Blackbirds Singing


Blackbirds singing – I love music.  I have quite a large eclectic collection.  Often on a Sunday evening I might treat myself and search through ITunes and maybe download a track or two.  I listen to Jazz, Classical, Reggae, RnB, Soul.  My favourite music is called Lovers Rock – it is a sort of soft reggae music, developed in London in the late 70’s/80’s.  So it was around when I was growing up and I LOVED it !

One Sunday, I was browsing ITunes and downloaded a couple of tracks.  As usual, I was up rather late doing this.  Then Monday came, the week began and as often happens, the week took over I got busy and I didn’t really get the chance to listen to the songs I had downloaded.  This was at a time however, when I was awakening spiritually again.

One night, I couldn’t sleep and I kept hearing these words in my head.  Over and over.


“Blackbirds singing in the dead of the night. 

Take these broken wings and learn to fly. 

All your life. 

You were only waiting. 

For this moment to arrive.

Blackbirds singing in the dead of the night. 

Take these sunken eyes and learn to see. 

All your life. 

You were only waiting. 

For this moment to Be”. 


WOW.  Where did these words come from?  I wrote them in my journal.  These aren’t the words of that reggae song I download were they?  It couldn’t be (or so I thought); I had to get out of bed in the night – reach for my iPhone  – and earphones (as not to wake my husband) and play the song (I was sure that the words I was hearing in my head were not the same song – after all I reasoned – I hadn’t played the whole song since I had downloaded it over two weeks ago!) and I hadn’t heard the song for years before that!  But sure enough, these were the words of the same song.  I was floored.  I looked up the original writer – I was surprised to learn that it was a Beatles song originally.  I listened to the Beatles version and I like that too.  But I love the reggae version best which is by The Paragons:

I felt like the song was talking to me in my sleep.  It woke me up after all.  There was this urgency too.  I know about synchronicity – and this was it!  It was advising me of something about myself.  But not only about myself; I felt like this song is talking to all of us.  There are so many women out there with broken wings.  And we need to take them and use them to learn how to fly.  And we can.  So many of us are waiting for this moment to arrive.  So many of us are looking around with our eyes sunken and we need to learn how we can see.

At the time I was busy working on myself (I still am) and maybe you are too.  Maybe, you are searching for what it is you want to do with your life – but you just can’t “see” it.  Maybe you are yearning to do something with your life to fulfil your purpose.  Maybe its writing, art, property developing, coaching, something to do with nature, health organic food.  Maybe you have a few ideas and gifts – but don’t know how you can string them together.  Maybe you are still searching for your unique gifts. Or how to monetarise them.  I know how this feels. So I can totally identify.

There are a few things that you can do right now: See my post here if you would like to know more.


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