Nathen’s Newsletter, January ’20
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 monthly newsletter video will resume next month.)
Here we are – well into the new year, and the new decade (!).
How goes it with YOUR word/theme for 2020?
As I mentioned last month, my word is FREEDOM, inspired by my experience of walking the Camino last September and October.
While I was in Spain – most specifically, in the places shown in the photos I’ve included this month – I set some powerful intentions. At the Cruz de Ferro (Iron Cross), where pilgrims are invited to leave a stone behind that symbolizes something they seek to release from their experience, I asked that I be released from all limiting thinking; and at the fire pit (beyond the lighthouse) and at the beach in Finisterre (Fee-nee-STARE-ay), I spread my arms wide in the powerful wind and prayed repeatedly, “Winds of Finisterre, wash me clean and make me whole”.
As the weeks and months roll by, I’m more and more aware of how those two intentions – those two prayers – have been, and are continuing to be, answered. I feel much calmer inside – much more trusting – and my life continues to simplify.
My sense of freedom is DEEPENING.
I could give you several examples of how this is manifesting in my life – AND, I’ll choose this one: After almost 3 years of sharing a home with a roommate, I’m moving into my own place in mid-February. In preparation for the move, I’ve just completed a house-wide purge – the most thorough releasing of physical possessions I’ve ever done. It feels powerful – I DO feel lighter and freer – AND, I’m realizing that it’s now time for me to do some purging on my emotional, mental and spiritual levels too.
Time to go DEEPER still!
And, with appreciation for all that is, and with eagerness for all that is to come, I say YES!
In honour of going DEEPER, I offer you one of the purest and most powerful sounds I know – this recording of ocean waves:
(There are several recordings like this on youtube, AND this one sounds most like the waves at Finisterre – minus the powerful wind and driving rain!)
And, as always…
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.
Every week 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 move DEEPER into your word/theme for 2020 with Ease and Grace and Joy, and may you go with LOVE.