- Marianne Williamson.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes once said that if a book or movie resonated for you, there was a meaningful reason why. (I have paraphrased her words, slightly). She may also have included song and music in this idea. Music is a hugely important element of my life; hence I sometimes include music and songs in my blogs and on my Facebook page. There is usually some obvious and sometimes also deeper meaning as to why I have chosen to share the songs I choose to share. (Sometimes it might be the video as much as the song which conveys a message). But even if these meanings are lost, music can be uplifting on several levels. Music, story, symbol and metaphor meet us where we are (emotionally, intellectually, spiritually).
Right now, I'm very much holding the idea of owning and celebrating my own authentic voice. I use the word 'voice' in this context, meaning both in the literal and figurative sense. It has taken almost 37 years to find my true voice, and it has been a journey requiring an incredible amount of sustained effort, energy, time, money, guidance and support - from gifted therapists, loving teachers and of course, one exceptionally Great, Yoga Master (my True Teacher, Sri Yogi Prakash Shankar Vyas – “Guruji”). It is a process, this journey continues. In part, it has been - for me at least, about releasing chains of conditioning, programming (or karma) from childhood (past) experiences.