This 60s Hit Song Spoke to Me in
I recently had one of
those wonderful twilight zone – but real - experiences where profound
information came to me while I slept. From the depths of my
subconscious – or from Universal Mind, if you will – came just a few
lyrics in my dream.
Those lyrics stayed with
me when I awoke and I knew in my heart of hearts that there was a
message there and I had to find the song – and grasp that message.
Receiving answers and
guidance in our dreams is not uncommon. We can even suggest to our
subconscious prior to sleep that we will receive an answer or solution
or be guided through information in our dream state. It has often been
suggested that we keep a pad and pen next to our bed to jot down any
information we receive so that we don’t forget it upon awaking.
But I had done none of
this. I had not focused on receiving guidance in my dreams for probably
years since I am used to receiving intuitive promptings when awake. I
had no particular request for an answer from my subconscious that
night. I had no pad and pen handy. I do usually repeat words or an
affirmation prior to sleep as I teach my students to do, but I was not
asking for my subconscious to answer me in the sleep state.
This amazing experience
was completely unexpected and when I researched the lyrics and found
the song, I knew beyond any doubt, that the message I received was from
that place of guidance that is so strongly cherished.
I just love when our
guidance comes through to us in an unusually creative way – in this
case, it was in the form of a Grammy winning song from 40 years ago…and
it brought a profound message, not just for me but for all…
THE LYRICS IN MY DREAM…
The lyrics that were “playing” in my head as I slept were…
“Ride a painted pony, let the
spinning wheel spin…”
I brushed my teeth then
ran to the computer and googled the lyrics. It only took a second for
the song to appear and for me to recognize “Spinning Wheel” by
Blood, Sweat & Tears. I remembered the song, but although the
music of songs would sink in, I had never paid much attention to lyrics
in those days (1969) - so I really didn’t know or recall what the song
THE COMPLETE SONG LYRICS…
When I read the lyrics,
I knew exactly why I had received this message and what Infinite
Intelligence was telling me. I had to find the audio of the song and
hear it. I found both audio and video, and listening to the band only
confirmed that there was genius in this creation – a true
representation of Universal laws and prosperity principles.
let’s read the lyrics. Then I will elaborate on the message…
Blood, Sweat & Tears
What goes up must come down.
Spinning wheel got to go
Talkin' 'bout your
troubles, it's a cryin' sin.
Ride a painted pony; let
the spinning wheel spin.
You got no money and you
got no home.
Spinning wheel all alone.
Talkin' 'bout your
troubles and you... you never learn.
Ride a painted pony; let
the spinning wheel turn.
Did you find a directing
on the straight and
Would you mind a
Just let it shine within
and show you the colors
that are real.
Someone is waiting just
Spinning wheel, spinning
Drop all your troubles
by the riverside.
Catch a painted pony on
the spinning wheel ride.
Someone's waiting just
Spinning wheel spinning
Drop all your troubles
by the riverside.
Ride a painted pony; let the
spinning wheel fly.
THE MESSAGE…THE MEANING…
goes up must come down. Spinning wheel got to go 'round.
Since this is the theme
of the entire song…I’m going to leave the message of this for last.
'bout your troubles, it's a cryin' sin
You know that the
foundation of my teachings is based on the power of the words we
use. And the more we give attention to and speak about what
we don’t want, the more we will perpetuate the very condition that we
don’t want. The more we talk about our troubles, the easier
it is for the subconscious mind to accept them as fact and produce more
of the same.
But…do you know the real
meaning of “sin?”
Of course, we all know
the common religious interpretation. But let’s look at the word’s root
meaning. In the biblical Hebrew, the generic word for sin is het. It means to “err,” to “miss the mark.” It
does not mean to do evil.
The Greek word hamartia is usually
translated as sin in the New Testament. In Classical Greek, it means "to miss the mark" or
"to miss the target" which
was also used in Old English archery.
Are you beginning to see
the genius in this song? But we are only just beginning…
got no money and you got no home.
wheel all alone.
'bout your troubles and you... you never learn.
Interesting that I
should be given this message at this time. What is happening in the
current economic climate? Many are without needed funds and we know
that many families have lost their homes. There is no doubt that a
large segment of our population feels very much alone in their
situations and at the mercy of an unloving Universe. And would I be incorrect in
stating that many, if not most of them, are focused on their
deprivation and losses and speak about it continuously?
And if you keep talking
about your troubles, you never learn, do you?
you find a directing sign
the straight and narrow highway?
you mind a reflecting sign?
let it shine within your mind,
show you the colors that are real.
I wanted to do mental
and emotional somersaults when I read these lines. Amazing
words…amazing wisdom. I had just gone through a bit of a
mental and emotional tailspin just prior to that fabulous book
publishing deal I was offered. You see, the “little me” hidden in my
subconscious was competing for my attention and trying to tell me that
I wasn’t up to being a published author, that I wasn’t up to the
responsibility to share my work in such a big way and to be in the
company of such notable authors – you know, all that blah, blah, blah
that wants to tackle us and put us in our “place” (our
past “little” state of mind) when we are about to have
a really major breakthough.
The directing signs that
keep us on the straight and narrow are all around us if we open
ourselves to see them. We can find a reflecting sign and let it shine
within our mind to show us the colors that are real. Our outer world
reflects our inner world. Our innermost thoughts and feelings will
mirror themselves in our outer world. They create our reality – our
colors that are real. Our
minds create our "real."
These lyrics were pure genius to me.
goes up must come down.
wheel got to go 'round.
all your troubles by the riverside.
a painted pony on the spinning wheel ride.
waiting just for you.
let the spinning wheel fly.
You can drop all your
troubles and catch a ride on the spinning wheel. Someone’s waiting just
for you. What is this spinning wheel that is the underlying theme of
To me, it stated very
clearly that there will always be the up and down cycles in life.
Everything that goes up must come down and vice versa. The stock market
reaches a high and falls. The economy has a meltdown and then rises. We
have emotional and health situations and we heal. Love goes
away and we love again.
But if we learn to ride
on the carousel of life and not focus on our troubles, not talk about
our troubles, not rant and rail against the down cycles – if we let our
minds show us the colors that are real - then our situations
will heal much more quickly, and when we get really good at this, the
extreme cycles may not even appear anymore.
As we ride the waves of
our destiny with as much faith as we can muster and with as much peace
as we can feel, someone will always appear for us – to help
us with the solution, the money, the shelter, the idea, the healing,
the inspiration, the knowledge - or the breakthrough.
Our directing signs are
SONGWRITER AND HIS MEANING…
"Spinning Wheel" by
Blood, Sweat & Tears won several Grammy nominations and the
album won a Grammy Award in 1969. The song was written by band member
and vocalist David Clayton-Thomas.
After intuiting my own
interpretation of the song, I searched the Internet to see if I could
find out what the songwriter really meant when he wrote it and if my
thoughts were attuned to his. I found this:
quoted as describing the song as being "written in an age when
psychedelic imagery was all over lyrics...it was my way of saying,
'Don't get too caught up, because everything comes full circle.’”
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