Ep 127: You Are The Melody

I was listening to a song I really like the other day, and I just found myself being inspired by the words and the message and how it applies to the work I do and the life I’m living.

I wanted to talk to you today about what I learned from the song, “Glorious” by David Archuleta.

Before we jump in, I thought a little Music 101 might be helpful.

Let’s start with some definitions of musical terms.

Melody: Usually the most memorable aspect of a song, the one the listener remembers and is able to perform

Harmony: the sound of two or more notes heard simultaneously and in tune with each other.

Chords: A combination of three or more notes.

Rhythm: Music’s pattern in time.  Rhythm is the one indispensable element of all music.  Rhythm can exist without melody, but melody cannot exist without rhythm.

Timing: adjustment of note or beat duration to create different effects.

Major vs Minor chords:  Major chords usually create happy feelings and minor chords are characterized as feeling more sad.  Brighter versus darker.

Crescendo: a gradual increase in the volume of music

Symphony: a musical composition

Alright, I don’t expect you to remember all of that, and there won’t be a test at the end but I hope it gives you enough background to understand what I’m trying to share with you today.

Because it’s against copyright laws for me to play “Glorious” for you here on the podcast, I’m just going to read the words to you and share my thoughts.

I hope I have enough self-discipline not to start singing.

I’d encourage you to go listen to the song after we’re done and see what it means to you.

Here’s the first verse:

There are times when
You might feel aimless
And can’t see the places
Where you belong
But you will find that
There is a purpose
It’s been there within you
All along

Have you been there?

Have you felt lost and can’t see where you’re meant to fit in?

Is the timing of your life or the rhythm of your days off?

You really do feel like you can’t find your purpose.

If you listen to this podcast regularly, you know that I have a deep belief that who we are and why we’re where we are, is something that is a part of you, even if it’s buried deep inside.

Life does tend to get the better of us. It can change the rhythm of our life.

There’s always so much to do, so many people to please and help, that we can lose who we are.

But who you are never leaves you.  It’s still there, it just may take a little digging to find it.

Journaling is one of those things that I believe helps you dig.  It slows down your thoughts and helps you get out of the mess and down to your true self.

It’s not always easy to dig, sometimes it’s painful, but it’s always worth it.

If you haven’t learned about how I journal or if you need some help getting started, sign up for one of my complementary calls, I’ll give you a quick little lesson on how to do that.

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Ok.  Let’s move on to the next part of the song.

And when you’re near it
You can almost hear it

It’s like a symphony
Just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start
To figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece
In their own melodies
In each one of us
Oh, it’s glorious

Journaling is what can get you near to your inner purpose.

And it starts sounding beautiful!

Even if there was some yucky stuff to get through first.

When you start looking for, or listening for it, as the song says, you can hear.  Your.   Part.

You will start to recognize your own melody.

Then, when others add to the beauty of the music by adding their harmony, your melody isn’t lost.

It doesn’t get drowned out like it can if you don’t listen for your own melody first.

That’s the purpose of self-care as I teach it.

Self-care doesn’t make you selfish, it actually makes you more able to hear the beauty of the music you create with someone else.

Does that make sense?

Melodies are better when there is a harmony.

It’s richer sounding.

It adds drama.

And it can also add peace.

This is how you begin to create the soundtrack of your life.

When you recognize your own part, you appreciate the parts of others better.

Then, it will also make other’s melody more beautiful by what harmony you begin to add when you show up as your true self.

Here’s the next phrase of the song:

And you will know how
To let it ring out
As you discover
Who you are
Others around you
Will start to wake up
To the sounds that are
In their hearts.

Don’t you just love that!!!

Others will see their purpose when you let your purpose ring out because you have discovered who YOU are.

Not showing up only as what they want you to be.

Being true to who you really are, will wake them up to what’s in their heart.

WE are creating this together.

A beautiful symphony.

If you don’t play your part, something is missing……

And that’s true for everyone……..

OK, Here’s the last part:

And as you feel
The notes build
You will see

It’s like a symphony
Just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start
To figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece
In their own melodies
In each one of us
Oh it’s glorious

Our story begins to build as you get to a crescendo.  You get to the loud part of life.

Where you see things come together.

All the parts have come together, and you can hear the beautiful symphony that has been created.

It only happens when we all show up, with our own melody.

Then, as we add harmony to other’s melodies, as they do to ours,

We create something glorious.

Don’t hold back your part.

Be your true self.

If you don’t know what that part is,

If you feel like you have to play someone else’s melody,

You’re not creating harmony,

You’re creating a minor cord that doesn’t fit.

That’s why you may feel lost.

You’re not showing up as who you really are.

The music you create doesn’t lie.

Minor chords are a part of life and add to the beauty of a symphony but only when it’s still in harmony with the melody.

Adding drama isn’t bad, Moments of sadness are a part of a symphony too, but it’s not meant to be the whole song.

Play your melody loud and clear.

Show up as the glorious person that you are.

Allow the major chords and the minor ones and enjoy the symphony of life.

Thanks for showing up today.

I see you.

I want you to see you as you truly are.

I know you know how hard it is and I see you trying.

I hope you’ll let my harmony show up and help you however you need me.

Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you back here again next week.

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Ep 127: You Are The Melody