LoveGram: What Moves You?11-21-2021
Hello wonderful friend.
Thank you for opening this email. Thank you for reading and/or listening to my LoveGrams. Thank you for being someone with a warm heart and unique spirit. Thank you for your desire to live life with as much love, zest, color, and connection as possible.
Thank you for being YOU and for being here, with me.
Remember what Ram Dass said, “We are all just walking each other home.” Yup. You, me, everyone — on the path together, hand in hand.
Today, I send you an old-fashioned, egg-shaped paper piñata filled with white feathers.
I send you the first notes of a song you love, which come dancing out of your car stereo just as you roll down the window and breathe in the fresh air.
I send you the way it feels to raise your arms over your head in bliss, shaking your head ‘n hips, and letting yourself be moved by the beat.
I send you a rainbow on your wooden floors, a little sign from life letting you know that childhood wonder still exists.
Today’s LoveGram is brought to you courtesy of a music video I’ve watched countless times this week.
It is a LoveGram in service of paying attention to what moves us.
(To listen to the audio, just scroll down on that page and click play on the audio player below when you see it!)
This week, I’m challenging you to pay attention to what makes you feel most alive in your life. What people? What colors? What conversations? What music? What birds? What flowers? What scents? What clothes? What art? What books? What conversations?
Please listen and do this: follow the thread of what moves you. Go where it wants to take you. Trust and lean into your life force.
There are so many pulls to be and do certain things that are what everyone else is doing. There can be voices in our heads telling us which way to go, what to say, how to feel.
This week, your job is to experiment with being moved by life. (Or, as my mentor, Brendon Burchard says, “Feel the day.”)
If you get a nudge to listen to a song again, do it. If you get a nudge to tell your friend Suzy about that hummingbird moment, do it. If you get a nudge to read a poem or listen to a song or reach out to a long-lost friend, PLEASE do it.
We are on this carousel ride of life for such a very brief time.
Let yourself choose the white horse with the blue ribbon if that is the one that calls to you. Or, choose the black stallion that goes up and down. Or, bring a blanket and ride in the carriage pulled by two blue dragons if that’s where you want to be. Heck, feel free to jump on that silly leaping rabbit wearing a top hat, if that is the ride you want to be on!
Your challenge this week is to listen closely, lean in, and explore what your spirit is excited about.
Will you do that? Will you tell me about it? Email me and share one thing that brought you to life this week, okay?! I can’t always respond to every email, but you can bet that I read and enjoy every single one! And when you write it, it helps to anchor in what you are experiencing.
Let yourself be in conversation with what moves you! Watch where it takes you! Chance are, you will be astonished.
Seek celebration — even in dark corners,
P.S. Here’s the video I am enchanted with. Watch from minute 2 for about 30 seconds to see the magical piñata moment!!
P.P.S. AFTER you watch that little segment in the video, I want you to consider what happened to me just minutes after I recorded the audio and wrote the first draft of this LoveGram. Ready? I was pulling the comforter out of the duvet cover so I could wash it, when suddenly a flurry of white feathers poofed up around me and then fell like snow. I got to be the girl in the video! I’m not making this up. THAT is what happens when you get into conversation with something that moves you!