I have three songs running through my head the last several days. Put Your Hand in the Hand, Let ‘Em In, and Power of Love.
Trust. Allow. Love. That’s what these songs are about.
The Universe is doing it again. Talking with me. Telling me to trust big. Then telling me when something or someone shows up, open and allow the gift. And telling me love is the power and love is my power.
I have a soundtrack constantly singing back up in my life. The songs that show up are always a message I need to hear about what I am doing or thinking or believing or feeling. About a choice I am making or that I need to make. The songs come to me as information, inspiration, support, and play.
Play. As in laughing and lifting my spirit. The morning after we found our new home, I wake with the thought about how much I hate moving. Not really the best mood to begin the day. I need music, I think.
I turn on the 70’s radio station that comes via our cable. The song playing is ‘Movin On’. I laugh when I see the title there on the screen. Yes, the Universe definitely has a sense of humour, and every time I think of movin on’ that morning, I laugh again. The Universe knows I do not appreciate moving house, but I do appreciate a good laugh. And laughing gets me through.
Back to the three songs I am hearing lately.
Put Your Hand in the Hand, by Gene MacLellan, is from 1970. I don’t recall when I first learned the words and melody. I sang a lot as a child and teenager. The song could have come through family or friends, church, school, choir or music lessons, Girl Guides, or the radio. My mom always had the radio on. I was a busy kid and I loved singing, making joyful noise alone and with others.
There is wisdom in this song. The song is pop-gospel and spiritual, yes, but it is the wisdom I am drawn to. The song tells me I am not alone in life. I can choose to be but I don’t have to be. It tells me life is full of miracles, all I need do is watch for them and there they are. It tells me to love myself, and in doing this I will love others as well. It tells me, trust life.
Let ‘Em In is a Paul McCartney and Wings song from 1976. The song begins, someone’s knockin’ on the door, somebody’s ringin’ the bell, do me a favour, open the door and let ‘em in. This is exactly what I am doing now, opening the door and letting the words and ideas flow in and through me. No judgments and no limits, just an invitation to play. Saying out loud, ‘Here I am, pen in hand, stack of paper on the desk in front of me, let’s write!’ And I do.
For me, this song is about being open in all of my life. Not just open. Willing. Allowing. Saying yes. Open hearted to what is offered and to what I choose. It means being present to my life. It means always listening and keeping up my half of my connection and conversation with the Universe.
This song tells me create my life big and welcoming.
Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News is from 1986. It tells me, of course, that love is powerful. It also tells me that love is mine if I want it and if I choose it, and that choosing love is powerful and creates me powerful. My power is love. Our power is love. It can’t get any clearer than that.
So this is what the Universe is singing to me right now—trust, allow, and love. It could just sing love, since trusting and allowing are part of loving. But I need reminding sometimes about how huge love is and all it takes in. I try to do small love occasionally, which does not work well. I should know by now I can’t limit love. Love is not made that way.
Trust. Allow. Love. I am being invited to sing my life into being.
I choose this. I choose trust, allow, and love. I choose let my life sing. Let our lives sing. A chorus. A choir.
Thank you, Universe.
Mentioned in this post:
Song ‘Put Your Hand in the Hand’, Gene MacLellan, 1970
Song ‘Let ‘Em In’, Paul McCartney and Wings, 1976
Song ‘Power of Love’, Huey Lewis and the News, 1986