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 that year.
My word/theme for 2016 is SPACE.
This year, I’m creating space on all levels of my life (physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually), and noticing with curiosity all that’s unfolding as a result.
This month, I’m noticing the Power of PATIENCE.
For what seems like the first time in my life, I find myself living more proactively, and less reactively…
resonating with financial author Dave Ramsay’s quote, “One definition of maturity is learning to delay pleasure.”…
resonating with “Spiritual Catalyst” Teal Swan’s reminder to FULLY feel my feelings, so that I can fully BE in the present…
resonating with author Ray A. Davis’ quote, “Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.”
And all of this is happening simply because I continue with my daily practices:
focusing on one thing at a time,
taking breaks every 90 to 120 minutes,
asking for help,
listening for answers,
resisting the urge to fill up space when it appears and to just enjoy it instead…
Many Small Steps.
Small Steps WORK.
SO – with great gratitude and a deepening sense of peace – I say YES to the Power of PATIENCE.
In honour of patience, I offer you an mp3 of my chant “I Walk”; may it serve you well.
(You can find the words to “I Walk” 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 email@example.com; 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 send out to everyone when they join my mailing list – I am grateful and humbled by your openness and honesty. :-))
I give GREAT THANKS for:
Shauna Grinke, Rev. Sophia Ducey, and the rest of the incredibly talented team that IS Friday Night Live (http://www.fnlnorthvan.com) in North Vancouver BC;
Rev. Marla Mason, Musical Director Becca Palm (my songwriting partner – LOVE that gal!), and all of the loving souls at CSL Bellevue in Bellevue WA;
Rev. Carrie Hunter, and all of the loving souls at CSL Victoria in Victoria BC (EFT Master Andy Bryce and I shared the stage – GREAT fun!);
Revs. Austin & Mary Hennessey, my sister Beverley Elliott and my brothers Tom Arntzen and Shawn Soucy on the music team, and all of the loving souls at Unity of Vancouver in Vancouver BC;
All of my speaker friends in the CAPS Vancouver chapter and in the Toastmasters “Just Pros” New Westminster chapter
(SPECIAL thanks to Himanshu Narang, for his support and encouragement, and for getting me my first paid speaking engagement at Fraser Health Authority in Surrey BC – !);
Andy Bryce, EFT Master (http://www.tappingthrough.com), for the great pleasure of finally getting to meet him in person, and for his ongoing support and friendship;
Andy Harrison, fellow Speaker, Recording Artist and Ambassador of Happiness (http://www.andyharrisonmusic.com), for our weekly conversations (which feed the both of us deeply!);
Bobby Lee and Drew Johnson, for their wisdom, insight and friendship, and for keeping me connected to their communities at CSL Eugene and CSL Cottage Grove in Oregon;
Heather Haviland, the youngest member of my online community, for our connection and for a truly amazing Skype chat this month (!);
Zoey Wren, fellow Recording Artist and Life Coach (http://zoeywren.com), for her friendship and for all that she does.
MUCH LOVE TO EACH OF YOU! XO
WHAT’S COMING (including some new adventures!)
in White Rock, BC (Easter Sunday service at CSL White Rock) on Sunday, March 27th: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/csl-white-rock-church-service-easter-sunday/
online interview with J V Crum III on his podcast “Conscious Millionaire” on Thursday, March 31st: (when I have the time of the podcast, I’ll post the info on the “Calendar” page of my web site)
in Crescent Beach, BC (Heartmind Community Café) on Sunday, April 3rd: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/heartmind-community-cafe-crescent-beach-music-and-message/
in Vancouver, BC (Sunday service at Unity of Vancouver) on Sunday, April 10th: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/unity-of-vancouver-church-service-23/
interview with Sarah Lundquist-Galloway on her Unity Online Radio show “Source Music” on Wednesday, April 13th: (http://www.unity.fm/program/SourceMusic)
in Vancouver, BC (Sunday service at Unity of Vancouver) on Sunday, April 17th: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/unity-of-vancouver-church-service-22/
in Bellevue, WA (Sunday service at CSL Bellevue) on Sunday, Feb. April 24th: http://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 firstname.lastname@example.org
– 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 email@example.com – I’d love to help.
As a very dear friend in Montreal once said to me, “All I can offer you is my experience”.
My sincere desire, in every one of my newsletters, is to offer Experience, Strength and Hope.
Much love to you, dear Friend. May you allow yourself the Power of PATIENCE, and may you go with LOVE.