A few years back I was going through a time of panic and distress. One day I lied down to meditate, to find some inner peace and calmness.. It was then when a vision came to me. A vision of a beautiful place in which I descended a white stairway from what seemed to be a white void. At the foot of the stairs was an opening, a path with giant trees on each side. Birds were singing and there was a feeling of summer. I followed this path and came to a small bridge. Below was a pool of shimmering, clear water. On the other side I saw an altar and crossed over. There were flowers there around it, so colorful and lively. I looked upon the altar, which was made of stone, and there sat an orb of light, just like a star. I went up to this ball of energy and climbed into it. I felt as if I flew upwards, transported into space itself. It was very bright and the energy was flowing into me, warming, energizing and restoring me in a certain sense. I came back down, out of the orb, finding myself back at the altar. Feeling an intense tranquility, I went back the way I had came, over the bridge, through the forest and up the stairs. When I reached the top, I "awoke", I guess you could say. Still, at certain times, when I meditate or find myself feeling drained or down, I return there.. Into The Healing Gardens. There are many realms which we can access, those of inner strength, insight, beauty and wisdom.
This experience is the basis for this album.
"This light shall I carry, always.."
released January 11, 2017
All music and artwork by Darien Dabbs, except for border image which is from the 'Book of Shadows'.
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