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We had just recently gone to see Eric Pearl in San Francisco for a seminar on “healing.” Our friend Zia also suggested Richard Bartlett, as well. We read Bartlett’s book "Matrix Energetics," and were struck by the fact that both men suggested that underneath it all, we are made up of “information” and “light.” It's nice to hear people talking about that with some consistency.

Then after arriving at the studio in Italy, we began reading “Emergence” (from Ego to Essence) by Barbara Marx Hubbard. We were really interested in this continuing concept of “light” as we find ourselves slowly turning toward the light like sunflowers in so many ways. We decided to write using the metaphor of the sunflower as a way to envision our lives together. Between the books, and the music, we experienced a powerful time as we imagined a more natural way of being, helping to focus our energies.

Check out our related story at Uncommon Promise
uncommonpromise.com/story/Toward+the+Light

lyrics

From the dawning of morning
I follow the sun
Knowing where I’ll be when the day is done

Chase the path of the sunlight
All the while summer days linger on
Stretching into weeks before me
Then fade, turning into falling autumn leaves

Scattered and swirling in the wind
However it has come to be, wherever it begins

The wind carries them along, the lost days of summer
Taking their flight toward the light

Could it be that, as they are whirling ‘round
Lighter than before, they’re homeward bound

Could it be they are really flying now
Breaking free at last from the ground, seeking the light
They are breaking free
Soaring to the light

Just as those lost days of summer, finally
Somehow fall away
There’s another day

And if those days are numbered
I will follow the sun
Chase the path of light
Until there is none

As the lost days of summer
Surely follow each other along
Week by week and winter into springtime
Always, ever turning toward the light

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from Toward the Light, track released January 1, 2008
Cheryl Martlage - Lyrics and vocals
Emerson Martlage - Music, guitar and vocals
Mr Toad's San Francisco - Mastering

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Cheryl and Emerson Martlage San Diego, California

At the age of 48, and after 25 years of marriage, we headed to a secluded town for 6 weeks, to create a new relationship and begin again.

When we arrived as if by magic, we co-wrote our first song ever— "Never Sleep," evoking the mystery and magic of the new adventure. Twenty years later, we're still making music. Join us on our musical storytelling as the adventure continues to unfold
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