Self love is the best love...
Sharing the journey of the girl who found herself on the other side of the world. Blogging my way into your hearts by sharing my personal stories of fails and wins throughout this crazy thing we call life.
Isn’t it interesting how hearing a certain song can cause an immediate emotional reaction? Sometimes it takes you back to a very happy moment, sometimes it reminds you of what has been lost, sometimes it makes you smile, sometimes it makes you laugh and sometimes it can even make you cry. That is what happened to me recently. I heard one of my now all-time favorite songs and do you know where it took me? Right back to Bali where I was surrounded by pure love. That’s honestly the best way I can describe it. It took me right back to seeing myself through my fellow Bali sisters and brother’s eyes. A place where I finally saw myself and all my worth. There’s nothing better than the moment you see your own worth darlings!
Anyway, here I am listening to the song by Michael Franti and Spearhead called “The Sound of Sunshine” and tears are streaming down my face. I’m thinking “what is wrong with me?!” Well, nothing really. I could just feel the love, clarity, belief and healing I’d received during my magical month in Bali rush all over me. I’m thankful to have this song to evoke those memories at a moment’s notice. Let’s hope there’s not water works every time, but I feel so lucky that I could be reminded of it all! The song that takes me back to our Thanksgiving in Bali where traditional Balinese dancers danced for us and was also used in a video montage shown to us on our last day in Bali which featured video from our times together.
Since returning from Bali; life has been different. I’m different; in all the very best ways. I feel like I shed my old self and came back a stronger, even better version of myself. I’ve said it a few times but going to Bali was seriously the BEST decision of my life and far exceeded any expectations I may have had while traveling 23 hours to get there. I’m forever grateful and forever changed.
The moral of the story is that I highly recommend you find your “tribe” as well. Your tribe that will see you better than you all of your potential even when you don’t and will keep reminding you until the lightbulb finally goes off in your own head. Your tribe that will stop mid-stride to give you a loving embrace. Your tribe that will dance freely with you! Your tribe that will help push you to become the greatest version of yourself. Why am I so insistent you find your tribe? Because my darlings, the few things I’ve just listed are simply a fraction of what I have received from my tribe…so far!
So thank you to this particular song that prompted me to write this to share just how powerful a song can go with such amazing memories. It truly was The Sound of Sunshine…
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