Commentary on the Song, “Sophia”

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YESTERDAY, I POSTED THE LYRICS OF A NEW SONG ENTITLED “SOPHIA”. Here’s a little commentary about it, taking the concept a stage further. On the surface, the song is about a recurring dream I have, in which I powerfully encounter the “perfect” woman or archetypal feminine entity (hence the title, “Sophia”). But behind this, there is so much more implicated, which has a bearing on the quality of life we lead. For when two people come together in an intimate union here on earth, in this dimension, it’s also emblematic of our oneness with all things. The human being doesn’t really like separation, whether emotional, psychological or physical. This is because it is not our natural state. So, behind every genuine love story there lies a deeper significance, because we’re all — either knowingly or not — trying to find our way back “home”, our pre-existential state. (Even in the womb we still enjoyed that oneness with the mother, even while we gradually morphed into a separate entity). In human existence, we live in this temporary illusion of individuated consciousness, as if we are separate entities. But behind all that is the interconnectedness of all things. The intimately loving union between two souls mirrors this connection; which is why, symbolically, we chase it down so avidly in this life. Even sex addicts are acting out the desire to take away the pain of separation and find a comforting oneness in union with another (though because it is pathological, neurotic and devoid of love, it is never fulfilling and just becomes a painful endless and fruitless search through countless sexual partners). There is no greater epiphany or revelation than understanding the way that an intimately loving union between two souls mirrors the union we have with all things at a higher dimensional level. When that mirror is realised by both lovers in a relationship in which they have come together for reasons of pure love rather than attempting to fulfil some inadequacy in themselves, then there can be no insecurities, no conflicts, no defensiveness, no grasping or controlling, no bitching, no griping, no pushing, no manipulating, no self-centredness, no “acting out” of any kind — in other words, nothing which can disrupt the relationship is tolerated or even necessary.

This is what lies behind such a dream as recounted in my song: The realisation that I desire nothing less than an authentic relationship which mirrors the union of all things. Thus, in the song I finish by saying that I would rather remain in the dream as the “real” state than remain in present earth “reality” as a seemingly separated soul. Union is infinitely preferable to the prevalent alienation and exile of this dimensional life. This is why we live in a world which is filled with war, conflict, crime, destruction, insanity, narcissism, perversion and greed. For the more individuated one feels or becomes, the more one loses the beautiful qualities of life, such as grace, empathy, generosity of spirit, compassion, forgiveness, harmony, creativity, selflessness, humility and joy. This is the paradox of life. The more we strive to be fulfilled as thrusting separate entities, the less fulfilled we will be in terms of our true calling — which is to find our way back “home” — and the more we will become empty and even soulless psychopathic automatons. At the very least, human beings need to be in a loving intimate union of souls to facilitate their highest potential. Even better if that union leads on to a realisation of our natural state of harmony with all things and the dissolving of our illusion of separation.

That is what lies behind my song! This weekend, I hope to make a “Living-Room Video” (#26) of a performance of it.

© Copyright, Alan Morrison, 2017

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    […] VIDEO #26: “Sophia”. This is a home-performance of the new song I wrote a piece about yesterday. It’s about a recurring dream I have in which I come face to face in various […]

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