Listen To Your Heart, Hear The Music Of Your Soul

Anne Kerr, Anja Photography

Listen to the wind, it talks.  Listen to the silence, it speaks.  Listen to the heart, it knows.

  – Native American Proverb

The visual here is of listening to nature.  The wind, the silence of the deep night, that is the time our heart speaks.  The mind quiets in expectation of what might happen.  It waits in silence to see what the soul wants to be expressed.  Then it becomes busy with plans and ideas and arguments for and against every thought.

It’s the heart that knows the path, the mind is just there to organize the steps. 

  – Jeff Brown

Your heart knows things that your mind can’t explain.  When we drop down into our heart to listen, it is like listening to God, as he answers our prayers.  There is a peace to it that is hard to explain.  There are what I term “Kairos” moments, where the connection to mind, body, and soul are wide open.  Into the depths of the open space-time stands still.  There is an awakening, a sigh, a moment of seeing something out of the corner of the eye.  In the space between the inhale and exhale of breath, God speaks to us.

Dream your dream.  Follow your heart.  Imagine.  Listen to the wind.  Drink sunsets  Be free.  Let the wonder never cease.  Believe.  wish on EVERY star.  Create adventure.  Be kind.

  – Debbie Coulter

Like the stillness of a lake, where not even the breath of wind disturbs the surface.  Then there is a single raindrop that hits the center of the lake, and the ripple slowly spreads out to lap at the shoreline.  Then another drop, and another drop, a downpour begins.  The ripples expand out and over each other.  The surface of the water is in chaos.   Each ripple ends at a different part of the shore, spreading out the details and nuances of the message.  And suddenly our soul knows the answer that we have been seeking.  All of this happening between the inhale and the exhale.

Open your heart to hear the sweet, pure, positive and loving messages of your soul.

  –  Sue Krebs

We need to have some time to take in all of the messages received.  Time to process, to both reason and accept without reasoning.  When the mind, body, and soul are all on a wide open connection, it can seem overpowering.  But like the music of the orchestra, if we just slow down our lives for a moment we can hear each instrument as it enters and leaves the music being played.

Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about.  It’s what you feel.  It is the thing that gives your juice.  The thing that you are supposed to do.  Nobody can tell you what it is.  You know it inside yourself.

  – Oprah Winfrey

Disconnect from the electronics for a space of time; no T.V. no radio, no iPhone, no internet.  Just sit in contemplation, remembering the messages, the conversation.  Just sit and listen and accept.  Know that what journey your soul is telling you to take, it is the perfection of divine timing to begin it now.

Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined.

  – Unknown

Our minds will bring in the chaos of the world.  Churning our mind into a tornado, it can tear huge holes in our inner peace.  It can bring up every mistake, every omission, every single thing that can be viewed as failure to tell us not to take this journey.  Not to step upon that particular path.  It whips us and beats us with dark images until guilt pours over our heart, drowning it in sorrow that we are unworthy, incapable of going on this journey.  It creates confusion and makes us feel lost from our purpose.  That we didn’t really understand the message correctly.

Talk to yourself in two languages – what do I fear and what do I love – in order to balance the body and the soul.

  – Peter Shepherd

That is when it is vital to listen to our heart and soul.  Our heart and soul does not lie about who we are, and why we are here.  Listening to our heart we uncover a wild uncharted world.  We learn what is meant for us, not what others mean for us.  When we follow the directions of the cars guidance system, we will travel to our destination the fastest route.  We won’t pull off the freeway and travel the backroads.  We won’t stop at interesting small towns and walk through shops and find treasures.  We won’t meet that interesting older couple in a diner that talk about what it was like when they were young.  We will miss out on the life we are supposed to be living.

Rebellion is when your look society in the face and say, I understand who you want me to be but I’m going to show you who I actually am.

  –  Anthony Anaxagorou

It takes boldness and courage to listen because if we are truly open-hearted and honest, there are shadows within all of us.  This is when we have to be bold in using our voice.  We have to be brave enough to stand up, even as we acknowledge that we are not infallible.  At our heart’s core is a strength that will help us stay in the fight of living the life we have always imagined we could have.  It is easy to plan out this kind of life, but life has a way of bypassing our plans and going off in its own directions.

Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined  –  Unknown

When nothing is making sense in our life, that is when we have to fall in love with every detail of what is happening. When we have to remember, that life is happening for us, not to us. It really comes down to attitude and perspective in the end.

In the end, only three things matter:  how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of the thing not meant for you.

  – Unknown

At the end of the day, we need to trust in the magic of new beginnings, seek the song that our soul sings to us, and walk the path of our own truth.  The journey to self-discovery begins and ends with the dreams of the heart.

People will want you to behave in a certain way, to make a certain choice because it reinforces the way they see the world.  But you have to do what’s right for you.

  – Unknown


Sheryl Silbaugh
Sheryl Silbaugh
SHERYL Silbaugh is a writer, speaker, and transformational coach. She is a Director at Bank of America. She is the founder of created to inspire people to transform grief into gold. In April 2010, Sheryl suffered the loss of her nephew, who was randomly killed by a gang member. The idea of LemonadeMakers came from her grief. She experienced firsthand the creative power of transformation. She started a small Facebook presence that has grown from 500 followers in July 2015 to over 47,300 in March 2017. She demonstrates how to take life’s lemons and make lemonade. She is a skilled guide for those experiencing transition or loss. When we let go of what no longer serves us, and open ourselves to our soul’s calling, we uncover the treasures of our experience and can let the rest blow away on the winds of healing. She aims to support people to create transformation in every area of their lives. She provides insights on how to collaborate together to manifest their dreams in The LemonadeMakers Club. She teaches how to explore our inner and outer world to see what needs to be transformed. She is gifted in her ability to see patterns in human behavior and asks just the right questions to start unlocking the doors to your life purpose and the unique personal genius that we all have. Her book, “Timeless Treasures” will be published the summer of 2017, a collection of over 90 essays on transformation.

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