NatViv colourOh what a good morning I am having!!!

Most of us are aware of the power of music and the effect it can have on us. However, very few of us are in the habit of using it consciously within our daily lives to support our own health and wellbeing.

As part of raising awareness of how we can use music for our own benefit, I am collecting anecdotal examples of songs that have touched/moved/changed people as well as compiling a playlist of the music mentioned.

So my morning has been spent listening to people’s choices and discovering new music – goose bumps and smiles all round!

Nat Saraya colourFrom Ragas to pop, below is the link to the You Tube playlist as well as a few examples of how music has touched the audience at both the Manashanti Healing Centre and the Earth Keepers Market, Goa

Hope you enjoy!

You Tube Link

Please feel free to add your own songs that have touched, moved or changed you…

audience SaarayaTracy Chapman, Fast Car (a personal favourite of mine…)

‘In my late teens/early 20’s I found myself listening to the song wondering if I ought to stay in the household I grew up in, close to my high school sweetheart or to leave and go away to experience the change I felt simmering inside me.

The song helped crystalize an unformed feeling inside me, giving me the courage I needed to make that shift.’

Words as a Weapon

I realised that I didn’t want to be hurt anymore by someone I thought I loved. I made one of my biggest and best decisions in my life, I left Europe and found a new life in India – she is sitting next to me.’ Monica, age 31

This Girl is on Fire, Alicia Keys

‘I first heard this when I was dancing at my dance school. I felt flowy and happy and I felt very into what I was doing’ Emily, age 9

Stary, Stary Night, Don McLeon

I heard this at a late night acoustic session at college. Through this song I thought I could see the entire life of Van Gogh and I saw a reflection of myself.’

I Don’t Want to Get out of Bed

‘I heard it on the radio. It made me aware of my teen kids. Made me more understanding towards their habits and their inner struggles’. Joan age 48

Police, Every Breath You take

I first heard this at the funeral of a friend. It made me very sad, almost made me cry. I think the music strengthened and maximised our sad emotion’ Gor, age 31, Mumbai/Poland

This time collaborating with Arambol based band Three of Life, the cross cultural, cross dimensional journey of voice, acoustic guitar, meditation, manifestation and beats will take place at the newly establishes creative space, Saraya Art Cafe, Sangolda, Goa.

Looking forward to sharing the magic…

http://saraya.in/

https://youtu.be/dpzT5UKub0w?list=PLEX9Lu3ww9yGjejNC5NaGxpaLPWuanRkT

Second album track now fully underway. Hope to give you a sneaky pre-Christmas preview.

‘Patience’ has been the main word I word use to describe the process so far (a word I often find myself needing here in India). Luckily I have been here long enough to know that just when you think it is never going to happen ‘a magical something’ sets in that carries everyone forward and before you know it you have completed what you set out to do and then some.  The rest of the tracks are all set to roll with the start of the new year. Feel free to help me manifest that the ‘magical something’ continues in 2015 🙂