Not a lot of people are aware of the conversations they are having in their head. How does inspirational and motivational music help us positively program our brains? How do we change the way we talk to ourselves? What does the word “abracadabra” mean to brotha James? On this episode, the inspirational performer shares his journey to putting himself out there musically, and why he does this work.
When we use words over and over, we literally integrate and start to become those things we say to ourselves often. -brotha James
3 Things We Learned
Abracadabra = with these words I create
Abracadabra is used in magic, but we can also use it to demonstrate the power of words and how capable we are of creating wonderful things with them. Whatever we constantly say to ourselves becomes our inner vocabulary. It tells us that words aren’t just things we say. They can build us up or tear us down.
It’s important to be kinder to ourselves.
Consider some of the things we say to ourselves about ourselves. If anybody was to say what you say, you wouldn’t want to be in a relationship with them. They say a good marriage has a ratio of 3 positive things said to 1, we should also hold this standard or higher when it comes to talking to ourselves.
The words you hear in the five CDs you listen to the most become your vocabulary.
Music has the power to influence us both negatively and positively, and what you listen to the most can have a huge impact on how you see the world and how you speak. That’s why having something that inspires positive action is so powerful.
There’s something undeniably incredible and magical about music. Its lyrics and messages become the mantras of our lives, and the world needs a lot more of that positivity. When you listen to inspirational music, the only real possibility is that you will feel lifted, motivated and ready to take action. In this world filled with anxiety and depression, the power of music can literally change the world. Having access to good beats and positive, inspirational words can reprogram our minds in a powerful way.
brotha James is a solo performer who does live looping: layering sounds through the magic of technology to create a full band effect. He isn’t the only performer out there doing this, but he has taken the technique and made it his own. His positive energy is contagious and his enthusiasm for creating, playing and performing helps him engage audiences of all ages. https://www.brothajames.com/