From The Top
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.
THIS MONTH’S TOPIC
My topic for this month was inspired by this quote from “Spiritual Economics”, by Eric Butterworth:
“An English couple was visiting New York City for the first time. They came with some apprehensiveness because they had been conditioned with a vision of a sordid and crime-ridden city. Their host thoughtfully took them first to the observation deck of one of the city’s highest buildings so they could get a lofty overview. It was a beautiful clear day, and they could “see forever”. The visitors were delighted and surprised, giving them a very positive initial reaction. Later, in a tour of the city, the man remarked that he could not forget that view from the top. They had a wonderful weeklong stay and left singing the praises of the “loveliest, friendliest, and finest place we have ever been.” All because of the initial high-level perspective.
It is a powerful insight to live by: Always get the view from the top… Regardless of the appearances of conflicts or limitations, see all things from the awareness of the allness of life and the ever-presence of substance. From the view from the top, you will see things creatively, leading to an attitude that is constructive and optimistic.”
After reading these words, I thought a lot about the “tools” that help me cultivate my View From The Top… and I decided to schedule them into my morning:
– 10 minutes of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) – to forgive myself for whatever fear/worry/doubt I’m feeling, and to remember the truth
– 20 minutes of meditation (focusing on my breath)
– reading a chapter of an empowering book
– a walk.
Small Steps… AND, the impact that they’re having on me, and on how I move through the rest of my day, is profound.
YES, YAY and AMEN!
So – with gratitude and curiosity – I am accepting the VIEW FROM THE TOP.
In honour of the View From The Top, I offer you a link to my song “Go For It All”, from my “YES” CD; may it serve you well.
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(You can find the words to my songs and chants here.)
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How about YOU, dear Friend? 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; 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.)
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UPCOMING AND ONGOING EVENTS
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May I be of service to you and your organization or community with my words and music?
My KEYNOTE CONCERT presentation can be seen here, and my PERFORMANCE VIDEOS, including my LATEST ONE (“Learn, Share, Grow and Belong”) can be seen here.
My very dear friend and song co-writer Becca Palm has created “Community Songs”, a songbook/CD package of 23 songs which includes 4 chants that she and I co-wrote (“Ho-oponopono”, “Listen”, “Small Steps” and “Turning Within”). To get your copy, please click here. (You can also listen to and/or download the songs here.)
As a very dear and wise 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 encourage us all to live our Big Lives one Small Step at a time.
Much love to you, dear Friend. May you ACCEPT the VIEW FROM THE TOP, and may you go with LOVE.