Find Your Passion, Make It happen…You Can Dance Right Through Your Life

Yep, it’s a line from the Flashdance song — What a Feeling!

Photo by Javier Allegue Barros on Unsplash

This morning I cried true tears of joy *.

My alarm went off.

The ringer volume was too loud.

I had to jump out of bed because I feared it would wake up my family. It was 4:45 am — way too early for them to be awake.

I felt like crawling back into bed. I was in “Oh what does it even matter mode?”

After 11 months of being pretty healthy and exercising, I was waking up before my alarm went, fitting into my clothes pretty well and I had more energy than I had since I was in my 20’s. I felt good.

After a month of pure indulgence over the holidays, my alarm is waking me up again, my clothes aren’t fitting as well, my motivation is a bit sluggish and I am quicker to get pissed off at the slightest irritation.

I slapped my thoughts into shape and said not listening to you! I am not that person anymore. I told myself to get my arse into gear and got dressed.

On the loo, I found myself with my phone mindlessly scrolling- yep I’m unhygienic and gross. I usually read a book but I had my phone in my hand as my body emptied what it needed to after 7 hours of lying down.

Gee my mind is persistent today. It needed another slap into gear as I finished up. I washed my hands — but then picked up my phone again- I get it — it is still gross. Surely I’m not the only one who does this?!

After a quick sip of water, I entered the cool morning air. A couple of willy wagtails flittered past me excited about life. I smiled. Yes! I made it.

I put earphones in and started listen to spiritual teacher Michael Beckwith and away I went. I had a few yawns going on but I could feel myself energising. Recharging. Smiling. Starting again. The journey is all there is after all.

I completely understand at this point if you feel like hitting me in the face. I would have wanted to do that a couple of years ago too if I read these words.

Michael asked me to listen to my inner voice and proceeded to cut my inner voice off each time it started telling me something. I giggled. A year ago I would have switched off completely and some random rant would have left my mouth for him to shut the f up.

I prefer the giggle.

I chucked on Spotify after Michael finished up sharing his wise words. An old school beat hit my ears. It was Stevie Nicks — Edge of Seventeen. Then the words. “Just like the white-winged dove, Sings a song, sounds like she’s singin’ — Whoo-whoo-whoo..” I have heard the song many times.

In the past, I heard the music. I listened to the beat not so much the lyrics. I didn’t even know Stevie was singing white-winged dove… I had always heard “Just like the world we know” Not today. I was hearing the lyrics and understanding them on a whole new level.

Tingles! Tears! Smiles and a feeling of wow.

The sun was rising right on the path I was walking on. I left my sunnies behind so I couldn’t lookup. I felt the awakening rays on me as my feet began to powerfully charge up. I got a surge of energy. I made it up the hill effortlessly. The hill that normally I struggle with. I got to the top, the song finished at the same time. Seriously, what are the chances?!

I was in the moment. I was me, in the moment. I got teary again.

I didn’t stop. I was nearly home. Then What a Feeling started. Images of leg warmers and welding women flashed to mind (yes I used the word flashed).

I listen to a wide range of music and was weird that these 2 songs were the ones that came on instead of the heavier alternative music that usually fills my ears.

I heard the lyrics. I got teary again.

How had I missed the messages that are everywhere for so long?! I can hear them now. I smiled. I wasn’t ready to hear them back then. I am now.

I have a long way to go yet, but moments like these are going to keep me going. Keep me practising. Keep me listening to the messages all around. Keep me finding me. Life truly is amazing. I feel like my passion is dancing me through life at the moment.

In case you feel like a trip of inspiration into your journey — I looked up the words for the Flashdance song. Bein’s believin’ — it sure is. Words are powerful.

First when there’s nothing
But a slow glowing dream
That your fear seems to hide
Deep inside your mind

All alone I have cried
Silent tears full of pride
In a world made of steel
Made of stone

Well, I hear the music
Close my eyes, feel the rhythm
Wrap-around
Take a hold of my heart

What a feeling
Bein’s believin’
I can have it all
Now I’m dancing for my life

Take your passion
And make it happen
Pictures come alive
You can dance right through your life

Now I hear the music
Close my eyes, I am rhythm
In a flash
It takes hold of my heart

What a feeling
Bein’s believin’
I can have it all
Now I’m dancing for my life

Take your passion
And make it happen
Pictures come alive
You can dance right through your life
What a feeling

What a feeling
(I am music now)
Bein’s believin’
(I am rhythm now)
Pictures come alive
You can dance right through your life

What a feeling
(I can really have it all)
What a feeling
(Pictures come alive when I call)
I can have it all
(I can really have it all)
Have it all
(Pictures come alive when I call)
(Call, call, call, call)

I can have it all
(Bein’s believin’)
Bein’s believin’
(Take your passion)

Make it happen
(What a feeling)
What a feeling
(Bein’s believin’)
Happen
(Take your passion)

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Irene Cara / Giorgio Moroder / Keith Forsey

*True Tears of Joy is a Hunters & Collectors song

Energy Seeker | Life Learner | Parent in Training | amymarley.com

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