We all have a story, which can be reflected through the arts. Eyra Moon, a musician, and an artist has had her trials and tribulations in life. Through the winding roads of her journey, she found the light from the darkness and has brought to the surface a gift through song. Please join me on the road to Eyra’s joy as I share with you her revelations about happiness, love, peace, and living joyfully.
How to change your life into joy is the theme for your new song Cloudy Skies in Paradise. Please share how this song evolved from a concept to the actual song.
Often a song has been given to me. I sit down to just play and there it is; chords, a melody, lyrics fall in, all at the same time, and I write as soon as I can and record to not forget. Cloudy Skies in Paradise came to me like that. It started as a message to me I guess, LOL.
You see a world putting emphasis on negativity, hardships, bad news, and what we don’t want. Your song promotes good feelings and positive focus. What do you think is key to shifting from a negative focus to a positive focus?
To start to look at the small things in life that feel good and to be general. When you say things like: “Everything is always working out for me”, it’s a general statement that is true and feels good. It immediately feels good when we focus on what feels good. On what we want instead of don’t want. When we are thinking about the thing that isn’t there, we get an emotion that doesn’t feel good. It is a message from our inner being to tell us we went off course. By focusing first on little things that feel good, that we do have, that are here, we start to build up momentum, until we feel more “good,” than not. The longer we stay in this vibration, the more good feelings, things, people, and circumstances we attract.
The law of attraction brings two of the same energies together. Because we are seeing more things that feel good, we automatically start to feel better. When we focus on our desire, we feel empowered and that energy helps us to stay in alignment with what we really want, even when there is no psychical evidence.
So, a key to shift is to know that thoughts create the emotion. When something doesn’t feel good, become aware of your thoughts and choose a better feeling thought.
Cloudy Skies in Paradise talks about finding beauty in rain, a cloud, a song, your voice. Please expand on the importance of finding beauty in the simple things in life as well as those experiences that seem impossible to overcome.
We cannot always control the circumstances we are in. The weather is a good example. When it rains, it rains. There is nothing we can do about it but adjust our clothes or stay inside. When we have to go in it, we might as well choose to have a party of it, like the little girl in the music video does. As kids, we jump in water pools made by rain. As grownups, we become grumpy when it’s raining.
What amazed me is Dennis always looked at what he could still do and enjoy that very much. He loved watching movies, listening to music and when his body still could sit in a wheelchair, he tried to be at my concert or another band’s performance.
You ask me about experiences that seem impossible to overcome. Dennis, a friend of mine and writer of the song, Before I’ll Be Gone, had Duchenne disease. A horrible disease that basically eats away your muscles until you cannot do anything anymore but stay in bed and hardly breathe. What amazed me is Dennis always looked at what he could still do and enjoy that very much. He loved watching movies, listening to music and when his body still could sit in a wheelchair, he tried to be at my concert or another band’s performance. He was one of the happiest people I have ever known. Why? Because he focused on what he enjoyed, on what he was able to do, and what he wanted.
Another message in your song is about focus on our victories. How do you hope your song inspires others to achieve this?
The music video shows different people on their path of life. We all experience cloudy skies at times. It is ok.
The contrast of what we don’t want is helping us to find what we do want. By focusing on our victories, sharing with the people around us the little steps that helped us move forward, we attract more. Don’t get me wrong; sometimes failures are steps forward too. Mistakes are inevitable and beautiful and necessary. I just don’t believe in telling them over and over again, staying stuck in the how bad it felt.
Your decisions are now based on feeling good. What would you say makes the difference for you in how you live your life now compared to how you were living prior to your discovery?
I often had trouble making decisions. I don’t anymore. I just feel whether this person, this city, this job, this interaction, this situation, this choice feels good for me or not. And the decision is made. Another thing that changed severely is that I am now more happy than not. That doesn’t mean that I am never having a bad day anymore, or things don’t hurt. Of course, they do. Especially when I see people or animals around me suffer. The big difference is that I am now VERY aware of my thoughts. Almost immediately. So, before it becomes a thought loop into the darkness, I have already tackled it with a better feeling thought and put things into motion to help these people or animals if I can.
I am also more confident than before because I am seeing that I (and no one else!) am responsible for my own wellbeing. I am in charge now, as before it felt like life was like a tsunami. It just came over me or people were hurting me. I know better now. People cannot hurt me. It is my own thought process that can hurt me and that I can change!