TREVOR HALL – Up There – OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Music & Lyrics by Trevor Hall
Director: Dan Huiting // danhuiting.com
Cinematographer: Aleutian Calabay // calabayproductions.com
Editor: Aaron Berger // aaronjberger.com
PA: Sarah Nelson
Thanks to: Isabelle Abergel and Emory Hall
Up There by Trevor Hall from the Fruitfull Darkness
My first listen to “Up There,” by Trevor Hall from Fruitful Darkness, by my friend, Rick Ramirez, in the living room of our mutual friend Vasu. Rick indicated that we should listen closely to this new Trevor track as it described Trevor’s profound visit with Sri Siddhi Ma. Rick said the experience of listening to the track was very much like a visit with Ma. Rick was correct. Since then, I have listened in quiet reverence to this track while either visualizing Ma in my mind or looking at the image featured in this header. Some Images are Spirit transmissions. There is no way to describe this image of Ma as it speaks directly to me. The other close friend, Jon Seskevich, who works with Love Serve Remember as a nurse to Ram Dass post-stroke while he traveled to India, said that Sri Siddhi Ma did not want her image all over the Internet. Today one can find a few. The one above the fold in this article is credited to Nina. I think it will likely be taken by Nina Rao or part of her collection, gifted by Sri Siddhi Ma.
Trevor Hall is an artist we celebrate on Durham Cool. Many new and old tracks are part of our daily track list. Trevor Hall references Ma in a few other tracks; Up There is about his visit to visit Sri Siddhi Ma and the profound effect her presence had on him and his spouse and partner, Emory Hall. This tribute to Trevor’s visit with Sri Siddhi Ma connects us all to Ma, and we are eternally grateful for this Seva.
Seva is a Sanskrit word that describes the act of selfless service. Its meaning is said to be embodied by the root words Saha, meaning “with that,” and Eva, meaning “too,” which together means “together with.”
Selfless service is an important concept in Sikhism, as well as in most Indian religions and yoga. The act of seva leads to collective benefit and gain, although it is performed without regard for the outcome of the individual.
Yogapedia explains Seva
Seva is an act of compassion and cares for others above oneself. The sacred Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita, encourages selfless service as a way to develop spiritually; thus, it is closely linked to the concept of Karma yoga. Unlike other forms of yoga, which may focus on performing asanas to transform the physical body, performing seva transforms the personality.
A person may perform seva in many ways, but the term is often associated with the work done in ashrams. The residents of the ashram will perform selfless service to further the work of their guru and their community for the benefit of others. This can be considered a devotional practice because you are serving God by serving others.
What is your favorite track on the album, and why?
I think my favorite track on “The Fruitful Darkness” is “Up There.” It’s just a really personal and meaningful song for me. It was written about a meeting that we had with a very incredible Indian saint named “Siddhi Ma.” We met her in India in 2017 and she passed away about a year later. The song recalls all the details of our meeting and whenever I sing it I can always feel her presence so strongly.
“Since Maharajji left His body, He started manifesting increasingly through Siddhi Ma’s transmission. She conveyed the love that Maharajji is; she was an extension of that unconditional love. We in the Satsang will throw off our attachments and meet Her in Her true self, the Soul. For those that felt protected by Her, that protection will continue. We all remain under Her umbrella of Grace. It was clear that He was ever present when Maharajji left His body. And in this same way, I feel joyful about this transition of Siddhi Ma. Although Her name means Mother of Spiritual Power, for all of us, Her spiritual family, She is simply Ma.”
~Ram Dass, December 28, 2017
Trevor Hall Interview – Meditation Magazine
Trevor Hall talked about music, meditation, love, and life in general before his show at the Warsaw in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in March 2019.
Music by Trevor Hall
Shot by Johnny Benavente, David Khaydatov, and Jovanna Benavente
Edited by Kevin Ellerton
“Oh, Maharajji told us all that he would leave this world. One time he said to us that when he leaves, he will leave us all laughing! Then he said that when he leaves Siddhi Ma, he will leave her weeping. As he said this, Siddhi Ma began weeping so much. But Maharajji said she shouldn’t worry— he wouldn’t let anyone harm her, that she would become radiant with his love.”
(Miracle of Love, p382)
Jai Maharajji📿🐒📿One man came from the Accountant General’s office. Maharaj ji was abrupt, asking, “where are you employed? How did you come? By bicycle?” Immediately Maharaj said he was to be given Prasad and sent home. The man was in tears. He couldn’t account for what he might have said that could have offended Maharaj ji. When he reached home, he found that his son had fallen off the roof and was critically injured. The father’s presence had been necessary to prevent the death of his son. The next day the man went back to see Maharaj ji. He said nothing.
~Barefoot in the Heart
महालेखाकार के कार्यालय से एक व्यक्ति आया। महाराज जी अचानक से उससे पूछने लगे, “कहाँ कार्यरत हैं आप? आप कैसे आए? साइकिल से?” तुरंत महाराज ने कहा कि उन्हें प्रसाद दिया जाएगा और घर भेज दिया जाए। वह आदमी रोने लगा। उसे नहीं समझ आ रहा था कि उसने ऐसा क्या कहा होगा जिससे महाराज जी नाराज हो गए हैं। जब वह आदमी घर पहुँचा तो देखा कि उसका बेटा छत से गिर गया था और गंभीर रूप से घायल हो गया था। पुत्र की मृत्यु को रोकने के लिए पिता की उपस्थिति आवश्यक थी। अगले दिन वह आदमी महाराज जी से मिलने वापिस गया ।
~बेयरफूट इन द हार्ट