“This is completely random and off-topic but I just made up a Tool today that might help some women. I don’t know about most people, but I believe that the music you listen to has a huge subconscious effect on your emotional and mental programming. And if you listen –really listen to the lyrics of most of the songs on the radio these days, you’ll hear a lot of women leaning forward, women pining after an imaginary relationship, and men generally being insufferable bastards who don’t know what they want but don’t want the woman they’re with.
So here’s what I did: I went through my ITunes library and made a playlist consisting ONLY of love songs sung by men who I felt were coming from a Masculine Energy, Leaning Forward place (the 1950’s is a great decade for that, btw)…and then just sat back and listened to it and pretended that every single one of the singers was singing to or about me.
It was amazing how hard that was at first –just to let in that energy and not try to turn it back by singing along and turning MYSELF into the guy! And then I realized that it was in fact a deeply ingrained habit of mine to take some wonderful, manly love song and turn it around, make myself into the guy, and express those Leaning Forward emotions towards some imaginary man –or even towards some real man that I was pining after! Ick, how awful! And I also realized that I was, on a deep level, SCARED to let in all the wonderful loving masculine energy coming from the songs. But when I was able to do it, I felt so warm and open and free, it was amazing. Try it!, Reshi”
Okay – this is terrific. I’m not organized with my music at all, so I SO appreciate this new Tool. music is incredibly powerful – we listen to sad love songs all the time, remember songs we heard at particular points and places in our lives, connect music to all kinds of feelings, old and new.
I don’t even have an ipod, so I can’t tell you how to organize your playlist, so if you have questions about how to do it, or suggestions of songs to offer, please let’s do that right here.
The most powerful hit I personally get from this is how over the years I’ve only really listened closely to female singers. From Barbra Streisand to Laura Nyro to the “Siren” collection I bought at Starbucks and the new wave of “baby-voiced” singers I see every week on Saturday Night Live and hear in restaurants.
Some of them are “pining away” songs, and some are angry songs, and some are “I’m moving on” songs.
I only remember male singers in relation to my being “turned-on” by them – by the sound, by the pictures of them – as if their singing and celebrity had some hold over me. And because they were so far away, really, from my life – it was more of the same “unavailable man” thing.
But this Tool works differently.
You pick a song sung by a man, and he sings to YOU about his love for you.
And – you allow yourself to revel in it, to feel it, to experience it, to move with it, to feel turned on a sexy with it – from a place of POWER.
YOU are the one turning on the song and listening to it.
YOU deserve the love, you receive the love, you are the SOURCE of DEESIRE for the singer.
Also try this – once you’ve experienced this feeling of surrender to being WANTED and DESIRED by the singer of the song, take that FEELING out into the world.
When you’re walking around, remember how it feels to have masculine energy and love coming TOWARD YOU – and remember how it feels to let that in – to RECEIVE that love.
Try this, recommend some great songs if you’d like (perhaps you’d like to keep them to yourself – let me know how you feel about that, too), and let us all know how this new Tool works…
Thanks, Reshi –