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The Sunshine
Uplifting The Western Slope
2015 June
Pg 2 - The Sunshine Express
The strong beliefs
like ideas come to life;
Turn atoms into rain and stone,
the sands and tall trees
Fishing is an amazing song by the band Widespread Panic. Filled with a haunting melody, beauti-
ful guitar work and a unique, almost surreal ambiance it is easy to get lost in the music. How-
ever, when you combine the powerful lyrics that sing about inspiration, to the emotion inducing
sounds that the band has created, then the song could be considered a master work with an
important message.
Inspiration in the song is represented by Maia, the goddess of spring, birth and beginnings.
Described as an ¡°illusion of light, she dances¡± and ¡°she barely waits a moment¡± to spark an
idea. ¡°Words walk by¡±, we ¡°stop and talk about it¡±, ¡°we see fishes, we go fishing¡±. Always fish-
ing. Our ¡°thoughts meander¡±, ¡°rise and fall¡± as we talk about them and develop ¡°strong beliefs¡±,
which then ¡°come to life¡±. Maia, she dances, birthing thoughts which grow to beliefs. Maia, she
dances, and our beliefs then ¡°turn atoms into rain and stone, sands and tall trees¡±, creating
¡°deep romance and poetry¡±. Yet there¡¯s a warning as well, all ¡°too easy to see¡±, that when we¡¯re
self absorbed, like Narcissus, we can create ¡°songs of ruin¡±. Like those of ¡°Gurdjieff and Adi Da¡±,
whose narcissism led to a belief that they were God and to eventual ruin and disgrace. Inspira-
tion, as the song says, is like an elevator door opening. Depending on whether you are selfless or
selfish determines whether it goes up or down. Inspiration, she dances in the light. We should do
likewise, the song suggests at the end, and ¡°dance in the light¡±.
Happy day to you and many blessings for a most excellent month of June. Welcome to this edi-
tion of The Sunshine Express! There is so much happening inside these pages this month that
we don¡¯t know where to begin. You will find a bounty of fun and adventure and exciting events
and fantastic concerts filling the ¡®Happenings¡¯ section. In fact, it¡¯s simply overflowing with good
times. We also bring you some Father¡¯s day fun and history, as well as a distinct focus on how to
strive for and achieve happiness. Summer gardening is also on the menu, including some inspir-
ing ideas and garden advice for your health from Dr. Scott Rollins. Speaking of Summer, the June
Solstice, also known as the 1st day of Summer here in the North, arrives on the 21st. Yay! We
love Summer and all that goes with it, and we love you and wish for you the best Summer ever.
Let¡¯s dance! - KingDaddy & Moonstruck
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The silverhawk feather that graces our front page was chosen for it¡¯s significant spiritual
symbolism. Hawks are symbols of spirit, wisdom and power. The hawk is the messenger.
It is also about visionary power and guardianship, the hawk is very protective of the young
in its nest. It teaches us about providing for family and self. Hawk teaches us to be obser-
vant and to pay attention to what we may overlook. This could mean a talent we don¡¯t use,
a blessing for which we haven¡¯t expressed gratitude, or a message from Spirit. The hawk
has keen eyesight, it is about opening our eyes and seeing that which is there to guide us.
Hawk is also about new beginnings and always moving forward along the correct path.
Beautiful Lone Cone Mountain stands
majestic above Norwood, Colorado,
birthplace of The Sunshine Express.
The Sunshine Express
Serving Western Colorado
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1st Edition: August 2010
Publishers: KingDaddy & Moonstruck
PO Box 411
Nucla, CO 81424
Phone: 970.864.2142
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This Month¡¯s Contributors:
Scott Rollins, M.D. - Health Columnist
Sandy Lauzon - Health, Life Columnist
Moonstruck - Publisher, Columnist
KingDaddy - Publisher, Columnist,
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