Warm greetings, dear Friend!
I hope that you’re well and happy. 🙏🏻
As I write these words at my desk, my office/studio is filled with sunshine pouring in through the window on this cold, crisp day, and meditative music is softly playing through my studio speakers. YES, YAY and AMEN!
The news from here:
1) Some time in the last year, I became aware of Jeffrey Van Dyk, and started receiving his weekly inspirational e-mail messages. Just over a month ago, Jeffrey’s weekly message was about blessing it ALL – AS IT IS. It inspired me to write a chant/song for the soul called “I Bless All Things“, and to begin a daily practice of blessing all things as they are… And what a powerful practice that is! As a result, I’m noticing that blessings of ALL shapes and sizes are pouring into my experience, and that I’m feeling happier, more present, more relaxed and more grateful.
That got me thinking about a concept that I first mentioned WAY back in my February ’11 Newsletter – how a shift of just one degree can have a powerful impact on one’s journey.
For me, my daily practice of blessing all things (“I bless everyone and everything in this day, and may I be a blessing to everyone and everything in this day”) is having that kind of impact.
What small shift would rock YOUR world, << Test First Name >>? My latest chant/song for the soul, “One Degree“, is an invitation to you to discover what that shift would be, and to make it!
2) I’m enjoying performing my “Morning Musings” Chants/Songs For The Soul in front of live audiences, AND I continue to be “on the lookout” for more spaces in which to share this music. (All I need is a living room and some willing folks!) If you have any suggestions, please e-mail me.
3) My intentions for this year are (a) to write a couple more Chants/Songs For The Soul (I’ve now created 148 of them, so I’m only 2 away from my goal of 150!), and then go back and record better versions of the best of them, and (b) complete my book about my Camino experience. (I’m envisioning an e-book with links to photos, videos and music.) I welcome your thoughts and prayers, envisioning me accomplishing these two intentions with Ease and Grace and JOY. Thanks!
How about YOU, dear Friend? How are you doing with the changing of the seasons in your part of the world? What’s been happening in YOUR experience these days? WHEREVER you are on your journey, I’d love to hear from you, and I welcome any and all suggestions for future Morning Musings/Songs for the Soul or whatever else you’d like to share. Please e-mail me; we’re all in this together, and we have much to learn from each other.
(THANKS for being a part of my journey, and SPECIAL THANKS to all of the kind souls who respond to my newsletters; reading your comments is always a highlight of my month.
And a very warm WELCOME to 5 new loving souls on my mailing list: Mariana Frochtengarten [Vancouver, BC], Christie Goode [White Rock, BC], Sheila Kaminsky [Surrey, BC], Glenda-Ray Riviere [Surrey, BC], and Lisa Stabler [North Vancouver, BC]!)
UPCOMING AND ONGOING EVENTS
I’ve now created 148 Songs for the Soul (which you can enjoy any time via my YouTube channel); I continue to serve many churches in both Canada and the U.S. (live, online via streaming, and with pre-recorded videos), as well as many local retirement homes; and I also perform in several local musical groups as a vocalist, bassist, and/or Chapman Stickist.
For more detailed information on any of my performances, including my “Songs for the Soul” events, please click on any date in my online calendar. And if I can serve YOU in any way with my words and music, please know that it would be my great pleasure to do so!
To watch my
Facebook Live Concerts,
and Small Steps Big Life: Walking The Camino videos,
please click 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 discover, and make, the small shift that would ROCK your world with Ease and Grace and JOY!
Go with Love,
Performing Songwriter / Inspirational Speaker
Encouraging people to live Big Lives one Small Step at a time