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London, Feb 7, 2013

Updated Feb 10, 2013 adds Welcome Home Rainbow, Music

London-San Francisco Detour

"Nemo" supersnowstorm alters our travel plans

 

FROM SAN FRANCISCO

 

(click on thumbnail images to enlarge - Imperial College tower bathed in gold, dinner at "Da Mario's")

 

Updated Feb 9, 2012

London-San Francisco Detour

"Nemo" supersnowstorm alters our travel plans

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 9, 2013 - Well, we are now 5,500 miles closer to home, 2,500 miles to go. Whew! It will be good to get back to Maui. It always is, but especially after a travel ordeal like this one. 
 
Check out the photos (below) I took as we flew over Greenland, about one-third of the way from London to San Francisco. 


After having our flight to New York canceled by the Nemo "supersnowstorm," I rebooked us yesterday on a non-stop from London to San Francisco. We were scheduled to land here too late to make the connecting flight to LA and then on to Maui. So we are staying here in SFO overnight, and will catch a Hawaiian Air flight to Honolulu in the morning. Hope to be in Maui by mid-afternoon. 

Just as well that we are having this SFO layover as Elizabeth got sick last night and was basically down and out the entire 11-hour flight from London. She perked up this afternoon after a green tea frappuccino at Starbucks - an amazing medicine that always seems to work for her. :-) She topped it off with her favorite old-time drink - A&W root beer which she procured at a local KFC chicken place (see the pics).

Hopefully she will be back to normal by the time we make it back home tomorrow.

Welcome Home Rainbow, Music

HAIKU, Maui, Feb 11, 2013 - We are finally home. And the Spirit welcomed us (as usual, it seems) with some beautiful "welcome home" rainbows which popped up in the western sky this morning. Here's one of them...

Here are also some other "welcome home" rainbows...

ANOTHER "WELCOME HOME" SPIRIT MESSAGE - THIS TIME THROUGH MUSIC

As you may know by now, the Spirit realm often communicate with me through music and nor just through rainbows (see "Music of Rainbows" Rainbow (Dec 9, 2012). So they also delivered their musical message to me this morning. It was my "welcome home" song.

I woke up hearing French composer's Erik Satie's "Gnossienne No. 1". That is an original tune that guided me to Maui.  I first heard it on
a Kihei beach on New Year's Eve of 2005. I was then still just as a visitor to this beautiful island. The music led to the "Between Two Volcanoes" essay - the first message I had consciously received from the Spirit realm. It was their guidance that I should be centering myself. Later, I realized that also meant moving from Arizona to Maui. 

Here's the "PS" from that Between Two Volcanoes essay that sums it up:

"PS: When I returned to my condo, I decided to created a "personal blog"-type web site called www.yinyangbob.com. Since that time, www.yinyangbob.com has evolved into a worldwide travelogue. But that was the place and the time it was born - in Kihei, Maui on Jan 1, 2006. And Goddess Pele and my other Spirit guides were its godparents."

And now, after receiving this morning's musical guidance, I feel the Spirit message is that we should be staying here. You see, after my 12-21-12 Amantani initiation and ascension, I had been wondering if we should go back to AZ for a while. Guess not...

By the way, the composer's (Satie's) coining of the word "gnossienne" was one of the rare occasions when a composer used a new term to indicate a new "type" of music. "Gnossienne" was a word that did not exist before. Satie used it as a title for this piece. The word appears to be derived from "gnosis" (knowing without knowing why). Satie was involved in gnostic sects and movements at the time that he began to compose the Gnossiennes. However, some published versions claim that the word derives from Cretan "knossos" or "gnossus" and link the Gnossiennes to Theseus, Phaedra, Ariadne and the Minotaur myth. Several archeological sites relating to that theme were famously excavated around the time that Satie composed the Gnossiennes.

Theseus, king-founder of Athens, as some of you may know, is one of my past incarnations, while Phaedra is Elizabeth's equivalent one from that period (see (see Ancient reek Tragedy Replayed in Trier, Pula, Maui in 2011 (yinyangbob.com, Nov 10, 2011). Which is probably why my Spirit guides chose to use this music as my welcome home guidepost.

I never cease to me amazed by the intricacy and sophistication of the Spirit guidance. I am now working on my own rendition of Satie's "Gnossienne No. 1."  For some reason, I am hearing it with the sound of crashing ocean waves as the rhythm section. Guess that also hints at its Crete origin.

And now, here it is in my audio-visual rendition as I heard it an envisaged it this morning:

Gnossienne No. 1 with Rainbows, Ocean Wave Orchestra (Feb 11, 2013)

 

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