Hello Dear Friends!
It’s been a while since we’ve talked, and in that time, our world has continued to turn on its head.
What a great test we are under! I’ve had opportunities to know myself in the past six months that I did not expect, but in a sense, I’ve craved the opportunity for solitude. I wish I had not wasted time on so many negative emotions, but I’m learning that we must find a way to have peace to survive and thrive, whatever current events or life situations we face.
Hope and Negative Emotions
Do you ever struggle with your emotions? Is there anyone that doesn’t?
I’ve been learning a technique from an amazing book called “Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender,” by Dr. David Hawkins. He describes a method of dealing with your emotions in which you simply feel them. And in doing so, they dissipate naturally, and you can then experience the emotion underneath them (like turtles they go all the way down…)
So my message to myself to today, and to you, if it resonates, is to take responsibility for my own piece of the world to the best extent that I can. I decided it’s not okay to give in to despair! But rather, by allowing myself to FEEL the despair….every bit of it, I can then feel the next emotion, and the one after that, letting them go!
So if that resonates with you, you might try doing two things:
Exciting Things Ahead…
May I be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas! I’m so excited to announce we’re putting out a Christmas EP called In the Bleak Midwinter. It will have six Christmas carols! I couldn’t get back to Nashville just now to complete the album, so I recorded the final tune right here in Sebastopol! On Friday, October 23, the title track will be available to download right here. The full EP will be available at the end of November. Here’s a sneak peek from behind the scenes…
We Won Best Album!
And last but certainly not least, I’m excited to share that The Water is Wide is now an award-winning album! This lovely poster was made for me by my friend Paula Vonderstein to celebrate the win of my album as BEST ALBUM at the W.A.M. Music Awards for independent artists. Thank you Paula, and thank you to BWH Music for this honor!
You can listen to The Water is Wide right here.
Exciting times indeed. Even though every one of our lives is touched by the difficulties that we face, there is a subtle peace that we can touch in the midst of it all. I hope my music may help take you to it.