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  • When we talk about the books and stories that inspire us, it’s more often than not real life stories about people with whom we can relate to that resonate the most. A new book by Phil and Manuela Cheney, “Camino Stories – Half a Million Steps”, is packed full with such stories, but with a very interesting twist.

    Authors Phil and Manuela Cheney set out on a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain in 2015. Their “Camino Stories” is a collection of real-life tales about people from over 15 countries that they encountered during the course of their pilgrimage. The result is an awe-inspiring look into the human spirit, told from real people with mysterious spiritual synchronicity.

    Readers will love the light yet deeply engaging writing in “Camino Stories” that makes it easy to pick up and read each story individually, but impossible to put down. Every bit of “Camino Stories” is entertaining and insightful, written with an honest sincerity that fans have come to expect from Phil Cheney.

    Packed full of colorful character and captivating photography, Phil Cheney’s “Camino Stories” is a great read for anyone interested in travel, spirituality, or anyone who enjoys inspirational, real life stories from other cultures.
    You can find “Camino Stories – Half a Million Steps: True Inspirational Stories from a Pilgrimage in Spain” on Kindle here.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    Born in Australia in 1950, Phil Cheney lives with his wife, Manu, and her daughter in Toronto, Canada. Phil has two beautiful daughters and three grandchildren living in Australia. A published poet, Phil Cheney has traveled to over forty countries, and worked as a CEO, software programmer, Director, IT analyst, soldier, policeman, consultant, international marketer, music producer, builder, composer, and university lecturer.

    In 2013, Phil Cheney completed the first book in the 'Bion & Freya Trilogy', novels about timeless courage and love. His personal adventures have led to joint business ventures in Africa and Europe, which are locations included in other novels in this trilogy. In his abundant life, Phil Cheney has successfully written/produced two musicals, 450 poems, 250 songs, over 20 Enterprise software modules, five paintings, seven prior books (so far), and many short stories, some of which are on his blog.

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1.
I’m trying not to moralise, I know I’ve done things wrong, I let them go, I try to pray Thinking things over, I realise I’ve made mistakes start anew each each day so long I have made some way In loving and being loved. I am no superstar I am broken You can see my scars when you turn away I bleed real tears… So please don’t turn too far When all is said and done - meaning only comes In the calm arms of love. bridge: You can question, you can criticise, You can argue or even sympathise… Just let me know that you once found that there are rainbows shared That can touch your soul… So I will no longer moralise, I’m over, yes I'm over blame. Each word I say And every choice each day, Plant a new seed, Grows more in me help me to make some headway... bring me to the arms of love loving and being loving and being loving and being loved.
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I'm gonna quit : I'm so over bad news , media's full of disaster promotion givin us a negative vibration let's empower our concentration on what's goin' right! Let's look for the optimistic find all our hope and print it If I can be opti-mistic the east you can do is a Lip sync To hope is just realis-tic; we can do bet-ter than survive, (we can thrive) Let's walk together towards what we don't know -don't be afraid to go with the flow. smile at the forecast, but do what we can, live in the moment, don't forget to plan live together in harmony, and peace! yes we can be opti--mistic find all our hope and print it If I can be opti-mistic the east you can do is Lip sync To hope is just realis-tic; we can do better than survive, (we can thrive) repeat
3.
Destiny took her chances, put her life on the line She wanted to trust she could fly on her own; not be stuck in the mud all the time! had everyone sold out, their dreams of authenticity? She heard a voice that spoke hope for her heart to be free; she heard; Look at your innocence, in pools on the floor Let go of instructions that you don't believe, choose for yourself, you can have more! when you have doubts, /and you will, I am sure... Listen inside for the strength to be true to what's inside your core. For when you have soul doubt, (it's what hope's about), self-confidence comes with accepting your value at birth, Hold on to soul doubt, (it's what growth's about), don't be sold out; have faith in your worth! Destiny took her chances, lived life in truth, She found that the more she believed in herself, that others did too! now she is a woman who stands up and fights against conformity, she tells of a wisdom that helped her believe that she could be free; For when you have soul doubt, (it's what trust's about), a plant that is blooming gets all that it needs from the earth, Hold on to soul doubt, (it's what hope's about), don't be sold out; have faith in your worth! so Hold on to soul doubt, (it's a sign of growth,) self-confidence comes with accepting your value at birth, Hold on to soul doubt, (it's what growth's about), don't be sold out; have faith in your worth! don't be sold out; have faith in your worth!
4.
Just started therapy, trying to clear up my history I thought I was messed up, but it seems we all are... Learnt during therapy, my guilt ain't no mystery I'm just suffering from the judgemental blues. started in the family, darker in high school everyone knew better, thought I was just a fool learnt during therapy, they had no mastery I was just holding onto their judgemental blues Lord, let me be see, how to be free from all the blame that's stalking me Instrumental by Sam don't allow opinion, to change into dominion of your dreams to be the best you can be just keep right on growing, questioning more than knowing and don't let judgement take away your liberty take away the put-downs, burn the images of bad run away from everything that stops you being proud, like the judgemental blues Still doin' therapy, trying to clear up my history I thought I was messed up, but it seems we all are Learnt during therapy, my guilt ain't no mystery It's just a reaction to judgemental blues
5.
I once asked for a kiss, and you granted my wish with a thousand all over my body I put on your hand, a zirconium band and your smile lit the whole of the lobby I remember the time, coming home; too much wine, when we laughed and got wet in the rain; over the years we faced fears with joint tears, but our hearts were entwined all the time I was yours, you were mine, though it was a tough climb we still shared joy, we still shared joy, we still shared joy oh so sublime. (Instrumental memory refrain) You know I love you. you have so much to give,I prayed that you'd live, and I thought that we'd beat this one too now I guess I can say, though I miss your sweet ways, that I know that you haunt all I do I asked for a kiss, and you still grant my wish with the breeze on my face and the sun on my skin I ask for your hand, and then ]in mine I find your zirconium band... and I dance with a smile once again. I once asked for a kiss, and you granted my wish with a thousand all over my body I put on my hand, a zirconium band and your love dances with me again (Instrumental memory refrain) and your love dances with me, forever
6.
My heart is beating, I got a choice My eyes can see, I breathe without thinking 'bout it I hear your voice, I can feel your pulse About my health, I got the attitude of gratitude. Food on the table, water on tap. My blood is warmed by doing what I love to do I am a dance, and I take the chance to appreciate - the attitude of gratitude! I've got lots of stuff, I can do without I've got enough money and a bank that's lookin' after it I have my home, a love that's true, I see love as the mirror of my attitude of gratitude Instrumental Best of all, I got friends who care We've got love we share, (you have a sexy aptitude) I've got self respect, and I love me too, that's the base of an attitude of gratitude. My life is good, I've got a choice your perfume, I breathe without thinking bout it I hear your voice, I can feel your pulse for all I see, I have the attitude of gratitude.
7.
The chains of the past are broken They were all inside my head, now The chains of the past are broken They were all inside my head, now Delusions gonna live with compassion I’m gonna live Gonna live my life shining light ; cause nothin’ is stopping me nothin’ is stopping me nothin’ is stopping me anymore I was brainwashed by the system To believe in punishment, now Brainwashed To believe in God’s punishment Like God wanted to hurt me now.... (Chorus) My life was obligation I wanted so much to be me, now My life was obligation And I just wanted to be free, To make my own mistakes I was told I was a sinner, I was labelled no good, I was washed up and hopeless, then I received love, I believe I have value shining self-confidence, now I believe I have value self-confidence is the difference, oh yeah mmmm gonna live with compassion I’m gonna live Gonna live my life shining light from GodIsLove cause nothin’ is stopping me nothin’ is stopping me nothin’ is stopping me anymore
8.
Before I met my woman I spent nights alone in bed My life was like a traffic light always stuck on red. But now I get the green instead, cause she opens up her.. (don't presume!) she opens up her heart with her magic will, she's got that magic skill but what really gives me the biggest thrill is that if she can, If she can, she will! Stopped. now I go, Unsure. Now I know That until red becomes green, If she can she will, If she can,she will Blue, red, orange, green Prettiest woman I've ever seen I love who she is, and my biggest thrill is that if she can, - she will Before I met my woman I spent nights alone in bed My life was like a traffic light always stuck on red. Now I love that she lights up the green instead well, if she can, she will if she can, she will
9.
Oooh, I, Oooh, We... Oooh, I, Oooh, We... Moonlight on the verandah, Your head is on my lap the gun in my holster is ready to fire, Now what do you think of that? Afloat on red water, purple clouds in the sky Lightnin' strikes where it hit before, and all that you can do is sigh? Oooh, I, Oooh, We... Oooh, I, Oooh, We... Ride the warm waves of my mystery Oooh, I, Oooh, We... Oooh, I, Oooh, We... Read the pages of the ink that I paint on your thigh, paint on your thigh ... Morning sun on our pillow, birds calling in a field of yellow wheat, You tell me that the the only meal you want is me, well how the hell can I sleep? Oooh, I, Oooh, We... Oooh, I, Oooh, We... Ride the warm waves of my mystery Oooh, I, Oooh, We... Oooh, I, Oooh, We... Read the pages of the ink that I paint on your thigh, paint on your thigh ...
10.
I love your body moving, I follow every step you make I love your body breathing, I thrill with every breath you take, and every time I touch you, you fit me like a glove so now its time to party, come and teach me how to move You are my inspiration, now come out on the dance floor You are my inspiration, come out on the floor You inspire me, You inspire me, You inspire me come out on the floor You are my inspiration, now come out on the dance floor You are my in-spiration, come out on the floor Shake your hips (nice) twist to left and right now raise your arms, and show off all your charms, (Oh yeah) You are my inspiration, now stay here on the dance floor You are my inspiration, stay here on the floor You are my inspiration, now stay here on the dance floor You are my inspiration, stay here on the floor
11.
Hey, there, don't look so sad, you're life's not gone, an' you'll get another chance Oooh oooh ooh We, will, ne-ver give up, catch all our dreams, put them in a plasticup When, we, need lif-ting up, just take a sip, you can taste the sweet in it Love, fill, the cup with sun, it o-ver-flows, spills out on to ev-ery-one Plasticup dis-pos-a-ble, at first glance, but it is replaceable, an' you'll get another chance Collect each drop of your dreams from your soul they flow in streams Life holds more than gold more than being young or old Don't ignore your plasticup, our goal is to fill it up,[ never give up, fill up- your Plasticup Hey, there, don't look so sad, you're life's not gone, an' you'll get another chance and you'll get another chance and you'll get another chance
12.
Through our open window the breeze is soft and warm in her gentle hands she brings a gift, the perfumes of love's home. OOooh the breeze is soft and warm in her gentle hands she brings a gift, the perfume of the dawn. Inhale the citrus of the morning, the cedarwood of hope, the spices of your passion, the spices of your passion, the frankincense of your love Fragrances I'm grateful for, the taste of who you are, peppermint of kindness, chamomile of care patchouli of your laughter, the beauty of foxglove, marjoram of energy, aroma of your love. Fragrances, fragrances In the bergamot of your peace I rest, with notes of eucalyptus, It's hard to adjust to the sweet musk of your trust, but I know I must, cause I am intoxicated with your perfume Fragrances I'm grateful for, the taste of who you are peppermint of kindness, chamomile of care, patchouli of your laughter, beauty of foxglove, the marjoram of energy, aroma of your love. Fragrances, fragrances Fragrances, fragrances You're my peppermint, patchouli, my musk and chamomile cedarwood and citrus infused with sex appeal Fragrances, fragrances Fragrances, fragrances She loves you! Got to be optimistic!

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This is a collection of quite different styles, with a single theme of positive hope and optimism. It is a collection of all the types of music that Philosofree loves to write.

We had a great time recording it, as you will hear!

Enjoy the results as much as we did making it!

Video tracks are available on my YouTube channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCGjK8q0KGoo1hB0aQWxomMA

Social media links: linktr.ee/philosofree
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Genres (if you care about knowing which tracks are which!)
Hot AC: All the tracks
Soul: 02 Soul Doubt
Rock: 10 You are My Inspiration, 09 Afloat on Red Water
Blues: 07 Nothing is stopping Me. 04 Judgmental Blues
Country: 01 Arms of Love, 05 Zirconium Band
Pop: 11 Plasticup, 02 Optimistic
Jazz: 08 Green Light
Soft Rock: 12 Fragrances
Alternative: 06 Gratitude

Philosofree 2016
Recorded at Iguana Studios, Toronto
Engineer and compatriot, Nick Lobodycz did the mixing and mastering.
www.iguanarecording.com

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released June 25, 2016

All songs written by Philosofree (c) philcheney.com

Lead Vocals: Philosofree, Mirian
Lead Guitar: Sam Shark
Backing Vocals: Ioana, Leilani and Keona Aboumitri, Manuela Cheney, Livia Alonzi
with thanks to all the session musicians who contributed!

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Philosofree & Optimysts Toronto, Ontario

Philosofree, Mi Cha ('Chami') , Sam Sharkaway and Bob Legare are Optimysts!

Philosofree is from Australia, Bob is Canadian, Sam is from Egypt and Chami is from Japan.

Together they perform an eclectic mix of harmonic songs.

Many other talented musicians from across the world have contributed to the albums.
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