This album is dedicated to our true oneness in Spirit. It is a musical story of spiritual awakening. Many of the songs carry themes inspired by my practice of A Course In Miracles, and all have arisen from the pages of my life. Deep Gratitude To: Jeshua...for being my Guide Home. Bryan...for calling forth the music in my heart. Meganne and Sarah... for your Mighty Companionship and loving support of my music. The vocal group, Chalice, (Audrey, Anna, Karen, Gael and Lisa)... for all the laughter, love and harmonic union. Thank you for embracing these songs so fully and singing your hearts out. Robinson...for being the engineer from heaven, a kindred spirit and fellow goof ball. David...for embodying Joy and helping this album find it's wings in the world. In the Center Guitar and vocals: Noell Mandolin: Dan Wilson Style/Feel: Celebratory Celtic folk Theme: I AM awake to the joy and unending Life of the Self Falcon Quest; The Longing Guitar, Percussion and vocals: Noell Lead Guitar: Alastair Greene Violin: John Weed Style/Feel: Slow, soulful blues waltz Theme: An allegorical falcon looks back on her many lives where she searched for happiness in all the wrong places, feeling the deep longing for Home...which she eventually finds through rising into loving oneness. Give the Gift Guitar: Noell and vocals Style: Tender, lyrical folk Theme: Even in the most challenging of times, our inner guidance, (the 'dove'), is ever present to lead us out of darkness and use all experience for learning and upliftment. We emerge with a precious gift to give: the light of love, forgiveness and compassion. The Truth Door Guitar and vocals: Noell Lead Guitar: Alastair Greene Percussion: Lorenzo Martinez Bass: Randy Tico Style/Feel: Inspirational, upbeat jazz with a solid groove Theme: Many of us are experiencing profound change as we are called to live in greater alignment with the Truth of our being. This inevitably involves letting go of egoic blame and conflict and the 'baggage' of a false identify....as we more consistently choose love instead of fear. The loving Heart is the doorway through and out of the egoic dream of separation into the Joy our Divinity. Whispers Guitar and vocals: Noell Flute: Leslee Sipress Percussion: Lorenzo Martinez Style/Feel: Soothing, softly rhythmic Hawaiian Theme: As we listen to and follow the whispers of our intuition, we find that we 'never walk alone.' Spirit is guiding us in all ways, leading us to greater paths of service and Self realization. Bless the Dragons Guitar, percussion and vocals: Noell Style/Feel: Mystical folk with a calypso beat Theme: The people of Dreamland have been battling a fearsome dragon for a thousand years, yet it persists in it's shadowy reign over their lives. Then a young girl appears, (their higher Self), saying that the only 'enemy' is their own fear and judgment. They must finally face and embrace the dragon, (the unforgiven self), with love to find their own innocence and freedom. Spirit Wind Guitar and vocals: Noell Style/Feel: Gentle, ethereal folk Theme: The Spirit Wind, (the Call to awaken), is inviting us to shed the fears of ego and surrender to the radiant Love and Joy that we are. Trust in the Divine within provides the 'bridge to where we all belong.' One Life Waltz Guitar and vocals: Noell Mandolin: Dan Wilson Percussion: Lorenzo Martinez, Noell Style/Feel: Exultant Celtic waltz Theme: Gather 'round and hear the tale of our seemingly epic quest for love and purpose. It has a happy ending, for we finally discover that we are what we've been searching for. We are the one Heart, the one Light, the one Life of God. Unveiled Guitar and vocals: Noell Violin: John Weed Style: Mystical Celtic folk Theme: In this spiritual love story, a Celtic lord and lady meet. Within the circle of an ancient grove of oaks by full moon's light. They come to invoke Divine Will and devote the relationship to their mutual awakening to God. Through their humility, desire, openness and gratitude, 'the holy fire descends, and they awaken to the Life and Love that never ends.' Feel the Wave Guitar and vocals: Noell Violin: John Weed Style/Feel: Angelic choir Theme: Our lives are effortless flow when we live in surrendered alignment with Source. We are not the doer, but simply the witness to the movement of God through us. We are being lived by Love. Note: There is a coded message spoken in the instrumental bridge, (click lyrics link below). Read each word in reverse, right to left, to decipher the mirror language. Example: ouy = you Love's Time Has Come Guitar and vocals: Noell Lead Guitar and Bass: Alastair Greene Drum programming: Robinson Style/Feel: Inspirational gospel rock. Starts slow and introspective, then shifts to upbeat groove. Theme: We can run, but we can't permanently hide from the irresistible, magnetic call of Love, our true Reality. There is a point for each of us when Love's time has come and we must surrender to It's transformational power to dissolve anything unlike Itself. We finally let go and 'let Love reign' in our mind and heart. Their Soul Desire; Lion and the Tigress Guitar and vocals: Noell Flute: Leslee Sipress Percussion: Noell and Lorenzo Martinez Style/Feel: Joyous Celtic/Renaissance Theme: An archetypal love story of two souls drawn together for a higher purpose. The Lion ignites the gift of music in the Tigress's heart...and she begins to write inspired songs. They live, love and sing together in harmony and joy, dedicating their music, their relationship and their lives in service to Divine Light and Love. Based on a true story.