At the moment of birth, the Universe sings praises for the beautiful Spirits entering into Earth’s paradise. A paradise replicating the acoustics, spiritual, and Universal ecstasy of the heavens. A natural replication of heaven’s desire to see imprints, aesthetics, and patterns of its being in the visible realm. In turn, the Divine uses the artistry of humanity and genius to celebrate its very being. It is glorious! Allowing people, and all life forms, to be nourished in creativity, artistry, and the Spiritual ecstasy of music, is the epitome of Universal Love, heavenly Love. . .Creator’s Love!
At the moment of being, we are on the path to. . .becoming. Slowly evolving into the Universal destiny, prescribed for us, the moment we were born. This movement and process is slow, steady, and fluid. It takes on the momentum and Spirit of water. Trickling into a silken rhythm, reminescent of the invisible world of peace, calm, and heavenly bliss. Being cradled in the essence of life, and knowing that one is safe, protected, and LOVED! Drinking that elixir and continuing heaven’s bid for the preservation and expansion of life. Its one of the spiritual and medicinal properties of ensuring that life is sustained on Earth. That it blossoms into lavish gardens and wonders, as what is evident in Heaven. It is the natural way of. . .Being.
One of the highlights of singer and actor, Rotimi’s, latest work, The Beauty Of Becoming, is how it hints at the evolution, which occurs once we have been birthed into Earth’s painting tapestries. We become life, itself. And, its a beautiful thing. An intrinsic way. . .to be. The very title articulates a personal and spiritual growth. That one has reached a particular point on their spiritual path. A place and space, of having reached, that part, of one’s spiritual journey on Earth-doing what one is meant to do. And, pushing oneself to enter into the spiritual haven of music, while performing heaven’s numerous voices on Earth’s domain.
The songs on The Beauty Of Becoming, showcases particular rhythms, melodies, syncopations, and textures, which gives a mental image and picturesque view in feeling that one is being guided into the naturalness of life. Directed into a storybook tale into how smooth sailing, easy, and natural, life and love can be. The only difference is that through Beauty Of Becoming, the storybook tale found in fantasy becomes a. . . reality. And, its a lived reality that humanity can partake in, should they decide to enter that world, and that journey.
Through the very production of The Beauty Of Becoming, itself, it is evident that Rotimi is experiencing another awakening. Entering another spiritual realm to observe how far along he is on his spiritual path on Earth. His purpose and the reason for his being in his exploring, and immersing, into the world of artistry and musical aesthetics. Remember, its heaven’s gift to humanity. From his being when he was first born, carried in his mother’s womb (and her own connection to Divine knowledge) to his coming into manhood.
As we observe the very album cover of The Beauty Of Becoming, we are presented with a masterpiece of spiritual aesthetics. What looks so simple carries an array of great depth, insight, and inquiry. First, his having been placed in nature. In the midst of woods (or empty fields), where they give the illusion of bareness. They have not brought in the fruition, yet. Nevertheless, woods are a place, where wolves lay. That’s for another literary take.
On the album cover, Rotimi is dressed in black attire. It is from darkness, where we are transitioned into the living world. Life is found in the dark. On a beautiful, starry night, humanity is given the living proof of such. The Universe houses the planets, stars, and other cosmic life forms in, black. Dressing in oiled colored pearls, and spreading that richness in the form of give and receive. Sustaining the harmony, interconnectedness, and balance. Its euphoric. Enchanting.
Rotimi is positioned in a standing of mastery. His body language articulates such. One level of mastery has been completed. There are other levels to be reached. Nevertheless, one part of the journey is. . . finalized. And, it is truly a titillating feeling when a person is aware that a segment has successfully been fulfilled. The becoming into one manifestation of. . .self. Accommodating his attire are jewelery pieces, which ornaments his Soul. One of the pendants honors the African Continent. A reminder of a previous journey, prior to his presence on US soiling. And, it is this symbol (one of many), which guides him on his travels, in his Spiritual work of spreading heaven’s artistry, through this Being, called music.
As fans, listeners, and the world continues to immerse in The Beauty Of Becoming, one can hope that each individual becomes in tune with their own state of beingness. And, no, not the awareness that one is a living, breathing person; walking around in human flesh, in whatever coloring and design of the Universal heavens, matched with the Creator’s design. A deeper awareness. An enlightenment of one’s spiritual path on Earth. One’s spiritual purpose. Being on track in one’s journey. A journey, which had already been designed from the moment an individual was born, and came into. . .Being. And, with every footprint, movement, and steady rhythm pulsating on Earth, that person was moving, in order to become what they were meant to be.
What a celebration from the Universe when a person has aligned with Heaven’s plan! How the stars glitter in excitement! A sparkling combustion of happiness, that what was planned in the heavens is happening, on Earth! Yet, it doesn’t stop once one has reached that path, finished a part of it, or walking in continuation on it. There are many things to consider in order to ensure that one does not lose their way, or get off the path. That one does not venture onto another trail, which may remove them from Heaven’s Earthly design. A trail that may seem fascinating or tasty at first, but only has an end result of selfishness, vanity, narcissism, and utter destruction.
There is one final detail, which seals the deal on Rotimi’s spiritual awakening and walking in Heaven’s direction. That is the eighth note, which substitutes for the letter “i” on the ending of his name, located on the bottom of the album cover. This intrinsic part of calligraphy returns us back to that time before he came to be. A spiritual connection, and fruition to the very meaning of his name, and his contract with the Divine. In the Yoruba language, Rotimi means “stay with me.” His name had been chosen and ordained by the Heaven’s before he was brought into Being. Which means that Heaven expects, and has proclaimed for Rotimi to stay in alignment with the Creator’s plan and destiny for his life. An order that was written, in the name. To be performed and executed through music and the artistry of the Divine. As it is written, so shall it be.
So, as we become the person we were meant to be, let’s celebrate the moment of when we first. . . became. Jeweled. Innocent. And a perfect path in Heaven’s quilt. If ever we find ourselves getting off of the path, for the reason of our becoming, just remember our initial Being. And how beautiful it was when Heaven sent us. . .to be!