Just for today I will let go of worry.
I will let go of wondering when or how,
and I will immerse myself in trust.
Just for today I will trust that the Universe has my back.
I will trust that the Universe is taking care of everything.
I will trust that I don't have to do it all alone, and that the more I let go and embrace that, the more magic and synchronicity shows up in my life.
Just for today I will acknowledge that love is more powerful than fear.
I will remember that love is my natural state, and holding onto fear takes far more energy than letting go does.
I will breathe deep and remember all the good things in my life.
I will do all of this, just for today, because today is all there is.
Today is the most powerful day of my life, and just for today, I will be in a cosmic, divine flow.
Today I had the fortune and pleasure to stumble up the San Francisco Flower Piano event. It's in its third year, and included with admission to the gardens as a way to deepen our appreciation of nature, music and creativity.
As I walked around I heard the sweet serenade of a piano drifting out from behind some towering plants. I was in the Garden of Fragrance. There was something about hearing the piano, and not knowing who was playing or what to expect, that it made it a bit exciting.
I came around the corner, and there was a woman filling the air with her musical gifts. All around the wind was gently blowing through the trees, harmonizing her music with the music of nature. It was serene, peaceful, uplifting and soul nourishing.
I stayed for the next players, which was a true gift. It turned out to be a couple, with a girl on the piano and the boyfriend on the cello. I could not believe my luck to see these two people here, almost giving a private concert to the few gathered around, as we all drifted with the music.
It felt as if we were in our own little, magical world, filled with beautiful music and exquisite scenery. When the music stopped I felt our world open back up, and I took a moment to breathe and say thank you for the gift I had just received.
The San Francisco Botanical Garden will be hosting Flower Piano for 6 more days. There are 12 pianos in total, and anyone can play! You are allowed 15 minutes to tickle the keys, whether you're a professional or its your first time sitting down to play.
Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots
I give a holla to my sisters on welfare
2Pac cares, if don't nobody else care
And, I know they like to beat you down a lot
When you come around the block, brothers clown a lot
But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up
Forgive but don't forget, girl, keep your head up
And when he tells you you ain't nothin', don't believe him
And if he can't learn to love you, you should leave him
Cause sister, you don't need him
And I ain't tryin' to gas ya up, I just call 'em how I see 'em
You know what makes me unhappy
When brothers make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy
And since we all came from a woman
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
I think it's time to kill for our women
Time to heal our women, be real to our women
And if we don't we'll have a race of babies
That will hate the ladies that make the babies
And since a man can't make one
He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
So will the real men get up
I know you're fed up ladies, but keep your head up
- Tupac Shakur, Keep Ya Head Up
Lately I have been practicing using a new phrase. You may have heard it before, it's not actually a new phrase - I'm just new to using it.
I started because I've been having a hard time letting things go. I want to know WHEN and HOW. I'm getting caught up in the making it happen, which usually results in nothing happening. I wanted to get back to the allowing, but I felt like I had fallen down a well and there was no rope to climb back out on.
The more I've been falling into these angsty feelings of control and doubt, the more I can feel myself contracting. The more I contract, the more I'm not receiving, and that just makes me more angsty, like I'm coiling up tighter and tighter.
As I looped round and round in this, I decided to change the wording. I know what I want, but now I'm asking for this or something better. If I don't get it, no big deal. Something better will come along.
This or something better
Whew! That took so much pressure off. I felt like I could breathe again, and like I opened a window to fresh air for the first time in months. I had found my rope, and I was climbing back out of the narrow confines of angst.
If you are spinning around in your own head, try using this phrase. It might be just what you need in order to relax, let it go to a higher source, and let in the inspiration, support and energy you need.
"I want this apartment, but I'm letting it go, because I know I'll get this or something better."
"I would LOVE to get that job, but I'm not worried about it, because I know I'll get it, this or something better."
"I really really really super duper want to manifest a million dollars, but whatevs, because if I don't get it, I'll get something even better."
I love the energy of the morning. I used to be a total night person, but in the last few years, I have been getting up earlier and earlier. Some days I'm even up before dawn. I love feeling the sun rising and breathing in all that potential and possibility. What magic will this new day hold? What surprises are in store for me?
If you need a little boost feeling inspired and positive in the morning, try my free 8 minute guided meditation for summer mornings. For a deeper experience that will energize you with the love of God and the infinite mystery Universe, try my 15 minute Morning Mediation in my webstore. It's only $1.99, or if you have Apple Music, streams as part of your service.
How you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day.
Taking a few moments to tune into your highest vibration, your highest feelings of love, and the knowing that you are being divinely supported can positively shift everything within you. If you make a habit if this your entire life will start shifting for the better.
This 8 minute meditation is intended to work with the energy of summer.
However, you can also save it and use it during the winter if you ever get a case of the seasonal blues.
For an ever deeper and richer start to your morning, try my 15 minute Morning Meditation. It's one of the guided meditations that I sell in my store and it's always been one of my favorites. It will energize your mind, body and spirit with positive energy and expectations and ensure every day starts from the highest vibration possible.
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“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”
― Alan W. Watts
New York City, circa the 1970's (date & photographer unknown)
This is a photo of New York City in the 1970's. I found the above quote from Alan Watts, and when I put it with the photo I saw so much more beauty in the people, the city, everything about it.
The photo itself intrigued me because I could spend all day wondering what New York was like back then. But when I consider that each of those people is a unique expression of the Universe, that each one is the Universe exploring itself in a new way, I fall in love with this picture even more.
So often I want to post a photo that I think is "spiritual" that involves someone in a field, enjoying nature, or someone doing yoga and being serene. This photo and quote together so perfectly capture that feeling that life IS the spiritual experience. There is no right or wrong way to be spiritual. In fact, the less we try to force it the more we let life unfold and express itself in its myriad of brilliant, unexpected and colorful ways.