BEcoming a SOULdier...

First, let me say that soldiers are BRAVE,COURAGEOUS, DISCIPLINED, COMMITTED, LOYAL and DRIVEN. If we can strive for these qualities on our SOUL-JOURNEY then we are going to be successful!!

I posted a live chat about this and honestly, it was my very FAVORITE. 

Other than announcing Laughing Lotus Wellness of course. 

Our maiden song is, "All These Things That I've Done" by the Killers. Check it OUT. 

The lyrics are as follows: (Thank you Google Music)

When there's nowhere else to run
Is there room for one more son
One more son
If you can hold on
If you can hold on, hold on
I want to stand up, I want to let go
You know, you know - no you don't, you don't
I want to shine on in the hearts of men
I want a meaning from the back of my broken hand

Another head aches, another heart breaks
I am so much older than I can take
And my affection, well it comes and goes
I need direction to perfection, no no no no

Help me out
Yeah, you know you got to help me out
Yeah, oh don't you put me on the backburner
You know you got to help me out

And when there's nowhere else to run
Is there room for one more son
These changes ain't changing me
The cold-hearted boy I used to be

Yeah, you know you got to help me out
Yeah, oh don't you put me on the backburner
You know you got to help me out
You're gonna bring yourself down
Yeah, you're gonna bring yourself down
Yeah, you're gonna bring yourself down

I got soul, but I'm not a soldier (we can shift this to "I got SOUL and I AM a SOULdier"!)
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier

Yeah, you know you got to help me out
Yeah, oh don't you put me on the backburner
You know you got to help me out
You're gonna bring yourself down
You're gonna bring yourself down
Yeah, oh don't you put me on the backburner
Yeah, you're gonna bring yourself down
Yeah, you're gonna bring yourself down

Over and again, last call for sin
While everyone's lost, the battle is won
With all these things that I've done
All these things that I've done
(Time, truth, hearts)
If you can hold on
If you can hold on

Why and how does this fit? 

Because it talks about the human struggle of fighting to be good. To needing the ability to START OVER which is what Laughing Lotus Wellness was born from...that basic human need to begin again and again with a fresh perspective and heart. So, HOLD ON my friends. HOLD ON.

It discusses there "being no where else to run" because we CAN NOT run from ourselves folks. NOT even a LITTLE. Wherever you go, there you ARE right? Rather than fleeing our fears, anxieties, imperfections we need to run STRAIGHT AT IT!! DIRECT B-LINE into the fear, into the unknown. 

The phrase, "you don't put me on the backburner" is for our singular drive to BEcome EVERYTHING we were meant to become. To SHINE brightly in your unique divinity. We want to be FRONT and CENTER in our lives don't we?? 

"Help me out" is a direct reflection of the fact that we don't get where we are going ALONE. We need support, community, positivity and COLLABORATION. We DO need HELP from one another and we need to be LOYAL in our love for one another...There is NO competition here. We leave that at the door and see each of our members as the beautiful, creative, unique and worthy human BEing they are and strive to hold them up in their INNATE GOODNESS. 

When he sings about, "the cold-hearted boy I used to be" we need to reflect on where we have BEEN only for a reference in our COMPASS and not where we ARE in the now. Take those gritty, challenging, GOD-awful life changing moments and make them your BITCH. Rise up to see the teacher that Universe has sent you and use that to PROPEL your growth and movement forward. That is the ONLY direction we CAN go friends. 

We got SOULS and we ARE SOULdiers my beautiful friends. 

For the QUALITIES of a SOULdier read on...