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Just IMAGINE

Everything man has accomplished, he has first imagined.

I imagine a day when the global family of man learn they can live together in peace. I have always dreamed and imagined this.

Growing up during the Kennedy years, in the Vietnam era, during Peace Marches and Free Mandela Marches,---growing up with heroes like Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, I have always believed that we can create our own reality through the power of our minds. I have seen the dreams of my heros become realities. Kennedy dreamed we could put man on the moon, an impossible dream, but he did it. Martin Luther King had an impossible dream. We live today in the realizations of that dream. Nelson Mandela imagined his nation united and at peace, when it was ripped apart in apartheid civil war. It was an impossible dream. With the simple secrets of forgiveness, understanding, and compassion, he unified an apartheid nation. These men taught me that it is possible to imagine an impossible dream, and see it happen.

I was 38 years old when John Lennon sang "Imagine".

The songs of our life are like time machines, whisking us back to the sights and sounds and delights of moments long past. Imagine is a song that is threaded through so many moments of years years in my life.

The first time that I heard it, I was instantly captivated by the inspiring words--- and by the feelings of deep love I heard within the sounds. These words became an integral part of who I am today, This song has became my life's theme song.

John Lennon wrote the songs for this album, to use as the soundtrack for "Imagine", his 1988 documentary film. His "Imagine" was one of the most beautiful art films that I have ever experienced. It is, of course, the best documentary film on John Lennon ever made. The timeless songs composed for its soundtrack are woven hypnotically though it.

It has been said that John Lennon used 528Hz frequency in his music. I find this very interesting. A guy named Dr. Horowitz published research on the 528Hz frequency, According to his theory, as he puts it, this frequency is the "center of the musical-mathematical matrix of creation". He describes it as the pure tone equalling love and healing.

Imagine [Blu-ray Audio]
Imagine [Blu-ray Audio]

And here it is! The film!

This historic film documentary by John Lennon will be released this February 11, 2014. My order is in!

 
YOU MAY SAY I'M A DREAMER BUT I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE Square Word Necklace on a Adjustable 16 to 18 Inch Chain in Mixed Metals, #7253
YOU MAY SAY I'M A DREAMER BUT I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE Square Word Necklace on a Adjustable 16 to 18 Inch Chain in Mixed Metals, #7253

All my life I have been accused of being a dreamer, as if it were a flaw in my character. Then I learned that I am not the only one!

 
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John Lennon - Imagine Peace T-Shirt

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The words of this song speak straight to our soul

Watching this video always makes me cry

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At 63 I am still dreaming and Imagining World Peace. And still marching!My brother, Bruce took these pictures. He remains an untiring Peace Activist. He has taken me to his marches and I share in his enthusiasm.My brother is also a dreamer. I am so thankful that I am not the only one!Photo Credits: All photos are mine. All rights reserved.Respect for fellow man, equal dignity for all, understanding, caring, forgivenessWe can live together as a peaceful, united, global family of man. If we can imagine it, it can happen.
At 63 I am still dreaming and Imagining World Peace. And still marching!
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At 63 I am still dreaming and Imagining World Peace. And still marching!
My brother, Bruce took these pictures. He remains an untiring Peace Activist. He has taken me to his marches and I share in his enthusiasm.
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My brother, Bruce took these pictures. He remains an untiring Peace Activist. He has taken me to his marches and I share in his enthusiasm.
My brother is also a dreamer. I am so thankful that I am not the only one!Photo Credits: All photos are mine. All rights reserved.
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My brother is also a dreamer. I am so thankful that I am not the only one! Photo Credits: All photos are mine. All rights reserved.
Respect for fellow man, equal dignity for all, understanding, caring, forgiveness
See all 5 photos
Respect for fellow man, equal dignity for all, understanding, caring, forgiveness
We can live together as a peaceful, united, global family of man. If we can imagine it, it can happen.
See all 5 photos
We can live together as a peaceful, united, global family of man. If we can imagine it, it can happen.

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ecogranny 9 months ago from San Francisco Level 7 Commenter

We share a driving desire to vision and make real a peaceful world. Like you, I have long been enthralled with John Lennon's Imagine. It never fails to inspire and to return hope when I despair. I did not know about the 528Hz frequency concept. I must do research and discover more!


tonyleather 9 months ago

Absolutely brilliant album by the iconic John Lennon! Great Lens!


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PaigSr 9 months ago from State of Confussion Level 4 Commenter

I had a radio show in college. And every week I would have two songs that started my show. The second one was Imagine. And if you are curious the first was In the year 2525 by Zager & Evans.


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trevorjb1406 9 months ago Level 3 Commenter

A nice lens and a nice dream. Let's hope it comes true one day!


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Flora Crew 9 months ago

Wow, that was a really good presentation. I am a Beetles fan and I also love that John Lennon song.


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Merrci 9 months ago from Oregon's Southern Coast Level 7 Commenter

Very sweet review for a beautiful song! Thanks for sharing.


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Mellithorpe 9 months ago

Beautiful lens. Also one of the all time great songs. My daughter played it all of the time when she was pregnant with my granddaughter. After she was born and anytime the song was played, she would stop whatever she was doing to listen to it. She's 12 now and still does the same.


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Wednesday-Elf 9 months ago from Savannah, Georgia Level 6 Commenter

John Lennon's words -- and the message they convey -- have long 'spoken' to me. Nothing can happen without someone first 'imagining' it. May world peace be known in our lifetime ... or at least that of our grandchildren. It's time.


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esmonaco 9 months ago from Lakewood New York Level 7 Commenter

Wow!!! What beatuiful words here, what a well writen and spoken lens. Thanks for This. Great job!!!!


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serendipity831 9 months ago from Milwaukee, WI Level 2 Commenter

John Lennon was a genius and Imagine is one of my all time favorite songs. Great lens!


KFRaizor 9 months ago

I enjoyed reading your well-written lens. I have to admit, though, I'm the oddball -- I HATE this song. I never appreciated the notion of a multi-millionaire living in a million-dollar home singing, "Imagine no possessions." It just rings false. I also don't want to "imagine there's no Heaven." People who suffer on this earth have nothing to imagine but the hope of a better world.

I'll say this, however: lyrical content aside, the melody is beautiful, and this may be Lennon's best vocal performance since "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)."


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Nancy Hardin 9 months ago from Las Vegas, NV Level 7 Commenter

Well done, sierradawn! Dreamers are the creators in our world. If you can dream big, you can create big. And I especially like what you said here: "The songs of our life are like time machines, whisking us back to the sights and sounds and delights of moments long past." Lovely. Congratulations on Review of the Day! :-D


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Linda BookLady 9 months ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA Level 4 Commenter

Beautifully said... imagine peace, and there it is!


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ecogranny 9 months ago from San Francisco Level 7 Commenter

Wow! Just stopped back by to congratulate you on having this lens selected as Review of the Day. Well deserved!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@ecogranny: Oh my, Graceonline, I did not even know that it was! Thank you so much for coming to let me know!!!!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@Linda BookLady: Each thought we think sends out energy. Each thought united with a like thought, magnifies this energy. With the world wide web, like thoughts now have the power of being multiplied together into an infinite force. When the secrets to living together with each other in harmony are so simple and so right, and since the global family of man does really want to live together in peace, World Peace is very easy to IMAGINE.


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@Nancy Hardin: Thank you so much for this beautiful comment, nancycarol! I am finding that the Dreamers and Creators are all here writing lenses on Squidoo. I become more and more convinced of this with each and every new writer I meet here, and with each and every new lens that I read here!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@KFRaizor: Thank you so much, KFRaizor, for your comment. You are appreciated! My Dad spent many years of his life as a Baptist Minister, as well as being Chaplin's Assistant in the Air Force. Our family practice daily bible readings, a tradition that lead me to many years of my own personal daily Bible reading. It is the hope of an Afterlife, a meaning to our sufferings, that Heaven is. But the teaching of Heaven has been used as a powerful tool in subjecting slaves. It has been used, along with the horrors of Hell, to justify 500 years of horrific torture in the Inquisition. Just in the years between 1540 and 1570 at least 900,000 men and women were tortured and burned alive, ---in order to redeem their souls from hell and purify them for heaven. The Inquisition was by the direct order of the "Vicars of Christ", Pope Innocent III and Pope Gregory IX. The examples are endless. All peoples of the globe have their own concepts of the after life. Their beliefs are as real and important to them as all the differing beliefs. I believe in an after life. But I do not believe that one man's beliefs in the afterlife should be enforced upon another, especially when it is done with bloodshed. I believe that it is possible for mankind to understand another man's differences and their right to have differences. "Heaven" and "Hell" and religion have been used to divide the global community of man. This song is about eliminating the concepts that put divisions among us.

Yes, ---Lennon staged the video to this song in a spacious white room. Towering windows, draped in luxurious white curtains graced the space with opulence. A magnificent white grand occupied the focal point. The whole setting Lennon used here was totally opposite of the concepts of "Imagining no possessions." But each of these items played a powerful and deeply meaningful part in presenting this song. Yoko continues her tireless work in her foundation for "Imagine Peace". Lennon was assassinated because he wrote this song.


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@serendipity831: I am so happy to meet you, serendipity831! Thank you so much for your visit! I am always excited to meet people who share a love for my song and John Lennon!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@esmonaco: Thank you so much esmonaco! I am delighted to meet you! Your visit is very appreciated!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@Wednesday-Elf: So beautifully spoken!---"It's time" indeed, dear Wednesday_Elf! "May world peace be known in our lifetime---or at least that of our grandchildren"! I so dream this with all my heart! Thank you so much for the energies you are putting out toward the realization of this dream!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@Mellithorpe: Thank you so much for your comment, Mellithorpe! It is so amazing the powerful effect that music has on us! Its power does indeed begin with the songs we hear in the womb! I am connected to those songs they say I heard, and my daughter is very connected to the music I played when she was in the womb.


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@Merrci: Thank you so much, Merrci! You are very appreciated!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@Flora Crew: I am delighted to meet you, flora-crew! Thank you so very much for your visit! You are appreciated!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@trevorjb1406: Thank you so very much, trevorjb1406! I am so happy to meet you. Thank you for hoping that this dream comes true! Hopes and dreams are powerful things. With enough people hoping and dreaming this dream, it can not fail to happen.


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@PaigSr: I was so hypnotized by that song, 2525! I have no idea why, but I just could not hear it enough. I sure wished that I could have listened to your radio show! I would have LOVED it!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@tonyleather: Thank you so much, dear tonyleather!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@ecogranny: I feel so very blessed to have gotten to meet you! Let me know what you find out about that 528Hz frequency thing. I am fascinated by it but have never really did any research into it.


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graysquidooer 9 months ago

I didn't know about the tech stuff of 528Hz frequency John used, it quite strange and sad that someone who offered peace through music - came to such a brutally abrupt end to his life


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@graysquidooer: I feel the same, John's assassination was such a cruel blow. I believe he was killed because of this song. Thank you so much for your visit! I am delighted to meet you!


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lesliesinclair 9 months ago Level 4 Commenter

I missed this and yet I absorbed it because it was in the air I breathed and on the road I walked. Can't wait to see the video.


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clevergirlname 9 months ago

Great! Good job :)


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SteveKaye 9 months ago from Placentia, CA, USA Level 4 Commenter

We remember the people who helped make the world better by working for peace and social justice. Those who opposed them are forgotten. Thank you for publishing this review.


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Brite-Ideas 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada Level 7 Commenter

Congratulations! This song has that 'where were you when you first heard it' impact - forever it will remain as part of the human fabric


dudexyx 9 months ago

John Lennon! One of my all time favorite artists!


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RoadMonkey 9 months ago Level 4 Commenter

Great version of "Dreamer". Loved that!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@RoadMonkey: Thank you so much, RoadMonkey, I am delighted to meet you!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@dudexyx: Thank you dudexyn! I am so pleased to meet you! He was indeed a genius!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@Brite-Ideas: Thank you so much Brite-Ideas! I love you comment and completely concur!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@SteveKaye: What a beautiful comment, Steve_Kaye! I completely concur! Thank you so much for your important words!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@clevergirlname: Thank you so much, clevergirlname! I am very pleased to meet you and have been enjoying your lenses.


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smine27 9 months ago from Tokyo, Japan Level 6 Commenter

What a great review of one of my favorites.


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@smine27: Thank you so much smine27!


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MJ Martin 9 months ago from Washington State Level 4 Commenter

Great review on another favorite of mine. I love learning new things too. Didn't know about the frequency, that is so cool. Gonna look into that some more too.


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Diana Wenzel 9 months ago from Colorado Level 6 Commenter

Let's always imagine. What a powerful song to choose to review. I can appreciate who you are and your back story with this iconic song.


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@Diana Wenzel: Thank you for your lovely comment! I am always so delighted with your visits!


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@MJ Martin: Thank you so much RubyHRose! Please let me know what you find out.


changrcoacher 9 months ago

Thanks for writing this....for reminding me about this. Today I will imagine more. Another great spirit said Ć¢Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.Ć¢ Albert Einstein


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sierradawn lm 9 months ago Hub Author

@changrcoacher: I am so happy to see you and really appreciate your comment! Albert Einstein is one of my favorite heros!


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ecogranny 8 months ago from San Francisco Level 7 Commenter

Sierra, I haven't had a chance to read it or follow-up with any vetting research, but I did Google and bookmark Dr. Horowitz's web site, which you can find here if you are interested in learning more about his theories: http://www.drlenhorowitz.com/.


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sierradawn lm 8 months ago Hub Author

@ecogranny: Thank you for the link and the visit! Sorry to have taken so long to get back to you. I have been moving again. I will go check out your link.


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WriterJanis2 5 months ago Level 5 Commenter

I have found it interesting that there are claims that he had alien contact.


seahorse60 5 months ago

One of my favorite songs of all time, the lyrics are beautiful. Thanks for memories!


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VioletteRose LM 5 months ago Level 4 Commenter

I love your way of writing, it really makes me feel I want to hear the song. Thanks for such a wonderful review :)


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MelaniePaige13 5 months ago Level 1 Commenter

Amazing lens. I love the song "Imagine". John Lennon was definitely born ahead of a lot of people as far as thinking went back then. These days, more people are fighting modern society to try and create a better, healthier, safer world to live in. I will return later to check out the videos you have here :)


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DANCING COWGIRL 5 months ago from Texas Level 3 Commenter

A very thought provoking song. I can hear it in my head to this day. Interesting about the 528Hz recordings. I have never heard of that.

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