
that shine strong during
inclement weather unleashed on
rugged shores.
May it soothe emotions that
lash out and have no bounds.
May it help
the sleepy collective move
through the mist to find
the morning sun.
On the beach,
I pick up pieces of my soul