Are You Playing The Music of Your Life?

By Debbie Friedman in Inspiration on July 16th, 2008 / One Comment

“ Music is a powerful ally on your spiritual path, as it serves to boost your manifestation powers.  Music is part of the invisible realm, and is of a higher frequency than that of the physical plane.  It wraps us in a protective shield to guard us from negative energies.  It also lifts our emotions and thoughts to joyful levels….Use music as a manifestation tool.” – Dr. Doreen Virtue

Each week when I begin my workshops, I play a different song to emphasize the importance of music in our lives.  Just as what we think, say, and do creates the experience of our lives, so too do the conscious choices that we make with music.

What we listen to is vital to the life we are creating.  Many people feel overwhelmed with the negative, critical voices in their heads, people around them who are complaining or gossiping, or some particular event that has let them down.  While we may not have control over all the circumstances of our lives, we can choose what we pay attention to and what we surround ourselves with. What we choose to listen to can literally make a world of difference.

Music is made for manifesting.  As you hear the beginning notes of a favorite song, reminding you of a particular time in your life when you were full of love, hope, strength, accomplishment, or freedom, your mind automatically recreates a vision of that time, your body responds on a cellular level, and your emotions transform your experience in the moment.  Instantaneous.  Automatic.  Effortless.  For fun and for free.

I’ve talked often about vibrations.  It’s important to emphasize that scientific research and studies have now documented the effects of music on our bodies, lives, and beliefs.  As we raise our spirits we are literally raising our vibration.  And the level we vibrate at is what we vibrate to.  What we vibrate to is what we will attract into our lives.  Like attracts like.

In Power vs. Force Dr. David Hawkins explains the significance of higher and lower “attractor fields”, or vibrations, and how we all can effectively raise our power to attract to us positive experiences in life.  By raising our vibration, we move into a realm that allows us to use our natural powers, rather than relying on the need to try to “force” life to happen. In his 29-year study, Dr. Hawkins demonstrated that the human body becomes stronger or weaker depending on a person’s mental state, reflected by their vibration.  As he writes, “Music is in some ways the most subtle of the arts, for it’s the least concrete.  However, in bypassing left-brain rationality to appeal directly to our subconscious right-brain sense of pattern, it’s at the same time the most visceral and emotional. It also provides the easiest example of how attractor patterns order reality…”.

Dr. Masaru Emoto has spent years documenting the effect of what we think, say, and do on the crystalline structure of water molecules.  Positive emotions create beautiful crystals while negative emotions create amorphous blobs that resemble polluted water. Dr. Emoto has studied the effects of music on the quality of water molecules and found that “Amazing Grace” is one of the songs that create the most beautiful crystalline structures.  In contrast, heavy metal and rap music creates the blobs that are associated with polluted bodies of water.  (For more information on Dr. Emoto and his work, visit

Water is the “molecule of life”.  Considering we human beings are approximately 75% water, this research is incredibly relevant.  Do you choose to have polluted water or pristine crystals running through your veins?

Music Therapy is now being used in major healthcare chains in California because they have been shown to increase healing rates and reduce post-surgical recovery times.

In our language we speak of desiring “harmony” in our lives, and if we are presented with something that feels correct we may find ourselves saying that “it rings true” for us or that we “resonate” with it.  Music is known to “soothe the savage beast” and we are probably all aware of the “mood machines” that offer a variety of the sounds of nature to help us ease into a peaceful sleep.

So, just as you consciously choose the words you use, the stories you tell yourself, the visions you hold, the way you respond to life as it unfolds, I encourage you to begin to choose to support yourself with music for your life.

Music that inspires you.  Music that makes you feel strong, competent, capable, invincible.  Music that recreates feelings of loving and being loved.  Music that makes your spirit soar with delight and joy.  Music that will lift you up to your highest potential for passion, freedom, success, and prosperity.

Maybe there’s a particular song that was playing when you got married or fell in love, when you received an important award, when you celebrated the birth of your child, or simply a song that makes you feel really good inside.  Choose music that reminds every cell of your body of the feelings of prosperity and success and love and incredible ecstatic joy!

Here are some of the songs that I like to share with my groups:
“Gonna Fly Now”, more commonly known as the Rocky Theme from the series of Rocky movies, may fill you with strength, power, and a feeling of victory.  Or perhaps it brings to mind, as the story goes, that Sylvester Stallone was down to about $50 in his pocket in New York City when he wrote the screenplay for the original movie in 3 days and then held to his vision by refusing to sell the rights until he could play the title role.

The theme song for the movie Titanic, “My Heart Will Go On”, may remind you of the story of a woman who chose to break free from a life of oppression to live the life of her dreams with passion.  The song might also remind you that this was the most expensive movie ever made at $200 million and still holds the record as the #1 lifetime grossing film.

The theme song from the Harry Potter movies may inspire you to feel playful, reminding you of the magic and miracles of life and the extraordinary potential we all have to step into our power.  On the other hand, you might also be subtly reminded of the author, J.K. Rowling, who created the passion of her life while she was on social welfare and then was catapulted to fame and fortune almost instantly.  Said to be richer than the Queen, her net worth has been estimated to be over $1 billion.

Or maybe your heart jumps for joy with the theme song from the movie Flashdance, “What A Feeling”, sung by Irene Cara.  You might remember the powerful scene as a welder moved into her dream of becoming a professional dancer.  As you listen to the song, you might also be inspired by the words: “I can have it all.  I can really have it all.  What a feeling!  I can have it all.  Please believe it.  Take your passion and make it happen!”

On the path of being a dynamic, powerful creator you might choose to tap into “I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly with the words:  “There are miracles in life I must achieve, but first I know it starts inside of me.  If I can see it, then I can be it.  If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it.  Oh, cause I believe in me.  If I can see it, then I can do it.  I believe I can fly.  I believe I can touch the sky.  I think about it every night and day, spread my wings and fly away.  I believe I can soar.  I see me runnin’ through that open door.  I believe I can fly!”

In the creative realm, you have the right and the responsibility to make conscious choices that will support you in living the life of your dreams.  Choose powerfully and positively to vibrate at a level that will attract to you all that is rich, loving, joyful, abundant, healthy, and fun with great ease and flow!

“I now know why music heals people.” – Dr. Masaru Emoto in The Message from Water III

About the author:
Transformation Expert Debbie Friedman, M.S., C.Ht. is a scientist who has turned her attention from the Study of Nature to the Study Of Our Nature as human beings. An inspiring speaker and author, Debbie’s revolutionary programs on CD and in print include Cleaning Out the Closet of Your Mind and Manifesting Made Easy.  Debbie is the President and CEO of Cleaning Out The Closet Of Your Mind, Inc.  She balances her international speaking and training seminars with a private practice in Southern California where she conducts workshops, teleconferences, and seminars.  Visit to claim 2 free audios and 7 beginning steps to Living The Life You Love To Live.

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One Response to “Are You Playing The Music of Your Life?”

  1. Hans Ruinemans Says:

    Rady Gage advised in one of his e-zines the music of Jimmy Buffett “Live in Anguilla”. I bought it and instantly became a fan. Does anyone have any other recommendations in this genre?

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