Aha moments.

You know when you get that lightbulb moment in your head, everything just starts to make sense and you’re left wondering why you haven’t had this thought process, this feeling you’re having now, you’re wondering why you haven’t thought and felt like this before. Well, I’m doing my Soul Love work and stumbled upon a practice that led me to a revelation.
To cut a long story short I was doing something that required me to hit shuffle and play on my playlist and the three songs hit me right in my truth centre – a.k.a your gut, or your solar plexus. One song in particular caused the aha moment. The song used to mean something very different to me. The song – Don’t Dream It’s Over by Crowded House used to remind me that the trauma I was suffering from was over, you see, I used to suffer terribly with PTSD and would have the most horrendous nightmares. The song always reminded me that I was moving forward, away from the attack and the subsequent trauma and that I really could rebuild my life.
Today, however, when I heard the song, certain lyrics actually jumped right out at me. That was when the lightbulb moment struck and the song actually started to hold a different significance. No longer does it remind me that I am not stuck in that moment anymore, now it is reminding me that the work I am doing with Soul Love is relevant, is important, and is very much needed.
Working in circle with other women I am discovering that we share similar truths and stories and that as women we are demanding to be heard, and at that particular moment when I was listening to the lyrics a new truth pushed itself forward and demanded I listen and take note.
The truth?
The truth is that I am embracing myself as a woman, a woman who has a voice and who has important work to do out there in the world. A woman who is not going to take the shit that so many people – especially men – throw at me. My truth is not about chasing people, nor is it about being the gopher for people who won’t – notice I say won’t and not can’t – do things for themselves. The latter being one of the things that has held me back for so long, the demanding of my time for their needs because they don’t want to take care of them for themselves.
I am OK with the fact that people are going to get mad with me for this. I’m OK with the fact that people are going to distance themselves from me because they think what I am saying is crazy, or out there…..but I am absolutely at peace with this.


Remembering songs from my childhood has certainly been fun. In order to get the correct year I’ve been using Google to make sure the year is right. For 1974 I could have picked at least a dozen different songs, all of them reminding me of my childhood. This one though, this song always used to make me howl with laughter.