01 Mar Living Their Soul Signature: Barry Manilow
Could It Be Magic?
To live your soul signature means having the courage and clarity to live a life that is uniquely yours and reflects your greatest potential. This series of posts focuses on people who inspire me in the way they live their life and have found their most authentic expression.
Barry Manilow is living his soul signature.
In the early 70’s, when Barry Manilow told his friend and musical partner, Bette Midler, he landed a record deal she replied, “Doing what?” At that time, Barry was playing piano, producing, and also writing what would become some of the most well known commercial jingles in America. Little did the world – or Bette – know, Brooklyn born Barry Alan Pincus would become an award winning, multi platinum selling artist and what Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed, “The Showman of a Generation”.
Forty years later, Barry is still a powerhouse performer, releasing chart topping albums, selling out stadiums, and singing his heart out all around the world. My wife Jan is one of his biggest fans and last month I surprised her with front-row tickets to his concert in Southwest Florida. The stadium was sold out. Thousands of people were on their feet dancing. His love ballads are as relevant today as they were when he first recorded them more than 40 years ago. His performance was beyond spectacular. I couldn’t help but marvel at the man, who at 70, could still wholly enchant the audience and set a packed arena of adoring “Fanilows” ablaze. It seemed almost magical. Then it hit me.
I was witnessing a man living his true soul signature.
Your soul signature is your spiritual DNA — who you are at your core, the most authentic part of you. No doubt music was in Barry’s blood from birth, and our own soul’s voice is always residing within us, waiting to sing its most beautiful song. When we begin to tap into our inherent power, step out of the shadows of fear and self-doubt, and begin living and speaking our truth, we’re healthier, happier, and in harmony with ourselves.
The most genuine expression of you can manifest at any point in your life, even multiple times in multiple ways. There is no age limit or criteria you must meet. You know you’re embodying your soul signature when you experience the deep satisfaction of living life with grace, ease, and limitless love.
You may feel your soul signature is only one voice and won’t resonate enough to make a difference. But the powerful revelation of your soul can inspire others to embrace their best life, join the mighty chorus, and live their purpose, passion, and joy.
Sing out, sing loud, and release your inner Manilow.
It’s not just magic. It’s a miracle.