The voice that speaks to you, the nagging feeling that you need to be doing a certain something, or the constant pull or desire to accomplish a certain goal or task; those feelings are all messages from your inner being to get up and DO IT! The "it" can be frightening as hell. It can seem like an insurmountable goal. We say "It would cost too much money" or "I wouldn't succeed," or we just make excuse after excuse as to why we haven't begun the process. I do it. Daily. Beginning the process can mean many things. It can mean ending a negative work relationship, a toxic personal relationship, stepping down from a time consuming commitment which no longer gives us life, or simply sitting down and writing out a step by step plan in order to achieve what our heart is telling us we need to do. This week, I have been fortunate to be on the observing end of people listening to what they are being called to do. Some are being asked to return to cultivating their gift of music. Some are being asked to let go of others' negative input about their gift. Some are letting go of the results of poor and unhealthy vocal instruction. They have been brave enough to let go of the junk, open themselves up to new input, and come back to the world of creating music with a wide-eyed and positive outlook for the future. How incredibly lucky I am to be part of that.
Let go. Do it. Be brave.