Holding the Space for
EASE and GRACE and JOY
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
Sometimes, you just have to laugh at how truly loved and supported we are.
As I mentioned in my last (July) newsletter, I’ve been having a VERY busy summer – so much so, frankly, that I’ve been feeling worn out and cranky, and have been hard on myself. Hardly the right frame of mind for creating a newsletter with words of encouragement!
And then, I read today’s daily quote from Abraham Hicks:
“Most people have a hard time delegating, or even wanting to delegate, because you have been justifying your existence through your hard work, and you equate success with struggle; you equate results with struggle. And so, you sort of wear your struggle like a badge of honor. And all of that is opposite of allowing the Well-being.
The only thing that ever matters in success or achievement is your achieving the things that you want to achieve. So if you are setting standards and you’re feeling uncomfortable about the standards that you’ve set, tweak the standards back a little bit. Ratchet it back a notch. Give yourself a break. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. Lighten up. Be easier. Go slower. Take it easy. Have more fun. Love yourself more. Laugh more. Appreciate more.
All is well. You can’t get it wrong. You never get it done.”
With Gratitude and Curiosity, I CHOOSE to Hold the Space for EASE and GRACE and JOY.
In honour of EASE and GRACE and JOY, I offer you “live” versions of some my music; may they serve you well.
Do That Thing (a song of mine, from my CD “Little By Little”, that encourages us to get out of our heads and into our bodies);
More Than Enough (a song of mine, from my CD “Little By Little”, that gratefully celebrates the quintessential things in life);
I Say Yes (a song of mine, from my CD “YES”, that playfully reminds us of who we truly are and of what we’re truly capable).
(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.
Tao Te Ching: The New Translation from Tao Te Ching, The Definitive Edition, by Lao Tzu (author) and Jonathan Star (translator)
(And, I’m into my 4th month of my daily ritual of tapping [EFT] while stating powerful intentions. If you’re new to 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 EASE and GRACE and JOY, and may you go with LOVE.