I grew up in the 60s and by the time I was a teenager music was a huge part of my life. I can still recall lyrics from those songs perfectly as I sang along with them and they were actual words you could remember that had meaning and made sense. There is magic in music. It has a power to transform you and take you places in your mind. Sometimes when I hear one of the “oldies” I remember exactly where I was as the song was playing and I hang onto that memory. What is this power, this magic that enables us to do that? We can use the magical power that music has to help us in our lives, to bring us to our happy place inside. Look at what you consider to be your favorite song or songs. What is the emotion you feel when you listen to it? Is it happy or melancholy or sad (yes some songs do elicit that emotion). Is there a song that really makes you feel joy inside? I have so many that do that and those are the ones I try to listen to every day. I changed my alarm clock so that it plays the song “Happy” and that is how I am awakened each day. I usually let the whole song play and sing along with it. It’s a great way to begin the day.
Music is said to be the universal language. Its beginning is a mystery as no one can say when and where the first song was sung. Many believe it has always existed through our Creator, which is the way I think as well. Even in remote areas where there is no access to radio or other means of listening to music, a natural process takes place of using whatever is available such as rocks, sticks, etc. to express through music. It is ingrained in all of us to bring what we have inside to the outside and express it. That is the power, the magic of music. There is a song that says “express yourself … it’s not what you look like when you do what you’re doing” – so very true. Let your song out not worrying about what anybody thinks of your song. As the Carpenters sang, “Sing, sing a song, sing out loud, sing out strong.” I love you! Namaste