Music can be so powerful at setting our mood.
So much so that experiments have shown that music can dictate our interpretation of events where images are accompanied by different kinds of music. For example, grave images with whimsical music were seen as humorous, and sad pictures with silly music were perceived as funny.
We have a special connection to music in our teenage years for a number of reasons:
- It’s usually the time in our lives in which we listen to music the most
- Teenagers are often most engaged in seeking out and listening to new music
- We experience the most emotional change in our teenage years (see podcast 373 on the adolescent brain)
Hearing a song from your teenage years can instantly put you back in that time. It is more than a fleeting feeling of nostalgia, it’s like you have been transported back in time. The strength of that connection means that music can be a great tool for clearing issues from the past that we are still carrying.
This week I have one of my favorite tools for you on how music from our teen years can be used with tapping to effect powerful transformation.