Johnny Schaefer

Track 16: Wake Up!-featuring Marianne Williamson

Track 16: Wake Up!-featuring Marianne Williamson, Most of the recording of Marianne Williamson here was taken from her New Year's Ever lecture at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills as we entered 2012.  The lecture was streamed live all over the world and she was on fire that night.  I supplemented that message with soundbites from many of her other lectures and interviews over the years.  Marianne serves on the board of Results.org and is deeply committed to bringing an end to world hunger, which we absolutely could do if we wanted to badly enough.  Fairly easily.  It is truly time for each of us to step it up "or the earth won't make it."  10% of online sales of my album during the first month will be donated to Results.org in honor of Marianne's work and in gratitude for her allowing me to weave her material into my songs. 

Track 16: Wake Up!-featuring Marianne Williamson

In the Bible it says Adam fell asleep

and nowhere does it say that he woke up

ohhh...

So, the Adam state,

which is the consciousness of the human race

is asleep, and in our sleep state,

where we have fallen asleep to who we truly are,

dreams, and even nightmares have come

17,000 children every single day

-that's one every four seconds-

starve on this planet

ohhh....

rehearsal is over

and this is it!

Wake up!

Wake up, please!

Wake up!

Wake up!

This is not about who's special

or who is not special

Don't sleep.

This is simply about the fact that it's time

look all around, it's desperate times

People down on their knees

beggin' for love

Love gave the answer

it's you and me

not a second to lose

it's time to wake up

Even among the heyenas,

the female heyenas,

the adults encircle the cubs while they are feeding

and won't let the adult male heyenas

get anywhere near the food until the cubs have been fed

Surely we can do better than the heyenas.

This world, A Course in Miracles says,

cannot be what it needs to be

without you being who you, in your heart,

most want to be

Every where that you walk you will fill the room with love.

You will be called to do things that are startling,

You will called to assume within yourself unusual powers.

You will be called to assume within yourself and unusually powerful voice.

You will be called to assume within yourself a creative destiny

that is larger than perhaps you, yourself, have allowed yourself to imagine

For God has more faith in us than we have in ourselves

And in order for humanity to evolve right now

in a way that transcends the otherwise limited

and even perilous consequences of our own history

is if you and I, and all those who feel so called,

now stand forth and say in a way that perhaps we have never said before

"I am willing'

We are no longer stymied by such childish games as

"I'm not ready yet"

We will not be stymied by such childish games as

"I still have to get myself together first"

We will not be stymied by such games as

"It hurts too much" or "I'm too old", or "I'm too young",

or "I don't have the right resume" or "they will not let me"

but, rather, we take responsibility for such thought forms

as nothing other than our own procrastination

at a time when humanity and the earth itself

can no longer indulge such narcissism and procrastination

on the part of any of us

It's time!

look all around, it's desperate times

People down on their knees

beggin' for love

Love gave the answer

it's you and me

not a second to lose

it's time to wake up

In the midst of the darkest night

act as if morning has already come

"Don't wake up in the morning",

A Course in Miracles says,

"And buy what the world has to tell you what's possible for you

because in God ALL things are possible."

Wake up!

Wake up, please!

No more women behaving like girls

or the earth won't make it

Wake up!

Wake up!

Don't sleep.

No more men behaving like boys

or the earth won't make it

na na na na na na na na na na

na na na na na na na

We deepen the sincerity

by which we wake up every morning

"Where would you have me go?

What would you have me do?

What would you have me say

and to whom?"

©2013 Johnny Schaefer, Auditory Verve Music, ASCAP

 Marianne Williamson recordings and material used with gratitude by permission and are the sole property of Ms. Williamson

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