After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
~ Aldous Huxley
I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me – like food or water.
~ Ray Charles
Music is one of those magical things. From our earliest recollections for most of us there is music. As we grow older we end up with a soundtrack for our lives. The music of our childhood years, the music of our teens, our graduation song, the song that always reminds us of being young and in love, the songs that remind us of a grandfather or a parent, the songs we use to motivate us, to inspire us, to soothe us…
Haven’t you ever sung in the shower, belted out a tune in the car, danced the night away?
Nature has music too. The sound of the waves crashing against the shore, rain on the roof, wind in the trees, birdsong.
Music is one of life’s greatest blessings, whether we are the performer or the audience.
Music unites us with a common language. It speaks to our hearts and our souls.
I love this youtube clip below of the flash mob – it illustrates this point perfectly:
Each day for 30 days we are practicing an attitude of gratitude. If you’re just joining us now, follow the steps below. If you’ve been with us the whole way, well done – you’re getting to be an old hand at this!
Counting Our Blessings and Using our Gratitude Rock
If you need a detailed reminder of our daily process, you can review it here in Day 1 of the Gratitude Challenge.
- List five Blessings in your journal, explaining why you are grateful for each one.
- Count your Blessings off on your fingers, summoning positive emotion and saying Thank You from your heart for each one.
- Tonight before you go to sleep, hold your Gratitude Rock and affirm I am richly Blessed. I have an Abundance of Good in my life. Visualise one thing you have been grateful for today. Swell that positive energy up in your heart like a beautiful golden light, and give a heart-felt Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the Universe, then imagine a tiny shower of golden light travelling from your heart into your Gratitude Rock.
- Still holding your Gratitude Rock, bless your fellow travellers on this Gratitude Journey by sending them golden light, and saying Thank you. I Bless You. I intend for you Love, Miracles and Abundance. Know that as you are saying this for them, they are also saying this for you. Feel that connection and gratitude and know that there is real love and support for you here. Place your rock back beside your bed, and go to sleep, cocooned in this good energy.
If all you do each day is these first four steps, know that is enough.
Would you like to do more to bring the blessing of gratitude into your life? Join us for today’s challenge.
Find a favourite piece of music. Turn it up loud, close your eyes and let your whole body be filled with sound. Really be aware of the music, drawing it deep into your soul. If it moves you, dance!
When your song is over, give a heart felt Thank You to the artists, the Universe and your own body for the blessing of music. Let your body radiate joy. What a wonderful gift music is in our lives.
Bless ♥ xx