On Music by Michael Molin-Skelton
by Michael Molin-Skelton, 15th October 2022
Meister Eckhart says, “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough”.
So, first and foremost, I want to offer a bow of deep thanks to all of the artists whose musical genius continually moves our bodies, hearts and souls. There is a beautiful conversation that happens between the music and the dancer; driven by the beat, lifted with strings, held through the bass line, soothed inside a flute.
My body, since my feet first touched the ground, has gyrated and vibrated, from frustration through celebration, to various forms of music from classical to hip hop, Mozart to Miles, Beethoven to Beyonce, Ella to Einaudi, And of course, sometimes the best sound to move to is silence; where we can hear our own breath singing and our own hearts breaking open.
Second, and perhaps most importantly, play music that you love and that moves you. In our house we refer to this as goosebump music (after 3 notes you literally have goosebumps). I am constantly listening for songs that move me in this way; physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually. And when I am blessed it touches each of those.
Here is a song by Samuel J that touches and moves me deeply.
I leave you with the words of Bob Marley: “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”.
Michael Molin Skelton, Soul Motion from the USA
i have had the great fortune to lean on and learn from extraordinary teachers; susan harper, gabrielle roth, steve hearing, linda gold, vincent martinez, bill t. jones, kathy altman, lori saltman, andrea juhan, zuza engler, camille maureen, nina wise, david darling. i bow deeply and strive to move forward as an exemplar of their works.