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
After recovering from my recent bout of the flu, I remembered one of Oprah Winfrey’s favourite topics – a lesson which she believes is “one of the greatest principles of life”: “Listening To Life’s Whispers”. (Briefly stated, life is whispering to us all the time; and, if we don’t listen to the whispers, they get louder and louder, until something catastrophic happens…!)
I’m a pretty healthy guy – I very rarely get sick – AND, it took being completely flattened by the flu for me to remember that I’d actually been sick several times in 2018… to see the connection between those moments and some health issues I’ve been dealing with for several years… and to take action that has resulted in my being healthier than I’ve been in a long time.
That got me thinking, yet again, about “The Square of Life” (as defined by Florence Scovel Shinn in her book “The Game of Life and How To Play It”): Health, Wealth, Love, and Perfect Self-Expression. How can I take the powerful lesson I just learned with my health and apply it to these other key areas in my life?
By LISTENING more deeply – heeding messages when they’re a whisper, not a roar! – and by ACTING on the wisdom of those messages.
So, with Gratitude, Faith, and Simplicity (my words for 2019), I say YES to LISTENING deeply and to ACTING wisely.
And so it IS!
In honour of LISTENING deeply and ACTING wisely, I offer you some of my music; may it serve you well.
Be Still (a song from my CD “Little By Little” that celebrates listening deeply);
Do That Thing (a song from my CD “Little By Little”, that encourages us to take action, and do what makes us feel the most alive).
(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.)
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.)
(P.S. Three powerful tools that I use on a daily basis are meditation, a gratitude journal, and EFT [Emotional Freedom Technique]. If you’re new to EFT and want to learn more about it, here is the best place to start.)
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 LISTEN deeply and ACT wisely with Gratitude, Faith and Simplicity, and may you go with LOVE.