Holding the Space for
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
I find myself in the middle of a VERY busy performance schedule, both presenting my own music and message as well as playing in several other musical projects – a true sign that my daily routine of EFT (tapping) while stating powerful intentions is working!
AND, in the process, I’m being given a great gift: a chance to look at
“how I roll” with things.
I’m a “detail guy” – a Virgo, through and through (!). I like my routines; I like to do everything slowly and thoroughly; AND, there are times when living that way is challenging – or darn near impossible!
For me, the lesson being presented is for me to lighten up and be FLEXIBLE – to not hang on so tightly to things being “just so” – and to allow Faith, Patience and Trust into my experience. All IS unfolding as it should, even when I can’t do the things that feed me deeply (like go for a long walk on my beloved neighbourhood beach here in White Rock, or play my Chapman Stick as much as I’d like).
So – with Gratitude and Curiosity – I CHOOSE to Hold the Space for FLEXIBILITY with Ease and Grace and Joy.
In honour of FLEXIBILITY, I offer you some of my music; may it serve you well.
“I Surrender” (a chant of mine, to encourage us to be at peace with how everything is unfolding in our lives, and to trust that we are being guided every step of the way)
“Little By Little” (a song of mine, the title track from my CD “Little By Little”, to help us remember that living our Big Lives is a process, unfolding one Small Step at a time)
“A Prayer To You” (a song of mine, from my CD “YES”, to help us envision the TRUTH: that everything in our experience is a lesson and a blessing)
(You can listen to my songs and chants here.)
(You can find the words to my songs and chants here.)
(You can buy my CDs here.)
I’d also like to recommend some reading; may it also serve you well.
“A Course In Miracles Made Easy”, by Alan Cohen
“The Collected Words of Florence Scovel Shinn”, by Florence Scovel Shinn (Shinn has been a MAJOR influence on the creation of my daily intentions)
“Focus and Relax” (a daily insight from Educare Unlearning Institute):
Focus and Relax
These two verbs
are not in conflict.
It is possible
to look out with soft eyes,
to intentionally relax,
to pay attention to letting go.
You can be awake and calm,
fully present and at ease,
motivated and open,
on purpose and supple.
You can love without wanting,
hold without clutching,
listen without directing,
lead without controlling.
You can hold the moment lightly,
with an open palm,
so Grace can land.
(And, if you’d like to learn more about EFT, here is the best place to start.)
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 here; 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.)
Every Monday on my Facebook business page, I post messages of gratitude.
Please have a look, join the conversation, and SHARE the posts with your friends.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING EVENTS
(For the most up-to-date information, please click on any date in my online calendar)
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 Hold the Space for FLEXIBILITY with Ease and Grace and Joy, and may you go with LOVE.