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Part of this song is drawn from my experiences of a sudden moment of understanding, often no more than a second in duration, when scattered images and thoughts snapped together into a picture of startling clarity. Then, just as suddenly, the picture faded and left me standing in my normal world with my day-worn mindset and cataract eyes. But the memory of the moment remained, both taunting my return to the ground-bound world and calling out to me to seek to step again into that world and remain, flying.

The specific instance of this song is the ultimate such experience, that of seeing the light of Jesus breaking through my bondage of sin.

"Planted in my underground life" uses the nuance of a seed. The song is about being born again, about awakening from the sleep of childhood to Life's reality, about the soul's cycles of incubation and birth as it grows toward maturity. The underground aspect ties to Secret Flame.

"Longing for something new" relates to the hunger for God, for revival, and to the description of the ancient Greeks who lived for something new. The human world is that there is nothing new under the sun, our technological arrogance notwithstanding. God's world is that His mercies are new to us each morning.

"Like an old man" is our old man dead in sin. Also, my own experience after I had come of age was that I understood things so clearly at times that I felt as if I'd been alive a hundred years. Ties to Give Yourself.

"Unsuspected door" is that we do not imagine God enters our realm to speak personally to us, until He does. Ties to Open Your Heart.

"Crystal light" is that Truth is both brilliant and sharp edged, clarifying the murk of our existence. This ties to Signature.

"Without permission" is that once God calls, He expects us to follow Him. It is also that enlightenment does not answer our beck and call.

"Vision wasn't true" is that after our awakening, the world remains unchanged. This cannot help but make the experience seem a bit unreal. Morning after syndrome. This connects to the parable of the Sower, in that Satan comes immediately to try to steal the Word out of your heart.

"Dug where the light" is that the call of God requires a response, a forsaking of our present country for the new Jerusalem.

"Buried stair" is that we are spirits, but dead spirits cut off from God, buried by sin. This is not to say we activate our spirits when we are born again, for in fact we become new spirits, not reworked spirits.

It is possible I am not explaining the deeper levels of this song properly. Let me try again.

The material world is the world of the child. If I cannot put it in my mouth, it is not real. In this song the child's world reaches its limits. He must emerge or die. But to the child it feels like he has grown old because he has assimilated all his environment can provide him. He is like Solomon before the Advent, weary of the world that cycles with nothing new under the sun.

If the child is to be born again, and live, sudden travail must come upon him; his old world must eject him. The price for this transformation is his soul, for nothing else is his to give. He came into the world with nothing else, and will leave with nothing else.

Only when the walls of the child world of materialism fall away can the full awestruck scale of the change be conceived. There is no loss of course, because the material world remains, but now enriched. And the new world!

Babel Mark II is a world with you at the center.

When he emerges, he finds a system with the Sun at its center.

 
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