Thunderstruck Elvis was a spiritual being. “C’mon man let’s go into my bathroom and we’ll talk,” exclaims Elvis. No ego filters, Elvis was all earth and soul. When you look at Elvis you were looking at country, pardon the use of Miss Loretta Lynn’s phrase for all of her dedicated fans, it can be difficult to know where to begin on your spiritual journey. More fans go to visit Graceland every year, home of Elvis Presley, than all of the other fans of ‘passed’ celebrities put together.
Some considered Geller to be the “rich man’s poor friend” who’s duty is to keep the wealthy grounded Larry Geller’s (premier Hollywood celebrity hairstylist in the seventies) book “The Leaves of Elvis’ Garden: The Song of His Soul,” At the core of Elvis’ being was the deeply spiritual and sensitive man. Like everyone in the sixties Elvis explored the esoteric religions of the East. Experimentation with drugs was largely popular as part of the journey, will it bring us closer to God, man?” He was a lonely man and the two women who meant the most to him, his wife Priscilla Presley and his mother Gladys Love Presley were out of his life. Amazon lists the book as the “most revealing” about ‘The King’ who died in 1977.
“Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton. Old things there are not forgotten.” -Elvis Presley
Elvis began playing guitar and singing in church as a boy Elvis quoted scriptures from the Old and New Testaments, he was well versed in the bible. With all that time on the road, Elvis had a lot of time on his hands. A normal life can be difficult, a life of fame and all the money and things you could dream of don’t make it easier and in fact make it harder to resist the temptations of the flesh. You are a “touring money-making machine,” there are contracts to be fulfilled, and you work and make the money while the getting is good and before the people move on to the next shiny object.
“Glory, glory hallelujah. Glory, glory hallelujah. Glory, glory hallelujah. His truth is marching on.” –Elvis Presley
J.D Sumner gospel singer with Elvis tells the famous story of a fan coming to the stage with a crown on a pillow and giving it to Elvis. He said “what’s this?” The woman said, “It’s for you. You are the king.” Elvis said to the woman, “No honey, I’m not the king. Christ is the King.”
Elvis had every material thing money could buy Elvis had a yearning for something more, his purpose. Elvis was raised in the church. “Why was I plucked out of all of the lives to be Elvis Presley? And what happened to my twin brother. Why did I survive, why did Jesse die?”
Everyone has something to overcome The image of the biggest star on the planet. Elvis knew the book, “The Prophet” by heart. Elvis, a simple man finds himself in the center of fame and all that glitters. Elvis was a believer and also practiced visualization. The free seventies and sixties were about more than just freeing the body for sex, spirituality was blossoming out all over. Was that time on earth a second coming?
“So hush little baby don’t you cry. You know you’re daddy’s bound to die. But all my trials Lord, will soon be over” -Elvis Presley
“Vicious cycle” said Geller of Elvis, ”Touring and not touring. The zeal of the fans Elvis lived for and believed was his life and his journey. Elvis knew what pain and poverty was about. Born in a two-room shack without electricity, telephones or running water, Elvis was born to help and love people. The lights and the excitement and drugs. Elvis was a human being and being from the south singing from his soul of suffering and love and life. Elvis was following his life path.” Our gratitude to the loving Lilou Mace for revealing the connection and bringing us closer to our truth. Let’s watch the video.