When you follow your dreams, you never know who you will be helping along the way. You would be surprised at the hope you can spark in those that feel hopeless. When you go with your heart, you are also stirring up the hearts of others. I am inspired to write this post from a favorite artist of mine, and maybe yours too, Lana Del Rey. The music she has created makes you feel as if you’re connecting on a level that would not have been possible if she had not pursued her dreams.
It’s rare that you find an artist that can continue to deliver, song after song after song. As I was going through her catalog of music on YouTube, I was shocked by how beautifully amazing her music truly was (and still is). It caught my ears and heart in such a way that many of her songs became the sound track of my life for a period of time. It is something that I will always go back to, no matter how much time passes. I mention that because not all artists deliver albums that people can say they would re-visit time and time again.
Now, I wrote this post to explain the connections of everything. It shows how your actions really do have an impact on the world. Yes, you. I came to see how many producers, artists, fans and musicians have also been inspired by Lana’s music, causing them to get to work, heighten their vibration and share their piece of the puzzle that is interconnected with all that is.
Because I am also an inspired fan of Lana’s, I wanted to share my creativity and piece of the puzzle with you. Lana went through with her dreams and exposed her never ending vessel of creativity, which is a gift to the world. Many producers hear this, and they are now given something to do in the studio. Fans listen, and not only have something to be uplifted to, but also play her music in the background as they work vigorously on their current project(s).
How often is it that many people have a song or album that has helped them through a rough spot in their life? It has helped them connect with people on so many different levels. There’s a feeling of understanding for each other when you are able to connect through the beauty of music. There’s that, “you understand me” feeling which takes away the illusion of being an islander. After all, we are all one. This is what happens when people stop accepting mediocrity and begin to follow their dreams.
Here’s another example:
I was once walking down the hallway while I was still in college, and a girl looks up from where she is sitting and says, “Bauhaus!” I had to stop and introduce myself. It turns out that this person was new to the school and was looking for people to connect with. It’s rare that you make some kind of connection just in passing. Usually this is done in social settings like a party, social outing or a bar. If I had not worn this shirt that day, would the connection still have been made? Maybe. Maybe not. Here is an example of another artist’s creation bringing people together. It takes away the feeling of being isolated from others. This is another important lesson to embrace in life: we are not in this alone. So many people want their creativity and dreams to surface, but have a problem reaching out to others. It takes a union to make something happen.Get over the belief that you are a one man island, and stretch a hand out. When you’re being helped, you will later be in a position to lend a helping hand out to others as well.
When you’re at weddings, or other celebrations, the energy of music is there to bring your celebration, and your own dance of life alive. Movies that have intense fighting scenes or need sadness or happiness emphasized, require music in the scenes that show the circle of creativity in this world unfold before your eyes. How many times have you seen a movie and became introduced to other works of art or beautiful music, because of their appearance in someone else’s creation?! How many artists have inspired other artists to bring their masterpieces to life for all to see?
I ask you to follow your dreams; because you never know what piece of the puzzle you will be filling. We are all here to spread creativity around like wild fire while we are here on this planet. How many times have you heard a song, viewed a beautiful piece of art, watched an uplifting move, watched a comedian or anything else of an artistic nature and thought, “Wow, I really needed that for my own sense of self renewal?”
Like the continuous flow of music formed from different notes, vibrations, choruses and bridges, let the same flow take place in your life. Music helps us to flow like water and be more fluid in our own lives. It keeps our creativity alive, and helps us to spontaneously paint our own lives in the process. Without it, there would be stagnation and little room for growth. Observe who or what inspires you. Is there something waiting to be discovered that will help you express your gifts to the world?
Tap into the energy of music. It will carry you places you never thought you would go. Let it bring your inspirations and dreams to life. Let it push you along where you are feeling stuck. Let it inspire you where you are feeling uninspired. Let it give you inspiration and confidence in yourself. I feel most confident when music is blaring, while I am hitting pads to all sorts of Muay Thai combos. I feel most confident on the dance floor, where human form no longer matters. This is where you let something else speak for itself that words could never begin to explain. This is energy coming to the surface that surpasses all time and space. Something is being created in that moment as you continue to move along. It’s like giving birth to a baby. This is one of the most powerful forces in the world. If your heart is deeply embedded in this creation, anything is possible. The birth of something can move mountains if you allow it.
Everything comes to the surface when you’re doing what you love. You don’t care who is watching or what they think. By doing this and grasping this thought, you have gained one of the most important lessons of all: never care what others think. By harnessing this attitude and living life through the heart, you are inspiring others to take hold of the reigns of their own lives. Many of these artists and musicians you are inspired by had to do the same thing. They had to get rid of anything or anyone who made them feel like they could not soar to the heavens and more. Why? Well, they followed the greatest lesson of all: Never mind what people THINK. I capitalize think, because thinking is all in the mind, which is just filled with perception and different lenses. When you go with the heart, however, you stir something else. You give room for other people to go with their hearts as well, and create something beautiful.
You give this life so much passion, beauty and creativity by following your dreams. You give this life something worth seeing from listening to the inner workings of the heart! Don’t get me wrong, the mind has its function; after all, we would not be living without a brain. Just know WHEN and HOW to use it. Use it for things like productivity, rather than over thinking or passing judgement. By allowing yourself to judge, you’re limiting your own creativity and really misusing the power of the human mind. It’s like driving a car to the corner store around the street when you could have just walked. It’s taking something for granted, really. In short, find whatever uproots your passion to help you follow your dreams. Get cracking; you could be in the process of helping lives.
Sidenote: Here are a few favorite videos of mine from Lana and people who have been inspired be her. Keep bringing beauty to the surface. Keep the flow going, let us continue to make beautiful moments on this Earth!!