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Music

Shift Your Spirit

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Lynette Diaz
Lynette Diaz

Story

This was one of those organically written songs that just flowed out of me quite quickly and basically had no clue of theme or where it was heading until it was done. I tend to think of it as a gift, for that's what it felt like for me at the time. This song was born, within a few days of another freshly written song, called "Natural Thing To Do." My life was shifting, and I was summoning the strength for what turned out to be an emotional and expensive custody battle.

 

I hadn't planned on performing it live, but I was at an open mic a few weeks after I'd written it and decided to play it. My hands were shaking and wasn't sure I'd get through the song. I stepped off stage and as I sat down chastised myself over playing a song that "wasn't performance ready" in my head. I noticed a woman staring before my focus went back to the next performer. A little while later, the woman walked up and handed me a note folded in small note paper. She quickly walked out before I could read it and talk with her.  I opened the letter and although I won't share all the contents here, she thanked me for "the gift of my music"  and that it had helped her. I'm actually getting teary as I write this, but feel for some reason, that tonight I had to put this in words, here.

 

That note provided me some willpower and courage, as I walked a new path, just as I may have provided some for that woman. Kindness matters. Following our heart matters. Living an authentic and true life matters. Courage and strength matter, and it's right here like a gift when you need it. Sing Your Song xxoo Lynette

 

Lyrics

Shift Your Spirit (LDiaz, 2008)

Make me a vessel

I want to carry your message

Lots to be spoken

But not everyone will listen

Might be going down a different road

Some of us will feel the burden

Of a heavy load

Ch:

Shift Your Spirit, Shift Your Spirit

Shift Your Spirit and Fly

High, High, High, High...

V2:

Shift Your Spirit

And you can hear the voice inside you

Listen closely and you can hear your

True voice guide you

Moving away from monetary

and physical pain

Trading it up for some insight and gain

Ch:

Shift Your Spirit, Shift Your Spirit

Shift Your Spirit and Fly

High, High, High, High...

V3:

What's your direction?

Well there's a compass right inside you

Want some protection by asking others

To provide for you

Feel the power that you wield

When you act from your own will

Ch:

Shift Your Spirit, Shift Your Spirit

Shift Your Spirit and Fly

High, High, High, High...