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12.12.12 “You’ve Got A Friend”

Music makes my heart sing ~ how about you? What makes your heart sing? As most of you may be familiar with by now, sometimes I get a song in my mind.. that leads me to a theme for my weekly words, or maybe it is a thought or phrase that conjures up a song in my mind… I begin to sing a sentence or two.. usually something silly, and it brings me inspiration. My heart begins to sing.
Music can take us to places, experiences, moments we have felt before.. it can be so real, as if we are there right now. I can sometimes smell it, sense it, feel as though I am transported back in time. The coolest experiences are the ones that go way back!
Well there is something about James Taylor, Sweet Baby James… ahhh Junior High – Andries Hudde in Brooklyn, my friends and I would sing all the time, in the halls at school, at lunchtime we would find a place to sit and sing (on benches in the backyard of a nearby apartment building) – or just sing walking through the streets. These past few days, as thoughts and conversations have taken place, I realize how blessed I am to have such beautiful friends in my life. Friends I see all the time, Friends I speak to on occasion, and Friends who are but a sweet memory. Each and every one is someone special in my heart, and I know, if I ever needed one of them, they would be there, and I hope they feel the same for me. One of the most difficult things I have found in my life, a pattern that I created long ago, is to ask for help. I have been learning to change that pattern over the last 10 years. It is not always something I am comfortable with, receiving, but oh does it feel good knowing, I can reach out and I’ve got a friend. I want ALL my friends, new, old and yet to be, to know, that you have got a friend in me. Sometimes just knowing adds a sense of comfort and security, then all we need to do is just be.
12.12.12 is going to be a powerful day… let’s support each other at 12 noon with our positive energy, compassion and love… There is still time to join the tele-meditation – but whether you can join the meditation or not, take a moment to breathe and connect.. It Will Make A Difference!
You’ve Got A Friend ~

“Breathe, It only takes a moment to take a breath,
It only takes a moment to become inspired”
~ Lois Kramer-Perez

The Process of Change – I’m Feeling Nothing??

When we are going through a process of change, it is very typical that we can have expectations of what this process of change will feel like. We can get so focused on the expectation; we can become immune to what is actually happening. Have you ever felt like you were holding your breath, waiting for something to happen…well, you were! Sometimes, I find myself, holding my breath- did I think it will help my concentration…connect me to what I was doing? ha ha ha… quite the opposite.. Everything just stopped, my shoulders were up in my ears, my body became tense.. So what to do – Take a Breath ~ Ahh… just breathe…feel your body relax, connect to what you ARE feeling, if you think it is nothing, well that is just a label. If we notice without expectation, we find we ARE feeling something!

When I first had this conversation with myself, the song “Nothing” from “A Chorus Line” came into my head ~ the message for me is, we all feel things differently ~we are all different in our own unique way, perfect for who we are~ a reminder not to compare ourselves to others ~ Enjoy Being!
“Breathe…
It only takes a moment to take a breath,
It only takes a moment to become inspired”
~ Lois Kramer-Perez