There are few songs I have heard that are what I would call a perfect inspiration of hope.
IMAGINE by John Lennon is one of those songs, however that is not the one we are going to talk about today.
Bruce Ciccarelli is a friend of mine and the song he wrote, CARRY ON is one I call the perfect companion piece to John Lennon’s IMAGINE. Here’s why.
There’s a light that’s shining
and there’s no denying it’s
burning bright in my soul
There’s a light that’s shining
and the warmth it’s providing
is bringing hope to me
Can I carry on
There is a light in us that we forget to acknowledge. It’s that light from the core that we often dim to fit in. The times I have been at my lowest in life, it was my own inner light that kept me going to just get through another day the best I could.
Too often in life we forsake our own inner glow to trade who we are for who “they” think we should be. Yes the infamous “they.”
Who are “they?”
If you feel like you can’t simply be you around some people, you found “they” or “them” as they are also known.
There’s a song that’s singing
and the words it’s bringing
are ringing loud in my mind
and the songs that’s singing
keeps me believing
in dreams of happy times
can I carry on
There are so many songs that each of us cling to that just seem to make everything better, even it’s only for a few minutes. There are songs that each of us listen to when we hit that point and need some hope and some inspiration to keep on keepin’ on.
And if you feel you can’t go on
I’ll be there to be strong
we’re going to make it through
There’s no shame in needing a helping hand as you help yourself.
As a Taltos part of what I do is work with people as they get it back on track.
As an Empath I often give my strength to those I find in need while I hold the emotional turmoil for them.
It’s what an Empath is and what an Empath does.
When the night turns into dawn
It’s another victory won
and I know
I can carry on
I woke up today and the rest is gravy.
It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday because I survived to make it through to see another day.
For some, some days just waking up still alive is a victory in and of itself.
Break those chains that bind me
Break those walls that confine me
To a world spinning out of control
I often find the chains that bind me and the walls that confine me are my own doubts of whether or not I can do it.
How many Shamans you know that quote Rock ‘n’ Roll as the holiest of holy scriptures?
Another voice has spoken
to heal this heart that’s broken
with words of hope
to carry on
It’s the words we speak with the emotion behind them that can be the greatest healing that anyone could ever need. Our words have more power than we are comfortable with.
It means having to ignore the idea of saying “well don’t take it so personal.”
There are things that should be taken personally and some ignored, however when someone reaches out with a helping hand using words of hope, that has power to help you carry on. Shut the fuck up and listen.
Let it sink in.
Let the emotion behind the words wrap around you and move through you to give you that inspired and hope filled feeling that says
“Hell fuckin’ yes! Not only will I carry on, I’m gonna rock this bitch til the break of dawn and then do it again and again.”
I’m not your average Shaman, I’m Poppa Smoke.