Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Soulful Life

The soulful life is one that exists parallel to the daily life in our conscious awareness. The soulful life is not about the grocery list, the have to's, the should’s, the needs to be best, the need to be right, and so on. It is about moving in tune to our own internal rhythms. It is about being in touch with our inner knowing, and about trusting our gut and moving with it.  The movements in this parallel world move slowly and rhythmically. They move with an integration of our inner worlds. When we find ourselves rushing, or needing to make a decision quickly, or running from something, or trying not to feel, we have clues to our being out of tune with that world.   I had an interesting experience recently. I always considered myself an ok singer. There are times I sound good and am in pitch and many times where I am all over the place. My husband is a singer and a good one. I usually just like to listen to him sing or sing along with him and we end up laughing because I am not so good. I somewhere inside of myself made the decision to work on my singing voice. After over 60 years of life, I realized, with his help, that I am not a soprano, but am actually a tenor. With that realization, I find I can match pitch better and stay in tune. Wow, what a realization. I am finding my true voice. I have a small range and when I stay in my range, I sound pretty good. One day my husband heard me singing in the kitchen and thought he was listening to the radio.  What I was doing was finding my true voice; the voice of who I am, the voice of my soul. This voice moves slowly and confidently in life and stays within her range, not trying to be someone else or wishing I could be or do something that is not me. I found my range in life. Do I ever stray and go off into the parallel world of doing and overachieving, yes I do. Yet, most of the time I realize when I am doing so and am able to go back to my soulful way of living and live within my voice and range.  Our souls, our voices, are powerful in their own right. They don`t live in the world of the doing and the rushing and the not feeling. They live in a world of self-love and acceptance and knowledge of being their true selves. We can all do this, and it is also many of our tasks in life so that we can live our own whole, vital, and healthy lives.


The soulful life is one that exists parallel to the daily life in our conscious awareness. The soulful life is not about the grocery list, the have to's, the should’s, the needs to be best, the need to be right, and so on. It is about moving in tune to our own internal rhythms. It is about being in touch with our inner knowing, and about trusting our gut and moving with it.

The movements in this parallel world move slowly and rhythmically. They move with an integration of our inner worlds. When we find ourselves rushing, or needing to make a decision quickly, or running from something, or trying not to feel, we have clues to our being out of tune with that world. 

I had an interesting experience recently. I always considered myself an ok singer. There are times I sound good and am in pitch and many times where I am all over the place. My husband is a singer and a good one. I usually just like to listen to him sing or sing along with him and we end up laughing because I am not so good. I somewhere inside of myself made the decision to work on my singing voice. After over 60 years of life, I realized, with his help, that I am not a soprano, but am actually a tenor. With that realization, I find I can match pitch better and stay in tune. Wow, what a realization. I am finding my true voice. I have a small range and when I stay in my range, I sound pretty good. One day my husband heard me singing in the kitchen and thought he was listening to the radio.

What I was doing was finding my true voice; the voice of who I am, the voice of my soul. This voice moves slowly and confidently in life and stays within her range, not trying to be someone else or wishing I could be or do something that is not me. I found my range in life. Do I ever stray and go off into the parallel world of doing and overachieving, yes I do. Yet, most of the time I realize when I am doing so and am able to go back to my soulful way of living and live within my voice and range.

Our souls, our voices, are powerful in their own right. They don`t live in the world of the doing and the rushing and the not feeling. They live in a world of self-love and acceptance and knowledge of being their true selves. We can all do this, and it is also many of our tasks in life so that we can live our own whole, vital, and healthy lives.

My soothing words of wisdom for the week is about feeling polarized with what is going on in the world around us and finding greater perspective: