When I met my husband Michael, we had one CD* in our respective music collections that overlapped. He loved Rush, classic rock and jazz. I loved Radiohead, Lilith fair musicians and alternative and pop music. He’s the kind of guy who knows the lyrics, the song title and delving into the lyrics. I’m unlikely to identify the musicians (unless they are major artists) or song titles or lyrics of many songs I enjoy. I have often just loved a song for the melody and can recall bits and pieces of lyrics.
Needless to say that the concerts that we attend together are chosen with some care. Occasionally he’ll go with me and see someone I really want to see (Lady Gaga) and I’ll go with him to see someone he’s excited about (Trombone Shorty). Sometimes we find some musicians that we both enjoy – Mumford and Sons or Paul McCartney. Sometimes a mutual musical interest is found almost by accident – even years after knowing each-other.
Do you ever find yourself hearing the same song over and over again, out of nowhere? That’s what happened recently to me with Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World. I was watching the drama Land with Robin Wright and there is a beautiful moment with she and her friend singing this song by the campfire in the quiet of the Rockies in Wyoming. I was watching the teen comedy XO Kitty and this song played a key part of the Kitty’s connection to her mother. I mentioned this song to my teenage son and he said this song was everywhere on Tiktok. My husband noted that he loved the band Tears for Fears.
Needless to say, we found out that Tears for Fears are coming to Toronto later this month, and that seemed like a great send off to a week long vacation and also summer time.
At the same time as I’m getting ready for summer and vacation, I’ve also been percolating on some ideas to offer (for Free!) in the future. I’ve been seeing more books about energetic practices that improve mental health – both Coming Alive by Phil Stutz and The Hathors by Tom Kenyon have been close by. Interestingly both books are not new! The Hathors book has sat on my shelf for a number of years.
Part of my work as a psychotherapist is helping people identify old patterns and connecting them to old wounds and then helping them heal from these old wounds and patterns.
Often the easy part is identifying an old wound and the more challenging part is consciously taking steps to shift from that pattern and heal.
I’ve been sitting with a number of ideas and I’d love your feedback if any of these perks your interest.
- Learning to strengthen & shift your energy when emotions are strong
- Connecting to your life force
- Raising your vibration/frequency
My understanding of “life force” is that it is the energetic quality that supports life. Without life force our bodies cannot live on this earth.
Living on this physical earth can bring many challenges to keeping our energetic field clear. There are many factors in our lives and environments that cloud and congest our energetic fields and make it challenging to release dense or stagnant energy. These factors are both conscious and unconscious.
As we’ve gotten more technologically advanced, we spend a lot less time connecting to ourselves and the earth. Tristan Gooley, a British navigational expert has a great book The Nature Instinct that helps people reconnect and relearn our intuitive connection to the natural world. I’ve put this one on my summer reading list.
Our life force shines when we are connected to the universal energy field of the earth and the stars and the world around us.
Before I break for the summer from posting, I’ll share one way to improve & heal your life force. It’s not ground-breaking. It’s spending time in nature. Wherever you are, giving yourself the gift of intentionally spending time in nature on a regular basis is excellent for both energizing your life force and clearing dense & stagnant energy.
Thank you once again for reading along with me and sharing your thoughts and perspectives. As a therapist, I love being able to share parts of myself and my world and also getting to connect with people in so many different worlds than my own. We really aren’t alone are we?
*I can’t remember which artist’s CD that my husband and I had that overlapped. I texted my husband to see if he remembered which one and I suggested maybe Nelly Furtado, and his response was, “Def no.” lol.
Did we really have an over-lapping CD? It remains a mystery.