After being told by a radio host that his music was “simple,” the musician responded in a thoughtful and humble manner. He said that he writes music that is serviceable. He went on to explain that when writing a piece, he thinks ahead of the musicians … Continue reading A Simple Truth
I recently heard the old romantic classic, There Will never Be Another You, on the radio. My thoughts immediately went to the larger truth of this statement, for there truly never will be another you. At conception we all begin as the same generic fetus, but during the … Continue reading There Will Never Be Another You
An announcer on the radio described Cole Porter’s method of song writing. He said that he would get an idea, then he would develop the melody and then the lyrics. He said that Cole Porter believed every song had to have a strong finish. That statement made me … Continue reading A Strong Finish
This morning I’ve been reflecting on why we do what we do. We work because we have to live, but hopefully we also do our work with love. Some of us fortunate ones also have work we love to do. But what about those other “assignments” from Soul, those that come from a deep inner impulse to do, that brings no outer reward or recognition.
These letters, for example, that Spirit has me writing all hours of the day and night, are likely read by only a few. So one might ask, what, then, is the purpose of such a deeply involved endeavor? For one, it is one way I am being taught about aligning with flow, when I am and when I’m not. Another, I am learning patience with Spirit’s timing. Also, I am learning this, again, that the result or product of an endeavor is not as important as the process.
If we do something out of pure love and devotion, expecting nothing in return except the joy of following the inner guidance, then the love, experience, and learning that the process brings is the gift.
I often think of my many talented musician friends, who are not making millions like some pop stars, but who have such gifts of writing and performing that, if heard and known, could bless and uplift masses. But when we do something that comes to us from the Love and bring it out with love, it is true that perhaps only a few on this world plane will know of it or be touched by it. But the inner reverberations that are sent through the universes by a small act of love have more power to uplift and heal the whole than any song performed on stage in front of thousands, or books read by millions.
But this act of pure love doesn’t have to be something sung, written, or painted. It can be the care taken to cook for yourself or family, or water the plants, or speak kindly to a child. It is the smile shared with a stranger. The world is sustained by this kind of love. We are sustained by this love.
So to all of my friends and all of the millions of Souls I don’t know, who do it all just for love, thank you. You help me every day, just by knowing you are here.
I started this article on forgiveness yesterday morning, but in the afternoon had the feeling that I needed to wait, there was more to come. I asked inwardly for guidance on how to finish this article. This morning I had a telling dream. In the … Continue reading Forgiveness-The Frequency that Heals
After deleting the last post, which was on creativity, I decided to contemplate what I know about the creative process, consider what I have learned so far, and to ask inwardly to be shown something new. First, I want to be honest with you in telling … Continue reading The Creative Power of Love
For those of you who are following the blog, I’ve deleted the post on Creativity for now. It kept nagging me after I wrote it that it wasn’t quite right. It just wasn’t “singing.” I, as many of you understand about yourself, feel a great responsibility to get things right, not just get something done. I like the picture, though:) Sows how the crown chakra opens to receive higher guidance.