Music Muse: What Are You Waiting For?

Music Muse Soul Speak
Music Muse Speaks to Soul

Music Muse Speaks to Soul

I’m currently taking a class that is teaching us to look for our archetype.

It turns out that this idea is not new; it’s a Jungian idea and you’ll certainly be hearing more about here over the course of our time together.

One of the archetypes I identified with is Mnemosyne. Mnemosyne is not one of the Greek Goddesses commonly spoken about. I wasn’t really sure why I identified with her so strongly, but as I’ve allowed it to sink in, it’s all becoming more clear to me.

My Music Muse

Secret Shit about me: I don’t consider myself a musician, although I did play the trumpet, clarinet and flute as a teen.

I don’t consider myself an artist, but I was pretty good in Art Class and even won a few blue ribbons with my drawings.

What about you; do you have a Music Muse?

Does music speak to your soul?

Are you like me and know you WANT to do something, but you’re stalling?

If so, here’s a song I hope will help you to get off the fence. I know it felt like my Muse speaking to me when I heard it.

Here are a few of the lyrics that really hit me in the solar plexis:

Are you waiting for the right excuse?
Are you waiting for a sign to choose?
While you’re waiting it’s the time you lose
What are you waiting for?
Don’t you wanna spread your wings and fly?
Don’t you really wanna live your life?
Don’t you wanna love before you die?
What are you waiting for?

You gotta go and reach for the top
Believe in every dream that you got
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?
You know you gotta give it your all
And don’t you be afraid if you fall
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?

Everybody’s gonna make mistakes
But everybody’s got a choice to make
Everybody needs a leap of faith
When are you taking yours?

You can find complete lyrics here: What Are You Waiting For? Lyrics

This song is, of course, (c)Nickelback. It is What Are You Waiting For? by Nickelback

Yours in Musical Musings,


P.S. Let me know how you like the song. I’d love to hear any “aha” moments it produced for you…

I’m SUPER curious to know if it moved you tears, as it did me.

P.P.S. I’ll be doing lots of writing about archetypes in the future (and probably creating some training courses and or programs that feature some content on archetypes.) I know I’ve found the work I’ve done around archetypal training fascinating and VERY helpful.

Let me know if you’re interested in keeping updated on what I have in the works.

In the meantime, if you’d like to do some work with Goddess Archetypes, I highly recommend¬†Unbound,¬†by Kris Katsuko Oster. You can find the deets here: Unbound


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