I'll see it when I believe it.
Does Love reign?
Lately I'm noticing popular statements like "I'll believe it when I see it" that are so unhelpful. Unwise. They provoke us to reclaim our power from the disempowering social narrative. "I'll see it when I believe it" is actually what Love calls us to accept.
It's the tail end of an ever wet winter, the rainiest California winter I've ever seen. Still, singing with its illuminated specks of spring's promise, the sun peeks out just enough to remind us it's all in motion. Change is the only constant. We can tuck away our raincoats soon.
Do you believe the seasons change? If you're feeling dragged down by a cold, gray winter, do you believe the sun will take its reign again?
Two hours ago I gave a talk called "Love is a Life and Death Issue". With passion fed from childhood, when I watched my parents extend unflinching respect for my grandparents, I spoke of the importance of showing elders Love NOW — because, actually, there is no other time.
I love public speaking.
Having the guts to think I have something important to say.
Becoming intimate with the topic as I draft and refine my outline.
Doing squats in the bathroom before the talk to calm my nerves.
That frozen-in-time moment when I approach the stage saying silent "Yes'es" to myself.
Noticing who is moved by my share and who seems bothered or uninterested.
Feeling my heart pulse in my chest to revitalize my voice.
What do you love, that brings you alive?
Often, humans have something we dream of doing or being that still finds us hiding. Not showing up for it. Letting fear take the front seat instead of letting this one precious Life be LIVED, all out, stepped up, with gratitude for the breaths we're breathing.
Authenticity speaks volumes.
When we have a rigorous relationship with the truth, and live our truth to the best of our ability, we are heard and supported in astounding ways. The power of our authentic presence is stronger than when we deny our truest calling. Each of us is part of the "unique self symphony" this planet needs, to thrive.
It is said that public speaking is one of Americans' greatest fears. I get it, and even though I do feel some degree of fear before my talks, it feels so gosh darn good that I must do it anyway!
I believe in me, I believe in what I talk about when I give speeches. Essentially, I believe in what I'm made of — and what I believe YOU are made of — Love.
Go for it! Dance more often with the power of believing.
Alongside countless invisible beings, I am rooting for you.
always with Love,
P.S. Listening to music is a fantastic way to move out of our overburdened heads — where we're trying to "figure it all out" — and loosen into this moment, where truth and freedom live. For me, it's instant. Play music, feel better. Here's a song to help you remember: You're a Superstar.