Creativity is an innate muscle. Last night our electronic band The Price of Dill played a set for the Resident Open Mic at the Laundry Cafe. We’ve known each other’s style from the many years, practicing both acoustically and electronically.
I sat within gratitude after our set and contemplated why I love to play music and what are some elements of that system called band that work? What I found is applicable to all humanity. It is a riff off of a conversation I had with a friend earlier in the day having to do with how to honor each other.
Music creation is art, it is light and it is is Guru (teacher who brings light to darkness).
From a flow and structure balance, a feeling and vibrational environment opens within and out to. It is expansive to be within such an fine state if etheric flight.
Trust, courage and respect grows when you feel the safety and support within a collaboration. To surrender to the whole is a joyful process. Each person brings their element which creates the greater good. Each soul chooses their own resonance to share which magnifies self, brightens others and the space as well.
Just like those qualities or aspect it takes to create a song, so does each person bring forth their unique light of the whole. As cooperation builds in a way that is open to the flow, to suggestion, to adaptability, to humility, to peace, to honoring, to balance, to harmony, to creative evolution, to solutions-so thereby a better world becomes reality.
When humanity moves into this place of allness alignment the self is not lost. It is instead reveered and free to shine. The heart can open.
I am grateful to my band because we are three equal parts. We each speak our minds directly if we don’t like a direction. Not everything done creates a song. We root for each other. Happiness is when one of us lands a complicated melody or we help each other learn to be better. It is about the process and about collective freedom. Through creation of music there is a prerequisite called listening, truth and also ability to flow with changes, be in tempo, to have awareness of pace with each other. We have different levels of structure, different cultural backgrounds, age, but we don’t judge, we value peace, we value each other. There is fulfillment in the process.
To have a band is to learn the alchemy of a successful life. May you be blessed with whatever meaning or message you received by reading this. My finite mind has received this and I offer the message as a gift to you! May you be blessed and may you bless!