I sat down today to meditate and flicked through Youtube for something that inspired me.
I arrived this meditation music Anugama – Shamanic Journey (Om Shanti)(video no longer available so I have removed it).
liked the rhythm and how just sitting listening to the music I felt myself
drifting off but not in a gentle wafting fashion, but following the beat,
almost like a wave. Often meditation music is gentle and “floaty” but this was
energising. The beat of the music would
have been great for a moving meditation or to dance to.
The music energised me (a bit of challenge this morning due to a bad night sleep) and put me into a mind-set to work – it inspired this blog post.
Just think about the music you have on around you? At home, at work?
Think about your favourite song, what is it and how does it make you feel.?
Music like everything else is a vibration or an energy. It has the power to change your mood, bring back memories, relax you, energise you – but it can also lower your vibrations – a lot of songs have negative themes, anger or hate messages within which if you are listening will lover your own energy or mood.
Perhaps you work somewhere that has the radio on all day but the music is “depressing” just imagine how you would feel by the end of the day!
I work from home and usually my background music is the TV, but even that I’m finding that I’m paying less attention to these days and it’s just background noise. It is background noise but the music obviously is dictated by the programme choice. And it changes often.
And when that bckground noise gets too much I can turn it off. Not everyone can. Imagine in a call centre – ok there’s generally not music playing but the noise of everyone trying to talk over everyone else still produce a vibration. It must be pretty stressful at the end of the day having had that energy bombarding your body.
If you can control the music you listen to then switch it up, try something different, but become aware of your body and thoughts. How did you react to that music. Did you want to dance?, did you want to cry?, did it not do anything for you?
If it inspires, it energises you then add it to your playlist. If it doesn’t remove it.
It’s important to find the right music for the right job. Putting on music with a stirring, motivating beat is not a great idea for bed time. Likewise a calm soft music would be no good at the gym.
Soundtracks in films are part of the story telling, the spooky music in horror films and the rousing music at the climax of the film. Find the right music to be the soundtrack to your life, choose music that has a positive effect on you. Your energy will then go on to affect others that will then affect more people there will be a ripple effect.
So choose you music wisely and with thought. Pay attention to your feelings when you listen to different types of music and ask yourself I this how I want to be feeling? Do I need to be more focused, more energized or calmer? Change the soundtrack of your life and see what changes.
If you want to tell me about the music in your life please leave me a comment below. If you’ve liked this post then please forward it to your friends. Thank you.