February 18, 2016

High Vibration Music: Song Lyrics as Affirmations.

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Nothings quite sticks in your head like the words of a song. If you are anything like me, more often than not, you don’t even know the words and it may not even be your favorite song but you invent your own lyrics then sing loud and proud anyway.

It wasn’t until after a recent ever so delicately choreographed car karaoke session where I may have, after brushing my hair while stopped at the intersection, hung onto the hairbrush “mic” while singing Shake that by Eminem that I decided to look up the lyrics to what people were watching me rock out to at the red light.

Needless to say, I was nothing short of appalled when I realized Shake that, although a catchy beat, over and over refers to women as “bitches” and, among other genuinely misogynistic things, makes reference to slipping Ecstasy in a woman’s drink and then having non-consensual sex with her.

It was this fact-finding mission that led me to the decision that this are not at all, in any way shape or form, things I want to hear, condone or support with my money, sing or, for any reason, have running on a replay loop in my head. This ultimately led me to my quest for “high vibration music.”

I have a number of artists that I enjoy that are all about love and light, but they are by no means mainstream and that don’t produce that much music. What I really wanted to find was something a little more easily accessible and plentiful, an artist who resonates with heart, where I can look forward to their new release like I do my favorite author’s upcoming book.

I struggled as I searched for a musician who genuinely touched my heart when I was reminded of an India Arie song from 2006 that was inspired by one of my all time favorite quotes by Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic:

“I am not this hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within.”

I remember thoroughly enjoying this song, not just the beat and the melody, but the transcendent message as well. Now that is high vibration music. I wonder what she is doing these days?

It is very unusual for me to like more than a song or two by any given artist, but as I listened to India Arie’s music, I found that I thoroughly enjoyed each and every song, not just the beat and the melody, but most importantly the message. I now have three complete albums on my phone and, right now, this is my go to playlist—the one that lifts my heart at any moment like no other music can.

As I’ve learned the words and begun to sing along with these albums, I’ve come to the realization that as this high vibration music gets stuck in my head, the messages so thought provoking, they’ve become affirmations for me—musical affirmations. Because every thought we think is an affirmation, I realized this exquisite song playing over and over in my head is actually creating new mental patterns.

Dr. Bernie Siegel shares in Love, Medicine and Miracles that “affirmations are not a denial of the present, but a hope for the future. As you allow them to permeate your consciousness, they will become more and more believable until eventually they may become real for you.”

As I’ve examined the songs that get stuck in my head these days, I realize that this high vibration music is reiterating over and over again in my head all the concepts of love, light and self-love that I’ve worked so hard to create.

Louise Hay talks frequently in all her affirmation books about “mirror work,” suggesting that we look into our own eyes in the mirror and repeat over and over again whatever areas we want to work on until the feelings of resistance fade away.
I will suggest, music will allow you that same effect.

Does a song make you cry? Why? What is it touching in your soul? What is it triggering? What is this beautiful melody helping you work through? Don’t fight it. Cry. Laugh. Sing.

Sing, loud and proud as you create positive pathways with these high vibration musical affirmations.

“High Vibration Musical Affirmations” By India Arie:

“Strength, Courage and Wisdom” from Acoustic Soul (2001)

I close my eyes and I think of all the things that I want to see

‘Cause I know, now that I’ve opened up my heart I know that

Anything I want can be, so let it be, so let it be:.
Strength, courage, and wisdom

It’s been inside of me all along


“Video” from Acoustic Soul (2001)

When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me

Every freckle on my face is where it’s suppose to be

And I know my creator didn’t make no mistakes on me

My feet, my thighs, my Lips, my eyes, I’m loving what I see


“Ready for Love” from Acoustic Soul (2001)

I will be patient, kind, faithful and true

To a man who loves music

A man who loves art

Respect’s the spirit world

And thinks with his heart


“Outro: Learning” from Testimony: Vol I, Life and Relationship (2006)

The highest expression of love is to give without expecting,

the highest expression of love is to accept without exceptions.

I have so much to learn, I have so much to learn, have so much to learn, o-o-o-o-oh.


“A Beautiful Day” from Testimony: Vol 2, Love and Politics (2009)

Early in the morning

It’s the dawn of a new day

New hopes, new dreams, new ways

I open up my heart and

I’m gon’ do my part and

Make this a positively beautiful day
La la la la la la la la la [x3]


Author: Christie Del Vesco

Editor: Katarina Tavčar

Photo: video screenshot/Youtube

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