I grew up in the 1970s and my father was a music aficionado. My dad collected music and kept our home filled with the sounds of soulful, funky music he loved. One of my favorite albums he used to play was Do it (Til You’re Satisfied) by BT Express. This album is full of wisdom set to funky grooves. When I was a kid I used to imagine what the messages in the music meant. With titles like “Once You Get it” and “Everything Good to You( Ain’t Always Good for You) it was fun attaching meaning to the often obtuse lyrics. As I have grown and become a mental scientist, I’ve come to attach meanings that suit my ends. I use these songs as inspiration to keep my mind right. We all need inspirational reminders to stay positive and diligent with our mental affirmations.
If Your Thoughts Don’t Turn You On (You Oughta Leave it Alone)
Elevation Turns Me On
“If it don’t turn you on (Your Oughta Leave it Alone” reminds me to leave negative thoughts alone. Elevation turns me on and negative thoughts can not elevate me. Elevation can only come from positive ideas and thoughts. That’s why we should check our thoughts and assess if they’re turn-ons or turn-offs. Are the thoughts elevating or degrading? If they are degrading then we should do what the song says and “leave it alone”. Drop that thought like the bad habit it is.
Once You Get That Powerful Idea, Hold on and Don’t Let Go.
Another inspirational funky joint by B.T. Express titled “Once You Get It” inspires me to keep on keeping on. It is great to have a soundtrack or theme music when we’re on this Elevation Journey. We live this life all seeking something to be passionate about. I found my passion when I had the Bodybyloud! idea. This thing makes me feel alive just thinking about it. This song is a reminder that Once you find that thing you’re passionate about, hold on to it and don’t let it go. Thomas Troward, the master thinker, and my mentor, once said “If you believe an idea is powerful, then that idea is powerful.” Those of you that have your powerful idea know what I mean when I say the idea is the journey. Expressing the idea is the journey. The more I express the idea that is Bodybyloud! The GetRight Spot! the more I am energized to keep creating. I love the entire process of defining and establishing this brand. I love every lesson I learn along the way. This is why I love this song by B.T. Express. To me, They’re saying once you get that passionate idea hold on to it and don’t let go. Hold on to it till you get everything you can get out of it. Just like the funk in this song, the journey of expression your idea is its own reward.
Everything Good to You (Ain’t Always Good For You)
One of the most profound tracks with a message on the Do it Til You’re Satisfied album is “Everything Good to You (Ain’t Always Good For You). The band gives us a lesson on life. We have this way of thinking that is often now in our favor. Take jealousy and envy for instance. We call it “hating” these days. The law of consciousness says whatever you direct at others is reflected back on ourselves. This means when you are envious of others and don’t want success or happiness for them reflects back on your circumstances. Since the universal supreme creative force makes everyone and everything out of itself, it does not see any separation between us. We are one in and to the universal supreme creative force/mind. We use God’s mind in our everyday life. Consequently, when you hate on someone else with God’s creative mind you are simultaneously telling the universal supreme creative force “No success or happiness for me”. That’s why you can’t have what you don’t want others to have. Keep this in mind when you feel jealous or envious of others. Flip that mentality and bless them and pray for more prosperity and happiness for them. It may feel good to hate on people but like the song says “Everything Good to You (Ain’t Always Good for You”