Saturday, October 31, 2009

Clear up the view

As I sat early this morning doing an assignment for the Shift Masters, a beam of light caught my eye.  I looked up to see a bright shaft from the sun's rising peak through a peep hole between the tree line and the clouds off to the east.  Only by watching the tree line could I see the movement of the grey mass which looked stationary everywhere else, so I watched right there as the light of the sun appeared to move and brighten and fade, depending on the density of the cloud cover.
For a moment, I was distracted by a memory of taking off from the airport in a rainstorm, speeding down the runway, lifting into the air, climbing through the water and mist until I could see nothing but grey, and all of a sudden breaking through to a gorgeous panorama of blue sky, white puffy mountains of clouds and yellow, yellow sunshine.  I still can feel the thrill of that view!
The sun is shining.  The sky is blue.  God is good.  And just because I can't see it from my porch window right this moment doesn't mean that's not true!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The One with the Clearest Intent Wins

I've been waking up with a theme of a song running through my head for over a week now.
I listen to Grace Notes every morning, so my first inclination was to think it is a Grace Note.

So what did I do about it?
I sang it to myself for a day or two, thinking I would forget it or remember it.
Then I took my little digital audio recorder I use to record thoughts while I'm driving (it's much safer than writing while driving, and if I don't put the thoughts down, I forget them) and sang it so that I could definitely remember it. Then I emailed my friend who wrote the music to Grace Notes and asked her if we could chat and try to figure out which one it is.

Are you getting the point?  I did everything I possibly could to avoid the simplest, most direct method of determining if this music came from Grace Notes - listen to the Grace Notes!

Who had the clearest Intent here? Me?  Or whatever was trying to distract me from my purpose, which is finding out what the music is I keep hearing.  Yah, I knew you'd know the answer to that one.....

This morning, I listened to the beginnings of the Grace Notes I own (um, ALL of them) until Voila!  There was the theme!  It's Grace Notes - Fulfillment.  And the reason I was hearing that song, I believe, was to direct me to listen to the words Beca Lewis and Del Piper read along with it, and focus on fulfilling my Purpose, by becoming the best I Am of Who I Am...

And I think, maybe, to focus on Clearing up My Intent, and maybe, to pass the message on to you.....

Keeping it Simple,  Jet