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From Intent.com: Sing it Out

I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.
-William James

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I’ve always been a singer.
In the shower. At school. In church. In my car.
When I’m sad. When I’m happy. When I’m bored.

Music and singing has a long tradition of communicating feelings in ways we can’t always share in direct sentence form.
I think that’s because feelings aren’t always linear or complete.
Sometimes they’re just a chorus or a low hum.
Sometimes they’re one word on repeat.
Sometimes they are trumpets and trombones and cymbals.

Today I decided to assemble some of my favorite songs to blare.
If you need to sing today, hopefully one of these might help!

 

Happy singing!

3 Tips to “Wake Up” with Spring

wake upApril. Spring. Daffodils. Tulips. Magnolias. Things that were resting, sleeping or hiding are now starting to wake up and join life again.

We all need rest. We have complex bodies and minds that need time to disconnect and recharge. Winter is that for many of us; the weather forces us in instead of out. It forces us to watch instead of participate. It forces us to hide instead of run free.

And now that spring is here, we wake up. We watch nature wake with the first rounds of colors – from forsythia to crocus to tulips to daffodils. We watch dogwoods and magnolias bud and the first new tender leaves change the stark and gray-brown views along our highways to light, faint, mint green. Nature’s awake.

The energy of spring reactivates our energy. We shed our winter doldrums and step outside, taking in the smell of a new world – warmer, greener, more fragrant and more welcoming. This welcome can encourage us to see ourselves differently.

We had dinner with another couple last night. One of the couple has used this change of seasons to shed the old and to step into the new. He changed his exercise program to include more time outside – walking, investigating and connecting to his world. He changed his look with a neater, trimmer hairstyle and chic hip glasses. I asked what had inspired the change. He shared that there was a new and better self wanting to surface and that spring inspired this change. He is happier, healthier and more connected to his life. His relationships are stronger, his approach to work has improved and his time with his kids is better. A season change inspired his personal change. Brilliant.

Lessons?

  1. Let the “wake-up” rhythm of the season inspire us with new energy, ideas and plans. Make an intention to get up earlier and spend more time with your day, the people in it and the dreams that it inspires. Pull the family together and brainstorm ways for all of its members to embrace it and use the new energy to improve their outlook, effort and approach to life. Implement your ideas. Have a plan. Act.
  2. See the colors of spring as a reminder to add more color to our lives. Make an intention to connect more with the people who matter in your life. Do things that feed your spirit and soul. Plan an adventure. Paint your walls. Buy a new bright article of clothing. Bring flowers into the house. Play more music. Open the windows. Buy a new flowering plant. Shed the winter grays in favor of vibrant spring colors.
  3. See the arrival of spring as a gift. Trees with new leaves, gardens of flowers, sounds of birds, footprints of deer and the fragrances of the season are all gifts of spring. Make an intention to notice and appreciate these gifts. With the arrival of spring to many parts of the country, our views have almost instantaneously changed from somber to vivid. Notice it. Spend time with it. Appreciate it. Share it. Love it.

Spring inspires energy – wake up and show up big to life. What intentions can you make to use today’s energy to awaken a bigger, better, greater you?

Nature is showing and sharing its best. Seems like a great time for us to do the same.

The Answer Can Only Be That We Wake Up

 Wednesday, 5/25

“The answer can only be that we wake up, recognize, and act from a principle of Universal Oneness.  This is an understanding that we are all connected; human beings, animals, and Planet Earth.  This is not just another economic cycle which will right itself, it is different this time…  If we care about our planet and our children we must balance our fiscal budgets, create jobs, call for corporate responsibility, and recognize the spiritual connection we all have and the love which is needed to hold it all together.  I know it is a tall order, but it must start somewhere and NOW.” – Andy Feld

 

Steve Farrell

Humanity’s Team World Wide Coordinating Director

 

The Answer Can Only Be That We Wake Up

 Wednesday, 5/25

“The answer can only be that we wake up, recognize, and act from a principle of Universal Oneness.  This is an understanding that we are all connected; human beings, animals, and Planet Earth.  This is not just another economic cycle which will right itself, it is different this time…  If we care about our planet and our children we must balance our fiscal budgets, create jobs, call for corporate responsibility, and recognize the spiritual connection we all have and the love which is needed to hold it all together.  I know it is a tall order, but it must start somewhere and NOW.” – Andy Feld

 

Steve Farrell

Humanity’s Team World Wide Coordinating Director

 

Perhaps You Are Distrubed Because You Have Been Leaning

 

 

 

Friday, 4/29

“Perhaps you are disturbed because you have been leaning on a God of the intellect, a God preached about interminably, but a God whose presence you  have never really felt.  Thus, disturbing as the idea may seem, God is dead to you, if you are asleep to the activity of the Presence in you.  If, like the Prodigal Son, you are living in the “far country” of superficial and materialistic living, then to all intent and purpose there is no power beyond the human in you, there is no infinite potential, and prayer is ridiculous.  If you are not aware of the greater dimension of your nature, then it doesn’t exist as far as you are concerned..

But when you come to yourself, when you wake up, when suddenly you come alive to the within you, the depths of you, then God is very real to you—not as a person separate from you but as an added dimension of you, as a living presence ever with you.”

–Discover the Power Within You by Eric Butterworth

 

Steve Farrell

Humanity’s Team World Wide Coordinating Director

 

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