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Magical Music and Synchronicity
Yes, I know, it is starting to sound like “this one time at band camp,” but that’s where my daily writing is taking me. In 2017, at Burning Man, the day after meeting Lord Overkill at the Feed the Artists Camp, I found myself at IDEATE, where I was invited to by some friends I made at the Hans Zimmer Live concert in San Diego a few weeks before.
That’s where I met the incredibly talented Christen Lien, viola player and amazing human being. She played Unconditional, and it was shamanic. Tears streamed down my face and there was a profound sense of healing from the music.
Over the next few years, I found myself running into Christen again and again. At the Nexus Global Youth Summit in NYC, a private performance at the Soho Club, at the Transformative Technology Conference in Palo Alto, and at the BlockSeoul Conference in Seoul, Korea. It seemed that we were on the same consciousness circuit and became good friends.
In 2019, through a series of random and unlikely events, I was invited to a small dinner in Orange County that was hosted by a man named Kam. Kam was a serial entrepreneur and had a beautiful home with a nice fire pit in the back. After sharing a wonderful Persian dinner that he prepared, we were sitting by the fire, discussing the topic of hope.
Christen’s album, Elpis, explores the dark side of hope. There is a paradox in our current global situation that requires unreasonable hope tempered with a resilience against delusion. I brought Elpis up, and Kam says, “Wait. I have something to show you.”
He pulls out his phone and scrolls around for a few moments, then shows me a video of Christen playing at Burning Man, in 2017. I tell him, “I was sitting right next to you when you recorded that.” Suddenly, we both remember that we had met two years before. Kam has become a friend that I’ve gotten to know over the past few years.
The other night, I was working on a GDD (game design document) for a project, listening to my Unconditional Spotify playlist that I work to, and I receive a text message from Kam, pinging me into a Clubhouse room. Christen and I joined the Universal Peace Sanctuary Club’s room, Implementing Ancient Intelligence in Modern Times, and Kam shared our story. It was a very energetic room, with people sharing poetry, music, and wisdom. Christen played three songs throughout the night, 15 Aftermaths, The Turn, and Unconditional.
Synchronicities have been accelerating lately. It was a beautiful reconnection, and a reminder of the importance of Unconditional Love. It is a reminder that everyone deserves Unconditional Love, and not everyone has it. It is important to grateful for those that have it, and the responsibility of our society to find it for all.