Muzic Monday! Let me give you a little background, Muzic Monday was a segment I used to do on my old blog where I’d choose a song that really spoke to me and share it with my readers. Maybe its just because I’m overly analytical but basically, I’d disect the song’s meaning and find inspiration or a life lesson for the week. Hence the name… Muzic To My Ears. I’m happy to be bringing it back! It starts each Monday with a little inspiration and creativity. So grab your beverage of choice, and get ready to get inspired.
Well I’m late… I’ve never been one to be up on the times, but me too.
Happy muzic monday my loves! Todays song of the week is Unspoken Words by the soil. My reasoning is simple. Words go unspoken. My abuse took place when I was really young. So young in fact, I didn’t understand what was happening or why. I didn’t understand their intentions. I didn’t understand what it would one day do to me. Why didn’t you tell me sooner? My mother asked me years later. Why? Well that’s complicated. Part of it was shame, the other part was the fact that I finally came to the realization that what was done was wrong and I didn’t deserve it, no one does.
The #metoo movement proved to be very enlightening. It made me realize things I didn’t even know about myself. How the harassment rained over my relationships, made me have a hard time trusting people or even trusting myself. When I saw so many women I knew posting on facebook, Me too. Me too. Me too. Some I’d never suspect. It made me feel safe to share the same. It happened to me too! But what exactly happened? Well, this is what I shared on facebook a few weeks ago:
“#metoo It’s been amazing seeing more and more women coming forward. It’s like with each post we’re inspired by each other to share our stories. It’s beautiful! And truly freeing. I was really young when it happened so I didn’t realize until I was older that what was done to me in that basement was wrong. Though I have forgiven those responsible. My outlook on forgiveness… We as humans can only do the best we can with what we have at the time. Unfortunately others can get hurt in the process. I knew I forgave them when I prayed for them and began to cry on their behalf. It’s as though I could see the pain and brokenness inside of them. I haven’t spoken to them since, but I truly wish them well. From my experience there was a time I felt angry, distrusting, and ashamed. Maybe even to this day I can be a little guarded. But healing came through forgiveness! And I pray that each pearson that came forward has or will do the same! FORGIVE! If you beleive that those that hurt you aren’t worthy of forgiveness… Remeber this… Forgiveness isn’t just for them, its taking back your own freedom.”
Mix featuring unspoken Words by The Soil
In the video above, hooping and the me too movemet collide. They both share freedom. I love the song unspoken words because because the words are unspoken, you can make them out to be whatever you want them to be, whatever you feel in the moment. Many things in life go unspoken. The things of our past, the things we’re afraid of, the things that shame us into silence. And the beauty of the me too movement is the freedom that comes when the unspoken words came to life.
There’s Freedom that comes when the unspoken words are finally spoken. Much like the freedom I feel when I dance or listen to music that was made from the heart. There’s something about taking the pain you experience in life and turning it into purpose, passion, and creativity. I dare you to givev it a try!
I hope in some way this post inspires you! Whether you had a reason to say me too or not, it was written for you with love! We all have a story! Let that story drive you to do good in the world and create social change much like the amazing women behind the Me Too movement!
Live a life that’s muzic to your ears!