Sometimes, in a noisy world constantly competing for our attention, listening to our inner wisdom can feel almost impossible. In these moments, we may find that silent meditation settles our thoughts, or a walk in nature, or that a vigorous shake-it-all-out dance party is needed to clear the extra-ness. One of our all-time favorite ways to be a bit more in the moment and to honor our feels is through music.
We believe that music helps us to learn how to listen to ourselves. It is a gateway to our interiority, our feelings, to becoming still and becoming honest. In a time when we are so pressured to look outside ourselves — for validation, security, love — music is the friend that whispers: “Come inside. Relax. You can be yourself here.”
When the notes help us to soften, open, and become a bit more vulnerable, music can help us to grieve. When we allow a rhythm to move our bodies, harmonies to uplift us, or melodies to inspire us to raise our voices in song, music can encourage us to celebrate and cultivate joy.
There are so many ways to express music, and though some might sound just like noise to you, when you find an artist or a song that clicks, you feel it in your bones. Maybe your body starts to sway. Or maybe the song brings you to the stillness of feeling truly seen. Your defenses melt. The knots inside you release a little. Feelings you didn't even know you had are honored and released.
That's how music speaks the language of our inner selves.
This is why we are so excited to share this playlist with you. We put a lot of care and love into selecting each song. In a way, it feels like opening up a part of ourselves that we don't show so often, a window into our own heads, hearts, and healing. And we are so happy that you are here to share this with us.
We are also thrilled at the chance to uplift artists whose creative expressions reflect their own healing experiences. As with the incredible graphic and visual artists who are a part of our community, we love collaborating with other humans who are creating art that feels vulnerable, authentic, and like a portal to their own healing.
So come join us. And maybe even invite a friend along to share in the music with you. Allow yourself to explore what healing wants to look like right now.