If you are feeling a shortage of time or money, your best effort would be to focus upon better-feeling thoughts, and do more things that make you feel good. Your time is a perceptual thing, and even though the clock is ticking the same for everyone, your alignment affects your perception, as well as the results that you allow. As you observe the enormous differences in the effort that people apply and the results they achieve, you have to conclude that there is more to the equation of achieving than action alone. — Abraham
This past month has been quite the rollercoaster. Let me tell you what I did to get off of it.
I’ve had my days where I was completely down in the dumps questioning everything. Why am I here? Who am I ‘really’? What is my soul purpose? What the hell am I doing here in L.A.? You name it, my head was swimming in this fog. And no matter what I did it kept getting worse. My days became a paralysis of nothing. Sitting here and thinking about what was ‘wrong’. This went on for a little more than a week, er, maybe a bit longer. It was crazy.
The final straw was when I got a call from the Country Band telling me that it just wasn’t working out. Humiliation!! Getting kicked out of a Country Band? OK… truth be told… it was a relief. My heart wasn’t in it and I was grueling over it. I was hyper-focused on what I didn’t have. Money. I was in it for the money alone. Not for my love of country music. Nothing against country music, nor its fans. It’s just not my calling.
See the pattern? I was completely focused on what I didn’t have. On what was lacking in my life instead the incredible beauty in my life. I have a gorgeous girlfriend, a supportive family, a roof over my head, my health, great friends AND I have my voice. And I DO have music projects going on. Everything is moving and progressing forward perfectly. Maybe not as fast as I would like, but that is just EGO telling me that because it isn’t happening now it will never happen. BOLOGNE!
Rev. Cheryl Ward mentions about ‘Microwaving’. We want everything NOW. Have you ever stopped to think that maybe now doesn’t serve you? That its quite possible that the gestation period of whatever manifestation you are trying to manifest needs time?
And you know what that time is?
It’s not that it can’t happen instantaneously. It can. But we don’t believe it. And we aren’t in the mindset to take advantage of it, nor appreciate it. Sometimes we are. But most times we are not. That’s why that quote above is so important. We have to focus upon better-feeling thoughts, and do more things that make us feel good. And honestly. It was within a blink of an eye when the transformation happened.
Yesterday was magic! Everything just fell into place. And I started to notice the pattern. The days where I’m flying high, feeling great and not worried about the outcome are the days where I get those phone calls, where I get those emails.
Its so fricken easy it’s silly.
So. Feel Good. Focus on right NOW. Focus on something, anything but the lack in your life.
Ok.. I stole the heading for this blog from a quote my friend Aviva made. She is making some bold moves in her life and ever since she decided to follow her gut, things have been changing for her. Her mantra is; Follow your gut, do your due diligence and let the Universe provide what it will.
I can relate to this completely. I have been walking to the beat of my own drum for the last year or so. Not an easy quest, but very gratifying. I have my days (last night) where I go into total panic mode and wonder if I’m really the spiritual being that I profess to be. Nobody is perfect.
I spend the last 17 days in Massachusetts with my friend Heidi. Both of us got our Level II Reiki Certification and are open to the possibilites that it offers. We are both insanely excited about this.
I have officially left ‘The Constant’ as their lead vocalist. I wish them luck in their future ventures.
As for myself, the album with Ged Rylands in the UK is still being worked on as well as still completing an album with Chris Melekyan.
I’m open to new Vocal work if you know of anybody looking.
Fitness, and the lack thereof it, has been on my mind lately. Up until the beginning of this year I was a Cycling zealot. I was religiously on my bicycle 3 to 6 days a week for years. Last summer I had flown back to Colorado to do Ride the Rockies which was a 6 day 411 mile bicycle ride that went from Crested Butte, Colorado to Georgetown, Colorado. Over 30,000 feet of climbing. THAT was what I was used to.
For whatever reason living out here in L.A. has changed that. I’m not going to go into beatup mode. I’m just looking at it and wondering what is going on. And on closer inspection I’ve looked at other areas in my life. How are they doing? Am I lacking there as well? On the contrary! I’ve been doing tremendous amounts of spiritual growth. Taking classes, coaching and mentoring people. Musically I’ve been progressing tremendously as well. Recording with major players in the industry. Meeting new and exciting people. I’ve attracted the love of my life to me. Everything is going just grand. 🙂
So what’s the deal dude?
Well.. ask and you shall receive. Right?
Being with Heidi these past several (AMAZING) months I’ve noticed her workout routine. She NEVER misses a workout. There is no doubt why she has a rock solid figure. So I was just doing my random google searching and came across a book by Jack LaLanne. I got it and started reading it. It’s called, “Live Young Forever”. He talks about diet, sex, having a positive outlook on life, etc. Very inspirational.
Well.. as spirit would guide me..
I sent an email to a friend this morning about a possible gig for her. I noticed that she was in New Bedford, Massachusetts. I was like… I know New Bedford! My Uncle Dave owns a place right in Fairhaven, Massachusetts just a couple of miles away! So I did my google search to find the address. Instead I came across this magazine article about my Uncle Dave.
In 2007 at the age of 92 my Uncle David Ward was a triple gold metalist in cycling at the Louisville, Ky., Senior Olympics. I have zero excuses. Here is a family member. Our own Jack LaLanne who I’ve known about and have looked up to for years. I come from an amazingly active family. It’s time to get back on the bike.
See you there.