SoSlists is a monthly playlist curated by select humans that work in and/or love music who acknowledge its healing powers. This month's list is by author and adviser Sydney Campos.
Music is soul healing and for me that has always been the case, even when I wasn't consciously aware of the fact. I've spent my entire life seeking god even though I couldn't have told you that up until just a few years ago. I sought god through attention, through success, achievement, drugs, alcohol, sex and a series of other adrenaline-boosting activities only to find that the whole time I was looking outside for the thing that resided inside all along. Music however has always been the constant source of remembrance and healing - whether it was dancing at the club after 1am in New York City, at the school dances in middle school wondering if my crush would notice me or turning to my favorite childhood song in a moment of turbulent emotional distress to recall the safety and love I felt at once upon being home. I’ve always loved to dance and yet only in the last few years - two to be exact - have I tuned into what that medicine truly offers when I dive in all the way. Pushing past boundaries and barriers of what I think other people think of me, how this move looks, what this person things of this positioning, or anything else that someone else projects onto me about my own experience - is none of my business. How I choose to move my body and how I move through life is FOR ME, and to be completely expressed and enjoyed precisely as I desire. Dance is therefore a revolutionary - liberating even - practice in self-love. Music is the fuel to the fire. These songs are remembrances of what it means to be a beautiful infinite multi-dimensional soul housed only for a few moments in time in this beautiful human vessel. How are you choosing to celebrate this now moment you are so gifted with receiving? Did you know that there's a story that says - spirit created music here on earth so that souls would finally choose to incarnate in physical form since it was only through the physical body that music could be fully felt, heard and experienced? How are you choosing to dance through this one wonderful life you have? How can your dance be more designed solely for you to open to more love - and more grace - more of ALL that you are? I love you, keep going.
Sydney Campos is a Visionary Mentor, Intuitive Advisor and Author of The Empath Experience: What To Do When You Feel Everything. Sydney guides visionary leaders to live in alignment with their soul purpose while embodying next-level power, pleasure and prosperity.
In addition to being a seasoned Business Strategy Advisor and Certified Holistic Health Coach, Sydney is also a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Reiki Energy Healer, and Certified Akashic Records Practitioner. Sydney shares her multifaceted inspiration through 1:1 visionary mentoring, courses, transformational retreats, intuitive readings and her Visionary Souls Podcast.
An avid adventurer, Sydney is likely to be found in Bali, Venice Beach, San Francisco or anywhere in Mediterranean Europe. Sydney has been featured in Forbes, MindBodyGreen, Refinery29, Bustle, PureWow and New York Magazine.