LoveGram: Look in your backyard!01-31-2021
Hello, my dear friend.
Something different happened today.
Before I came out to my studio to connect with you and create my weekly LoveGram, I was listening to a Dr. Joe (Dispenza) meditation. During that meditation, I got the guidance to send you last week’s audio LoveGram again.
What? That seemed like strange guidance. I wasn’t sure what it meant.
But, what came along next was an encouragement for me to take a walk and re-listen to last week’s message.
So, I did.
I have a promise to myself that I will listen to guidance the drops in, no matter what. Even if I don’t understand it. Even if it seems odd!
I got dressed, donned my mask and walking shoes, and headed out. It was 7am and the light was lovely. The air was crisp and cool. I put on my headphones and pressed “play” as I walked.
As soon as I began to listen to last week’s audio, I realized something so important for myself: although I have a practice called Recording and Listening, in which I make positive, present, supportive audios for myself and listen to them over and over, I do not ever re-listen to the LoveGrams I make for you.
In fact, I never listen even once! I record them, send them to you, and then move on with my day.
It was a fascinating experience to re-listen to last week’s audio!
First of all, I loved hearing the song by Diana Ross, “I’m Coming Out.” I noticed an instant uplift simply from that song.
Then, I realized that Joe Dispenza and Life were guiding me to offer us a specific perspective today. And that perspective is that we don’t always have to be seeking out new guidance, new input, new shiny trinkets.
If we look around our lives, we will see that we have SO MUCH right here that we have not fully appreciated, used, consumed or completed.
We have untapped resources right in front of us.
What is that expression? “Acres of diamonds in our own backyard.”
(I took a short detour just now and Googled that expression. You can, too, if you want to read more. However, the gist of it is that we think we need to go to new places for our fortune, but it is likely right here where we are.)
As I walked in the early morning and listened to the audio, I heard things I didn’t even remember that I’d said. I heard myself talking about the importance of seeing 2021 as a time to recommit to the life I want to live. As a time to surround myself with people who will help me feel more like me. As a time to connect, even when I may feel shy or uncomfortable.
I also really felt that message that I just told you — that I have so many unused resources in my life and I want to use them. I want to tap the riches that are right here, in me and in my life!
Sometimes we need to remember that we already have what we need.
I love that I was guided to see all of this today. I hope it is a message that resonates with you, too.
I want you to do something for me. I want you to see what happens when you listen to last week’s audio again. Chances are likely that your ole Squawky Polly mind will whine and complain — “I’m too busy to re-listen to something. What’s the point? That’s a waste of time.”
I’m certain that when you do, you will hear something or notice something brand new.
What I want for you is the experience I just had of understanding that we do not always need the next new book or next new teacher or next new experience.
We can cultivate the diamonds in our own backyard.
Here’s last week’s audio LoveGram. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to do something completely different while you are listening. If you usually listen while lying on the couch, go for a walk. If you usually listen while doing the dishes, try sitting on your porch.
Experience something brand new.
I dare you.
I dare you to dig for diamonds, even if you don’t believe they’re there.
Look what happened for me today! YOU inspired all of this. YOU helped me find some glittering jewels in unexpected places. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have seen all of this.
You are that powerful.
You are that important.
Thanks for being by my side.
I’m here for you, too.
Seek celebration — even in dark corners,
🌺 P.S. See that art up at top? That was a new mural I noticed yesterday when I was wandering around San Francisco. I’d been feeling so trapped in my same-same world of quarantine, that I set off on a walking adventure. Simply seeing new murals and all the twinkly lights from so many outdoor parklets made me feel fresh and free. That was another example of diamonds in my own backyard, right?)
🌺 P. P.S. Here’s the link to sign up for my free 5-day Permission + Belonging Challenge. Join in! And if you are jonesing for some community and connection right now, you can also join me in my brand new coaching-meets-social club live group offering.
🌺 P.P.P.S. Here’s the link to the make-you-feel-like-dancing song by Diana Ross, “I’m Coming Out.”