Song Reflections: Tori Amos “Spark”

“Spark” is a song about having the power to change yet not being able to wield it effectively.

She’s convinced she could hold back a glacier

Which echoes a different quote,  one from Marienne Williamson, made famous by Nelson Mandela:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

Sometimes we feel so strongly that we get busy channeling that feeling.  Sometimes that cause us to make rash decisions, drastic decisions, dramatic decisions.  I know I’ve done that.  Instead of putting that intention through a calm, measured approach, I just swing widely, letting my intense emotions drive me.  That often results in a spectacular crash, which further feeds and reinforces that feeling of agitation and frustration.

How many fates turn around in the overtime
Ballerinas have fins that you’ll never find
You thought that you were the bomb, well so did I
Say you don’t want it
Say you don’t want it

The power is there, you can change it, don’t give up hope.  This time, when you say you don’t want it, do mean what you say — which may mean accepting it for what it is but also taking strategic actions, not emotional ones, to apply the power to where it really counts — yourself.  If you didn’t really have the power to change, you wouldn’t feel it, either.  It’s there.  But you have to learn to wield it.  You have that spark — the time is now to learn how to let it shine.