Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. ~Lao Tzu
I mentioned in another blog post (Lesson Two: Things Do Not Have to be Perfect to be Ideal) that tortoises can feel the vibrations. And when they feel my vibrations, they come out of their hides to see what good stuff I have brought for them. The tortoises have learned that the vibrations of human footsteps bring good things (usually a buffet of salad goodness).
Mixed in with the salad buffet are the special, favorite things hidden underneath (mushrooms, carambola, papaya, etc). Although sometimes I hold a little of the good stuff back for the latecomers, on most days it all gets put out at once. This means, the ones who respond first to the vibrations, get the good stuff.
When I was thinking about this, it made me think about other good vibrations – music!
“Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.” ~
I make it a practice to listen to music that is uplifting to me; energizing sounds. I choose music that increases my happiness level.
There was a time that I listened to a darker sound, including goth metal.
And, while I like the sound of Peter Steele’s voice, from Type O Negative (I compare it to dark, melted chocolate…it’s deep, smooth, and rich), I found that it was having a negative impact on my mood. My happiness level was going down…And so, I gave up listening to that vibration.
“A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good.” ~
I choose to listen to music with a positive message. Songs with a happy beat. This is my vibration of choice.
My current favorite is Michael Franti & SpearHead’s new CD: Work Hard & Be Nice (in fact, I’m listening to it as I write this).
Stay tuned for more tales from Torti Town.