Three days ago, I dropped to my knees in tears of gratitude because I felt so much love in my heart.
It was like an explosion––cracked me wide open. One of those moments when everything made sense and I remembered, once again, my connection to every person and creature on the planet.
Wait. Deeper than connection. Oneness.
You know the sweetness.
The internal revelation that comes and melts away everything BUT love. Where suddenly you’re reminded that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to veer from your path. That everyone and everything you’ve ever danced with has led you to the big fat X that you’re standing on right this very second. And all along, you’ve been playing the exact role you needed to play.
Well it’s Christmas Day. So I figured today was a good day to share this delicious experience with you and to tell you that I love you.
We may not have had personal time together, you and I. But talk about me, talk about you…. what’s the freakin’ difference? We want the same things. We are each others’ mirrors.
We want to be true to who we are. Just simply, honestly, perfectly ourselves. We want to remember our value, our unique brilliance, our worthiness… and shine that out so purely that it uplifts and enlivens every person we touch.
We want to say YES to the ride on the river of life, to appreciate the contrast and remember that it is because of that contrast that we are perpetually expanding––we can’t stand still, even if we try. We want to see clearly the beauty in all things, people and circumstances; to highlight the good and draw it out; to remember that the purpose of life is JOY.
We want to become even more skillful than we are right now at giving and receiving; not only LOVE… but money, kind words, listening ears, soft hands, hugs and more hugs!
I just wanted to acknowledge that. And to thank you, as always, for reading.
Thank you for your time and attention. Thank you for the work you’re doing in the world.
YOU are the reason I do what I do.
AND… since the holidays are about celebrating, being grateful and giving gifts, I also want to take a minute to encourage you to give yourself the gift of the ‘purple blur’.
What the hell is that?
If you’re like me, the purple blur is what you’ll likely see when you first start out on the journey to no more complaining.
That’s right. NO MORE COMPLAINING.
We’re talking COLD TURKEY.
I’ll back up for a second.
A few weeks ago, a fellow yogi showed me a purple bracelet on her wrist. Engraved on it were the words, “AComplaintFreeWorld.org”.
She told me about this challenge she’d given herself to omit complaining from her life for 21 days straight… and how EYE-OPENING it had been.
“I want one!”, I blurted out. “Do you have another one? I hate complaining! That shit sucks.”
“Oh, shit. That was a complaint, wasn’t it?”
Then she explained how, if I’d had a bracelet on, that would’ve been the moment where I’d need to switch wrists and start my 21 days all over again.
I ordered my bracelet that night. And that was the beginning of the purple blur!
I’m still on day 1 I think. But I sure am learning how to change complaints into gratitude for all the lovely contrast that helps me give birth to new desires, clarity, preferences and intentions that I can put positive energy into.
Pretty cool, huh?
Then today, right as I was getting ready to send out my Christmas email broadcast, this is what showed up in my email inbox from Abraham-Hicks. (I get their daily quotes):
Most people do not realize that as they continue to find things to complain about, they disallow their own physical well-being. Many do not realize that before they were complaining about an aching body or a chronic disease, they were complaining about many other things first. It does not matter if the object of your complaint is about someone you are angry with, behavior in others that you believe is wrong, or something wrong with your own physical body. Complaining is complaining, and it disallows improvement.
Then as I started writing this blog, the bluegrass song I was listening to on Pandora Radio said, “And I promise you I’ll never, ever complain.”
So that was it. I took it as a nudge to take this opportunity to inspire you to get yourself a bracelet and give yourself the same gift of the purple blur.
Here’s the link again:
Have fun, and let me know how it goes, k? I can’t wait to hear your stories.
Enjoy your family and friends today.
P.S. In case you missed it, the recording from the radio interview I did with the ladies of tribal truth is now live. Have a listen: