What a strange time we have just entered. In many ways it is exciting that we can all band together to beat a virus, but my opinion is a majority won’t easily take this point of view and thus much frustration and restlessness will get activated, only to be taken out on those in the immediate environment. A friend in Italy told me that crime has gone to zero, but that domestic abuse has skyrocketed! No surprises there considering all the espressos they drink!!!

So how do we get above our own frustrations and make the most of this situation, without going mental? There is no quick fix to this, even though to some it will be the bottle, drugs or some other addiction.

What can you do? Aside from working to make moula, I suggest the following:

0. Watch the media as little as possible, to not at all – once a week is plenty enough as the message won’t change in a hurry. Our Prime Minister said be prepared for 6 months! God I hope not, but I am thinking with that possibility. The problem with the media is it can make one fearful, feel helpless and a spectator to life, so small doses please!

1. Make a garden and plant as many veggies as you can (indoor gardens work). If possible also get some chickens, so you have access to eggs. Plants grow fast and you’ll find out how to do it on YouTube – its very easy!

2. Use this time to reconnect with old friends and loved ones. Talking about the news and how bad it is won’t help, so reminisce and share stories, tell jokes, whatever you choose, but don’t just spew hate to the current scene.

3. Forgive the misdeeds of others. We are all human and we have all made mistakes. Ultimately carrying forward your pain and being a victim to someone else just isn’t healthy. Most people are good and deserve a second chance and this will help change the global Karma. We are all intimately connected and though you may think what you do doesn’t matter, it does. The love and tolerance you show to others makes a big difference – conversely, when you attack, hate or show frustration, you spread that too.

4. Make music, sing, dance, paint, draw, create! Art is an incredible therapy, one of the best and no matter how bad you think you are, just do it and have fun!

5. Exercise…20 minutes a day minimally.

6. Try not to get stuck on social media or the TV: paint a room, fix that broken door handle, anything that needs doing but that you have been putting off, do it now!

7. Avoid conspiracies. This is one of the hardest for me as I am sure there is much more going on than what the media says, but going down that rabbit hole isn’t very empowering. Maybe it is for some and if so, do it. But whether COVID19 was created by the Illuminati, the Dems, the CIA, CCP, KGB or the animal smugglers of Wuhan, we won’t know in a hurry and ultimately, what will be will be. You can’t directly change what they are doing, but you can change yourself, those around you and your immediate environment…by making that as ideal as possible, you will effect the greater scene and bit by bit the world will change for the better.

LoVe
RM

About Rob Meister

Rob Meister – Musician, with a voice for Freedom When it comes to choosing the highlight of his career so far, Rob Meister is torn. Was it the day he shared the stage with the legendary Isaac Hayes at the Berlin Wall in support of religious freedom? Or was it working with the legendary Stanley Clarke, the great Edgar Winter or the electric Billy Sheehan - musicians he once only dreamed of aspiring to be like, but ending up sharing the stage or studio with. As someone who was born to play music, the boy from Tasmania has come a long way. His mother was a concert pianist who studied in Vienna. He grew up in the rugged farmland of the Huon Valley of Tasmania, surrounded by wild animals, & spectacular scenery. After an average day of caring for the family cattle/sheep and chickens plus the odd fight encounter with a tiger snake or being chased by Tasmanian devils, he would find refuge in the sounds of Mozart, Beethoven and Hayden that filled his family home. His mother’s magical playing and family sing-alongs lit the fire and passion for music in his soul. At the tender age of 3 Rob was doing Elvis shows for the neighbours and by 8, he was formally learning piano while his older brother learnt the guitar. One day, while sitting in front of the TV fiddling with his brother’s guitar, he discovered he was actually playing along with the music on TV! From that moment it was goodbye to the piano and hello to learning to play guitar, by ear! Soon classical music gave way to ELO, The Sweet and Kiss but he NEVER forgot his mother’s grounding that inspired him to become a musician. Today Rob Meister in an accomplished Singer, Guitarist and Bassist who is not only called upon by big league international artists to play on their albums, he is also a singer/songwriter in his own right, having released 3 solo albums. An inspiring personal story -
from drugs to international success Rob was exposed to drugs at the tender age of 11, which definitely had a negative impact on his life. “As a boy I was told drugs were ‘cool’ and that they would ‘help my music’ but I soon discovered only darkness lay that way. My most terrifying experience was when I lost some friends to drug related suicide and narrowly avoided jail after a big drug bust happened to my closest circle of friends. It was a shock awakening through which I realised I had to make better choices in my life. I was 19 then and after touring my band around Australia for a couple of years, I began a journey to get to know myself better and to understand life better so I could be free of my past darker days. That’s why a big part of my life now is supporting the ‘Truth about Drugs’ education program” and other non profit groups that align with my purpose to help others.” DISCOGRAPHY – MUSICIAN/PRODUCER/VOCALIST 2002 – Endel Rivers – “Hardbite” - Bass 2004 - Amanda Miguel - Feliz Navidad - Guitar & Engineer - Gold Album 2006 - Album Deedee O’Malley – “New York Girl” – Guest vocalist 2007 - Album Ana Victoria - “Ready” – Co-Producer, Songwriter, Musician and Vocalist (2 singles reached Top 10 in Pop Charts Mexico, #1 Radio hits in Costa Rica & Puerto Rico) 2009 AV Live - Producer Engineer 2009 – Album Code – “The Enemy Within” - Songwriter 2012 AV - Songwriter - Latin Grammy Nomination 2012 2012 - Dustin McGahee - Producer 2013 – Album France D’Amour - “Bubble Bath & Champagne” – Guest Artist on “I want more”. (Gold Album – Nominated for Album of the Year at Canadian Grammys) 2019 – Itto Coutino – Songwriter & Vocalist DISCOGRAPHY – SOLO ALBUMS/SINGLES 2000 – Self-titled Solo Album “Rob Meister”. 2003 – Solo EP “Songs of the 4th”. 2007 – Single “Open Days” (featuring Latina Ana Victoria) 2014 – Solo Album “Without Love” (featuring Aussie Legend Jack Jones and Mexican Guitar Hero Itto Coutino 2017 – Single “Fools Never Rest” w Music Video 2018 – Single “Electric Flow” with McNeil.