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Music is Energy…Enjoying Irish Music

Sometimes the message is clear; he or she is showing clearly for one reason or the other they don’t have the heart to love in a real way…and so they do things to sabotage, they run, they turn away do things to push away…and we remain there asking “why do you keep doing this?” or “what am I doing wrong?” when truth be told is that for one reason of the other the person is incapable of loving anyone in a real way (probably just for this time) but sometimes for some its for a very very long time… and then we might even want to tell the person ‘hush’ as we work harder and harder and harder thinking we have the ‘magic’ needed to bring love out of them… but trust James and hear him as his haunting message would live on forever as true in some situations

Shadow of Soca… Soca was the musical genre and this artist like a shadow made his mark on his country…https://wired868.com/2018/10/24/dear-editor-a-sublime-yet-subtle-poet-who-defied-conformation-ode-to-shadow/

Dat Soca Boat!

After the floods, some jokingly suggest the need for houses to become like boats…

But really even as this SOCA country cleans up from flooding…

What is the Soca Boat that matters NOW?… but the

BEHAVIORS 

OPERATIONS (another word for actions)

ATTITUDES

THOUGHTS

that citizens of this Soca Country hold?

Hopefully, all citizens would be thinking “I don’t wanna sink Dat Soca Boat” and so do their part in

behaviours operations attitudes thoughts

to reinforce the SOCA BOAT of Trinidad and Tobago

 

Music with or without words must have a…

BASE BEAT…an underlying rhythm… it is what makes each song unique when our music has words we tell the story of the beat…

Here Ola shares his Caribbean-base beat and how his musical energy had this lady-diva responding to him… but he too shares in song how the females own base beat, how her musical energy was winning him over… it was one X-factor meeting another X-factor

Mind Music & Mental Health 

Today and every day, we choose our base beat, would it be jazzy, heavy rock, the blues, sultry, soca beat, techno, rocky reggae…whichever we choose it is giving out energy… Ola gave a good showing of his, and we even right now are giving a showing of ours, and it would determine who we attract and who we don’t…

How does worry pay?

It pretends to pay…by making us think that “worry has power” to stop what we are worrying about from happening, or by keeping us alert…

but we must resist this type of thinking…

what I’m saying is true… what worry does is exhaust our energies, confuse our mind, so we can hardly think clearly and come up with ideas to deal with whatever the problem, concern or trouble might be…

so Never ever worry…

always consider it could actually be worse… in other words, the glass is half full, or at least there is a glass or a cup, or you know where to get a bottle (get the point)

and sometimes we do forget…and that’s when a good dose of self-talk works…

but more than self-talk is when we can get a tune, to sing it to ourselves, over and over, and so change not only our thinking, but create a good feeling…freeing up our mind to think things through…

so enjoy the music!

 

Sometimes you simply gotta shake your bodyline…

now let’s blend the music with the mind here…

Musically we had Trinbago songster Ola represent the Caribbean at X Factor UK… now how did he reach there if he himself did not “shake his bodyline”

Mentally our “bodyline” is an imaginary line  

that we sometimes draw… limiting where our body goes and what it does, might be in sports, some skill, going to a new place, a new job, or position at work, even a new sort of relationship…

but how could we experience the glory if we never …

SHAKE OUR BODYLINE!

Movies like Music reflect life and our society. And our music comes out of our society. So when it comes to looking at our music videos and thinking that they….

Keep Endorsing Social Stereotypes

It becomes a case of which comes first…the chicken or the egg? If certain types of interactions happen in life, then does the music really endorse it or is it that musicians get their inspiration from life and then the music videos….

Keep Exercising Social Scenes

so the music videos simply think about some common social scenes and then choose one or a few to feature as their music video… but even so when it comes to our mental health and in this case especially managing our self esteem by ensuring we are always those who the music video can…

Keep Encouraging  Some Self-esteem 

within. How do we do that? By simply accepting that;

  • social stereotypes exist
  • music videos do us the favor of reminding us of that (sometimes we might appreciate it and sometimes not)
  • it is always our response-ability to make a choice in how we would deal with social stereotypes
  • we have a choice to keep positive self-talk that encourages self-esteem

So all music videos cannot out-rightly directly or indirectly give us a self-esteem boost, sometimes if we view them carelessly our self-esteem could take a hit, but if we consider the 4 tips…that we can be sure to be the some who music videos…

Keep Encouraging Some Self-esteem within  …

Hello! (you heard) Hello! (you heard) Hello! (you heard)

 

 

… now, what is that one thing that sports and music have in common…

both sports and music allow people to access and express aggression in a form that neither hurts the person or others…

 and why is this essential to mental health…

first things first … we all feel aggressive impulses …children..man..woman…

second things second… at some point each and every one of us would feel like giving in to our aggressive impulses

third things third… anger is a legit emotion that informs us of what is happening and helps us to make better decisions in the future if or when used well…

but too many confuse aggression with violence… and aggressive impulses in no way equal violence… in fact, it is not being in tune with when these impulses are present and not having the place/space/skills to express these impulses that lands us in trouble…

so how does music & mental health come in here…

music is one of those readily available means of …

  1. expressing and externalizing our aggressive impulses in a healthy wayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErCAOMi5EGM
  2. making us move and so change our body chemistry and eventually feel better and be able to think clearer…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83ZioYr7DiM

so make good use of music as need be and master mental health

Many times when clients have a tough time experiencing their feelings or expressing themselves there is 1 thing that has worked …

MUSIC …

MUSIC is energy in motion usually coming through the airwaves and directly influencing our body chemistry …something many of us take for granted…

so for many of us musicians, singers, DJs, music stations are our lay therapists…

Well, recently one of our World-renowned lay therapist aka singers… Aretha Franklin has passed on  https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/2018/08/16/aretha-franklin-dies/309137002/

SO LET’S highlight some of this lay therapists great works…

RESPECT… so many love songs talk of this giddy love feeling but Aretha took our attention to a #healthyrelationship biggie 101 …

there can be no healthy loving relationship without mutual respect 

“ALL i’M ASKING is for a little RESPECT!” …

RESPECT … consideration for my rights my feelings  …

We wonder if Aretha was especially talking …opps singing to women in abusive relationships… especially the subtly emotionally abusive ones…where many women settle and accept being totally disregarded because of their love for their partners and desire for a lasting relationship…

RESPECT … then is a call to work at creating that healthy relationship

Now that this lay soul therapist has left us… do you or someone you know need to hear her sing those words again…

R-E-S-P-E-C-T… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAI_Nv3qWto 

How do we get RESPECT?

Often said… we get that relationship we think we deserve… so if we find respect a bit lacking in our relationship…maybe we can begin by looking in the mirror and singing the song along with Aretha and discover ways daily to do things that show to ourselves…

“I value all my feelings”

“I consider my opinions/values/desires… as worthy”  … 

when our actions show this more and more…

then we would naturally gravitate toward people who show RESPECT and if or when it is not there … the things we can do would begin to come to us..for Aretha (of course) it was to sing a song…

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