Spread The Vibes Challenge | "Love Is Among" by the Wordsmith "Vaughn Benjamin"

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A very talented musician and fellow #NaturalMedicine curator @HolisticMom made me aware of this music-based challenge by inviting me via here Spread The Vibes Challenge ~ Second Sun post.

Divin' Into The Vibes

     When reading through @HolisticMom's post, I quickly noticed that this challenge is not only about sharing music, but it's about your reaction to the music shared with you by the previous participant.

     With this in mind, I am linking the music video that she chose for her post below. The band is City of the Sun, and the song featured is "Second Sun." I think these guys like suns.

My Reaction

     Right off the bat I should mention I am not a big fan of "jams," and although I'm not sure I would classify this tune as one, these young guys seemed pretty genuine and passionate, so I was quite engaged, curious to see where the song led and if they were going to sing.

     Instead this tune takes you into some pretty heavy, hard and fast-paced moments, almost melancholy, but also mixes in slow and dreamlike riffs, and the bouncing back and forth is quite a fun ride. The guys seem to have good energy together, and it is apparent in their playing, seemingly as if they are childhood friends.

My #SpreadTheVibes Tune

Love Is Among by the "Wordsmith" Vaughn Benjamin

     For me, there is music, and there is what Vaughn Benjamin does, which is much more than music, involving etymology, anthropology, geology, astronomy, physics, philosophy, and much more, sometimes all in one song.

     "Love Is Among" is a song that means a lot to me and speaks a lot to my personal spiritual trod, and it speaks a lot to current world situation. Even though elder Vaughn departed Babylon before the pandemic and global downturn, it seems an overwhelming amount of his tunes poetically foreshadowed the social sickness now gripping humanity and nation states.

     Some lines that resonate with me in this tune are...

Give my dignity, I am a man
Some choose different filthy
With good opportunity.
Be not ungrateful to whatever degree.

Cultivate love and loyalty.
Cultivate careful temperate speech.
Words make body temperature change degree
Inside a' human being.

"We must become something our upbringing and education has not prepared us to be.".............H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie H.I.M.

     Being stranded abroad for two years because of humanity's addiction to the concept of nation-states, and also being forced to leave the place we were in due to legal complications and a lack of basic family rights, I do want my dignity back, something I feel that has been taken from me by those working for and propping up the Babylon s*itstem.

     I have seen others along the way easily sacrifice their pride and ethics for financial gain, but I don't hold it against them, and I dare not be ungrateful to JAH. I've always been troubled by the concept of land ownership, but so far it's never been a personal dilemma because I've never had enough means to buy land anyways.

     As a migrant, I focus on farming positive vibes reaped from the words that leave my mouth. It can't be said more beautifully than Vaughn's "cultivate careful temperate speech." We do know that emotions can be triggered by words, and emotions can increase and decrease our temperature, as well as wide range of other physical and mental changes, both positive and negative.

My Invites

     Although anyone is welcome to participate at anytime, I would like to invite my daughter Srey-Yuu (@KidSisters) and @ReggaeJAHM co-founder @dmilliz to take part in this challenge.

"Spread the Vibes" Guidelines

by @edje & @mipiano

To give a little direction to how we "Spread to Vibes", a few guidelines below.

  • Post Content
    • your reaction to the music that was shared with you
    • your music selection and related story
    • your invites of other HIVE members
    • link to the post you react to
  • Post Tags
  • Post Community
    any community you like

Not all of us receive notifications from our favorite blogging applications. Therefore you may consider the following:

  • Drop a link to your post to those you invite
    • through a comment to a recent post of those you invite
    • through a direct message (PeakD), Discord, Telegram or whatever channel

As we would like to see not only many post chains forming but also to get a little more connected, consider the following:

  • Drop a reaction in the comment section of the post that got you invited
    • include a link to your post

Rewards: Lame

Usually, a challenge is packaged with some monetary incentive. But, isn't that boring? And isn't monetizing positive vibes not lame? Passion, energy and community vibes: That's what counts!

So you know: Though we can't guarantee some curator team selecting your post for a boost, we also can't guarantee this will not happen 😉

🙏 THANKS FOR READING/WATCHING 🙏

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Mom
@SreyPov
Srey-Yuu
@KidSisters
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WOW, absolutely a wonderful contribution you've made!

there is music, and there is what Vaughn Benjamin does

Hahahaha, nice :) Though I understand what you say, to me some music (and music alone) touches all you've mentioned.... Well, most of it :)

Give thanks @edje. Music is a powerful tool and even a medicine for some. !ENGAGE 20


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Yes it is 😉

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Thank you so much for joining in and spreading the good music vibes around Hive. I know you've been super busy both on here and at home, really appreciate it.

Great choice of song @justinparke. Vaughn Benjamin is a briliant artist. I love the positive message in the words and particularly these:

Cultivate love and loyalty.
Cultivate careful temperate speech.
Words make body temperature change degree
Inside a' human being.

Fantastic post and I am really glad you joined in.
Much love to you and your beautiful family 🤗💚🙏

Sorry for the late slightly late post, but I didn't forget, just a bit behind on Hive in general. Even now I am responding to 3 and 4 day old comments. Vaughn Benjamin is an artist like no other, and there's a good reason his music comprises 90% of what I listen to on a daily basis. Thanks for stopping by. !ENGAGE 40


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It is great this initiative has not stopped and @holisticmom received such a nice response(s) . I am interested how your daughter @KidSisters is going to respond too :) 😇

Thanks for the support and kind words @mipiano. Srey-Yuu (@KidSisters) is working on her post right now. Stay tuned... !ENGAGE 20


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Oh, great 🤩

The vibes are spreading 🎶🎶🎶🎶👌

I just saw her post :D

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They are some really funky relaxing vibes something i can enjoy listening to 👍

Yes, it is nice to relax to Vaughn's tunes, but it takes a lot of energy to listen and reveal the mysteries enveloped in song-form. !ENGAGE 10


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 8 days ago 

Vaughn’s songs always have some deep but practical life lessons and reminders. It always amazing me that he durent have the perfect singing voice but manages to have good melody and rhythm to deliver lasting messages. I’d love to make song s like this but is the ego part of me thinks nobody not gonna wanna listen to that. So I try to mix be hype and the substance.

Interesting initiative, mi a guh find a tune fi spread di vibes.

Your comment reminds of a song by Vaughn know as "Mass Appeal." I think you'll get something out of it, especially as an artist yourself. Thanks for participating in #spreadthevibes, looking forward to what your nominees do with it. More time... !ENGAGE 45


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That is really pretty cool nice relaxing rhythms.

Yes, Vaughn is the master of smooth reggae, a little sugar helps the bitter spoon of knowledge go down a little easier. !ENGAGE 5


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