Pre-pandemic there was a wonderful event.
It was as if God/ the Universe was preparing us for what was to come. (Which is where we are now, in a pandemic.)
There was a concert at the Shrine Auditorium, just outside of downtown Los Angeles.
The Shrine architectural design motifs are Islamic. So it simulates a mosque.
We arrived to see "him". All races, ages, and genders answered the call to "our" prayer.
Lenny Kravitz was in LA. He made a very rare appearance.
The concert was a journey and banquet for the senses with colors, textures, lighting, sounds, but most of all souls & spirits.
Lenny called out several people to join him on the stage. It was to give credit to the people who "made him" along the way.
People he had differences with and parted ways with. They beckoned to his call, and they embraced in reconciliation, recognition and respect for each other.
All was acknowledged, forgiven, reconciled and praised. And he made us aware that's what was happening. So that we could do the same in our lives. Pass it on.
Music gathers people. Music unites people. It elevates the human vibration.
It creates tolerance, transcends all boundaries to create peace, joy and love.
Lenny gave solo time to his lead guitarist, drummer and supporting musicians, his disciples.
He filled the air with love, poetry, song, explosions of guitar riffs, drum beats, baselines and lyrics of wisdom.
There were words whispered and screams of emphasis. The journey was an exploration of nostalgia, current issues and futuristic dreams.
Lenny took us through all facets of life from our seats to heaven, all of us knowing it was a divine purpose.
Everyone for that slice of life and time, were in full agreement, total respect, in shock and awe of the atmosphere and environment.
It's always something miraculous to see and feel while being taken on a journey by an anointed master of his craft.
The audience was his congregation. And Lenny's message was one thing, and only one thing. The message was LOVE. Love and only love.
Let Love Rule is his hit song, new book and life mantra.
Music makes people gather and unite. It raises, magnifies and embraces the best of humanity.
It creates a meditative state and new levels of tolerance for one another. Music is magical.
Lenny Kravitz was our spiritual leader that night, taking us on a spiritual journey the best way he knows how.
He blessed us with his blessing from God, his music.
Let Love Rule. Amen