Let The Music Heal Your Soul
By Marcia Breitenbach
Do you want to live a life of more ease, happiness, balance and prosperity? Of course you do! Why is it so hard for some to move closer to these goals? The answer lies within.
Each one of us carries deep within us subconscious beliefs that contribute to our actions, and thus the actual conditions of our lives. If we believe at this level that we only deserve a certain amount of happiness, or that life is a struggle, or that we are unworthy of very much, then we act accordingly. As a therapist working with others and myself on changing the circumstances in our lives, I have come to the realization that it is imperative to modify our beliefs. And, as a musician, I have found that music can be the tool to heal your soul, change these beliefs, and thus to change your life.
We all know music can be powerful, but can one song really change your life? Absolutely. Here's the story of one of my most recent songs.
Music has been coming through me ever since I went through some life-changing events 20 years ago. This music was a gift for my healing and then I began to use it in my work as a therapist. I recently went through some more life challenges, including a car accident, the death of my father, and the death of my marriage.
When I wrote the song, "The Magnificent You," I saw that this song had a power that went beyond some of my other songs. It has the ability to heal the wound of unworthiness that sits in our hearts. It has been helping people to change their thinking and their beliefs about themselves so that they can take the steps to reach their goals and dreams. One person said, "It's my soul's song. I long to hear it every day."
A friend who is in the medical profession said she would like to put it on a prescription pad and give it to her patients. It is a song that is to be taken like one of your most life-enhancing supplements, daily and with the intention to move into your magnificence.
Music Creates New Software in Your Brain
Most of you are already on a path to realizing your wholeness and your dreams. You read books, take classes, listen to teleseminars, and you apply these principles to your life. Perhaps you wonder why you aren't progressing faster. Here's one reason: You don't truly believe you can do it and that you deserve it. Those subconscious limiting beliefs are sabotaging you over and over.
Think of your thoughts, statements about yourself, and your beliefs about how the world works as the software that runs your life. Unfortunately, much of this software lies hidden within us and we don't realize how we continually choose to keep running it and allow it to interfere with all our hard work and the steps we have been taking towards our goals.
Music Bypasses Your "Keep Things the Way They Are Radar
Music has the ability to get past our intellectual radars, the ones that keep really good information from getting to our core, to that place that makes or breaks us. We all have beliefs and habitual patterns of response built up over the years, making it difficult to make lasting positive changes. No matter how hard we try! It isn't enough to read about these things and to listen to the experts giving us tools to change our beliefs. We have to get past our cognitive "filters because they are the gatekeepers to our subconscious.
You Must Be Your Authority
Another problem is that too often we look to others to be our authorities, to help us find our way. It's ok to go outside ourselves to gather information. Then it us up to each one of us to choose what information we will accept and to give ourselves the message that we are going to be changing, getting rid of what hasn't worked, and trying some new things. We must put ourselves back in the position of authority so that our subconscious will accept the new beliefs. If we only listen to others telling us we can do something, or singing to us about our magnificence, we are still making others the authority. Each of us is in charge of our own growth. Rather than listen to someone else tell you what to believe, activate your own passkey to your subconscious.
Music can be your passkey. Take this song (you will see at the end of this article a link that will take you to this free song) and sing it (after you've heard it a few times) several times a day to yourself. Sing along with the CD in your car, and try to listen and sing early in the morning, or right before bed, when your subconscious mind is more receptive.
Music provides the focus that is often the missing ingredient in people's path to their goals. It's easy to let everyday errands, unexpected events and work and family priorities shift focus. It's not that the intention is no longer there; it's that we allow other things to "take over and we can let days, weeks and months slip by without completing the steps that lead us closer to our dreams.
Music Gets "Stuck in Your Head and Provides a Positive Focus
Music provides the reminder, in a gentle and persuasive way, that our dreams matter, and that we are worthy of having and pursuing our dreams. This particular song stands strong in that very way. If someone likes the song, they are likely to play it often, and they are more likely to stay focused on those steps on their journey to a rich, purposeful and joy-filled life. Also, we all have had the experience of singing a song over and over in our heads"whether we wanted to or not! This feature of music makes it a natural tool for creating new thought patterns that support your desire to change.
Through repetition of this song, you can form a new pathway in your brain that tells you how magnificent you are and that you can step into your power now. The more you sing it, the more you will form a new habitual pathway that tells you what you really want to hear. It has been proven that what we tell ourselves through positive and negative self-talk has a profound impact on our behavior and what we attract to us.
Why Not Just Say Affirmations?
This musical passkey is better than saying affirmations. Why? It is because the vibrations of the actual music bring the message deeper into your being. It's like a massage to your psyche. The musical vibration allows the place where the beliefs reside to be loosened, allowing space for the old to be uprooted and lifted out of place, and allows the new beliefs a place to take root. The repetition of the song will help to form a strong pathway to this newer, more positive belief.
Also, the subconscious mind absorbs this information better when you are more relaxed and the brain is in an "alpha rather than "beta state. The addition of the musical accompaniment to affirming messages helps to induce this receptivity, thereby increasing the likelihood of the positive messages gaining access to the place where the beliefs reside.
You Have the Choice to Change and Be the Best You Possible
Now is the time to own, to really own your personal power. Now is the time to discard feelings and deep-seated beliefs of unworthiness or of feeling you can only have and do so much. You are only as limited as you believe you are. Bring this song into your innermost self and hear, and then sing its power to transform you.
You won't be disappointed. Do me a favor. Don't listen to the song once. Listen at least three times when you are not distracted, when you can take a few deep breaths and open your heart and mind to the richness of it. Let yourself imagine its power to transform some area of your life that isn't moving the way you'd like it to, an area or issue that feels "stuck."
Here's What People are Saying about This Song of Power:
"Standing ovation, Marcia! That was beautiful. Beautiful message, music and voices. Hope you're creating more."-Dr. Michael Norwood
"Total - head to toe goose bumps! It is beautiful. You've created something extraordinary."-Peggy McColl
Give yourself a gift for the New Year, a song to heal your soul. And, if you like it, tell others about it and write to me with your comments. You will see the link to get this incredible song below.
About The Author
Marcia Breitenbach, MA, is an author, musician, speaker and therapist dedicated to helping herself and others move into their magnificence.
Go to www.griefandlosshelpsongletter.com to get your complimentary song, "The Magnificent You." Just sign up for the free songletter and the song will be sent to you by email. You can then download and copy to a CD if you like.