Good morning!! I'm in such a good mood this morning. Not only because my cold/cough is getting better (thanks to Operation TLC which I'm going to do my best to maintain and hope you do, too!) but because I am going back to work today at the office where I am an Executive Assistant. Now, why would be in a good mood about this?
Oh, if you're new to my blog (WELCOME!), the nuts and bolts info here is I fall into the category of "artist with a day job" and it is my full, open hearted intention to be supporting myself financially with my creative passion work, which I do a lot of, from writing to acting to singing and dancing to teaching intenSati (www.satilife.com), YEAH!!! :)
So, back to why I'm in a good mood. Two reasons. The first is because after this weekend I just spent at the singer/songwriter retreat in Vermont, I have restored faith in myself as an artist. I used to think/feel that if I hadn't "made it" or had a "break" by my age (32, say it loud and proud!) it must mean it's because I'm not good enough and it'll never happen. intenSati is not in line with such thinking -- that's an understatement! -- and I found that being in such a creative environment with supportive like-minded/hearted souls this weekend really helped seal the attitude adjustment deal!
So, there's nothing to feel bad about because "it" hasn't happened yet and I pay my bills being an EA. I was not the only one up there who works in an office while pursuing creative work "on the side" with the intention of it becoming front and center. We like strong, positive intentions, right?! YES. In faith, it is also positive to release it to the Universe and trust its timing with the understanding that things DO happen if and when they're meant to, whether it's the career break or finding The One (I'm working on manifesting that, too, yeah!). Intend, release, trust...
The other reason I feel in a really good mood this morning is because I am acutely aware of the powerful way people support me and vice versa. Whatever metaphor you want to use --whether it's HIlary Clinton's "it takes a village", an athletic/sport team spirit mentality or the way in which natural ecosystems are made up of so many parts that need and feed one another, down to the inner workings of a cell -- the point is, we are so, incredibly, beautifully INTERCONNECTED.
When I think of my day yesterday, there were at least 10 people helping me along. More, when I really think about it, and also I was helping people, too. From my writing to a little time with a student/friend after intenSati class, supporting people, receiving love from friends, I mean, the list goes on -- can you practice that awareness this morning of the interconnectedness of your life and the people in it??
I think it's important to really slow down enough to appreciate this. Try making a list of all the people who are supporting, teaching, loving, affirming, challenging and awakening you each day. It's a fun list to make! :)
Closing thought: I am constantly evolving and bringing new attitudes and emotions into my "old" circumstances. I am grateful for the interconnectedness of people in my life and practice the awareness that I am always supported and never alone.
With xo and gratitude,
Sati Updates and Announcements!
1. Soooo, we are looking at a new home for my Monday 7AM intenSati class that was just cut from the schedule at Equinox on Park/33rd. The GFM at Columbus Circle (the fabulous Monique) is considering it for June so pleeeeeeeeeease, if this interests you, call her and let her know!!! I would LOVE to teach at CC!!
2. If you still want me on the schedule at Pk/33rd, call the GFM there (the awesome Arnold) and let him know bc he may consider another time slot down the road!! :)! Thank you!
2. MOTHER'S DAY intenSati at ADIDAS Sport Performance Store in Soho, NYC is on for 4pm on May 9th!!! What a cool way to spend Mother's Day, right?! A little intenSati, a little shopping at ADIDAS (30% off all merchandise), a little celebration of mother love -- please spread the word and bring friends to what I PROMISE is going to be an AMAZING time!!
That's it. Long email. It's good, we live in a sound bite culture so let's get all counter-cultural by being longwinded! :) Have a great one!!!!!! xo LD