Music has always been a huge part of my life.
When I was in my 20’s and went off travelling, one of my trips was across the country. After I returned from overseas, I thought it would be awesome to see our great land.
So, I packed up my little Hyundai Excel and headed off from Brisbane to Perth. By myself.
That was back in the day when mobile phones could only call and text and the range was shit.
Anyway, on this journey, when I packed up everything I owned..that included an acoustic guitar.
I thought it would be super cool to learnt he guitar. I’d be a travelling muso .
Long story very short, I still can’t play the guitar. My first fiancé (and I’ve only had 2 and the second one is my hubby) was even a muso and played his guitar within an inch of it’s life. And, I still can’t play the guitar.
But, as long as I travelled, I had that guitar. I had dreams of doing something with music knowing that music is just so potent and has the absolute power to change lives!
I thank god for all the muso’s who provide us with their spin on how they see life. It matters!
So, what has any of this got to do with anything?
I didn’t learn the guitar and while I could look at that as a failure, I see it as a messenger in another fashion. Maybe a couple of fashions.
Firstly, our son is learning the guitar without any encouragement from us AND he uses that guitar I dragged around the country with me.
And secondly, my love of music and the emotion it pulls…I use in all our retreats! In my coaching sessions. Often, I will just hear a song and know I need to give it to someone as a messenger.
It moves us, moves me. It touches us vibrationally. It is love delivered from the creator to us.
Through my teens I used music to find solace and connection in my confused and unsettled life.
As an adult I sing like no one is listening and it heals me. It heals me.
I sing is a SING OUT group and I LOVE it. I sing to the kids every night at bed time and I’ll do it for as long as they ask me and aren’t telling me to shut up!
So, for the next few blogs, I am going to pay homage to the muso’s and the magic they bring to our world.
Songs that I have used in retreats, workshops, coaching and in my own life where I have witnessed great transformation and healing.
If the message is for you, may you hear it, may you be moved my it.
Click here to listen. Lyrics below!!
“It’s Your Life” Francesca Battistelli
This is the moment
It’s on the line
Which way you gonna fall?
In the middle between
Wrong and right
But you know after all
It’s your life
What you gonna do?
The world is watching you
Every day the choices you make
Say what you are and who
Your heart beats for
It’s an open door
It’s your life
Are you who you always said you would be?
With a sinking feeling in your chest
Always waiting for someone else to fix you
Tell me when did you forget
To live the way that you believe
This is your opportunity
To let your life be one that lights the way