“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
― Albert Einstein
The solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, marked a ‘crest in the tidal wave of higher frequencies washing through us”. In the weeks that have followed, you may have experienced symptoms of cosmic recalibration. This can include ear-popping, buzzing, humming, loss of appetite and/or increased cravings, and likely an increased compassion, empathy for those around you as well as increased awareness of yourself and your space/place in the macro and micro environment.
Moments like these do not open the gateway for reflection and introspection into our worlds but often make that gateway seem closer and more attainable. While for many of us, the intense connection to the cosmic may fade, there are actions that we can take daily to help us better understand how our lives unfold, what works for us and what doesn’t, and how best to shift our lives into the state we want.
Many of my clients with ADHD feel like their life is in a constant state of chaos of crisis. To help them pinpoint the source of that frenzy, I ask them to envision their life as if it’s a symphony. I ask them to take inventory of the different emotions and actions that are present in the various areas of their lives and assign emotions and actions to an instrument.
Perhaps the violin’s happy fluttering melody represents family life. Perhaps the constant hammering on the piano represents work or social life. Maybe the loud thud and boom of the drums represent fear or procrastination.
I ask them to step back and listen to how their symphony sounds – do they notice any repetition in the musical instruments and lines? Is there too much noise coming from one area that’s causing chaos? Is there a particularly beautiful melody they wish was more pronounced and present?
Envisioning life as a symphony is a great holistic way to see the various components of your life and figure out what’s specifically bringing disharmony to it as well as what produces joyful melodies. By allowing the soul to feel and the ears to hear the dissonant and harmonious chords, you are better prepared to identify what is working for you and what is not.
There are many beautiful symphonies present in this world, but the most beautiful of all will be the one you write for yourself.