I have shared this message before. In light of my last post, Namaste, I felt it deserved another SHARE! Thanks for reading and remembering who you are and what YOUR Song is!
Finding Your Song:
Mona Anupama Patel
Making Universal Sounds in Community
About hearing and singing your song……
When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness with a few friends and together they pray and meditate until they hear the song of the child. They recognize every soul has its own vibration that expresses its unique flavor and purpose.
When the women attune to the song, they sing it out loud. Then they return to the tribe and teach it to everyone else.
When the child is born into the village, the community gathers and sings the child’s song, one unique melody for each unique child. Later, when child begins their education, the village gathers together and chants the child’s song. When the child passes through the initiation to adulthood, the people again come together and sing. At the time of marriage, the person, once again, hears his or her song.
Finally, when the soul is about to pass from this world, the family and friends gather at the bedside, as they did at birth, and they sing the person to the next life.
When I have shared this story in my lectures a fair amount of people in the audience come to tears. There is something inside each of us that knows we have a song, and we wish those we love would recognize it and support us to sing it.
In some of my seminars I ask people to verbalize to a partner the one phrase they wish their parents had said to them as a child. Then the partner lovingly whispers it in their ear. This exercise goes a very deep, and many significant insights start to click. How we all long to
Be loved, acknowledged, and accepted for who we are!
In the African tribe, there is one other occasion upon which the Villagers sing to the child: If at any time during his or her life, he or she commits a crime or aberrant social act, that individual is called to the center of the village and the people in the community form a circle around them. Then they sing their song to them. The tribe recognizes that the proper correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment; it is love and the remembrance of identity. When you recognize your own song, you have no desire or need to do anything that would hurt another.
A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you have forgotten it. Those who love you are not fooled by the mistakes you have made or the dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
It is up to you to find, learn and remember your song. Are you listening?
Michelle D. Smith is a visionary and spiritual gladiator seeking to share awareness with many. She is a published author who writes a relationship column for Black Refer.com.The different niches for each site allow her to reach a variety of people to amuse, entertain and inspire.
Her self published book, My Life As A Mermaid was selected for inclusion in the Baltimore County Public Library's Local Author collection!