By Sandra Guy Malhotra
I was a teen-ager at the peak of Prince’s popularity in the 80’s and a fan of his music, so his recent death hit me hard. Baby, that was much too fast…he was in his prime and still creating. He was a beautiful spark and it resonates when a bright spark leaves this world too soon. It resonates even more when many sparks are savagely extinguished, like in the Orlando nightclub. Sometimes it can seem like too much.
So I meditated and one of my favorite Prince lyrics from Let’s Go Crazy popped into my mind:
We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life
Electric word, life
It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
But I’m here to tell you
There’s something else
The after world”
“Electric word, life” stood out — because how simple and complex at the same time. The word electricity, to me, signifies movement and creation because in the language of science, electricity typically refers to the movement of charged particles through space. And those feisty particles power devices and machines that create amazing things.
That Prince connected electricity to life is sheer brilliance because isn’t life really all about moving and creating? Stagnant water does not breed life; fresh, flowing water does. Hate is heavy and stagnant; love is light and movement.
When I took a good look at all of the articles in this issue of Regenerate, I realized they are, indeed, all about moving and creating. Moving through self-imposed
mental blocks so you can Be All That and Then Some; getting to the other side of trauma; manipulating your muscles, nervous system and connective tissue with modalities like massage, chiropractic and the Rossiter System; expanding your spiritual awareness; creating nutritious food and delightful objects; and propelling your career forward.
I hope that you enjoy reading the articles in this issue as much as we enjoyed creating them, and that you find something that you can use on your journey. I’d love to hear about which features are your favorites and what you would like to see in upcoming issues. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @SandraGMalhotra.
“Tell me, are we gonna let the elevator bring us down
Oh no, let’s go!”
Spot on, Prince. Let’s go!