Music as a Powerful Catalyst


Sometimes we all need to shift something going on for us… one of the BEST ways I know how is to listen to music, to sing along and to dance, if that feels right.

Recently, things around here have been a little stressed, and while watching one of my favorite *Guilty Pleasure* TV shows So You Think You Can Dance, one of the auditions used this song. It immediately moved me.

Apparently, I needed it, and I needed to let some emotions out – so I found the song on Youtube, bought it on iTunes and listened to it about 6 times before bed, letting the tears flow.

The words don’t really apply to my life at this moment, but it allowed me to access something that had been bound up, it allowed me to release and I am so thankful for that. Today, I feel like a new person for having that experience.

Here’s the song, enjoy it. :- )


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  1. I LOVE that song and cried the first time I heard it and the seventh etc… I completely relate to your reaction (along with a couple million others!) Beautifully done video too. And…. So You Think You Can Dance RAWKS!!!! xoxoxoxo

  2. Payson says:

    Julie – YOU ROCK!! :- ) Last night, the tears just kept flowing. Honestly, the shot of the older couple (reminiscent of The Notebook) just knocked me over. Such a gorgeous, haunting melody, beautiful words and so much emotion. Christina Aguilera is such a wonderful compliment to his amazing voice.

    SO excited about the upcoming season of SYTYCD. Was just saying to my honey last night how lucky I feel to be able to watch dance like that – truly INCREDIBLE. It’s amazing to have the opportunity to see such talented and dedicated people. So inspiring!

    Hope you are doing great Julie!! (PS – haven’t read the book yet – will be in touch when I do!)

  3. Janet Zinn says:

    Thank you for the gift. I needed a good cry and got exactly what I needed watching the video while listening to the song. Ahhh, letting go and letting it in. Thanks again.

  4. Charlotte says:

    Yes. This song… really really moves me. I have to be in the right way to watch otherwise it’s like holy waterfalls over here.

    Thanks for posting ~ of course I had to listen and had a sweet little cry this morning. XOXO

  5. Payson says:

    So happy it resonated with you too Janet. Amazing what a song and some imagery can do… :- ) Thanks for the comment!

  6. Payson says:

    Know what you mean Charlotte – it will be one I listen to at certain times because it will also illicit that response from me. :- ) Love that expression ‘holy waterfalls’! Glad you had a lovely cry – and thanks for the comment! xoxo