I first want to start this post by letting you know I’m not a very musically inclined person. I listen to the top 40 but can’t remember the names of songs or lyrics. I have some sort of mental block when it comes to music. When I’m doing readings I sometimes hear angels singing in the background which indicates to me the loved one I am talking to is in a beautiful place. At other times, I will hear bits of lyrics in my head. They can be very random but what I pay attention to is the line or phrase I hear most prominently. The song itself may carry greater meaning so I always tell people to look it up. There is usually a message within the lyrics from loved ones either confirming where they are, how they feel or conveying a something they want you to know.
The last two days I have been singing Ava Maria in my head. When I looked up the meaning of the song it is the Hail Mary prayer put into song. For Catholics, we recognize that Mother Mary is a loving spirit who often intervenes for us when we are in need. She often appears to me when I am reading for another Catholic person and I am often able to see their connection to that belief system through her. My interpretation of hearing that song is that I am to recognize she is watching over me in the same way she does for many others.
As I composed this message in my head, another song started going through my mind. It was Whitney Houston’s song, I Will Always Love You. When my father passed, I saw him in meditation and one of the first things I heard was that song. A while later my friend Karen died and she came to me in a dream. Karen gave me a hug and sang that same song to me. They wanted to reassure me of their love. The reassurance was there again this morning in that song and it is music to my heart.
If you hear a song in your head or songs pop up on the radio that remind you of your loved ones, it is likely a sign from them that they are around. They communicate in a multiple of ways and music is one of the easier ways for them to convey messages. When you hear a song with special meaning, try to acknowledge the message and the meaning behind it. Your loved ones will be encouraged to continue sending music to your ears to help sooth the wounds in your heart. ©October 9, 2013, Nancy Hickman, M.Ed., LLC