February 23, 2015

How Does Music Influence You?

Have you ever noticed the power of music? As I write this, I am listening to classical, or rather specifically Baroque music. It is designed, or rather inspired, to guide the brain in relaxation and openness.

Not all Baroque does this. I downloaded this compilation of music (link to music) and found that one song just really set me on edge or would change my mood. It wasn't good for writing so I deleted it from my writing playlist.

Maybe you haven't noticed the power of music. We all react to music. Some of us will love a certain kind and others will hate it. Some of this is a cultural upbringing. If you weren't raised on country, you may find a distaste for it, when in reality it is just unfamiliar and you like to stick to familiar.

I'm in my 40s and I have noticed there are a lot of people that hold onto the music of the 80s. There is nothing wrong with this, but they are not open to some of the music of today. They are holding onto the past and familiar.

For myself, I love a lot of the music of my high school days. The 80s had some great music! I also have found some really powerful modern music. Some of the songs that have really inspired me are "Firework" by Katy Perry, "Brave" by Sara Bareilles and "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield. They are modern songs with powerful messages. There are more, of course, and as the world moves forward there are more and more inspiring messages from today's popular artists.

There are styles of music I don't like. The reason I don't like them is because of how they make me feel. The chaotic nature of electronic instruments will often physically be painful for me. There are words and concepts that I don't like to bring into my life. When set to music the thoughts and concepts are ingrained very deep into us.

Music can be used to program our energy. Keep that in mind as you listen. Do you want those messages to become a part of your reality? Do you want to be the kind of person that says or does the things you are listening to? Consider these things as you choose your music.

Notice how the music makes you feel. Do you choose certain music when you are in a bad mood? Do you choose that music because it matches your mood or because it lifts you out of your mood? When you are sad do you choose music that adds to and keeps you in sadness?

Do you notice that sometimes you can be in a great mood and a song plays and it starts to bring you down? Is it triggering a memory or does it always do this? If it's triggering a memory or belief, clear the energy. When it's clear, see if the song still does this. If it's always like this, maybe consider eliminating the song for your listening experience.

I hope you find the music that is right for you. Music that lifts your soul and encourages you to be the person you are inside.

In love and light,

Michele Lewis
Identity Specialist

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