Calming, beautiful song...

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by rebelson, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. rebelson

    rebelson Active Member

    As many know, my son relapsed 2 days ago. My thread on it is titled: possible relapse. I named it that 2 days ago, when I had a strong suspicion.

    Today, he called me & confirmed relapse. I think he's back in PHP.

    Anyways, I'm out alone running errands. I needed alone time. This song from my playlist came on in car.

    It calmed me so. I pulled up a YouTube version with lyrics- which are beautiful to me.

    I want to share the words that touch me:

    "And to live in the light through each treacherous let go, of all, you cannot hold on to.......for the hope, beyond the blue......everything was made to shine despite what you can see......"

    And here is the song link. It's called "Beyond the Blue" by Josh Garrels.
    Beyond the Blue with-lyrics by Josh Garrels
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  2. Ironbutterfly

    Ironbutterfly If focused on a single leaf you won't see the tree

    I am glad son called and I hope that he gets a good recovery. This is a very calming song.

    Another song, to calm our soul is "Broken" by Trisha Yearwood. I listen to that several times weekly. Broken
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  3. rebelson

    rebelson Active Member

    Yes, "I'm falling apart....barely breathing", sounds about right.
  4. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    Its funny you guys would share this, was thinking as I was hacking at the jungle that we need some theme songs to bolster us is mine.........for today......

    R Kelly I Believe I Can Fly Lyrics

    Prayers for recovery for all of us.......
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  5. ksm

    ksm Well-Known Member

    I don't have a song to share, but a favorite poem...

    Good Timber

    • The tree that never had to fight
      For sun and sky and air and light,
      But stood out in the open plain
      And always got its share of rain,
      Never became a forest king
      But lived and died a scrubby thing.

      The man who never had to toil
      To gain and farm his patch of soil,
      Who never had to win his share
      Of sun and sky and light and air,
      Never became a manly man
      But lived and died as he began.

      Good timber does not grow with ease:
      The stronger wind, the stronger trees;
      The further sky, the greater length;
      The more the storm, the more the strength.
      By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
      In trees and men good timbers grow.

      Where thickest lies the forest growth,
      We find the patriarchs of both.
      And they hold counsel with the stars
      Whose broken branches show the scars
      Of many winds and much of strife.
      This is the common law of life.


    Ps...I know we have all had our shares of storms and scars...
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  6. Ironbutterfly

    Ironbutterfly If focused on a single leaf you won't see the tree

    Oh yes, I think I can fly, after a few drinks LOL. Good song!
  7. rebelson

    rebelson Active Member

    @ksm, I [emoji173]️ that poem!
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  8. Albatross

    Albatross Well-Known Member

    Rebelson, I am sorry your fears were confirmed. I am hoping he learned something from this relapse and can carry it forward in his recovery.
  9. rebelson

    rebelson Active Member

    Thank you, Alba.
    When he called me today to tell me what he did and where he was, he was sort of talking fast. He was, I think, in the office using that phone to call me, as his phone was taken away when he was moved to the detox (or PHP? not sure which) house.
    I posted over in my 'possible relapse' thread exactly what he said. Don't know if you read that one. But I forgot to add something that also was said by him, after he mentioned the 3 shots he took and how the effect was gone in only 30
    minutes (good!:cautious:).

    First of all, he was talking so fast & his voice so tired sounding, that I thought he said he threw up for 30 minutes but when I pressed him to clarify...he said 'No, the (liquor) shots only felt GOOD for 30 minutes then the feeling was gone.' And, after he said THAT, I think he said something like 'after I did that (drank shots), I was depressed.' I know I heard the word depressed and I think he was attaching it to the how 'act of drinking' made him feel (afterwards)----> depressed. If so, that is a good sort of lesson, I think.

    Drinking = depression
  10. rebelson

    rebelson Active Member

    "White Owls"
    Just heard this song for the 1st time. I love Josh Garrels.
    This son and very cool video, reminds me much of our 'addicts'. As the boy is trying to make his way through the dark of night, on a narrow path, he encounters difficulties, problems he needs to overcome.
    The main one being to keep the light going in his lantern. He uses certain available 'tools' he has learned along the way, and that are in his 'toolbox'.
    The problems he overcomes I, liken to our addicts 'triggers'. They need strength to 'pass them by'. With persistence, and determination(when he goes uphill..the look on his face), he makes his way through, around them.
    Eventually, with persistence, he makes it back to safety. His father's arms. I pray this for our addicts. I got choked up watching this. You may too.
    The music doesn't suck, either. :inlove:

    Here are the lyrics:

    When the night comes,
    and you don’t know which way to go
    Through the shadowlands,
    and forgotten paths,
    you will find a road

    Like an owl you must fly in moonlight with an open eye,
    And use your instinct as a guide, to navigate the way that lays before you,
    You were born to, take the greatest flight

    Like a serpent and a dove, you will have wisdom born of love
    And carry visions from above into the places no man dares to follow
    Every hollow in the dark of night
    Waiting for the light
    Take the flame tonight

    Child the time has come for you to go
    You will never be alone
    Every dream that you have been shown
    Will be like a living stone
    Building you into a home

    A shelter from the storm

    Like a messenger of peace, the beauty waits be released
    Upon the sacred path you keep, leading deeper into the unveiling
    As you're sailing across the great divide

    Like a wolf at midnight howls, you use your voice in darkest hours
    To break the silence and the power, holding back the others from their glory
    Every story will be written soon
    The blood is on the moon
    Morning will come soon

    Child the time has come for you to go
    You will never be alone
    Every dream that you have been shown
    Will be like living stone
    Building you into a home
    A shelter from the storm
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2016