Back in the 70s, the Carpenters were a Grammy-winning brother and sister musical act who carved out their own niche in the American pop songbook. Yet, in 1977 they took a bold turn and diverted from safe chart-toppers like “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays” and others, and recorded “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem of World Contact Day).” Boasting one the longest titles ever, the spiritually avant garde tune’s lyrics made its focus clear: Communicate a message of peace with the rest of the Universe.
How does an individual communicate with something or somewhere that can’t be seen? Simple, with your mind and thoughts through prayer and meditation. As I’ve said before, everything is energy. And, energy thrives on vibrations (yep, just like electrical waves and transmitters and receivers). In the classic film, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” director Steven Speilberg incorporated not only the power of thought, but also the connectivity of sound to reach out to aliens.
The Universe has a host of planets, some discovered and some yet to be, to which residents of Mother Earth can dispatch loving messages. We should start, however, by projecting those positive thoughts in our own backyard, literally. Then, expand to other regions of the country, the world and the Universe. “Calling Occupants” could easily be adapted to the healing needed at our home base.
As a teenager, I remember radio stations lampooning the Carpenters’ choice to record the song about spaceships and signs (originally recorded in 1976 by the band Klaatu), labeling it “out there” and “loopy.” Descriptors like those are still being tossed about in some circles, yet, the realization of positive telepathic thoughts’ impact in our lives can’t be ignored. The magnitude of peace and love encountered on any given day is proof.
Beaming messages from our minds and hearts to neighborhoods, locations and even galaxies far, far away isn’t far-fetched. It’s “Close to You.”
Love and light,