Caged Bird, Take Flight.

Caged bird, take flight. Never lose your will to fight.

I am elated.
I am proud.
I am grateful.

Today, on Music Monday (yes, I just made that up) I’d like to share with you a local band from my beautiful island of Barbados. A treasure find is more like it.

Hungry Soul is a new band but lead singer Dennica Pearl has been creating music for some time now. The 22 year old, singer-soul writer, born in St. Michael, Barbados and raised in Florida. Acoustic, soul, jazz artist influenced mainly by Billie Holiday, Tracy Chapman, and Erykah Badu. Her belief that musicians are agents of change with the responsibility to lift the social level of consciousness are reflected in her lyrics.”

I am proud to call the members of this band my friends & beautiful souls. The Universe brought them to me and now I am sharing their gift with you. I hope this song brings you love, joy and peace today 🙂

I love this song, maybe because I feel like the bird in it. Living in a prison that I created for myself. I remember reading Maya Angelou‘s poem for the first time and thinking since when was freedom something we had to fight for? Nevertheless, it is. Until this day, there are people fighting to keep us ‘free’.

There’s liberation in these lights.

Music frees the masses,

come unwind your mind.

We live in a world

full of mass confusion;

unmask your psyche,

control is an illusion.

We all have a version of a ‘cage’ in our life. Whether it’s regret, fear, or sorrow holding us back. Whether it’s your job, bank account or city. I’ve never met anyone that hasn’t felt trapped. But we are not. There are no chains tying us to the ground. We were born to fly. If you believe this, you will be able to soar across the highest of peaks. Believe. Believe in yourself, your strengths, your capabilities.

Believe that you deserve to live your dreams. And live them.    

It’s not as complicated as you make it out to be 🙂

I’d also like to remind you: There is inspiration everywhere.

Take a walk around your neighborhood, explore your hometown, find a local group or band or class or person that is attuned to your frequency. Really notice your surroundings. You might be amazed and what you find. A mutual friend introduced me to this amazing band and when I met the lead singer, she can attest that I told her I loved her on the first day of meeting her. She had such a pure, generous and radiant energy. In her, I found another soul sister. Thank you, Universe. So get out there, put your best foot forward and allow what’s meant for you to come your way.

 

Wake Me Up

Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can’t tell where the journey will end
But I know where it starts
They tell me I’m too young to understand
They say I’m caught up in a dream
Well life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes
Well that’s fine by me

So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn’t know I was lost

 

Edgar Allan Poe, a gloomy poet, once famously said “All that we see or seem. Is but a dream within a dream”

That stuck with me. I’ve been contemplating my reality for as long as I can remember. I ask myself “Am I creating the situations in which I am living right now? And if that is true, if I am the master of my domain, then can I change it? Can I change my circumstances? Can I change my perceived reality? Can I physically alter what’s in front of me?”

And the answer is yes.

Believe it or not, we each have chosen how we want to live. The experiences we want to have, the friends we like to keep close, the family members we only visit once a year, the job we’re doing, the money we’re making, the party we’re going to, the food we’re eating, the nationality we’ve been given. They have all been choices made by us. We are not victims. Life is not some big, ugly conglomerate that is out to make us suffer.

This life that we’re living and the way that we’re living it has a purpose. We’re here to learn something, to experience something, to heal something or someone. So we’ve chosen this life. We’ve chosen to be this person. Daughter or son to that person, father or mother to this person, best friend to that person, teacher of this school, author of that book. It’s not random. You have decided on it. You have chosen to be who you are right now.

Sometimes a situation or person appears in our life and teaches us something we never knew before. That’s growth. And it was meant to happen. If we weren’t constantly growing and developing as human beings, what would be the point?

So… if there’s something you don’t like in your life right now. Something you’re not so satisfied with. I want you to know that you can change it. You have the power. I say this all the time but I’m just going to repeat it once again… You are powerful beyond measure.

I invite you to Wake Up to your power and don’t let your life go by without mastering it. Without living it to its fullest potential. To your fullest potential.

Happy Monday guys ❤

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So get on your way!

 

This is a beautiful and creative recital and you can feel the love emanating from it with every spoken word.

I love Dr. Seuss! I remember being 20 years old at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL and all I wanted to do was ride The Cat in the Hat ride.

My childhood is a blurry memory but I have the fondest flashbacks when I see anything Dr. Seuss related. I think they were the first books that introduced me to rhymes.

I fell in love with the way that you could mix words together to make it sound like a song of sorts. I loved letting my imagination run wild and trying to create stories with rhymes. That’s a habit I haven’t lost.

Sometimes we need to take a deep breath and think back on our childhood. Remember the ease in which happiness came to us. And let it come to us again.

Curious about Burning Man? Click here.

 

Keep Going!

the world can be better
despite of its flaws
the world can be better
and you’ll be the cause

 

This is a hearty reminder to be aware of your power as a one-of-a-kind living, breathing, human being. As a soul. As a heart. As a dream. As a person.

You are the most amazing you, the only you that you can be and YOU have the power to make a difference. You do!

We are all connected my friend. So everything you do, believe it or not, affects me some way or the other!

Our actions, our choices, our thoughts and our emotions all trigger a series of events, some of which we are aware but a lot of which we are not. However, it is still important to be aware of your meaning in this vast Universe. If we each take a tiny step towards the same direction, can you imagine what could happen? If we all decide to feel and share Love right now. In this present moment. Don’t you think there’d be a reaction?

Look at Kid President (who is such a cutie btw). He is out there changing the world with his own little hands and feet because he is AWARE of his potential to do so. Don’t wait for the world to change, be the change that you wish to see as Gandhi said.

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.
Margaret Mead

 

Everything I do nowadays is focused on that one purpose. To change the world. I’m doing it. I’m changing it. I’m inviting all of you to change it with me 🙂

Sending lots of ❤ your way… Pass it forward!

I feel so close to YOU right now!

I feel so close to you right now
It’s a force field
I wear my heart upon my sleeve, like a big deal
Your love pours down on me, surrounds me like a waterfall
And there’s no stopping us right now
I feel so close to you right now

Dear Readers,

I am so excited! I have just reached 50+ followers! Some might think that this number seems small in the grand scale of things but to me, this is the grand scheme of things. 

I want to share with you why I started this blog. I had learned something a few years ago and that something was that no matter what you’re going through, you are not alone. You are NEVER alone. There is always going to be someone, somewhere out there that knows and feels exactly what you’re going through.  To me, learning that was comforting in a way I can’t quite explain. So I thought to myself…. If there’s someone out there that is currently feeling my pain, my sorrow, my despair, my confusion, making my mistakes then  that means that there’s also someone out there sharing my joy, my happiness, my passion, my awe, someone that was on the path of exploration and discovery, someone with my music tastes, someone just like me. So I started this blog to connect with… someone, anyone, everyone. My goal was if I was able to make one person smile, question their reality, believe in themselves that I could die happy.

All of us have something in common, not only are we online at the same time and use the same site to host our blogs but we are… seekers, lovers, thinkers and dreamers. I just want to say thank you for recognizing the piece of me that isn’t so different from a piece of you. I’m looking forward to us all growing together.

Much Love!