Tool and Spirituality


I realize that not everyone has the same taste in music and that some people may not like tool, but I wanted to talk about them nonetheless, because there is something so intriguing about their music that has fascinated me long before I even knew what it was.

Writing about it doesn’t do justice to the experience of actually listening to their songs, so if you haven’t done so already, have a listen:

There will be people having no idea what I’m talking about or think I’m a metal-loving hippie and that’s fine with me. The reason I am writing this post is because there are people out there that will know exactly what I’m talking about and it will resonate with them. That’s who this post is for.

It’s dedicated to expressing my gratitude for tool for doing what they can do – as artists – to assist in the collective evolution of consciousness. The impact their skilfully created art had on me is hard to describe. And even though I initially did not realize what it was all about, it definitely stirred something inside of me.

And they know of this – they know that art and creative expression can make a difference in people’s lives. When you have a closer look at their art work, you’ll notice that it’s riddled with symbols that have intent and meaning behind them. People may not realize what they represent, but they are still tapping into something, activating parts that help them come to a greater awareness and deeper spiritual understanding. Their music broadens the perception of reality.

In this day and age –  where it is us as people creating our human experience – it is important that we inspire eachother, and tool certainly does that. The meaning behind their lyrics and the intent behind their music are awe-inspiring and truly unique.

My taste in music has changed over the years and has become more and more eclectic, but also short-lived. Hardly any artist or song stays with me longer than a couple of days.Tool, however, is a band that I still love to come back to, only to immerse myself in their music again and again.

What I would like to leave you with is one of my favorite quotes that I always remind myself of, when facing challenging situations in my life. It’s taken from the song “Lateralus”:

“Over-thinking, over-analyzing separates the body from the mind.
Withering my intuition, missing opportunities and I must
Feed my will to feel my moment, drawing way outside the lines.”

– Gabriela

P.S.: I found something interesting on youtube and thought I could share this here as well. Someone slowed Parabol down by 800%. And it actually sounds like a very pleasant om-chant:

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