Consciously Beautiful -- mix of inspiring songs about living consciously & celebrating our spirits

This is a mix of the songs that most inspire me to love, live consciously, and believe in the beauty of the human spirit. ♥ I had planned on burning and mailing them, but I ran out of money. So I'm offering it in download form; under the cut is the tracklist with parts of the lyrics, and in italics, what the song says to me. You can download individually or take the zipped file at the bottom. ;-)

(Not the Average Girl from Your) Video -- india.arie
Don't be offended, this is all my opinion
ain't nothing that I'm sayin' law
This is a true confession of a life learned lesson
I was sent here to share with y'all
So get in where you fit in, go on and shine
Clear your mind, now's the time
Put your salt on the shelf
Go on and love yourself
'Cuz everything is gonna be all right

choose to love yourself, be yourself, throw out expectations, create your own vision of beauty.

A Beautiful Book -- Butterfly Boucher
The tree who wanted to be
A beautiful book -- it would die
if that's what it took

Well everything is full of dreams
for one thing
and everything is full of dreams
for reasons

There was a book that took
the world by storm -- a writers sight, found and written down
A fur coat, a sturdy boat, a sprouting shoot, a sprouting soul
and still the quill goes on and on

and still the quill goes on and on

Embrace your dreams, respect them, believe in them. They are the blueprints for your life. Choose to grow through suffering/adversity; take joy in the tiny deaths and resurrections. Feel the dreams of others and respect and celebrate them. ((The part about "a sprouting shoot, a sprouting soul," almost always sends a shiver down my back.))

Tonight -- The Benjamin Gate
Could there be this much darkness
In one night so long
Could there be enough love
To combat this night stretching on

I will dig my trench in hope
It won't be my grave
My spirit is more than
my flesh is brave

Tonight, Tonight
I will light my candle
And burn it bright in an endless night

I can handle, I can
Burn it bright in an endless night

Come join me, brothers, sisters
Bring your children too
We will stand together
Our faith will bring us through

I see the light of a new day
I hold my breath and I pray
That we'll be stronger, that we'll be stronger!
I'll reach out and take your hand
Our love will give us strength to stand
And we'll be wiser - we'll be wiser!

love, create connections with everyone, cross boundaries -- as one, nothing is impossible and nothing can stand against us. Also, our spirits are so much stronger than we can even comprehend. At core, we are immortal, pure, unfathomably beautiful. If we can believe in that, in the fingerprints of Deity on our trueselves, we can love freely.

Analyse -- The Cranberries
Breathe the air, out there
We are free, we can be
Wide open

For you open my eyes
To the beauty I see
We we will pray,
We we will stay
Wide open

practice openness... the most terrifying, thrilling experience. Throw open the doors to your heart and you will see truth in all it's terrible, magnificent beauty.

Peculiar People -- MuteMath
We can fly with the wings of eagles, oh oh oh
We are peculiar people this I know, yes I know,
We can fly with the wings of eagles, oh oh oh

We are peculiar people, we are peculiar people
We must set our hope and future to the sky
We are peculiar people, we are peculiar people
We will shed our human skin and learn to fly

We are peculiar people, we are peculiar people
There is more to who we are than meets the eye
We are peculiar people, we are peculiar people
And no one will convince me otherwise

We were born to, we were born to fly
You and I, we're summoned to the sky
We were born to, we were, we were born to fly

We are not just flesh and blood. This is just our skin -- our trueselves have no boundaries. We were not made to walk this earth -- this terrestrial experience this is just one knot in the thread of eternity. We were made to fly.

How Soon Is Now? -- t.A.T.u.
You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

Every time I hear that line I just want to scream it over and over. There is so much truth in that one sentence... and so many people are starving, dying for love. When I hear this song, I hear the voices of the whole world crying out, my voice one among so so many, and I feel our unity in our need for love.

Story of Our Lives -- The Echoing Green
our dreams are in our sights,
as we're lifted out of nowhere
with sunspots in our eyes,
we see the glory of our lives
our hearts are burning bright
as we're lifted out of nowhere
The pain all falls behind
Behold the glory of our lives

we are so glorious... we are so infinitely worthy.

Free To Be -- PAX217
It's so easy to be blind by animosity
Relax your eyes and sing free to be

Free, free to be
without worry -- no more worry

choose to let go of fear. We cannot control anything but our own choices, we have to let go of those things that are not our choices.

Drive -- Incubus
Sometimes, I feel the fear of
uncertainty stinging clear.
And I can't help but ask
myself how much I'll let the fear
take the wheel and steer.

It's driven me before, and it seems to have a vague,
haunting mass appeal.
But lately I am beginning to find that I
should be the one behind the wheel.

Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there,
with open arms and open eyes, yeah.

So if I, decide to waiver my
chance to be one of the hive
Will I choose water over wine
and hold my own and drive?

It's driven me before, and it seems to be the way
that everyone else gets around,
But lately I'm beginning to find that
When I drive myself my light is found.

Choose to be aware, choose to reject passiveness and live consciously. Be aware that everything you do and everything you fail to do is a choice, and do not allow time or manipulative people or fear to make your decisions for you. Live aware, live sober, embrace life with all its risks.

Finally Woken -- Jem
And now I can feel
Life is flowing through me

You see I've finally woken
From a long sleep
I'm ready to jump
To make that blind leap
Coz I now believe
I have the power in me
I've got the faith baby
I can truly be free

finally woken

When we are awake and aware, we will feel the power of our own freedom. Celebrate that freedom, that power

Feel -- Michelle Tumes
Hark! The wind of passion
Swiftly weaving over your soul
Bless the surge of thunder
Rolling onto your shore
Greet the deep emotion
That sleeps beneath the ocean floor
Watch elation bound
Release its furious roar

Feel! Feel! Feel! Feel what you long to
Feel! Feel! Feel! Feel what you long to feel

Pound the sands of courage
Reach for clouds that cover the foam
Dance with bold expression
Leaping from silent abodes
Face the wild commotion
Free restraint and struggle no more

Let the moon raise all that
Dwells in the tides of your core

Weep, sigh, laugh, cry
Flee from the snares that wish to deny how you feel
Hope, live, love, yearn
And feel, feel what you long to

FEEL, express, be a wild feeling passionate human being! Don't suppress or ignore your emotions, LIVE them

I'm Sensitive -- Jewel
I was thinking that I might fly today
Just to disprove all the things you say
It doesn't take a talent to be mean
Your words can crush things that are unseen

I have this theory that if we're told we're bad
Then that's the only idea we'll ever have
But maybe if we are surrounded in beauty
Someday we will become what we see

I'd rather see the world from another angle
We are everyday angels
Be careful with me 'cause I'd like to stay that way

Choose to be sensitive and feeling despite the cynical, numb world. Believe in things that others will scoff at you for. Surround yourself only with what you want to become -- "I become what I behold." Choose to believe in beauty even when all you can see is darkness and negativity.

What Your Soul Sings -- Massive Attack
Your mind can never change
unless you ask it to
lovingly re-arrange
the thoughts that make you blue
The things that bring you down
only do harm to you
and so make your choice joy
the joy belongs to you

And when you do
You'll find the one you love is you
You'll find you
love you

Don't be ashamed no
To open your heart and pray
Say what your soul sings to you

choose to change your ways of thinking, reflect on that which brings you joy and strength. Do not speak harshly to yourself or judge yourself but treat yourself with kindness and love... listen to your own spirit and follow your instincts

Something Electric -- All Together Separate
Millions wander around this place
Bewildered wonder on their face
There's something electric
Jagged rocks that reach and pry
Water falls through shattered sky
There's something electric
Silent impact
As the fountain meets its fate
There's something electric

Be still, don't try to explain
Keep listening
Oh just know, that God made you something electric

Rising in the east
The horizon is alive
There's something electric
Crimson splashes
Chips the break of day
There's something electric
Could it be the colors?
Could it be the way the sun chases the night away?
I don't know but there's something electric

I can't really explain what this one says to me because it's not linear, it can't be put into words.
It makes me feel interconnectedness.

Consciously Beautiful

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juansrx ══╣lem1╠══
I don`t know many of those songs...but they must be good if you think so well about them...I like most instrumental music, because sometimes it can be very unpredictable!!, and it has acreative mix-up of melodies rhythms and instruments.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
cool ;-)
beautiful in its dark poetry
acid_burns ══╣beautiful in its dark poetry╠══
belenen ══╣intrigued╠══
♥! What did you think of it?
malignlibra ══╣╠══
I've got some t.a.t.u and some dido if you're interested I can email you some.

.x. steals your music .x.
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
I've got all of their stuff but thanks! :D
babythyme ══╣╠══
Yay more music! Wish I'd read more carefully and downloaded the whole file at the end, lol. Would have been easier but I'm silly.
belenen ══╣curious╠══
:D cute little babythyme! are you Kimberley or Jason?
darkpool ══╣╠══
Either or both but usually me.
Olivia - Field
euterpe ══╣Olivia - Field╠══
I remember picking up Jewel's album when I was about 13 and hearing that song for the first time. I put it on constant repeat any time I felt down. It just struck such a chord with me that it was almost like an anthem for my life at the time. It still has so much meaning to me even today. Wonderful choice! &hearts
belenen ══╣artless╠══
:-) I remember when I first got the CD I listened to it over and over too! I can FEEL the truth of it, you know? and the part of me that hates cynicism takes wicked joy in the part about taking the food from the cynics and giving it to those who have faith ♥ (although the more literal part understands that it is the cynics who need love the most urgently)

did you DL the other songs? if so, what did you think?
lyrics ][ fly today ][ jewel
delicatexflower ══╣lyrics ][ fly today ][ jewel╠══

beautiful song choices!
i love those lyrics...
i may download the ones i never heard :)

but i love that song by jewel!
i even made an icon of it :)

belenen ══╣curious╠══
thank you! :-) Which ones did you DL and which did you like?
dragonwine ══╣Headphones.╠══
Perfect selection of beautiful music. Taking most, but not all. Thank you so much, I hope you're having a beautiful day...
belenen ══╣intrigued╠══
which did you take? did you like them? *is very curious*

and you are very welcome of course. ;-)
dragonwine ══╣╠══
Butterfly Boucher, Incubus, & India Arie. ;) Thanks again. I often have to go back and reread your entire posts because your responses tend to catch me later and always by surprise.
belenen ══╣eccentric╠══
*blushes* yes, I know, I tend to be late in my comments! I don't know why I procrastinate in responding, I suppose it's the perfectionist in me that wants to wait until all the comments come in before responding so that I respond all in one go and am sure not to skip any. *shakes head* but I'm workin' on it!
woah_the_kettle ══╣╠══
I wanted to wait until I listened to the whole mix before I commented, but then I realized I've been listening to it for about all day.
woah_the_kettle ══╣╠══
which if you didn't guess means I love it.
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
oh yay! Which did you like best? :D
woah_the_kettle ══╣╠══
The Jewel and india.arie songs totally called me back into my 9th grade self. In a good way ;)

I haven't listened to those songs in forever.
acid_burns ══╣╠══
I absolutely love it and I occasionally put on the cd you gave me, lovely.

It's beautiful. All around :) ♥
belenen ══╣loving╠══
ohhh yay! *hugs* :D
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