Building the Pick Me Up Playlist through Affinity Networking
Take me to Church please.
As The Rock 'N' Roll Shaman of The Church of Rock 'N' Roll.org let me give you my definition for the metaphor of what going to Church means to me.
I got to Church every time I hear music. My main playlist on Spotify is called Church of Rock N Roll and is linked here.
I expect everyone to have different Church than me.
The music you love might be the same I love but for different reasons. There might be something you are getting from a song I am missing.
I often say if every word is as an open prayer to the heavens than singing is our worship.
My Church is ever changing and evolving as my life changes and evolves and I change and evolve. Some songs lose their meaning as the emotion I attach to the past I connect with in the song is no longer there. I spend time searching out new music at least once a week and tend to dedicate the day to it.
I love it when other people recommend music to me and tell me why.
Hanging out with me is listening to music and letting it inspire the conversation to explore how each other views the world. To me there is no deeper way to intimately connect with someone than explore the music that speaks to their soul because this is when they speak from their soul and bare it in vulnerability to reveal more of the connection between you that is already there.
It's why I always ask someone why they like a song. I don't care if it is your favorite I want to know why. What is the story of your life that made this piece of music and poetry so important to you.
The only way to ever understand someone is to let them show you how they think by telling you what they care about and why. They are telling who they are on the emotional level which is what projects outward to form the identity that is the ego expression of self. This is also the only way to build intimacy and trust.
I find music is a great tool for this exercise that builds the strength of your bonds with other people. We each have inner strength far beyond what we often allow ourselves to embrace.
All souls are connected by a silver thread. When you open yourself up to other people those threads weave based on the stories you share and create together creating the fabric of existence that is the shared reality created by all.
Weave well my friends and let's weave a future for the benefit of all. To do that we have to drop the walls and get to know each other.
Take me to your Church please and bare your soul with the music that is the most inspiration to you in the darkest of days that have you feeling as though someone beat the holy living fuck out of your life.
What is that one song you turn on to turn it around and remind yourself who you are?
Let me get us started with mine.
I think I cried the first dozen times I let myself really connect with this song. Now it's the song I use on my other main playlist called Turn the Mirror Inward to kick off my end of day relaxation before meditation before bed. This song reminds me that we never truly know each other only what we tell each other and experience together. There are huge chunks of our life that most of the people in our life were nowhere around for.
Human beings have a tendency to hold the past as the definition of the present. It happens oh well, work at it, I do.
It's the past that you relate to in the now in why you are like this right now in this moment versus this moment or that one.
This song also reminds that my intent in life is to take my potential and use it in the greatest benefit for the sum regardless of what it does to my life. This why I don't write books however I am open to speaking engagements. The wisdom I am happy to share, to get this Empath in front of a crowd of people and everything that goes with that happening, I am not sure a price can be put in it however I am cheap.
This song reminds me to look at myself and remember that no one knows what my day or my life is really like except me and we are all the same in that.
We only shine as brightly as we allow ourselves to shine.
Shine bright people and fuck 'em if that can't hang.
OK now it's your turn.
Who's first to kick this sharing is caring through music discussion into gear?
This discussion event is sponsored by The Church of Rock 'N' Roll.org and your friendly neighborhood Rock Shaman.
Take me to Church please as many as we can get to help us build the Pick Me Up playlist together and show how Affinity Networking can be of assistance in a time of need.