Today, something different. It seems to have nothing to do with Matt, but really it has everything to do with him.
I really like the Katy Perry song, “Dark Horse,” but was a little appalled when I saw the video. In typical Katy Perry fashion, it is over the top and a little silly. So why was I appalled to get what was expected? My little secret is that I have been using this song for a visualization and my first impression with the video was that it was too gaudy and silly for my serious deepness. Right on, Katy Perry. A few days later, it dawned on me just how deeply the video worked with my visualization. And it’s always good to be reminded not to take myself so seriously.
Hopefully, you can view the video, but to summarize:
So you wanna play with magic
Boy, you should know what you’re falling for
Baby do you dare to do this?
Cause I’m coming at you like a dark horse
Are you ready for, ready for
A perfect storm, perfect storm
Cause once you’re mine, once you’re mine
There’s no going back
Katy Perry is an Eqyptian queen approached by various suitors all offering her precious gifts– jewels, delicious food and drink, sex, godliness, a pyramid of gold. All of these she rejects and turns her suitors to dust, after which she consumes them in some way.
Imagine that the narrator/singer of the song is your best, truest self singing to you and asking you to say yes to love and promising a relationship with yourself more amazing than you could ever imagine. This relationship is magical and doesn’t come from anything you plan or control. It’s something you let happen by saying yes. And once you say yes, “there’s no going back” simply because it is so wonderful. Of course, this is what the lyrics mean. Now, what if you reflect them on to yourself as you listen?
How the video fits:
All of the suitors in the video are the mental and emotional drama that we humans bring into ourselves on a regular basis. From preoccupations to obsessions and addictions with stuff, food, alcohol, sex, work, etc. And this relationship with ourself, which is love, is so powerful that it eventually turns these suitors to dust even if we are initially attracted.
I love that she mixes Greek and Eqyptian mythology.