Right now, I’m sitting with my morning coffee, listening to a CD of Lakota Sundance songs, played on the grandfather drum with a group of 8 to 10 men, and maybe some women assisting… Very powerful and totally energizing me! Getting me ready for the day.
I often use music to get me pumped or calm me down or carry me off into dreamland. There’s something about music that has always been in my soul, in my heart, and in my psyche. Its rhythm and melody speak to a deep place in my being. The drum beat of these Lakota Sundance songs transports me to another world, another time, with my ancestors. And I feel the power of the voices, each connecting with Spirit in their own unique ways.
At one time in my life, it was music, specifically John Denver’s song “I Want To Live”, that saved my life. It was a dark time for me, one where I was truly not wanting to live. I listened and sang that song over and over and over. Somehow the words seeped into my soul, and I was no longer in that space. It took hundreds of rewinds and many hours of walking and listening, but somehow the music got me through.
There have been times when I wanted to unwind from a stressful day. I put on some soothing music and laid in the bathtub full of bubbly warm water, gazing at the small candles I’d lit to complete the mood. Again the music works wonders … it speaks to the molecules of my body, telling them it’s ok to let go. Its ok to relax. It’s time to breathe easy.
So you see, I have an eclectic taste in music, and use it in my daily life. Can you relate?
Looking forward to sharing more with you,,, have a great day and listen to some music!