"For you, Julie, it's never really been all about the cottage at the beach, a multimillion dollar bank account, or the adoration of fans, has it?
Okay, sure, you could roll with it...
Instead, it's been about having a life that allows for the expression of your creativity and exchanging your rare and special gifts with the world. To be yourself, no matter the cost, laughing often, and knowing to your core the meaning of love, friendship, and hot chocolate on a freezing cold night.
Just wanted you to know that I know this about you. And I think it's just great how you're imagining the latter when you visualize these days. Especially the laughter and love.
Pretty much got you pegged, huh?
As I read this morning's reflection, it could not be more right on or timely - of course, those of us in "this world" recognize that there are no coincidences, only connecting dots if we choose to see them!
I had planned on writing yesterday in response to my usual Sunday blog about how I spent much of Sunday because it was not only revealing, but so healing as I continue my process and share with you.
I did call my husband (hate using the word ex), leaving a lengthy and love-filled message, I spoke with my daughter and son-in-law and then called them back to sing Eva Cassidy's version of Over The Rainbow. I sang with my dear friend Jamie, the Iz version for their recessional song at the wedding last year and this song has a long history in our family. I called my Dad and spoke with my cousin, Patti. We talked about how similar our paths in life have been. I felt so connected!
OK, enough suspense - I spent hours singing, playing my guitar and just belting out music and it felt wonderful! Simultaneously, I was also aware of the programs running in the back of my head - the chatter of the sub-conscious. "Should you indulge yourself on un-productive activities, hurry up, what have you accomplished, how dare you waste time - but I just focused on breathing and of course, when singing, you gotta breathe or else!
This was a lightening bolt of healing data and the ahha is quite profound. Now to keep it rolling. This is where the discipline of practicing that which we know we need to do for ourselves comes into play!
May you be touched and inspired to find your self-expression in this world.
Over the rainbow,