Touching – and “what a trouper” she is!  Indefatigable.  Then to face constant, often vicious public scrutiny (as “they” warned her) while never flinching or avoiding.  Never mind the pressures of learning piano and public performance.  Then . . . Liszt assisting with grocery tallies at the dreaded cashier approach.  Now that’s personal!  As is the mutually loving thoughtfulness that ensued.  What great examples they all gave us of positive perspective and behavior so elusive to humanity!


​Read about Rosemary’s personal invitation from Mr. Leonard Bernstein to join him for dinner with friends at his private suite at the London Savoy (p.148 “I’ve mentioned earlier . . .” through p.152.) She also mentions this on the Kreskin show, link below, where she indicates 500 channeled musical pieces by numerous composers to date.  From back of book jacket, Sir George Trevelyan:  “I am convinced that these beings use Rosemary to prove that there is an existence after death.  In this materialistic world, this will free large numbers of people from doubt and fear . . . .” Rosemary’s last thought in the book, p.192:  “And my one hope is that one day the world will recognise the music as genuine communication so that the composers’ work will not be in vain.”


Much of the music has been performed and recorded by Rosemary and others.  The books are out of print but some can still be found for purchase online. Don’t forget those garage sales, estate sales, and stores that carry rare and out-of-print. William Morrow & Co. is now Harper Collins Publishers http://www.harpercollins.com  and might be approached for reissue if demand warrants and copyrights allow? Happily Rosemary appeared on live tv shows (including Johnny Carson), a few of which may be viewed on YouTube!  Below I supply a smattering of the numerous Rosemary-Brown-related links found on the Internet.  Can’t attest to them all, of course. But interesting.  Sadly I cannot seem to relocate the live BBC tv segment I viewed on YouTube in which Rosemary penned music as dictated by the present but largely unseen Beethoven (Rosemary working always in conscious mode).

Show your gratitude towards these Great Ones who persevered harder for you than you will for yourself!  That ought to show you just how important this work really is.  To all of us.  Like a clue?

     Let Rosemary tell her own story . . .

​                  let YOU listen!  Amazing and endearing.  Enduring.

                                                       Gotta love this lady . . . this Grande Dame!

 Google this for a photo collection linking to stories:   rosemary brown psychic photos

   












































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Touching – and “what a trouper” she is!  Indefatigable.  Then to face constant, often vicious public scrutiny (as “they” warned her) while never flinching or avoiding.  Never mind the pressures of learning piano and public performance.  Then . . . Liszt assisting with grocery tallies at the dreaded cashier approach.  Now that’s personal!  As is the mutually loving thoughtfulness that ensued.  What great examples they all gave us of positive perspective and behavior so elusive to humanity!


​Read about Rosemary’s personal invitation from Mr. Leonard Bernstein to join him for dinner with friends at his private suite at the London Savoy (p.148 “I’ve mentioned earlier . . .” through p.152.) She also mentions this on the Kreskin show, link below, where she indicates 500 channeled musical pieces by numerous composers to date.  From back of book jacket, Sir George Trevelyan:  “I am convinced that these beings use Rosemary to prove that there is an existence after death.  In this materialistic world, this will free large numbers of people from doubt and fear . . . .” Rosemary’s last thought in the book, p.192:  “And my one hope is that one day the world will recognise the music as genuine communication so that the composers’ work will not be in vain.”










Rosemary Brown

Rosemary Brown (27 July 1916 – 16 November 2001) was a spirit medium who claimed that dead composers dictated new musical works to her.  Exquisite souls from “the other side” dedicated themselves to a preposterously difficult long-term task:  to get through to us (via Rosemary) on Earth that we may elevate through new understanding of life’s process which is a continuum. So the objective was spiritual and not strictly music.  In our proud ignorance, we create vast and unnecessary hardship and pain collectively. It becomes our crutch for the “grab & run ‘cause we’re all gonna die” philosophy we tragically embrace in increasing numbers.  Much cruelty and selfishness abounds from our fear and rejection of spiritual responsibility and our higher natures.


​Rosemary’s very active work went on for years – as did her constant willingness to subject herself to every kind of test and scrutiny offered.  She was strategically selected for her rare humility, willingness, and modest untrained background sure to help facilitate the “convincing” process we scream for in our unendingly unreceptive and unreasonable arrogance.  Here is a practical everyday account of activities, absurdly curious to us in their larger context.  Brimming with warm, often humorous familiarity given such intensely intrusive encounters into an already challenged household.








What a Guy!  

​​Derek accidentally created CDBaby internet store for Indie musicians and consumers globally.

Search DEREK SIVERS on YouTube and find a wealth of inspiration and information compliments of Derek.  He'll even read to you!

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/HeatherSong       www.CDBaby.com       now owned by Disc Makers

Anything You Want by Derek Sivers

See  http://sivers.org/a  for how to purchase with Amazon & Kindle options, get free music too!

The DOMINO PROJECT provides savvy aesthetics to this powerful little hardcover:  ANYTHING YOU WANT by Derek Sivers.  Hand-sized 5x7 – an hour’s read available through Amazon.com.  I’m especially drawn to the raised tactile TITLE on the BACK cover.  Also to the gutsy title-less cover photo of a boy “in deep” yet strangely smiling.  The CDBaby endeavor changed the playing field for we creatives, and I among probably multitudes should never forget.  Derek's account relates the dynamics and peculiar twists that led to his unanticipated sale of CDBaby . . . and you know, you wouldn't blame him!  Derek Sivers continues to be instrumental in giving hope, insight and support to entrepreneurs and creatives.  

 

Derek’s intimate testimony about founding CDBaby -- the largest seller of independent music on the web – is thought-provoking.  That is its strength:  that it just might apply to YOU! Almost each sentence sends my beautiful mind off into different yet unscattered directions.  Little conversation pieces encouraging potentially constructive thought and exchange. Do I hear from SNL:  TALK AMONGST YOURSELVES!?  After selling CDBaby (which he believed he'd never be compelled to do) for $22 million, Derek freely recounts painful mistakes.  He’s honest and seeks to help others via his experience.  Wait ‘til you read about what he did with “the winnings”!  How many of us would have gone that route?  He provides us with a list of personal benefits he enjoys from this final action, including from page 75:  “I get the pride of knowing I did something irreversibly smart before I could change my mind.”  He is candidly wise to his own humanity.


​​Nearby Portland’s CDBaby employees left me ashamed of their greed.  Just remembering when exclusively female staff and I were told (in Michigan) to bring our own toilet paper to work.  Seems we never know when things are good, and those CDBabies blew a real profit-sharing op.  Might it have led to shared ownership had employee efforts been more sincere and sophisticated?  Give them a rope . . . they’ll hang themselves, and you!   Derek’s father’s behavior was inexcusably awful. Period.  Glad Derek rejected energy-wasting resentment and turned things around . . . eventually.  Maybe Dad learned something about love and respect?  Hope so for his sake.  Here I must quote Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Peanuts whose character said:  “I love mankind . . . it’s people I can’t stand.”  Clearly Derek learned about taking care of your own business details.  Information is power.  Like knowing when you don’t know.  Now that’s a valuable instinct that cannot embrace lazy, arrogant, naïve or overly trusting.


I'm neither a proponent nor a recipient of large, selfish rewards and immediate gratification.  Our society is already heavily ensconced and this is deprivation disguised.  Indeed, depravation.  Bait for the unwilling.  Derek seems repelled by such excesses too, yet insists upon being “happy”.  Let's remember that the "pursuit of Happiness" is powerfully referred to in our U.S. Declaration of Independence.  I'm not inclined to categorize it as just superficially important.  But mastery of that state does require sublime wisdom, a rare commodity here.  Still, we can try . . . towards our own health and wholeness.  Derek must be making some distinctions, and so presents a catalyst for discussion.  I could expound plenty but don’t want to fill up the Internet.  Possible?


Something tells me Mr. Sivers would not ridicule Abe Lincoln for not being better at entertaining himself.  Lighten up?  But then, Mr. Lincoln was not selling CDs.  His final duties and environment were severe, and his extraordinary character was shaped by years of perseveringly desperate and failed attempts of all kinds.  Foolishness or boot camp?  Humbling to a purpose?  A mystical honing?  An example of that “essential” hard sell, as in sainted worthy effort applied to a difficult to impossible task -- with a good percentage of "wise" audience hostile?  Those who insist that such efforts are lost when not demonstrated in earthly headlines or bank accounts simply do not understand the nature of energy and its timelines.  How is it that we readily assume that the multitudes always know best -- that the "collective right path" is always a "numbers game" as in what the majority wants? That smells a bit too easy to me. That equation is too simple and ignores vast human weaknesses and tendency towards mimicry over true development-hewn integrity.  That would be hard work and might involve chosen sacrifice.


To be . . . or to become?  Aren’t we really here to become?  Or are we just here for the ride, with few plans to contribute towards our collective, creatively dynamic, positively directed evolution?  Is that not the duty and legacy of all humanity?  There is a larger context beyond our immediate societal standards.  Its power shadows us all.  It seems we still want to ignore that we are all at different stages of "soul development".  Oops . . . have I re-introduced our spiritual modes again? I guess I'm just not tuned in.  (See my Rosemary Brown UNFINISHED SYMPHONIES article below, for a little re-tuning).


We each have our assignments, and each is important.  Each may require different preparation, demeanor, personality and timing.  Yet they all contribute hopefully to the greater collective good.  Is not thought precursor to deed?  Like . . . it starts with attitude? Life is about intention and motivation. Situations and heroes do vary, and Derek seems not to promote himself particularly as a hero.  But he most certainly is a kind of hero to me.  Perception of it all varies too, and interpretation.  We see things through who we are, and everyone is different with unique backgrounds, attitudes, intentions and motivations.  Still, essential group function requires we find common ground at least sometimes. That's globally if we are to survive ourselves.  That’s if we care.  I find Derek Sivers to be skilled, generous and loving in this dedication.  We are lucky to hear from him.


​​ Derek and wife Sajitha (Saj) were in Singapore, but now reside on New Zealand's South Island.







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Wello really does offer a viable solution, if only interim as our hopes would be for eventual plumbing not requiring such intensive human intervention.  That comes with more development and in its own time.  Wello strives to provide this desperately globally needed tool while offering maximum quality and durability at prices reasonably affordable to those who need it most.  Wello co-created the design of the WaterWheel product with the people who are actually using it.


Just like it happened to us, once you begin your efforts at communicating the wello cause, you can’t tell where it leads.  Response may prove more efficient than you anticipate!  Wello is “on a roll” (no pun), and there seems to be unified timing for these overdue improvements impacting potentially so many lives.  The wello goal is to impact one million lives in the next 5 years.  As for YOUR role, there are also donation possibilities.  Vist the wello website and subscribe to emails for updates.  Tell your friends and family as they may have additional ideas or contacts.  Offer wello contacts on your Facebook page.  Spread the word and see what YOU can do grassroots!  You can probably do more than you think – and thank you so very much for considering! 

                                                                                                             Cynthia currently lives in India.

                                                                                                              

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So maybe YOU can help!  Many churches, religious organizations and charities participate in this kind of global effort.  Does YOURS know about welloWello provides an essential link in the chain.  It’s a blessed thing to help create a clean water source in a general geographic area.  But the strategic problem remains:  how to deliver this water cleanly and efficiently to the off-site homes when plumbing is not available?


Cynthia’s wello endeavors to address this situation with unique and dedicated design, construction, affordability and long-term ambitious business plan.  Ambitious in the sense of total personal sacrifice and devotion to a very serious cause. That’s what struck me most during her solo presentation at Ross School of Business.  Shame on me, but frankly I was pleasantly shocked to see a young woman with such a worthy cause exclusively featured at this reunion of personally successful business people. Many in the audience were retired or well underway with impressively successful careers.  Potentially intimidating just for their vast and diverse accomplishments.


At the elegant dinner segment of the reunion, Kurt and I chatted with the student host who introduced Cynthia and wello at the earlier event.  He offered us Cynthia’s direct contacts when Kurt indicated plans to contact business associates long active in clean water efforts globally.  I then sent Cynthia an initial email indicating our plans to contact them on wello’s behalf, and received her enthusiastic response.  Kurt did indeed email his business associate about wello.  They were familiar with wello and had assigned the WaterWheel for further serious review.  There were no more updates sent us, and I simply delayed with getting back to Cynthia.  When I finally caught up it was humorous.  Cynthia rifled back with:  MYSTERY SOLVED!  In December she got a request to visit an extremely water scarce region in East Africa.  She had already scheduled a visit to Kenya, and added this location to her itinerary.  The clincher?  She was leaving the next day . . . and both parties remained puzzled over how this contact evolved.  Left wondering about the chain of events and how the connection was made.  Our humble email had provided the catalyst!































































meeting Cynthia . . .

October 2013 I attended my husband Kurt’s Homecoming Reunion at the University of Michigan - Ross School of Business, where clean water delivery was a prominent topic.  The Keynote Speaker was Cynthia Koenig, a 2011 MBA grad who has chosen an interesting career path. Cynthia is the founder and CEO of wello, a social venture on a mission to deliver clean water to a thirsty world. Prior to founding wello, she was involved in incubating mission-based businesses designed to alleviate poverty. She spent the last decade living and working throughout Central America, Southern Africa, and South and Southeast Asia, where she became intimately familiar with the challenges associated with the lack of access to clean water. Cynthia holds dual MBA/MS degrees from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment, and a BA in anthropology from Trinity College. The following videos and photos best convey Cynthia's work and practical invention. 


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