Warm greetings and blessings to you, dear Friend!
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.
As I mentioned in my January newsletter, every year I choose a word that will serve as my theme for the year.
My word/theme for 2016 is SPACE.
Small Step by Small Step, I’m moving forward with creating space on all levels of my life (physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually) with CURIOSITY; and, in the process, I’m NOTICING some very interesting things…
1) At this year’s Posi(tive) Music (Love!) Festival in Tampa, FL, I noticed how it feels when I say yes to too many commitments.
(In musically supporting many other artists, I missed many sweet opportunities to just BE with friends and colleagues.)
2) Back home in Vancouver, I noticed how it feels to have written a new song both last month AND this month – something that I haven’t done in quite a while. (YAY!)
3) In wanting to create space in my financial life – which impacts my physical, emotional, mental AND spiritual life (!) – I have “enrolled” in Dave Ramsay’s “Financial Peace University” (which contains GREAT information for anyone and everyone). As I slowly work my way through the program, I’m noticing how it feels to look at old habits in a new way (“What would happen if I left my credit card at home and stopped using it ALTOGETHER?” – !!!).
4) As I’ve mentioned in previous newsletters, I’m a BIG fan of both Abraham Hicks and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique/”Tapping”).
Brad Yates has MANY great (and free) videos online, and in this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW71cA3WNCI), he combines an important concept in the Law of Attraction with Tapping: that noticing how it feels to have something BEFORE it manifests greatly helps us attract it (or something even better!) into our existence.
Adventures around every corner! wooHOO!
SO – NOTICING with CURIOSITY in every Small Step – I continue to say YES to SPACE!
My dear friend Harold Payne has a great song called “One Step”, and he built a talk around it.
You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hnd2i4nBj8
May it serve you well.
(You can buy the CD “Power of Positive Music”, which includes Harold’s song “One Step”, here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/power-of-positive-music/id130093994)
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.
And EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS to all of the kind souls who took the time to answer the 6-Question Survey that I sent out to everyone – I was truly blown away by your openness and honesty. :-))
I give GREAT THANKS for:
Rev. Eric O’del, and all of the loving souls at Amazing Grace in Seattle WA;
Beverley Elliott, and all of the other artists who braved the cold and dampness to perform in Oppenheimer Park (in East Vancouver BC) while some local folks got some much-needed support with a free lunch;
Revs. Austin & Mary Hennessey, my brothers Tom Arntzen and Shawn Soucy on the music team, and all of the loving souls at Unity of Vancouver in Vancouver BC;
Lisa Petrich, and ALL of the Grade 2 Students at Loretta Elementary in Jacksonville FL;
Lisa and her husband David, for opening their home (in Jacksonville FL) and their hearts to me (my Private Concert for their friends in their living room was a BLAST!);
All of the loving souls at Unity Church for Creative Living in St. Johns FL (it was a great pleasure to offer music AND message there);
Cyndy and Steve Phillips, for opening their home (in Tampa FL) and their hearts to Jana and I (WE were as entertained by their friends at our Private Concert as THEY were by us!);
Sue Riley & Richard Mekdeci, ALL of my brothers and sisters in our Positive Music “tribe”, and ALL of the people who appreciate what we do in the world, for making this year’s Posi(tive) Music Festival in Tampa FL the best EVER!;
Edith Wallace, for the pleasure of singing in concert with her to celebrate the launch of her new double CD “First Bloom” in Coquitlam BC;
All of my speaker friends in the CAPS Vancouver chapter and in the Toastmasters “Just Pros” New Westminster chapter;
Andy Bryce, EFT Master, for his wisdom, insight and playfulness (http://www.tappingthrough.com).
MUCH LOVE TO EACH OF YOU! XO
WHAT’S COMING (including some new adventures!)
in North Vancouver, BC (Musical guest at Friday Night Live, an improv comedy variety show) on Friday, Feb. 26th: https://www.nathenaswell.com/event/north-vancouver-friday-night-live/
in Bellevue, WA (Sunday service at CSL Bellevue) on Sunday, Feb. 28th: https://www.nathenaswell.com/event/csl-bellevue-church-service-11/
in White Rock, BC (Sunday service at CSL White Rock) on Sunday, March 6th: https://www.nathenaswell.com/event/csl-white-rock-church-service-12/
in Victoria, BC (Sunday service at CSL Victoria) on Sunday, March 13th: https://www.nathenaswell.com/event/csl-victoria-church-service-2/
in Victoria, BC (Sunday afternoon workshop with EFT Master Andy Bryce) on Sunday, March 13th: https://www.nathenaswell.com/event/csl-victoria-workshop-w-andy-bryce/
in Vancouver, BC (Palm Sunday service at Unity of Vancouver) on Sunday, March 20th: https://www.nathenaswell.com/event/unity-of-vancouver-church-service-palm-sunday-2/
in Crescent Beach, BC (Inspiration & Song Community Café) on Sunday, April 3rd: https://www.nathenaswell.com/event/is-community-cafe-crescent-beach-music-and-message/
in Vancouver, BC (Sunday service at Unity of Vancouver) on Sunday, April 10th: https://www.nathenaswell.com/event/unity-of-vancouver-church-service-23/
in Vancouver, BC (Sunday service at Unity of Vancouver) on Sunday, April 17th: https://www.nathenaswell.com/event/unity-of-vancouver-church-service-22/
in Bellevue, WA (Sunday service at CSL Bellevue) on Sunday, Feb. April 24th: https://www.nathenaswell.com/event/csl-bellevue-church-service-14/
– “SMALL STEPS BIG LIFE” PODCAST ON BLAB
I’m having a LOT of fun interviewing GREAT souls that are living BIG lives, and having them share the Small Steps that they’ve taken to get there.
(You can view past shows here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoUkG1mTtiXTGe0Ccbv6054CkLJ09hvGY)
Please visit my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmallStepsBigLifeWithNathenAswell/timeline) for links to upcoming shows (I post the links 24-48 hours before the shows, which are usually on Mondays at 4 PM Pacific Time) and join us in the adventure… AND, if you know someone who would make a great guest, please e-mail me at email@example.com
– MEN’S GROUPS
I’m happy to report that the Men’s groups in Eugene, OR and in Cameron Park, CA, for whom I led workshops last year, are now meeting regularly on their own. If YOU are part of a men’s group, or know of one that could use some support to get started, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’d love to help.
Much love to you, dear Friend. May you allow yourself to NOTICE with CURIOSITY, and may you go with LOVE.