Cultures all around the world, from all walks of life, have one beautiful thing in common: music. Though we all have our own take on music and what style we prefer, music seems to be universal to the human race. We even see it in nature in the calling of the birds or crickets – music is everywhere.
Our guest on the show today was very special. She is not only a dear friend to me but also an inspiration to so many people in our community.
Julie Ross grew up with music her entire life, often finding joy and eliminating suffering with her songwriting and jams with other musicians. She runs a local songwriters group called SONGC!RCLE, where musicians, poets, artists and creative people alike gather together every Wednesday to share their creations and talk about music and life.
So what has Julie learned over the past five years of running the SONGC!RCLE and a lifetime of playing music?
Her friend Anthony Gomes said it best, “Music is the medicine.” She has found that music has the amazing ability to heal broken hearts, ease emotional suffering, mental illness, relationship issues. Music has the ability to heal our pain and inspire change.
You can probably think of a time in your life when you may have been in an intense level of emotion and you heard a certain song that will forever remind you of that moment. Or you may have even had music speak to and relate to you in a way like nothing has ever before.
There is a reason why music is used in our celebrations and in mourning; music makes us feel.
So what do you do with this?
Use it! Find music that you love and that complements the moment and enjoy it. Music can make you more productive and can encourage you to feel and keep going.
By: Bren Dubé @brendube
Based on Episode 11 of The Implicit Show