“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Do you ever feel that you don’t belong? Or that the people around you at work or home don’t understand who you are? Are you searching for more meaningful experiences with others?
Is Our Inner Music Positive or Negative?
If you can answer yes, to any of these questions, perhaps you are dancing to the music that others don’t hear. And that’s okay as long as you like the music within. Is it a song of joy and love of life or of depression and sadness? If you don’t like the song vibrating within you, then it’s time to change it. If you do like it, then it’s important to just accept you are in a different place than those around you and that’s okay.
It is not surprising that we sometimes feel we are dancing to different music than the people around us. When we are rooted in Spirit, we often do not share the values of our society at large. We may try to explain to others who we are, but often they are not ready to hear this, for our different point of view threatens them. In this situation, we experience discomfort because we feel separate.
But we are the only ones who can release feelings of separation by choosing to raise our vibration. For example, I have a tendency to sing when I’m drying my hair. It distracts me from the discomfort I feel holding the much too large hair dryer over my head. Lately, I’ve been singing “Summertime” from “Porgy and Bess.” I suppose it’s wishful thinking. When I finish drying my hair, instead of thinking the usual, “Thank goodness that’s over,” I feel cheerful and in touch with my passion for life. Throughout my day, I dance to the energetic music I created from the heart.
Awakening to the Highest Response For All
We feel good when we feel One with All that Is. When we meditate or walk by the seashore, we become One with the beautiful energy of Spirit. In less peaceful situations, we need to allow that core energy to resonate within us. We do not need to repress our feelings. We need to feel them, then go within to take the time to choose a wise response. We need to ask our inner selves, “What is the highest response for all concerned?” That response will also be the best response for us as well. We need to learn to be responsive rather than reactive.
The highest response does not always guarantee that the other person will agree or understand our perspective, but it is an opportunity to influence others. Oneness says, “Those of you who have chosen to experience your awakening amongst the masses are planting the seeds of that heightened perspective in plain view, right where the world needs them most. The lives of those you touch, even in passing, or teach by example, as you follow your own inner path in their presence, will be transformed by it.” (Pages192-193) Being different is often a blessing.
As with many things, we may not be present to see that transformation in our adversaries. It will first be internal and invisible. It may take place years from now. We need not become attached to knowing what happens. This was a lesson I had to learn as a teacher. Over the years, so many students came through my classroom, and I never knew what influence I had on all of them. I could only do my best and know that those who needed to learn the nonacademic lessons and were ready to learn, would learn.
Dancing With Others to the Music of Our Hearts
When others can hear the music to which we dance, we are energetically drawn to one another. The more I concentrate on keeping my own vibration up through dancing and exercise, meditation, good food, mental stimulation, and positive thinking, the more I draw like-minded people into my life. After all, we are responsible for the song our heart sings. Although it may be tempting, betraying the song within in order to connect to what is around us is never wise.
If you continue to dance to the beautiful music within you, others will begin to hear the music of your heart and soul. Blessings for the New Year.
© 2012 Georganne Spruce
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I am glad to say I found the music that resonates within the essence of me a long time ago. And you are so very right in saying that not everyone recognises that dance, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if that infinite spark illuminated brightly in us all.
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