Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Key To Pretty Much Everything

"The Way I Am"

Ingrid Michaelson

My choice to embrace the laws of; attraction, deliberate creation and allowing, have given me the opportunity to examine my taste in music, movies, television, etc... I have five or six hundred songs on my iPod and, amazingly enough, I have discovered that less than fifty of those songs give me a truly positive feeling. I wonder why on earth we so often choose to listen to, watch or read things that give us negative emotions such as sadness, anger, fear or pain. In the last couple of years I have switched out of that wallowing in... whatever... and now I am seeking out things that actually give me joy. It's not as easy as it might sound, at least not for me. I have found that there is a lot of music that I find to be really beautiful and initially I think what I am feeling is pleasant but, if I really pay attention to how I am feeling, I realize that I am actually feeling sadness, loss or even pain. Since I am no longer wanting those emotions to play major parts in my life, I am now choosing not to give them any of my time.

On my quest for new uplifting and joy inspiring media I have come across "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson. I am completely in love with this song. It's about love and acceptance and those are two things that I am happy to invite into my life. You can see the video above if you haven't yet and here are the lyrics;

If you were falling
Then I would catch you

You need a light
I'd find a match

Cause I love the way you say good morning
And you take me the way I am

If you are chilly
Here take my sweater

Your head is aching
I'll make it better

Cause I love the way you call me baby
And you take me the way I am

I'd buy you Rogaine
When you start losing all your hair

Sew on patches
To all you tear

Cause I love you more than I could ever promise
And you take me the way I am mmm

I played the song for my dad and he said something about it being about 'relationship' love. I laughed and told him that sometimes the song makes me think about two of my best friends who always accept me no matter what crazy stuff I do. It's so great to have that in my life and so sometimes I sing the song to them! Other times I think about the song in terms of God or Consciousness or whatever you'd like to call the divine truth that is everything... I open my heart and mind to consider the deep love and acceptance that I receive from the divine, angels etc... and so I sing the song to God! Lastly, I sometimes think about what I am wanting to feel for myself and so to inspire my desire I sing the song to myself! After all, loving and accepting ourselves is pretty much the key to... everything.
I am sending you all love, joy and acceptance!