Dose of Positive: Music

There’s no other way to say it, this song changed my life.

I was listening to it one day and and it was like I was hearing the lyrics for the first time. It was at a very dark and pinnacle time of my life; it opened my heart which I had locked away and looked into my soul and I remember thinking “This God is speaking to me”, and in that moment I didn’t feel alone anymore.

I listened to this song with tears streaming down my face as I walked the streets of NYC and sobbing with joy. I was not broken, I was not ugly, I was not worthless, I was not bad, I was not a lost cause and I was not a mistake. This song told me there was no longer a need to be afraid that I was loved and guided and if allowed my inner light to shine through that everything would be ok.

As I listened I KNEW that this was a major turning point, the Universe was asking me “Are you ready?” but also letting me know I could do it, and I said “Yes” because this song told me that I was strong, that I was a child of a power greater than myself and I was loved.

“True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper

You with the sad eyes
Don’t be discouraged
Oh I realize
It’s hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small

But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

Show me a smile then,
Don’t be unhappy, can’t remember
When I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy
And you’ve taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I’ll be there

And I’ll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

When I said “Yes” this song 24 years ago, it put in play a chain of events in my life that changed me forever. To this day I still can’t listen to it without tears coming to my eyes.

Because of this song, this music I got into a program that saved my life, felt hope for the first in a long time, was guided to my native ancestors, built my spirituality foundation and reconnected to my intuitive abilities, was given and continue to be given wonderful people in my life, was opened to the Universe and my power as the Creator of my own life, showed I was worthy of love, brought me to the place I am right now in my beliefs and experiences (the good, the ugly and not so pretty) and helped me to find peace with it all, given hope in humanity again, and was shown that my true colors and who I am are beautiful, amazing and unique like a rainbow.

All from one…little…song,
one small bit of music.

Has music or song changed your life, given you hope? Brought you from the darkness into the light? Share about it I’d love to hear it.

I’ve never thanked talented this woman who wrote this song of hope (although I’ve thanked her in my heart a million and one times). Mere thanks doesn’t seem like enough but truly thank you Ms. Lauper for bringing this song to the world, for bringing it to me, and for helping to change my life.

#doseofpositive‬

Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” video https://youtu.be/LPn0KFlbqX8

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