Guitar chords for the song "Victory in a Landlocked Sea"

Yesterday, a listener asked me for the chords to this song. Good idea. Why not publish the chords to some of my songs. Here you go!

Capo on 1st fret

Am          Fmaj7
All those years
C              Em E7
All the same
Am            Fmaj7
All those fears
C         G7
All in vain

Am  Fmaj7                 C                                            Em E7
On a sailboat called "Victory" in a land-locked sea
Am Fmaj7          C                                    Em E7
Like a glossy image in a dull magazine
Am Fmaj7      C                                          Em E7
On a broken record sounds will just repeat
Am Fmaj7                                      C                                             G7
I've longed for something just beyond where anyone can see in a landlocked sea

Chorus:

Am            F                            C                                    G7
Cuz I've seen more than anything I thought I'd see
Am          F                            C                                   G7
And I've been to all the places that I'd want to be
Am       Fmaj7                           C                        G7
I guess each moment is just fading into memory
Am   Fmaj7                               C                                          G7
And yet each moment is the only that ever means anything to me

On a sailboat called Victory in a land-locked sea
I've longed for something just beyond where anyone can see in a landlocked sea

Break:

And I've seen more than anything I thought I'd see
And I've been to all the places that I'd want to be
I guess each moment is just fading into memory
And yet each moment is the only that ever means anything to me

Am Fmaj7
All those years
C Em E7
All the same
Am Fmaj7
All those fears
C Em E7
All in vain


You are not a victim

The ego builds itself up through the victim identity. According to the ego, the problem is always someone else—external circumstances. Nothing can be done about it. You are helpless. To question is way of thinking is easily dismissed as “blaming the victim.”

In this egoic world, friendship is often based on the goal of building up the victim identity. We complain. We rush to friends to share bad news. We look for sympathy...confirmation that, yes, we are indeed victims. It’s no fair and it’s all someone else’s fault. Friendship requires that we agree and never offer any insight into the situation. The world's version of friendship is devoid of love and cruel because it perpetuates a cycle of suffering.

The truth is that, in any situation, all that matters is internal—within our control. What we choose. How we react. How we learn and grow. How we forgive. How we bring light and love into the situation. That’s all we have control over.

Rather than playing the victim, we can choose to have an honest, heartfelt conversation. We can take responsibility for not bringing enough value to others in a situation. We can look at our errors—our poor choices or self-centered behavior. We can stop trying to use others for self-gratification. We can look inward, ask real questions, and correct ourselves. We can humble ourselves and take responsibility.

As I explain in the free eBook “The Switch”, all suffering and crisis is a result of dishonesty—a not wanting to openly speak or know the truth about things. To the extent that we are dishonest with ourselves and others, we suffer. If the situation is not corrected, there is an outcome that we call a crisis. It’s a law of reality.

In any situation, there is a truth. A reality. You are part of that reality—merged with it. How can any truth about any situation make you a victim? Truth can only destroy that which is false—and only ego is home of falseness. Ego only confuses us about reality.

Let ego go and watch your problems dissolve. See how you will never be a victim again. You will never complain. You will only look at and deal with reality, which is always joyful, loving, and absent of fear.

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What is it like to be honest about everything?

Imagine going through life in such a way that you are never exactly honest about anything. In everything you do and say, the question is never about what's true; rather, about what you are supposed to say, how you are supposed to feel, and what you are supposed to want (all according to the opinions and expectations of others).

The underlying principle here is this: I'm faking, I'm hiding, I'm lying about everything, and I expect everyone else to do the same. We all know what is going on here, but by calling it "normal" and pretending there is no alternative to a life of faking, we go on.

As we do go on faking, we accumulate such a heavy and impossible burden; to the extent that we bury ourselves and forget entirely who we are.

I am telling you that another life is possible: your life, staring you, with truth and honesty as your guide. Yes, you can be honest with everyone, even in business, even in romance, even with your family. As you do, a miracle happens: all that you do not want disappears, and each breath of your life is filled with everything you've always wanted.

To understand this fully and have enough faith that what's real is reality is to awaken to a new life. 

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Don't take it personally

One of Don Miguel Ruiz’ 4 Agreements for life is this: don’t take anything personally. After applying this principal to my life, I found out that other people’s thoughts or opinions have nothing to do with me and, therefore, no longer touch me in any real way.

Even if there is an opinion or judgment directed straight at me, I only consider it valid if I agree that it is true. If it is true, then what is there to get upset about? I can be honest and deal with it. If it is untrue, then there is also nothing to get upset about because I cannot be diminished by a perception that isn’t true.

Furthermore, I don’t need anyone’s blessing to state my truth, to experience my life the way that I do, to choose my own  preferences, tastes, or anything else. I do not require anyone to understand what it feels like to carry the burdens of a middle-aged white man, nor do I need them to agree with my politics, choice of profession, spirituality or anything else.

Nobody holds me back from being me, and the same is true for each of us. The Tao Te Ching says, “Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.” (verse 9)

If something that someone else says or does bothers you, then perhaps the real problem is that it bothers you. The solution is not found in the fight to change everyone else; rather, to go within, discover the true self, learn self-love, and embody all truth and freedom without asking anyone’s permission.

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Most people still don't see it. The patterns. The proof. The impossible coincidences. I've been following along for a very long time and current events are unfolding rather clearly.

We are at the precipice of a new world where the Cabal has fallen. The Crown. The Vatican. The City of London and the District of Columbia (USA Corporation). The corrupt, fiat financial system. The oppressive, deep-state-controlled governments. The fossil fuel dependency. The food industry that makes us sick. The healthcare system designed to kill us. An educational system that force-indoctrinates us with lies. Taxes. Debt. Enslavement.

Timber. Now comes the end of all of it.

Next comes a new Quantum, 5D world systemically based on truth, knowledge, freedom, fairness, spiritual wisdom, health, advanced technology and limitless opportunity. But first comes the pain. We are still in the pain stage.

How do you replace sick and corrupt systems? Controlled demolition. It's a big job which has been going on for many years. It is all planned and entirely necessary. The outcome is already certain. In the end, the good guys win. The meek shall inherit the earth. Nothing can stop what is coming.

Not that it ultimately matters. Those who have decided for unconditional love and perfect honesty already live in a state of "always good". But imagine a world in which this would be easier to accomplish.

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New Abscondo album!

Abscondo Always Good Cover

Always Good is a solo album inspired by themes of love and truth. To live in this state is to experience life as always good and joyful, no matter what is going on in the world.

These songs were written during the fall and winter of 2021. Recording began in early 2022 and, after a long break, was finally completed in September of 2022. The album is being released via Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and all digital channels starting October 1st.

Tracks on album are as follows:

1. Hours
2. To Question
3. Every Lie Must Go
4. Looking Forward
5. Always Good
6. Still, We're the Same
7. Cathedrals
8. Beauty Never Fades
9. Trick You
10. Beyond the Body (lyrics taken directly from A Course in Miracles)


Listen to the full album already on Soundcloud. 

 

And for those who would like to own the mp3 files, here you go.

 


When happens when you combine perfect love with perfect truth?

Though it is taught using many different words and concepts, there is only one way to end fear and negativity. Only one way to align all thought and behavior with the positive. Only one way to manifest lasting joy, abundance, bliss, peace, and safety. The way is through perfect love combined with perfect truth.

You can experience all your wildest fantasies, live life to the fullest—but only through a total commitment to unconditional love always combined with a decision to always tell the truth, no matter what, and always want the truth, no matter what. To do this is to spiritually awaken and to end the problems of your life and of this world.

Love and truth are never negotiable. Believe otherwise and become lost in the insanity and endless errors of the ego. Love cannot be defined according to your preferences, and nothing can be gained by manipulating or rejecting the truth about anything. All failure, suffering, and crisis are rooted in this error.

A Course in Miracles correctly teaches that “sin is where love is not.” Where there is anything less than perfect honesty and truth, there is no love. Where there is lack of forgiveness or acceptance, there is no love. Where there is an attempt to get rather than to give, there is no love. Where there is attack in any form, there is no love.

Love is the one non-negotiable, the only solution to any challenge and the correct response to any situation. Learn what perfect love is, live it fully, and everything else in life is yours. Just do it; but do it in love. 

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There is a light this world cannot give, but you can give it. (A Course in Miracles)

Why do we want so badly to change the world? Because we long for paradise, or even just a temporary retreat from the madness. We want the darkness of this world to end so that peace, love, justice, and kindness might reign.

But can we really ask more of the world than what it is? I don’t think so. From my perspective, the world is not dark. It is filled with so much beauty and perfection that it cannot be fully experienced in 1,000 lifetimes. There is so much light, so much color, so much warmth, mostly balance, the right amount of excitement, and pervasive beauty available to all the senses. It is all here, surrounding us right now. Even human beings, if looked upon in this light, are the most magnificent creation of all.

Where anything is wrong, it is that we have retreated from the natural state of beauty into the darkness of our own minds. We have assumed our own fictitious stories and identities, and have withdrawn into our own darkness. Yes, we have been conditioned unjustly and led astray; but this tragic outcome is nothing more than an individual choice for each of us.

Why do we claim to want light when we have sought only darkness and have cared only about the darkness? The end of this tragic error starts now.

What I call the light is life, which is experienced as the energy of love. Its energy pervades the world and it is what we are. We are innocent, the doors of this so-called prison are wide open, and we need only take a single step toward the light. See only the light within and without—be only that, ignoring all else because nothing else has any reality.

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For what it's worth...

I think I've reached a point, for what it's worth...
No longer fueled by wild dreams
Forbidden passions
Nothing more to want or to imagine different from this
Right here
Right now

It's not that I'm resolved, self-limited, or have given up
It's just, I think I've reached a point
For what it's worth...

That I've lived all those dreams
Felt all those passions
Tried to change the world
Lived around it
Fought hopeless battles
Done everything that every ego does
Then found self-love
For what it's worth...

Now I have no wild dreams
No forbidden passions
No guilt or shame
But greet everything that happens
Without any judgement of good or bad 
As reality unfolding

To light it up with perfect love
Always honest
Without fear
No desire for the present moment
To be any different
From how it is

To have lost myself
To find who I really am
I think I've reached that point
For what it's worth...

That I can barely remember
All the reasons why
In this world
I do not fit

The dimension of calm joy
Is where I now live