PROUDLY EMBRACING THE PARANORMAL!
January 29, 2007
A few days ago I was apprehensive about blogging my experiences with the paranormal, today I can’t wait to start again! I’ve learned so many things in the time I’ve spent on Earth that I can’t wait to share them!
I’m not a professional psychic, documented healer, or spiritualist. I’m a writer and an artist who’s lived an extraordinary life http://artiewayne.com/ I do, however, consider myself a psychically attuned, spiritually guided, observant layman who has made remarkable discoveries. Ever since I was a child I knew I was being given information and instructions from another place. When I started writing songs and composing music, I always felt that the best ideas, lines and passages came from somewhere else…somewhere outside of my ego and my own frame of reference.
Although I currently use deep meditation techniques to receive and access information, my best and deepest songs have all come from intense emotional times in my life.
The first time that I realized that I was channeling information from the other side was in the summer of 1966. I was a staff songwriter and producer for Scepter records in New York City. I had just gotten married and like most young breadwinners needed extra cash. I made a deal with Ed Silvers, who headed Scepters publishing company, that I would get a base salary of $125 a week plus $100 general advance for every song I’d have recorded. He would usually only accept one or two songs a week, which limited my income.
When he made a two week trip to Europe I took the opportunity to convince the label owners that I could write and produce sides for the Shirrelles, the Kingsmen and the Guess Who, as well as writing 10 new songs for a patriotic and spiritual concept album…all before Silvers got back.
Just as I started writing, my grandmother, “Gooma” who helped raise me and was a big influence in my life, became seriously ill. I was beside myself and stressed out, but I had a big job to do. In between bedside visits, I knocked out the pop songs first…then I did the patriotic songs. When it came time for me to do the spiritual songs, my grandmother took a turn for the worse. I started to write…and as I wiped away my tears, from out of nowhere an entire song came through me in less than 3 minutes. It’s called,” “Daddy, Daddy What is Heaven like?” It’s a song about a little boy having a conversation with his father…
Daddy, Daddy What Is Heaven Like?
By Artie Wayne
“Daddy, Daddy What is Heaven Like?
Is it like our house so pretty and White?
It doesn’t seem right, it doesn’t seem fair…
If Mommy loved us so…why’d she go there?”
“Heaven, my child, is a beautiful place
Where there’s a smile on everyone’s face
Mommy loved us both but she had to go…
We needed her so but they needed her more”
“Daddy, Daddy is Heaven very far?
How long would it take if we go by car?
If you cross me at the corner, I can take my bike
Daddy, Please tell me what is Heaven like?”
“You can’t go there by a bike or a car…
But if you’re good you’ll go real far.
Maybe someday you’ll go to Heaven too
If I know your Mommy she’s saved a place for you.”
“Daddy, Daddy I can hardly wait
I’m so excited Heaven sounds great!
Can I run and tell sister goodbye?
Why is there Daddy a teardrop in your eye?”
Copyright 1966/ 2007 Wayneart music
What’s ironic about this is…I never knew my father on Earth and didn’t have any children myself! In retrospect, I look at this as an exchange with my heavenly father who was answering questions that were in my spiritually developing mind.
God let us keep “Gooma” a little bit longer and I was fortunate to have Tiny Tim record “Daddy, Daddy” on his Gold album “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”.
I was proud when Miriam Makeba performed the song to a five-minute standing ovation in Philharmonic hall at Lincoln Center…but even prouder when she sang it on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” the following night and my grandmother was able to watch it.
Copyright 2007 by Artie Wayne