Inspiring music

How come we still don't have a music thread on the web? :)

C'mon, everybody! Kidding, whoever feels like hhhh, flood this thread with what makes your soul alive, or just resonates with you, or brings an important message, or is just beautiful :D

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Namaste, Leonard Cohen, sweet and gentle soul, poet king of hearts. Your achingly beautiful songs help to open wounds and let the light in.

"If it be your will
That a voice be true
From this broken hill
I will sing to you..."

https://youtu.be/wHAHt2Hv_DI

I loved this video, especially as this is one of my favourite songs. The combination of Leonard Cohen's stirring lyrics and the harmony of this band really gets me going.

Another great video by the same band (Pentatonix) is this one - the Evolution of Michael Jackson. It really showcases what people have been talking about their individual creativity to one whole piece.

I was a huge fan of Michael Jackson as a kid. He has some really soul stirring songs, and if you see some of the videos of him, you can see the emotion coming through. I know there was a lot of controversy around him, but I believe only a truly beautiful soul could sing some of these songs with such feeling.

https://youtu.be/P2oKRnGGPuE

In reply to by Hannah

Hi Hannah,

Glad you liked it! Like you said, I don't usually like Rihanna - the lyrics from this song are spot on though and it's very artistically done. Every now and then little gems seem to come through in mainstream music with lyrics that really speak of a deeper understanding.

Thanks for sharing!

This moving and inspiring song "Prayer of the Mothers" arose from an alliance made between singer-songwriter, Yael Deckelbaum, and a diverse group of courageous women who lead the movement of “Women Wage Peace". Includes brief message at end from Liberian peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Leymah Gbowee. Warms my heart to no end.

https://youtu.be/YyFM-pWdqrY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNzIKoAy2pk

Anyone dealing with religious past lives or any sort of persecution energy, or teenage angst or perhaps anger at OC..... then I highly recommend this song to get you right into the centre of the pain and express.

Very effective especially the end. However it contains explicit language so perhaps earphones if delicate ears are nearby.

Happe processing.
With love
xXx

Hi Etta,
Thanks for posting the link to the Rage Against the Machine song. It really is very effective, and I'll definitely come back to it (and all that it does) soon.
And when it was through and I was still sniffling, YouTube wanted to play another song by the band, and it was called "Take the Power Back".
Isn't the Universe awesome? ;-)
Lots of love,
Heike

Yesterday, I saw the heart-soaring film "Lion" based on a true story. Indeed, the lion's heart leads us home. Felt to share Sia's upbeat song "Never Give Up" from the film. Speaks to me of the power of our twin flames going the distance with us, hand-in-hand. Through thick and thin.

Just thought to share this song with you all here. It reminds me that even though the world at large is going through so many changes, we are all still doing pretty good! That and he is a really good Bard. Especially in today's day and age when you turn on the radio and stare in bewildered disbelief as the song of the moment only has one word in it. Just one word. Maybe its just me in the aspect that I like a good story in a song.
Anyways I'll leave y'all to it, hope you enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2jYty8Llp4&list=RDP2jYty8Llp4

This magical song came to me today out of nowhere! I think it's a message from the higher self. It had me in tears.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVxUUotm1P4

I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide!
I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride
A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming
A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you
Now I'm in a whole new world with you
Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky
A whole new world
(Don't you dare close your eyes)
A hundred thousand things to see
(Hold your breath it gets better)
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be
A whole new world
(Every turn a surprise)
With new horizons to pursue
(Every moment, red-letter)
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you
A whole new world
(A whole new world)
That's where we'll be
(That's where we'll be)
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me

For all the control freaks like me :), from Jack Johnson's new album, the song 'You can't control it' with powerful video as well:

The other night this song fell in to my lap, I'm sure many of us can relate to the message, all these changes we go through on our paths. And is there a better mirror to reflect your process than meeting someone treating you "like they used to". And noticing you're light years away from that place that made it possible to share any piece of your reality with them. And sometimes that light year might be just few days in Earth time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOSv1TIa58M

Leaving the Table, Leonard Cohen's poignant ballad from his last, posthumous album, You Want It Darker, captured in the gorgeous, dreamlike video below.

His words and melody speak soothingly to my heart of letting go, liberating my soul, floating and flying, becoming the sweetness and lightness beyond the pain of identity and attachment.

Love you and miss you, Leonard.

x Cathy

https://youtu.be/mOrdWbqp85E

The Beach Boys wrote very spiritual songs! Look at those lyrics:

"But I hit hard at the battle that's confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down
Sew up the wounds of evolution
And the now starts to get in my way
So what if life's a revelation
If the mind speaks of only today
So real, the pain growing in my soul
Of climbing up to reality's goal"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmAqpRFGzRQ

"Long promised road
Flows to the source, gentle force, never ending, never ending"

The production is also way ahead of their time. Long live to these guys!

I chose this song but I could have chosen any of Jont's songs. He's one of the best artists I have seen in years. I'm so blessed he lives in Halifax, originally from the U.K. We spent one evening at a yoga studio unplugged show and were there till 2 a.m. He's incredibly generous with his music and offers full albums. I'm holding a house concert with him and the lovely John & Michelle from Fall River Yoga Studio. Hope you enjoy as much as I do!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHTiSy3cy3I

'When everything you were looking for
Was already looking at you'

Great song! Curious to see whether posting a Youtube video on the new website might automatically get embedded??

Hi Marije - to embed a video, you have to get the embed code from the share function on the video file and then when you draft the comment, choose full HTML.

Open smiley

In reply to by Open

Hi Open,

Thanks! I finally managed to embed a video here myself! I had to get into the source code though to do it, but I now know how to do it next time!

Marije

Hi Marije,

I loved the song. Brilliant!
And yes, you're right. Comments are not appearing on new articles at the moment. But they are on previous articles and forum topics. We are addressing it. Bear with us!

Open heart

Beautiful and timely song from Trevor Hall!

You can't rush your healing
Darkness has its teachings
Love is never leaving
You can't rush your healing

 

In reply to by Charlie

Very touched by this melody and lyrics - thank you for sharing!

"know that my eyes have seen this world through thine ... know that my heart feels the world, is Still Divine" - Grounded Magic heart