Hi, dear Friend –
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.
Yesterday, Oct. 12th, was Canadian Thanksgiving – my favourite holiday of the year.
23 years ago, I consciously chose that day as my moving day from Montreal to Vancouver, so that I would have one more thing for which to be grateful.
Have there been some “bumps in the road” since then?
Absolutely. Some pretty big ones, in fact.
AND, as I continue to ALLOW (my word for 2015) forgiveness to permeate my life,
I’m more able to notice how every one of those bumps –
bumps that threw me sideways, backwards, and even completely off my path –
have taught me valuable life lessons.
In my Keynote Concert presentation, “Small Steps Big Life”, I talk about 4 Small Steps that help us to live a Big Life.
Gratitude – for EVERY step of the journey – is the 4th step.
SO… with compassion and humility… I say YES to allowing GRATITUDE – for EVERY step of my journey.
In honour of gratitude, I offer you an mp3 of my light-hearted song “More Than Enough”; may it serve you well.
(You can find the words to “More Than Enough” here: http://www.nathenaswell.com/lyrics/)
How about YOU, dear Friend? What’s most resonating in YOU these days?
WHEREVER you are on your journey, I’d love to hear from you. Please e-mail me at 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 newsletters; reading your comments is always a highlight of my month.)
I give GREAT THANKS for:
– Musical Director Bev Dougherty, her music team, and all of the loving souls at CSL Seattle;
– Musical Director Erin McGaughan, her music team, and all of the ministers at “Infinite Connections” (the Unity Northwest Region Conference);
– Musical Director Becca Palm, Rev. Marla Mason, and all of the loving souls at CSL Bellevue;
– President elect Roy Prevost and of the members of the Royal City Rotary Club in New Westminster, BC;
– Revs. Mary & Austin Hennessey, the music team, and all of the loving souls at Unity of Vancouver, BC;
– Amir O’Loughlin, the music team, and all of the loving souls who sing and dance with us at Universal Kirtan (in Vancouver, BC);
– Rev. Karin Wilson and all of the loving souls at CSL Yaletown (in Vancouver, BC)
MUCH LOVE TO EACH OF YOU! XO
WHAT’S COMING (Some pretty juicy stuff!)
in Boulder, CO (HOUSE CONCERT with Jana Stanfield and special guest Lisa Bell at Feel Good Music Central on Saturday, Oct. 17th: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/boulder-house-concert/)
in Burnaby, BC (1ST ANNUAL MUSIC MESSENGER SERIES [music and message] with Andrea Menard and Robert Walsh on Saturday, Oct. 24th: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/1st-annual-music-messenger-series/)
in Vancouver, BC (Sunday service at Unity of Vancouver on Sunday, Oct. 25th: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/unity-of-vancouver-church-service-17/)
in Bellevue, WA (Sunday service at CSL Bellevue on Sunday, Nov. 1st: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/csl-bellevue-church-service-9/
in Vancouver, BC (Universal Kirtan with Amir on Sunday, Nov. 1st: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/vancouver-universal-kirtan-w-amir-3/)
in New Westminster, BC (20-min KEYNOTE CONCERT [music and message] at World Class Toastmasters Club on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/world-class-toastmasters-club-keynote-concert/)
in Eugene, OR (HOUSE CONCERT on Friday, Nov. 6th: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/eugene-house-concert/)
in Cameron Park, CA (Sunday service at Spiritual Center for Positive Living on Sunday, Nov. 8th: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/spiritual-center-for-positive-living-church-service/)
in Cameron Park, CA (MEN’S WORKSHOP at Spiritual Center for Positive Living on Sunday, Nov. 8th: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/scpl-mens-workshop/)
in San Diego, CA (SAN DIEGO CONSCIOUS MUSIC FESTIVAL at First Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday, Nov. 14th: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/san-diego-conscious-music-festival/)
In San Diego, CA (Sunday services at Universal Spirit Center on Sunday, Nov. 15th: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/universal-spirit-center-church-services-2/)
– “SMALL STEPS BIG LIFE” PODCAST – COMING SOON on BLAB
I’ve decided to use “Blab”, a new social media format, for my show “Small Steps Big Life”. Here’s why:
As soon as I feel comfortable with the format (within the next week or so), I’ll start creating podcasts and let you know how YOU can be a part of them!
– TRIP TO BALI
Ready to take a Small Step that will change your life?
My partner JANA STANFIELD AND I will be CO-LEADING A TRIP TO BALI NOV. 29TH TO DEC. 10TH, and WE STILL HAVE SPACE FOR YOU. Come join us! For more info, please visit http://www.janastanfield.com/2015/09/together-we-can-change-the-world-bali-volun-tour-2015/
Much love to you, dear Friend. May you ALLOW yourself GRATITUDE for EVERY step of your journey, and may you go with LOVE.