The first time I heard this beautiful song, I loved it.
Music can touch the soul and ease your pain for a few precious moments when your loved one is struggling with substance use.
This is a guest post from Ray LaCroix who share his music with us.
Look at Yourself by Anna Lockhart is a song from the family’s perspective. It’s about how we hurt inside and worry about those we love who are dealing with a substance use issue.
The song gives strength and hope. It is a reminder to not give up on our children, family, and friends.
If we give up on them, they will give up on themselves. There are things that you can do as a parent, sibling, spouse, or friend.
Look at Yourself is about unconditional love. It’s imperative to be there in order to guide and help change the trajectory or path they might miss or never take. Sometimes we need more strength to keep going.
I believe that through music we can recharge the fight we need inside to keep going.
Sometimes we need more inner strength. I believe that through music we can recharge the fight we need inside to keep going.
I’ve always understood my voice to be a gift I can use to bless others. I believe music has the power to heal — to help someone fully experience the feelings of love, encouragement, or even pain and disappointment hiding just beneath the surface of a smile. Music has never been a career for me, rather a vessel to guide listeners to an emotional place where powerful things happen.
When Ray asked me to sing his song, I felt honored.
There aren’t many lives that addiction hasn’t touched in some way. I believe allowing ourselves to feel the pain we are running from is the first step in winning the battle of Hurt vs Healing.” ~ Anna Lockhart
If you know someone who is struggling with substance, reach out and help them find support so they can change their lives.
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