Sunday, June 26, 2011

Your First Voxian Changing of the Guard. {An exploratory draft in first and second person.}

the Voxians.
{Your first changing of the guard}
First and Second Person Edition Exploratory Draft.
©2011 Marcus James Christian

Memory Reconstruction Module...

You and I began walking towards the Voxian castle. I had been there many times in the past however this was your first visit there. The other Voxians were unaware of your presence. It was certainly not my desire to keep anything from them, however I felt led somehow not to bring up your presence. I had decided ahead of time to be open and honest about your presence, if you were noticed. However, if you went unoticed, or noticed yet ignored, I would simply place such a state into the same pretext as perhaps a spectacular cloudscape, unmentioned by my friends and team members, my fellow Voxians.

A new shift was assembling. My voice type was generally considered an expanded Baritone. This meant, as it does now, that I was capable of tones in both the bass and tenor range, however my true place suggested by nature was a balanced center with the displacement capabilities found in lower bass-baritone and bass voices as well as the many energy powers found commonly in tenor voices.

As the previous team was exiting the castle to return to their places of origin through the pools within the caverns of the near mountains, I observed who they were and explained to you some of what I knew of them.

Brythmenor was a large, tall and powerful bass-baritone who was able to create land mass displacement as well as terrain reconstruction due to his high quality powerful Voxian voice. Soprenthia was a gifted soprano who had a breadth and richness in her tones that not only gave her the common Voxian soprano capability of flight, but also the ability to carry physical objects in flight that she was not capable of when not in a vocal induced vibrational state.

The other two I did not recognize by name but was sure to extend to them warm greeting and best wishes on their return to their home worlds.

We were the first ones there and it was clear that you found the surroundings as spectacular as I always did. There is just an energy that emanates from a Voxian castle that one can't help but fall in love with. It is hard to describe though as I recollect these memories. A Voxian Castle can make a Voxian feel like both they love to be there, yet are also slightly burdened by the looming responsibility of the current watch.

The rest of the team due in for our shift began arriving. I knew two of them, the mezzo-soprano, and the young tenor - whom was still a boy. The younger pre-motherhood female who came stumbling from the forest was new. Not only to us, she was new to the Voxian discipline as well. This is ok, for when we are in the winners circle, we must remember there was a time when we were shaking nervously at the starting line.

I wondered how you fit into all of this. I still did not know your voice type or even understood how exactly the vocal knowledge I was aware of would work for you as ...

Friday, June 24, 2011

NEVER Break Out of a "Comfort Zone!" The exact opposite of what they tell you to do!

NEVER Break Out of  a "Comfort Zone!"
(The exact opposite of what they tell you to do!)
©2011 Marcus James Christian

There is a theme I have seen discussed over and over again amongst quote / un-quote "successful" people, or those who are recognized as "success-guru's." The idea that you " ... must break out of your comfort zones!"

However here is the most ironic truth about this concept. If you actually research the biographies of the famously successful people who suggest that you "jump out of your comfort zones" you will find that if there is one thing they did not do to become famously successful, it is - guess what - leave their comfort zones.

Yes that is right, remember the truth can be very different than what people (especially those with potentially massive inflated ego's filled by fame) "say" is the truth.

Recently I read an article in Success magazine wherein Donald Trump, yes the same Donald Trump you are thinking of stated that you must get out of your comfort zones. I thought, "hmm, well this must be a truth of epic success after all Donald Trump is ... wait a second ...

Let us analyze the successful life of Donald Trump.

1. Born into a wealthy, New York real estate family, Donald enters into the (ahem) family business at an early age.

NOTE: Family business = Comfort Zone of all Comfort Zones, if you are keeping score.

2. Donald Trump enters the New York Military Academy.

NOTE: Not an African tribal school, nor a one man expedition to the south pole, instead - the New York born DJT, enters into the New York Military Academy, guess where this academy is ... forgive me, New York. The same place Eva Gabor sang she'd "rather be" residing because she claimed to have hay based allergies in the "Green Acres" theme song.

3. Then, the New York born and raised DJT, graduates the New York Military Academy, and goes to work in - guess where (the theme song to Jeapordy ♫ is now playing) New York!

4. However, I am sure at this point you are saying to yourself, " ... yeah but, that's the end of it right, that was when he broke out of his comfort zone and ... " BEEP! Wrong, next, he begins business in New York in guess which industry! 3 ... 2 .. 1, New York Real Estate. Wow, what a great distance from where he started.

5. Then after many years in, New York Real Estate, he then enters entertainment with a show centered around, you guessed it, New York Real Estate!

Lewis and Clark, eat your heart out fellas, and you thought you went on an expedition, you comfort zone lovers and your hand made maps of uncharted territories, ha, Hippocrates!

In fact in my own life, one of the worst "game of life butt kicking's" I ever received was at the age of 17 when I picked up and moved to Los Angeles to further my music career. I left every form of a comfort zone behind and ventured like the bravest man alive, alone into the wilderness of the concrete jungle, with a mighty, Trump like $1,100 dollars in pocket which I had saved up by busing and absurd amount of tables at Marie Calendars. Ah, the power of pie!

If I am being honest, most of what I learned in LA in those years was not pretty, fun or enjoyable and frankly only the experiences within my comfort zone, "being creative - being a musician" were the experiences that eventually built into some pretty positive stuff. The matters removed from my comfort zone (i.e. comfort zone is natures way of saying - you may belong here) being uninvited in some bizarre, sprawling, money is everything city of doom, probably amounted to a two steps forward, three steps back achievement.

I challenge you to analyze your own successes and in fact the most truly successful people in history and ask yourself, do you see anyone jumping out of their comfort zones?

Oh wait, there was that time that Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player ever, left the pinnacle of the NBA to play part-time right field on a minor, not major, but minor league baseball team!

Find me one truly successful person that ever made a jump, not a segue mind you (those are actually good) but an actually "jump" out of their comfort zone and did well. Can I save you some time ...

©2011 Marcus James Christian

MLA Sources Cited:
Hey, I'm at an eatery and don't have access to my book and magazine collection. The MLA police will just have to wait!

VOXIAN INFORMATION MODULE (*VIM) : A Typical Voxian Shift Change, Chapter One

VOXIAN INFORMATION MODULE (*VIM) : A Typical Voxian Shift Change, Chapter One

As I begin to respond to the absurd quantity and quality of inquiries involving the Voxians I find myself challenged by where to begin communicating to you that which I know of them at this time.

I would love to start at what I believe to be the true beginning of the Voxians, however, the time to tell things from that point feels as if it may be too much to deal with at this moment. Even the beginning, the arrival of the First Father Voxian, is still technically not the entire beginning, yet it could be considered the beginning of the Voxians - as a plural - entity.

Therefore, after some consideration, I have decided to describe what seems to be a typical Voxian shift change, if anything relative to the Voxians could ever truly be considered typical.

It is my desire to exceed a common past tense third person perspective therefore I wish to place your consciousness - temporarily - into the physical form of an Auricusian Bird. This will give our “camera obscura” of thought the greatest potential for comprehensive understanding.

Imagine yourself walking along a rather inviting, green grass hill flanked pathway. You are near an immense lagoon of the bluest water that beyond your physical vision goes out into the great seas of Auricus; another world which shares some similarities with earth. There is a hand made fence post constructed of largely unmodified limbs of some spectacular, ancient tree form.

Upon the vertical post rising up to hoist the natural, gnarly, horizontal fence beams, descends a spectacular bird which would take two of your hands and all of your strength to hold. It is hard to describe the birds coloring as blues, silvers and swift lines of red stretch from its beak to its tail feathers. As you walk towards the bird it sees you and takes a short flight to a nearby, rather monumental looking bird bath.

As you walk slowly towards the bird bath, the sleek, aerodynamic creature within it begins splashing about. The bird then turns to you and makes intense immediate eye-contact. It is as if the environment around you falls into a blur and a rack focus upon the mirror like eyes of the air creature becomes all that is seen. You are then compelled to touch the waters of the bird bath, and, as you do … you become the bird.

You are now capable of immersion into this Voxian realm and a particular set of events that I believe occurred about the time your great grandparents were small children themselves. Even more amazing is the possibility that one of your grandparents could have very well been a Voxian themselves.

The waters of the bath are of a purity so intense you can actually feel it permeating your new physical existence. Within these waters you can see a bit of your reflection in your new form. There is a stone monument that looks as if nothing could ever cause it to fail in the near distance and within that monument there is a human being sitting upon a perfectly flat, chair shaped gem stone, looking out upon the shore seeking waters of the lagoon. There is a gentle feeling of safety and joy that washes over you as you realize the human sitting there is you. Rest assured you will be able to return to your well protected form after you experience this Voxian realm as the flight capable creature you have become.

©2011 Marcus James Christian

Voxian Information Module: VIM 6242011, Regarding Voxian Voice Types, Baritones.

Regarding Voxian Voice Types, Baritones.

The Voxian Baritone has an interesting voice type. In common, non-Voxian voice classifications, the baritone voice type is balanced between the bass voice and the tenor voice. Regarding pitch matters relative to the Voxian and non-Voxian voice types, placement is the same.

There are however count less differences when we begin discussions regarding what can be done with the Voxian Baritone Voice and the non-Voxian Baritone Voice.

Let us just say this, a great non-Voxian baritone voice may be certainly able to move the soul and the spirit on occasion, however, a great Voxian Baritone should be able to literally move mountains, and perhaps more.

©2011 Marcus James Christian
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