Music heals. Music evokes memories. Music soothes. Music allows us to reach inside and regain our power. Music is a big part of my life. I played piano for years. I still have a piano which is now in my garage, unable to be used due to damage. I miss singing and playing piano.
I find that there are songs which remind me of good times in my life, ones that remind me of people who have passed away and there are some songs which remind me of sad times. Tears sometimes escape unbidden when I listen to certain songs. There’s such an emotionality to music. It touches the heart, the mind and the soul with each note, each lyric, each rhythm and beat.
Alzheimer’s Disease takes that part last I’ve been told. Music, lyrics are the last to go which holds a special part of my heart’s hope. Glen Campbell’s special I’ll Be Me showed us that point. Haven’t you ever heard a song and felt like you were transferred back in time, another decade, another era, another part of your life that now is so far gone that it almost feels like it never happened to you and then POOF you hear a familiar tune and VOILA, the memories return, flooding back, filling our minds with memories that we may have thought were lost.
So the next time you are listening to music, think about it! We are all connected!
What connects us all? Is it the air we breathe, the water we drink, the sunshine which delights in shining on us? Oh yes, I believe that those are important connectors in our lives. I think that what connects us is what we want in life. When it boils down to it, barring the necessities of the body in order to live, we want three things.
To be loved.
To be heard.
To be connected.
When you think of an infant, you can see those wants clearly and we admonish those who do not produce what we want. It is universal. No matter from what far flung corner of the world you are from, the want is the same.
Be with me.
Do you know what I”m saying? Does this resonate with you? Are you longing for any of the above in your life? Many times we ache for these and yet, they should be treated as prerequisites for connecting with ourselves and others. But somewhere along the line, I think fear seeped in and it flooded out the trust in ourselves and others. We simply allowed the messages from our hearts and brains to be washed away in the fear-based universe never to be replaced.
But this scenario doesn’t have to be. By shining your sun self on the world, you warm the souls around you with your loving goodness. When you reach beyond your world and comfort zone into the unknown: you find love, you connect, you see yourself and others, you hear the music in voices unheard and you can be with them all in a loving manner. You are a peaceful person, stretching beyond the boundaries of those forsaken in order to shine brighter.
Imagine if everyone’s lives began and continued with the prerequisite of the above being fulfilled. What a wonderful world this would be!