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Stop and Listen to the Music
All morning I have had the song by The Doobie Brothers, “Listen to the Music” in my head. So, I got to thinking about how music is healing in so many ways, mind, body, and soul, and how music can be one’s therapist.
I am constantly getting random songs in my head, songs that I have never heard of, songs from the ’60s, 70’s, 80’s, all kinds of music! You see, I learned, a song that gets stuck in your head isn’t necessarily just a song that’s stuck in your head.
That song could be a message from beyond from a loved one, a message of healing for yourself, or even a message from your intuition. So how do you better understand why this song is stuck in your head without overthinking it? Well, you simply see how it feels for you!
First, listen to the song that’s stuck in your head, feel the words in your body. If you don’t know what I mean by feel, look for sensations that come up in your body (ex. chills, warmth in your heart, butterflies in your stomach).
Read the lyrics of the song. Ask yourself does the song connect anywhere in my life? Maybe the song has a connection to something that needs healing within you from a past relationship or your childhood. Pay attention.
You might even connect the song, to a loved one who has passed. A song they enjoyed listening to while they were still here. Could there be a message in the music that they are trying to get across to you?
Sometimes when I am with clients, random songs will pop into my head, and they will connect the song to music their loved one listened to or the song reminds them of their loved one. Cool heh?
A client the other day told me they had a Lionel Richie song stuck in their head. I believe it was the song “you are the sun, you are the rain.” They couldn’t figure it out until I helped them understand how the song might be connected to a message they needed to hear about a toxic relationship they were in.
After reading the song’s lyrics and hearing the song, the client connected the healing message in the lyrics and understood something they needed to hear and process a very long time ago. What was it? That the relationship they were in was a foolish game! Just connecting it helped the client see so much.
Music is undoubtedly relatable and healing in so many ways, now you have even one more way that music can heal you. Sometimes in life, ya gotta slow down and listen to the music.