Recently I have been on a musical mission. Finding songs from my past that resonate with me now. And I noticed a trend during my search. Many of the songs I sought, had been “remastered”.
What an interesting word…Remastered.
In music, remastered means the original recording of a song has been digitally enhanced. Most of the songs on my list that have been remastered, sound clearer, and there is a greater distinction in tone. There is an overall better sound quality…with no static. It is still the same song, not a cover, but rather better version of the original.
What an interesting concept. ReMastered.
Taking a moment to apply the concept to myself, I find that I have indeed, been ReMastered. I am still the same “song” but the static is gone. I am clearer. I am able to distinguish between the many tones in my sound. It is all because I am enhanced. Better.
Leave it to the Maestro to put my song back in tune, making it better than the original.
Living the M/s dynamic 24/7 makes me a better person. My focus is steady, my resolve relentless. My one and only objective is to do what is pleasing to M. And many of you reading this may think…yeah, that’s nice, but what about your job, your kids, your life? And I hear you…months ago, I would not have understood the profound effect living in a power-exchange relationship would have on how I function. But this “ReMastering” makes me better in every way.
If I focus on what is pleasing to my Maestro, then I have no other worries.
It makes him happy if I wake up early and arrive to work early. He finds my punctuality, pleasing.
It makes him happy when I keep the kids on a routine (and he helps tremendously with this). He finds this structure pleasing.
It makes him happy that I take a minute in the morning to fix his coffee and bring it to him, without being asked. He finds my service to him, pleasing.
It makes him happy when I openly beg him for what I want, without limit or reservation. He finds my absolute surrender to him, pleasing.
It makes him happy when I kneel before him, as he reads or watches television, resting my head on his knee. He finds my reverence to him, pleasing.
I feel complete and utter peace in doing what pleases him. Everything is easier for me. I don’t become as stressed when the kids are out of control, because I have his support and his strength. Bad day at work? No problem…I can give it all to him and from his vantage point as my Master, he helps me find the opportunities hidden from my sight. His ownership protects me from many of the burdens I’ve faced alone for most of my life.
If you stop and think about it…it’s really a beautiful trade. His ownership and my surrender. Each of us giving the other what they want most out of life. I find it very spiritual and it reaffirms this journey of mine. This journey that has shifted into something far deeper than I ever thought possible. It’s much like a godly relationship. Giving all to God…the good and the bad, handing over all burdens, giving praise and glory. Allowing oneself to surrender, to be led, to be protected. For me, my relationship with Maestro, within this M/s dynamic, is a direct manifestation of how I want my relationship with God to be. I want to do what is pleasing to Him, knowing that this is my one directive. Living in a way that is pleasing to both my Maestro and my Maker. Leaving my troubles and burdens with those who take on the responsibility in exchange for my faith, devotion and surrender.
It is perfect in its simplicity.
And I have to say…each day with Maestro is perfect simply because he is here. I guess you could say that I have everything I want.
You say you’ll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbor in the tempest