From blues, to country, to funk, to chanting. From rock, to tribal, to thrash, to death & heavy metal. All music has MEDICINE to share.
Ever since I was a teenager I have used music to FEEL, EXPRESS and BALANCE my emotions. I lived for music; it filled my body and soul in ways that nothing else at the time, could even come close to matching. I listened to it in the privacy of my bedroom at home, I had it with me via a Walkman or Discman when I went out. I took every opportunity to go and see & feel it live, to have the FULL experience of being in the energy of the musicians & the music and to feel the vibe, from the other music lovers.
We all know how a song can remind us of things from our past, the good and the bad. We all have our favourites, we all have those daggy songs we grew up with, that we can’t grow out of. Music can bring BEAUTY, healing, sadness, joy, laughter and fun. Music is medicine, however most of us know that medicine can be poisonous if taken in the wrong dosage, or at the wrong time, or in the wrong way. Vibrations and frequencies hold powerful MAGICK and should be treated with respect. So something that we can learn and become consciously aware of, as we mature, is what kind of music we NEED, when we need it and how much we need of it.
For me, all that has changed, regarding music, as I’ve gotten older, is the addition of DANCE to my musical experience. When I can feel that sweet spot of ultimate surrender and oneness with the music, when my body has ceased to exist because the flow & weaving of sound & movement can no longer be separated, that is where profound healing occurs for me, through body, mind and soul.
So no matter whether its Deva Premal, Sacred Earth, The Cure, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Slayer or anything in between, when you can discerningly choose the RIGHT music as medicine for you, in any given moment, you have truly found a path to HEALING.
2 of my ultimate favourite songs that help me to fully EXPRESS, feel and let go of intense emotions, that may be arising within me, are “Release” by Pearl Jam and “Killing in the Name” by Rage Against the Machine. I love having the FREEDOM to drop deeply into the feeling of these songs, that match the vibration and frequency of what is happening for me, so that I can come away feeling acknowledged, clean and clear within….
Do you use music as medicine to support you in feeling expressing and balancing your emotions? What are your favourite songs to move and release with?
Dancing in Beauty