How’s the new year treating you? You guys rocking forward with your writing, tunes and other general creative mayhem? Hope so!
This past weekend in Seattle I had the absolute honor to lead a 2day NFA workshop called HOW TO LIVE YOUR DREAMS IN ’19!
These SuperStars stepped into their hearts, dismantled their fears, and declared their dreams. We worked through anxiety, doubt, our inner critics, the programming of culture, media, peers and family. We deconstructed the BS. Built dreams around our truths. Then we made action plans to rocket forward.
On Monday morning, as I was hauling ass down the freeway to get to my songwriting teaching job at the college, I had the music crankin’. That amazing Alanis Morisette song ‘Thank U’ came on my playlist. This song offers thanks to the beauty and struggles of all of our lives. It acknowledges the blood that is spilled, the insecurities, the courage we need to step forward. It shouts at the darkness as it squeezes the essence of our humanity into melody.
I wept. I wept for all of my heart crushing moments. The ecstasy of the unexpected. The joy, love, and gifts that we hold. And I gave so much gratitude for the SuperStars who had the courage to step beyond their fears with deep love and vulnerability so that they could power up and live their dreams. To be seen, expressed and healed through their creativity.
Then I cranked up the volume.