Each time I "turned a corner" in processing my trauma, there was a theme song that perfectly expressed my feelings over that period of time. Connecting with the energy and poetry of the music helps me to honor my feelings and also to know that I'm not alone. I've compiled a super powerful playlist that you can experience below. Since I know that the path of one woman can be an incredible teacher and guide for other women (and men, too), I'm happy to share the light.
This playlist I call FREEDOM grew organically over the past 19 months, and it has been crucial for my healing.
Consider making your own playlist that speaks to you, and in the meantime feel free to copy mine. Take what speaks to your heart and leave the rest.
Most importantly, learn the lyrics, write them down, SING LOUD, allow them to penetrate your brokenness. Use them wisely to alter your state of mind as needed. Play them a million times on repeat. The next perfect song will make itself known when the time is right if you listen carefully.
I have incredible gratitude for the truly brilliant artists who created this music. There is so much power in sharing our pain, and I am inspired by their bravery. Each of these songs called to me at just the right moment, pulled me through and UP, and speaks directly to my soul.
HARNESS YOUR ANGER
FIND YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THE TRUTH
GET LOUD AND IRREVERENT
FIND YOUR CONFIDENCE IN YOUR SELF
BECOME INTIMATE WITH YOUR SADNESS
EMBRACE YOUR FEAR
SEE THE TRUTH CLEARLY
ACKNOWLEDGE THE STRENGTH INSIDE YOU
CUT THE CORD
LEARN TO SAY NO
CONNECT WITH SOURCE
ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR GROWTH
CELEBRATE THE POSITIVE
GO AHEAD AND RAGE
YES, JUST LET IT GO
CULTIVATE TRUST AND FAITH
ACCEPT AND RELEASE
I sincerely hope this concept helps you manage your feelings and heal yourself purposefully. Here are a couple of messages from my beloved teacher Suzanne Sterling, explaining how singing and music can help you heal.