I heard an amazing story about the women of the Himba tribe in North Namibia.
Before a woman decides to try for a child she goes out into the wilderness with some of her closest friends and she waits until she hears the song of her coming child in her heart.
Upon her return she teaches this song to the child’s father so they can sing it together at conception and birth. The song is then the child’s and is sung over the child at every important life event.
Here’s the best bit!
If that child loses their way or lets anything steal the dream of who they are, then they are called to the heart of the village and their song is sung over them until they remember again.
I think there are times when the song of our heart can be bullied into silence or we’re made to feel as if we should be singing a different, more acceptable song. The thing is, silence or another song will not feed us and make us feel alive and connect us to our dreams and purpose.
It is a great gift to have friends who know your heart song and can sing it back to you when you forget it. Coaching can help us rediscover that song too; to find the right starting note and to reconnect with what is really in our hearts and brings us life.
Take a moment to listen for your heart song today and then sing it out! Our songs are unique and sung together they make the most beautiful noise!