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The Music IS Me

January 3, 2012

Yay! A new year! I’m feeling quite invigorated. How about you?

Just a few weeks ago I offered an easy way to connect with your Child Within for a powerful new year. Did you give it a try? If you did, I’d love to hear how it worked for you. If not, I hope that you took  some steps, large or small, to set some intentions for a great year.  So whether it was creating a vision board, setting goals, symbolically letting go of what didn’t work, or saying a prayer, I congratulate you for making time for yourself and getting your inspiration on!

Haven’t had the chance to prepare? You still have time! 

In the past I’ve discussed how important music is for me. It is definitely one of my power tools. I love the simplicity of music as a tool, just like the simplicity of choosing a single powerful word (another great tool to use before a new year) to set you on a clear path in 2012. Although I have many great songs in my arsenal for different things, this one, for me,  is a great “do it all” song. It lifts me up, allows me to let things go, and reminds me of some of my power thoughts that guide me. They include:

  1. You only have two choices  in everything, love or fear. Choose love!
  2. Freedom is always yours if you want it.
  3. You have 100% responsibility over your life and how you feel.
  4. Don’t feel like a victim, ever. Find the positive in everything.
  5. Be proactive, not reactive.
  6. Being grateful every moment makes a difference.
  7. I am perfect in every moment. Everything is exactly as it should be right now.
  8. Always be professional and open-minded.
  9. Everyone is a student and a teacher.
  10. Your life is NOW. Live in the NOW. Enjoy the pleasures of life NOW.

YES…I got all of this out of this one song! My power song is Just Fine by Mary J. Blige. See why it’s one of  my favorites? Not only does it remind me of how I want to live and feel, but I can’t stop dancing when I hear it. BINGO, I’ve got my song! You can see the video here and read the lyrics here.

Do you have a power song to take you into 2012? Here’s a tip to finding one:

  • ID those songs that you love and make you feel good
  • Ask yourself, “Why do I love this song? What does it make me want to do or stop doing?”
  • Read the lyrics to the songs and determine why they mean something for you. Are your values instilled in them?

By doing these three things you are well on your way to finding the Music that IS You.

If you have a power song, I’d love to know what it is. Please share it with us all.

Enjoy the dance of 2012. Dance full-out!

Happy New Year,

Monique

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One Response to “The Music IS Me”

  1. Ellie Says:

    Another magnificent post, theme and, of course, music. Your song of choice is absolutely awesome and it does make me feel like dancing when I hear it.

    It is not easy for me to choose a power song ~ so many that are meaningful in my life. Just yesterday I posted a gorgeous video in Facebook which played ‘What a Wonderful World’…definitely on my top-five list. I will pick one for this year though: The Return to Innocence by Enya, especially,

    ‘Don´t be afraid to be weak
    Don´t be too proud to be strong
    Just look into your heart my friend
    That will be the return to yourself
    The return to innocence’

    ‘Don´t care what people say
    Just follow your own way
    Don´t give up and use the chance
    To return to innocence’

    ‘It’s not the beginning of the end
    It’s the return to yourself
    The return to innocence’

    …and this kinda goes with your previous post, ‘connecting to the child within.’

    Love,
    Mom


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