Colorado

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Stealing away in the shadows – Moon climbing up through the pines

Washing the snow-covered branches – Lighting the smile in your eyes

Wind blowing down through the canyon – Taking your hand into mine

We listen and watch in the silence – Rocked in that soft lullaby

 

Stars shine so bright in Colorado – Deep western skies are so clear

With you by my side I have no worry – Oh how I love to be here

 

We’ve traveled through some valleys, over mountains – Shared in some dark nights of the soul

But through it all we have never forgotten – That mystical union of old

 

Stars shine so bright in Colorado – Deep western skies are so clear

With you by my side I have no worry – Oh how I love to be here

With you by my side I have no worry – Oh how I love to be here

Oh how I love to be here

© 2001 J Douglas Bottorff

There Are Answers

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1. There are answers, to your healing prayers
In the silence, you will find them there
Omnipresence, you know it is your home
Find your center, while through this earth you roam

2. Take a moment, to touch the light
The healing Spirit, will restore your sight
There is no time, this moment is the harbor of your soul
There is no space, there isn’t really anyplace to go
Break

3. On your journey, the darkness it will fall
You once had courage, but now you’ve lost it all
You’ve come too far, even when you feel you’ve lost your way
Keep moving on, the sun is rolling out another day

Bridge
Yes I know, the many questions in our hearts
And I feel all the pain in the world
But I know as we lift our eyes, we will see all this and more
The healing light spread upon the earth
I have seen it be-fore
There are answers

Chant I am alive now, I am complete now, a new expression of God
I am alive now, I am complete now, a new expression of God
I am alive now, I am complete now, a new expression of God
I am alive now, I am complete now, a new expression of God

4. There are answers, to your healing prayers
In the silence, you will find them there
There is no time, this moment is the harbor of your soul
There is no space, there isn’t really anyplace to go
You’ve come too far, so even when you feel you’ve lost your way
Keep moving on, the sun is coming out another day
There are answers

© 2015 J Douglas Bottorff

Filling Your Life

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For to every one who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away” (Matthew 25:29).

These words are a summary of Jesus’ parable of the talents. In the parable, a homeowner went on a trip and entrusted three servants with various sums of money. Two of the three invested the money and were commended by the homeowner. The third buried his portion because he feared the consequences of losing it.

The key to the kingdom illustrated in the above parable is this: begin giving now from what you have and from where you are. Wallace D. Wattles (18601911), author of the classic, The Science of Getting Rich, wrote these simple words of wisdom: “Put your whole mind into present action.”

Where do you want to go in life? Invest all of your being in your vision doing everything you know right now to bring it about. Do not bury your “talent” wishing, worrying, regretting or discussing how bad things are. Pull out all the stops and start pouring your imagination, faith, and ability to act into the thing you desire. Are you in need of healing? Commit absolutely to it now. Make every mental image, every emotion conform to what you want and settle for nothing less. Do you need more supply? Then at this very moment, be done with your lacking image of yourself and start investing all your energy into the condition of plenty.

Do not be afraid to give from where you are. You have access to unlimited energy (talent) that can be translated into any condition you desire. Invest all your energy into what you desire and more energy will be given you in the form of new ideas, new enthusiasm, and new opportunities. Don’t wear yourself out looking for results. Fill your life right where you are with an absolute commitment to your desire, and it will be yours.

The Star

The Star ©2016 J Douglas Bottorff 

Verse 1. There are moments when your purpose seems unclear

And you’re not even sure, what you are doing here

Another day it creeps a-long like another year

Did anybody even see you wipe away that tear

 

Verse 2. When it feels like the world has forgotten you

And nobody cares what you think, say or do

Open your eyes to the pain  that another is going  through

Just take ‘em by the hand until their light shines a-new

 

Chorus

Like a star you too are a light, You may be small but you know that it’s all right

‘Cause even when you’re not feeling all that bright,

You can still guide a weary traveler through the night

 Bridge

There will be times when you lose your way,

and you’ll feel like you’re going it alone

Just give another the gift of a better day,

and you surely will have one of your own

 

Verse 3. Everybody says we’re only reaping what we sow

The day is coming when we have to pay everything we owe

So why not sow a little bit of love and let it grow

You’ll touch another heart in a beautiful way you’ll never know

 

Chorus

Like a star you too are a light, You may be small but you know that it’s all right

‘Cause even when you’re not feeling all that bright,

You can still guide a weary traveler through the night

You can still guide a weary traveler through the night

You can still guide a weary traveler through the night

We Carry On

We Carry On (click title to play)

© 2000 J Douglas Bottorff

 You know the life we undertake — is a choice that we make

We choose our highest good — when our spirit is awake

We made a choice to step upon — the unknown road we are now on

Fearlessly drawn, into the dawn, we carry on

 

There are times we wonder why — when we lose that initial high

How can we embrace this dream — when we want to turn and cry

But in these times when hope seems gone

We must be still and look beyond

Fearlessly drawn, into the dawn, we carry on

 

Bridge

Remember this vision we hold, comes from on high

We must let our stories unfold — spread our wings and fly

 

What if we never took the chance — to join life in this dance

Or did not lift our eyes — to get that first breathtaking glance

Of this road we are now on — that’s leading us somewhere beyond

Fearlessly drawn, into the dawn, we carry on

Fearlessly drawn, into the dawn, we carry on

Fearlessly drawn, into the dawn, we carry on

Embrace of the Universe

Embrace of the Universe

The idea with this series of songs is to present them in the simplest acoustic format. I’m adding my own harmony and second rhythm guitar just for a little added dimension. I’m not even editing out some of the mistakes I hear, so this is a very basic presentation. I hope you enjoy this piece.

Embrace of the Universe  (© 2016 J Douglas Bottorff)

  1. I sit alone and my thoughts are clear, thinking ‘bout yet another year

It’s the same song, with another verse

Quiet time and the moon’s up high, the winter night plays its lullaby,

it’s a pure song, no need to rehearse

I open my heart to the warm embrace of the universe

 

  1. Our soul is speaking but it isn’t clear, so busy trying to get away from here

We take our chances, for better or worse

This earthly life you can never tell, sometimes it’s heaven sometimes it’s hell

We’re moving forward, or running full in reverse

We long for our home in the loving embrace of the universe

 

Bridge

The world is such a beautiful place, when you see behind

The trappings of that shallow façade, that has left us all blind

A simple way to give your love is what you find

All fear falls away and the laughter echoes through your mind

 

  1. Looking backward we can rarely see, that we’ve been running through eternity

We miss the flowers, along this path we traverse

What we want has been here all along, the love we sought drifting like a song

Through our heart, lifting that old curse

We’re trusting our soul, to the loving embrace of the universe

We’re trusting our soul, to the loving embrace of the universe