What’s This Artist and Grad Student Been Up To?

The Future is Also the Present.
The Future is Also the Present.

What am I up to these days?

Besides trying to breath through the ikk that is the start of allergy season and usually walk through of the ikk of Fibromyalgia, I have gotten started on my Master’s in Holistic Ministry and Counseling thesis, set up my Gigee account and am going to be making changes to my katherine appello website on webs, just minor stuff.  My Thesis is on Prayer in the Context of the Law of Attraction and as it relates to Biblical principles.  I am coming to learn and understand a lot.

I want to reach as many people as possible with my music, poetry and teaching ministry and with the Fibro/Dysautonomia and also the cost of touring all that, it’s a bit tough, but with today’s technology, one can reach out and reach the world.  Why is that important?   I feel it’s very important because our youth is being corrupted, destroyed big time by singular ideologies, but not being taught to really learn, think, critique properly none of that.  That is really sad, dangerous and wrong.  As an artist and as a human being, a citizen of the human race, via the arts and holistic teaching ministry I can make a real impact.  How will I do this?

 One way is online concerts, starting with one in July for Victory, Faith and Freedom, then other online concerts, themed, to follow, via Gigee an online live streaming platform.  The other thing I hope to do via Gigee is to also offer seminars on different themes, such as education, and biblical studies, perhaps even headline reflection of the week based on a headline from the news. My hope is to do these in English and Spanish at some point, to build on these weekly reflections, monthly seminars and such to bring in others to speak as well.  Even with the concerts and poetry readings, I hope in the future to bring others to come in and share the platform with me.  I hope to share, impact, inspiring in all I am and all I do.  If not, what is the point of it all?

Namaste. Shalom and Amen

Holy Spirit Reflection

The light shines within.
The light shines within.

I have been on a long journey of truth finding for myself and my own life and I realized I had to stop this tug of war between my head and my heart, so I went into deep reflection for a little over an hour to really get at my core truth, begin to get their of my heart and mind in synch dream for my life. What did that yield?

I realized that vocationally I really want to have an independent career as a songwriter and recording artist, a music ministry really, that also in some sense serves as a teaching ministry. Don’t get me wrong, any encouragement, inspiration and such from others is welcome and appreciated. Any assistance received in collaboration with people I meet in my Meet Up Networking events is also going to be appreciated. I want to maintain as much independence in the work etc… as possible. There are organizations to help me navigate contracts and all that such as ASCAP, Volunteer Lawyer For the Arts, so I am going to be good on the independent artist path.

Then things moved to my personal life. I definitely think that the person that would be my life partner has to also be my friend, maybe my best friend at the end of the day and it would be nice to have some common ground. However, at the end of it all, what is going to count is that depth of friendship, how we treat each other, being friends etc… not because we can get something from each other, but because we truly feel connected to the other. We have to be able to encourage, inspire etc… each other’s gifts, talents, dreams in some measure always. We may not always agree on stuff, have different ideologies to some extent, but if we have a common spiritual ground, or cultural ground, something like that, at least we have something to anchor us and our deep friendship to begin with. I look forward to embracing this twin flame, soulmate.

This is what came of this long meditation and reflection.

Shalom and Amen