Until the Real thing comes Along

I don’t know what it is lately.
Maybe it’s Libra season, enhancing our daily life with the essence of Venus ruling the sky. Maybe it’s the moon in Taurus today, which is also more Venus influence.
Geez, there’s just a lot of LOVE around and I’m feeling it.  Are you?
I’m also feeling nostalgic.  I’m feeling so many emotions, so many layers deep inside of me that are coming out. . .unfolding like flower petals in the warm sun after the harshest, coldest, scariest winter they’ve ever known.
Thank Goddess for the sunshine.  Thank Goddess for the warmth.  Thank Goddess for a new season.
I’ve been working hard on manifestation.  The magic within me and around me is REAL, yo!  It is strong, it is potent, and it is happening.
This nostalgic feeling emerging with the recent full moon is transforming me.  Lately, I’ve been carrying around a heavy burden of unfamiliar feelings.
But I let them go. . .
I let them run free from me.  Go and be wild, I said.  Go to the jungle.  Just go out there instead of live inside of me and distract me from being the best version of myself I can be.
You know what I’m sayin’, people?!  Sometimes we just really have to let shit go and if you’ve been dealing with a lot of stuff lately and you are feeling the call, DO IT!!!  Just decide right now.  I know you want to.
Last night, I embraced the remnants of this intense Aries full moon by listening to one of my special favorites, Billie Holiday.  She has been a musical love of mine for decades.  Her voice, lyrics, energy all sound so dreamy and romantic, and well, nostalgic.
She reminds me of another time.  Her music instantly transports me to a dark, underground martini bar where Billie sings her heart out underneath a spotlight.  People in fancy outfits decked out, smoking cigarettes in holders, and smoke wafting in the air.  Low whispers fill the room in between Billie’s heartfelt cries.
She also reminds me of ME.  She’s the kind of music that plays deep within the crevices of my soul.  Last night, I remembered myself. . .the part of me that has been forgotten for awhile, the part of me that has been taken advantage of by circumstances and life, the part of me that is found again.  Healed.  Renewed.
But it also reminded me of the people in my life that have been fortunate enough to hear those songs from my soul.  The people who hear those songs and then feel lucky for the experience.  Those people, wherever they are, are always with me. . .like Joni Mitchell said.
There is one song in particular that just explains everything that I feel in life right now.  It’s like a beautiful mantra to live life by.  I will give it my all.  I will love with intensity and gratitude.  And if it’s not the real thing, it will do.  Because if I’m living, I might as well make it count.
Until the Real thing comes Along
I’d work for you
I’d slave for you
I’d be a beggar or a knave for you
If that isn’t love, it will have to do
Until the real thing comes along
I’d gladly move
The earth for you
To prove my love, dear
And its worth for you
If that isn’t love, it will have to do
Until the real thing comes along.
With all the words, dear, at my command
I just can’t make you understand
I’ll always love you darling
Come what may
My heart is yours
What more can I say?
I’d lie for you
I’d sigh for you
I’d tear the stars down from the sky for you
If that isn’t love, it will have to do
Until the real thing comes along
With all the words, dear, at my command
I just can’t make you understand
I’ll always love you baby
Come what may
My heart is yours
What more can I say?
I’d lie for you
I’d cry for you
I’d lay my body down and die for you
If that isn’t love, it will have to do
Until the real things comes along
Are you living by giving your all?  Are you loving as hard and fierce as you can?  Or are you scared and not attaining the full potential of your own motivations?  Don’t waste time.  Be who you want.  Dance with abandon.  Love with everything you’ve got.  In the end, you will be remembered for loving too much.  Dancing too hard.  And shining like the crazy diamond you are.
Shine on, you crazy diamond!!!
Sooo, tell me, what music moves you?  What, in general, moves you. . .motivates you to be a better person, live a more fulfilling life, and be happy?  That is the quest.  That is the manifestation.  That is the journey.  That is the Magic!
I’ll leave you tonight with that vision of Billie Holiday.  Put on her music, close your eyes, and imagine the scene.  Imagine how the tone of her voice would feel in that room. . .in your ears, in your heart.  What do you feel and how do you feel it?
If that isn’t love, it will have to do, until the real thing comes along. . .

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