Warm greetings and blessings to you!
May you be filled with lovingkindness.
May you be safe and protected from all inner and outer dangers.
May you be well in body and mind.
May you be at ease and happy.
Back in February, I shared a link to a description of 2014 – in Chinese Astrology, The Year of the Horse. (For those of you who didn’t get the link, here it is again: http://westernschooloffengshui.com/2014/01/2014woodhorse/)
Wow. Has that EVER been my experience of the year so far!
SO much newness and change (as you’ll see in my “Report” and “Upcoming Performances” below)… And it ain’t over yet.
Over the last week, as I’ve been pondering what I’d like to share with you this month, I’ve noticed that I’m both RE-MEMBERING and feeling EXPANSION… Grounding myself, after a LOT of time way, with a lot of self-care (rest, good food, runs along the beach, visits with good friends), AND moving forward more deeply into this new chapter of my life with a lot of personal development (speaking coaching, Stick practice, Abraham Hicks sessions and meditations on youtube, and a new love relationship)… And I’m also noticing that I need to live both of these processes to be fully alive.
Cycles… Integration… Balance… Wholeness.
And so it IS.
With gratitude, I say YES to RE-MEMBERING and EXPANSION.
In honour of re-membering and expansion, I offer you two of my songs:
“The Faith Of God” and “Go For It All”: https://soundcloud.com/nathen-aswell
(You can find the words to both songs here: http://www.nathenaswell.com/lyrics/)
May they help you to say YES to remembering and expansion and bring you peace.
How about YOU, dear Soul?
What’s most resonating in YOU this month?
WHEREVER you are on your journey, I’d love to hear from you. Please e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org; we’re all in this together, and we have much to learn from each other. 🙂
(BIG THANKS to all of the kind souls who respond to my monthly thoughts and lovingly support me on my journey. If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to read their comments and explore their links on my “Feedback” page, http://www.nathenaswell.com/feedback/ – there’s some pretty wonderful stuff there.)
I give GREAT THANKS for all of these great souls, and for all of the moments that we shared together in the past 2 months:
Carla Rieger and Sue Pistone, for their powerful coaching;
All of the professional speakers that I had the good fortune of socializing with during my summer in San Diego (two months in La Jolla – !!!);
My fellow Vocal Visionaries – Deb Gauldin, Freebo, Harold Payne, Jana Stanfield, Lynn Rose, and Vicki Hannah Lein – for a magical night of stories, humour and song at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles (and SPECIAL THANKS to Lynn Rose for filming our 3-min video presentations a few days later, which will be appearing on our web sites SOON);
Gerald White and Faith Rivera (and her son Kai), for a wonderful afternoon visit by (and in!) Gerald’s pool in North Hills, CA;
Revs. Brian and Sheila Anderson, and their loving community at Beach Cities CSL in Carlsbad, CA;
Gene Perry, and the Chapman Stick community, for 5 incredible days of music making and friendship at the Free Hands Academy session in Bel Air, CA;
Tiamo, for a wonderful visit and some song sharing in San Diego;
Ray Davis, for the joy of watching him perform at a concert in San Diego;
Rev. Wendy Craig-Purcell, Musical Director Janet Hammer and her music team, and their loving community at Unity Center of San Diego;
Larry Payne, for inviting Jana Stanfield and I to perform at the graduation ceremony of his Yoga Therapy students at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles;
Janni Littlepage, for opening her home and her heart to Jana Stanfield and I for our first online concert (via Concert Window) in Monterey, CA;
Jan and Lou Black, for opening their home and their hearts to Jana Stanfield and I for a House Concert in their back yard in Salem, OR;
Carol Arant, for the honour and privilege of singing at her husband Harold’s memorial in Ferndale, WA;
Jen Hannah, for the joy of singing background vocals on her upcoming CD (!) in Burnaby, BC;
Rev. Terry Shea and his loving community at CSL White Rock in White Rock, BC;
Rev. Marla Mason, Musical Director Becca Palm, and their loving community at CSL Bellevue in Bellevue, WA;
CAPS Vancouver, for allowing me to present my talk (and giving me some excellent feedback afterwards) at their September meeting in Coquitlam, BC (SPECIAL THANKS to Brian Fraser, Carla Rieger and David Gouthro for their testimonials, to David Gouthro and Jana Stanfield for filming my talk, and to my dear pal Shawn Soucy for editing the video footage);
Everyone who attended my second online concert (via Concert Window) with Jana Stanfield, this time in White Rock, BC;
All of the mega-talented and open-hearted Positive Music songwriters who were a part of a 5-day songwriting retreat with me in Scottsdale, AZ (SPECIAL THANKS to Jodi Floyd for opening her home and her heart to all of us!);
Revs. Austin and Mary Hennessey, and their loving community at Unity of Vancouver in Vancouver, BC;
and Amir O’Loughlin and his loving community, who gather faithfully every month to chant in Vancouver, BC.
MUCH LOVE TO EACH OF YOU! XO
Here’s what my ENTIRE CALENDAR looks like in the next month. I’d be honoured to see you at any of these events. (AND please remember that I welcome any and all opportunities to serve you with my words and music; just e-mail me with your ideas at email@example.com)
Contagious Optimism – A movement very similar to TED, with a greater emphasis on music (I’ll be in attendance to support my colleagues Faith Rivera, Harold Payne, Jana Stanfield and Lynn Rose) – October 11 (Thousand Oaks, CA)
World Mental Health Day – Jana Stanfield and I will be performing at an afternoon event that will feature the two of us in concert, a quiz, some laughter yoga, and an advocacy walk – October 18 (Penang, Malaysia)
CAPS Vancouver Speakers School – for the second year in a row, I’ll be attending this event to further develop my speaking/presentation skills, make new connections and deepen friendships – October 24 & 25 (Coquitlam, BC)
Centre for Spiritual Living White Rock – Church Service with my dear friend and master teacher Rev. Terry Shea – October 26 (White Rock, BC)
Universal Kirtan – chanting evening with my dear friend and master teacher Amir O’Loughlin – November 1 (Vancouver, BC)
(Full details are on the “Calendar” page of my web site, http://www.nathenaswell.com/events/)
NEW LOOK FOR NATHENASWELL.COM!
Words cannot express the gratitude that I have for Michael Guerin (Success Marketing / http://bestwebpresence.com), who built on the efforts of Isabel Boschi (Nook Design Studio / (http://www.nookdesignstudio.com/) and tirelessly helped to take my web site to a fuller expression of my new vision: Nathen Aswell, Keynote Speaker and Recording Artist. Michael, you’re a GIFT!
I would greatly appreciate it if you could make some time to have a look at my site, and let me know what you think of it; I would like to know how to best serve YOU.
Much love to you, dear Soul. May you be willing to RE-MEMBER and say yes to EXPANSION on your journey, and may you go with LOVE.
P.S. If you’d like to start your day with positive music, please say YES to http://dailyupbeats.com/upbeats – it’s FREE, and it’s a great new idea by my friend Robert MacPhee.