How can I write an inspirational song?
And what would define an inspirational song? It could be a good dance song that inspires people to go out and joyfully be in community with others. It could be a story song that gives us the company of the soul of another human being. It could be a delightful children’s song that supports their learning and growth. It could be a jingle for an advertisement that moves people to take a socially supportive action. Inspirational songs, in whatever form they might take, choose us when we are a receptive channel. When we seek to open our hearts and be of service in whatever way creative source wants to use us, we improve our channel. When we devote ourselves to the mystery of creation and the wonder of life, we improve our channel. When we hone our craft to a level of exceptional concentration and technical excellence, we improve our channel. When we have the humility to write the songs that are our truth and not what we wish they would be, we improve our channel. If spirit calls a song through us that is to inspire and support us with our calling as we sing it to ourselves, that is a precious gift. If some day we are called to share it with others, then we find the way to do that too. We merge with the mystery of creative source through our devotion, practice and actions and then we are a vessel for inspiration and we never know how that is going to manifest.