Bob Sima, Musician, on Stepping into Your Mission
Former successful software career path abandoned to pursue music for
uplifting the planet. Lessons not just for the free energy world but for
everyone. Find your Dharma, something that makes you come alive, and go do that.
Nationally touring, award-winning singer-songwriter weaves the
wisdom ancient sages and modern spiritual teachers into a soundtrack for
personal and global transformation. His magical, life-changing,
heart-expanding music and performances connect to audiences in a visceral
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On November 18, I interviewed Bob Sima (the "i" is pronounced
like eye, as in I Am) as part of my http://FreeEnergyQuest.com
He was a successful computer programmer and software salesman, who finally began
to take his music seriously and last year walked away from the computer work
completely to pursue his musical gift full-time, to bring wholesome,
enlightening music to the planet, to help elevate our collective consciousness.
You might wonder what music has to do with exotic free energy, but after
listening to the interview, you'll see several correlations or lessons that can
be of merit, the most important one being to step into what your mission is in
life and fulfill it. "Find something
that makes you come alive and go do that." ...Even though it might mean stepping out of the comfort zone
of what you are used to and what is expected of normal people. When you step
into your mission, you become extraordinary, and it can be self-intimidating,
not to mention challenging to withstand the ridicule that will come from people
you love. The "crabs in a bucket" phenomenon kicks in. As they see a
crab crawling out of the bucket, the other crabs reach up and pull it down, then
start climbing themselves, only to have yet another crab reach up and pull it
down, so that none ever get out of the bucket. Gratefully, humans are more
evolved and can overcome being pulled down by those resenting their ascent,
making them look bad.
As a musician myself, and as one who has stepped into doing what I love as my
full-time career, with all the vicissitudes that entails, I felt a strong
resonance with Bob as he shared his message. It was nice having someone else
articulate what I would love to say myself, and have said to some extent.
One of his statements that hit closest the home to me was when he said that as
you're singing in front of an audience of just a handful of people, you have to
remember the mission your on, and not get depressed by the interim lack of
attention you think your material deserves. You build the product, then the
people will come.
I'm posting this on
Sunday as it is spiritual material, suitable to the day.
Here are my rough notes taken during the interview.
Welcome to the show.
Im your host, Sterling Allan.
You can join us online at FreeEnergyQuest.com.
Were joined today, November 18, 2014 by Bob
<EYE> Sima a Nationally touring, award-winning
singer-songwriter, who weaves the wisdom ancient sages and modern
spiritual teachers into a soundtrack for personal and global
transformation. His magical, life-changing, heart-expanding music and
performances connect to audiences in a visceral way. The
Americana Community Music Association says: "Bob Sima is picking up
where John Lennon left off."
Today, we'll be talking about his work as a musician
and some of the messages he conveys as he travels around.
Bob, welcome to the show!
plucking on guitar since a kid
didn't turn into passion until about 10 years ago
corporate job; went to college, job
as a personal awakening, spiritual awakening to understanding what I'm
here to do; take great master teachers out there, trying to enlighten and
awaken the world, combine with music, became what I came here to do. Take
a big concept and turn it into a 2-3 minute song; came naturally;
blossomed into mission to put these positive messages into 4 minute
miracles into the world. A lot of music doesn't have message to carry us
to a higher level.
Centers for spiritual living
stays with people; always have that with them
Dohn Yoga, form of energy work and yoga combined; section in his book that
talks about this; can look at brain and see what portion of brain lights
up 60-70% of brain lit up with music. When they hear a positive talk,
powerful speech, large portion; however, if hear a song also a positive
message; lights up like 100% of brain.
Inspiring lyrics and music. Stays with them.
Q. what happened to cause you to leave corporate world and go to music
world: followed someone else's dream; make a living; buy stuff, big house,
fancy cars; going to make me happy
we all know how that story ends
I was asleep
not like I was miserable; so much in consumer world that we like to dive
followed that path because it was programmed into me
musicians are going to struggle
It was the perfect kind of job, software, travel, sales; enable me to at
young age to not be struggling every month as a musician; worked 15 years
in corporate world
series of events that woke me up
work: don't die with your music in you; stopped me in my tracks; on
bicycle. "I have no sense of purpose other than putting money into
bank account for later; not really adding value to planet; have this
urging to create music. Charged me up.
"Pour it on" 2006
Over the years worked on getting established
A year ago,
completely walked out of full-time job arena to this; wonderful year
a gradual process
I don't just do concerts; volunteer, hospitals, prisons, music to people
who ordinarily don't have access.
Q. word of advice to people stepping into their mission
There's an urging in all of us: "Dharma: come here with a purpose;
something that only you can do; the dominant portion of us don't fulfill
that; know deep down that it's there, but from fear step away from it.
Would invite folks into a deeper understanding that you're in this
world, not of it.
Meditation: to the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders;
still small voice, the lure of what you're supposed to be doing. Develop
pattern of breath work; connecting deeper within you; enliven you; allow
you to break out of walls. What makes you come alive? "Find something
that makes you come alive and go do that." How do I turn that into a
job. When you're on fire, you're unstoppable. Will carry power of
universe, will support you. Leap and the net will appear.
Someone who was afraid of a big paycheck not coming. Things just show up.
Become devoted to something that makes you feel alive. That can bring
value to world
Serve the world, in some way. Humble servant to it; bigger than me.
Q. take up cross and suffer the shame of it
"they're not getting it"
get down on yourself
line from teacher
"I will stick to the cause and let the effects take care of
focus on the cause, serving
stay true to your gift
when you get your ego caught up in analysis of it
can drive yourself crazy; center: what you're here to do
the passion and devotion is where you get your juice from
"I can't not do this"
not a desperation but knowing
Q. the power of music; importance of having good music in your life, from
a programming point of view; subconscious messaging
important to surround yourself with things that will support you
when you to down a path of awakening
word "spirit" same as "breath"
e.g. struggling with alcohol; e.g. stay away from that; need support
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