I cannot say it enough! IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO GO FOR YOUR HEART’S DESIRE!!
This month I want to talk about ACCEPTANCE, FORGIVENESS, and PASSION!
But before we get into that, let me profoundly apologize to each and every one of you 1300 singers who may be receiving JUNK mail from my email address Chrys41@msn.com. I’ve been on the phone with MSN for weeks trying to straighten this out with no success whatsoever! Seems that email address has been hacked and everyone on my mailing list is receiving junk mail from it. I am so so sorry.
The only solution is to delete the email address permanently and that’s what I shall do. It’ll take a little time, cause I have to communicate with every vendor and website who may have it with whom I have been doing business for 10 years. So please just delete anything “fishy” you may get from that address, especially offers for Viagra. Geez! Utterly ridiculous!! That ship sailed a long time ago…ha ha!!
Okay then…let’s talk…
Following my “escape” from Texas, I thought I needed sufficient time to decompress, so the moments of low energy and and being seemingly disinterested in most things did not appear to be unusual.
It’s always amazing to me how well we think we know ourselves, when in reality, what we know about ourselves is only the ego-self, not the higher self. Here I was insisting on my limitations, (after all, I’m 70…no need to push…no need for high energy…just relax, grin and bare life…for now)
“NOT!!!” said the Universe!
All sorts of situations and circumstances began to cave in on me, forcing me to ACT, not sit! I found myself panicking at every turn, anxious about everything, upset over little things. Everything I had studied and integrated into my psyche seemed to leave me, and I became an emotional wreck with nothing to look forward to…for several weeks.
But here’s the kicker…ANY energy is better than NO energy! And my panic became ACTION and that became ENTHUSIASM, and that became OPPORTUNITY, and that has become SATISFACTION AND FULFILLMENT!
I’ve been offered a job singing with a local Jazz trio of superb world class musicians, and my vitality and zest for life has fully returned! I am acquiring more and more students and now have the interest AND the energy to coach them with all I have to give, which is plenty!!
NOTHING is PERMANENT! Everything in the Universe is in constant fluctuation, so what looks like a big fat BORE today, or a big FAT PROBLEM, or a GIGANTIC MESS at this moment, can turn into something really wonderful in the very next instant.
It seems to start with some form of ACCEPTANCE. And when I say that, I’m not talking about resignation, which I see as a negative emotion with very low energy. Acceptance is something positive, something adult, mature, practical. It’s an
“Okay, this IS what it IS. I can handle this. I can forgive my silly mistakes. I can do what is needed to be okay with this.”
That was the beginning for me.
And just like the song goes…the one from some Christmas Cartoon my kids used to adore, “Put one foot in front of the other, and soon you’ll be walking ‘cross the floor…put one foot in front of the other, and soon you’ll be headin’ out the door”.
Is there anyway I could have anticipated or dreamed that I’d be still working at this stage of my life, AND that I’d LOVE every second of it? No! my little ego-self still thinks I belong on a beach somewhere sipping Mai Tai’s. But see? That’s not who I am…not the real me. You gotta dig DEEP to get to the real you, singers. And trust that your REAL SELF, the HIGHER YOU can lead you to where you truly want to be.
I want to encourage you to check in with Andy De Campos, who gave up his day job to pursue his passion. He’s got a wife, a baby, and another on the way. But he believes in himself, and he’s raking in the dollars with singing jobs all over Ontario, Canada. Check him out at YouTube.com. or on Face Book! As they say in Italy…Coraggio!! and BRAVO!!
We never run out of time to love our life, singers! Just go for it!
And let me hear from you.
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