And then I turned it up a little more.
My energy level shot up. I began bracing to happily belt out words to a long ago familiar song.
"Someone left the cake out in the rain, I don't think that I can take it, cause it took so long to bake it and I'll never have that recipe again....AGAIN
~Insert wicked laugh and groovy dancing music....
I have no idea what the lyrics mean but I bellowed out the ones that I remembered. And I laughed while doing so because what does that cake represent. I haven't known for thirty years. But my spirit lifted. My mood shifted.
I love how unbelievably fast that music can change my energy and lift my soul up.
While I walked the dogs this morning, I began a You Tube play list of groovy dancing music from my era of the late 70's and 80's. Why have I never pulled together all of the music that makes me so happy? I became lost in it and will pay the price by going to the later, more advanced yoga class. Oh well, my intuition has told me I needed to step up anyway.
Music, the arts, writing and more falls under being creative. Creativity comes from a higher power. Unused creativity is not benign. I remember when I heard that in a podcast with Brene Brown and Elizabeth Gilbert. That WOKE me. What Brene learned from the research was that when you do not use what you have been given, it can eat you up inside and make you sick with resentment, grief, and heartbreak. Ohhhhh. That gift of God must be used. I need to write. I need to dance. I need to turn up the volume on what pleases my soul. And we are all creative people, it's not just the arts. It can encompass using your brain to think out of the box. What holds me back? Time and worrying about what other people think. But when I make the time and let go and use it...
It makes me a more LOVING and JOYFUL person (which is why God planned it that way)
I do need to stop worrying about what others opinions are of me. I am turning fifty this year. It is a decent number milestone. It is making an impression on me because my birthday isn't until August and it's been on my mind!! At this point in my life, I have to get on the horse or not ride at all and be sick with heartbreak and grief. I can feel it. It is also the tenth year of writing this blog. How did that happen? I have been finding myself and my soul, slowly, through this writing and other means. Once again, the point about finding my authenticity is that it is divinely given. As I peel back the layers of stories I tell yourself, of who I think I'm supposed to be, and find out what makes my soul sing, I find the Creator.
The very essence of the beginning of life and LOVE.
So I will try a little harder to fit Donna Summer and 80's music in but also find time for quiet which is where my writing naturally evolves.
It's a great podcast!! Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert: Season 1, Episode 12: Brene Brown on "Big Strong Magic"