Happiness, Tips For the Journey Part I
My bandcamp site is up, the rest of the songs have to be put up and I have to put in the descriptions, but as I prayed, meditated and discerned, my instinct was that ministry through the arts and coaching was the path to follow. Yes, fibromyalgia is a thorn in my life, quite an unpleasant one, but doing this lifts me up in spite of the thorn, thorns presented by the Fibro and that is connected to these two elements:
- Giving yourself permission to say yers to what uplifts, to what has been discerned as part of your anointed path
- Taking time to evaluate this, create and implement a plan according to divine guidance and providence
I am finding that as I am doing this things are flowing and the feedback I am getting on my music is great, awesome, one person said that there may not be magic left in the world but my music is magic. I thought, I am just doing what God is asking me to do, minister through music, the arts and in some way through coaching, that’s all. I am glad that in doing these steps I am making a difference, impacting. The evaluating, discerning, planning are all very important before acting, not to say you should spend eternity evaluating and be too scared to act, no, but a period of discerning, evaluating, planning organizing is a good idea. I started out with selling through Tunecore, putting my stuff on various sites to stream and promote and now in prayer and discernment the gut instinct was do all sales on your own site, and focus on promoting that website, and reaching out to record labels, organizing a meet and greet, do some improvisation performance and spoken word, get some media presence, arrange it for September, then do a holiday show in December. That is what I plan to do. Divinely guided discernment, evaluation the key, along with planning, saying yes to that. I’ll be discussing other elements of happiness, so stay tuned!
Shalom and Amen