I’ve had a revelation lately. It has to do with my desire to build a gentler world where we aspire to turn down the noise level of our 21st century lifestyle.
And being a Music Messenger, music is one aspect that particularly interests me. Why have we grown accustomed to loud music? When did it become acceptable to shout to be heard in retail shops, in restaurants, or even walking down a busy street? Are we so afraid of the silence that we’ve lost our ability to sit in it?
Ordinary levels of sound have been increasing as the years go by and my sensitivity to those levels has also been increasing. Some days, when I have to go out and face those over-amplified shops, the frustration overwhelms me. Because silence is not something you can wish into existence in the face of noise. Sound is like light. It reaches outward and claims the space around it. When it comes to Light invading the darkness, most people agree this is a positive event. A transformation of some kind. But it is not so with sound. Sound invading the silence is not considered a positive phenomenon to those looking through the same glasses. It is the opposite. Sound hinders the ability to enter the inner worlds where transformation happens. Silence encourages it.
What can I do? What can one person do?
Well, one person can hide away from the world and never shop again. They can go to natural settings and stay there. They can where earplugs wherever they go. But that is not realistic. Those on a spiritual journey are not meant to hide away from their world, they are here to be in it and transform it if they choose. And I guess I choose to change it.
As a spiritual woman on a journey of self-responsibility and self-evolution, I know that I am not interested in being that person who goes around telling people to “turn down that racket!” My reaction to the noisy environment is my own and if others are happy in that same environment, then they deserve their happy experience as well. The trouble with focusing on all those shops and restaurants that irritate my quiet sensibilities, is that I bring the irritation more into my experience. It is the law of attraction at work in a way I don’t want. So. What can I focus on instead?
I can focus on the gratitude I feel for those establishments out there who ARE turning down their music and creating gentle, soothing spaces for their customers. And there are many of them because there are many business owners who are like me, and require peace for themselves. Those establishments are bold and are worthy of my praise. And I want to THANK those establishment somehow. Here is where my revelation comes in. Why don’t I do just that? Why don’t I create a little “Thank You” card for turning their music down and creating a “vibrationally-friendly” atmosphere for their clients.
So I have created that sweet little card. I’ve decided to call it the ShhMuse Approval card. Get it? haha
Its says something like this:
ShhMuse Card of Thanks
We’d like to thank you for playing “Vibrationally-Friendly” music in your establishment today!
The music was:
__ a) played at a nice, soft volume;
__ b) joyful and tended to have a positive message;
__ c) soothing;
__ d) all of the above
A group of highly sensitive individuals who tend to be over-stimulated in our beautiful, loud world, have decided to make a point of sending people like YOU a token of our deepest gratitude.
This little card means….we love you for making our world a gentler place.
You are officially ShhMuse Approved!
What do you think? I’m going to carry them around and when I have been blessed with a soothing sound experience, I will pass one on to the owner! Simple as that!
I mean whoever takes the time to honour the quiet ones. Doesn’t the saying go…”the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” Well…not any more! I’m gonna grease up the beautiful sensitive types who create lovely spaces for people like me. Thank you thank you thank you!
I am eternally grateful and appreciative of your efforts to make this a quieter world. Many blessings.