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Tuesday, May 11 2010
Dear Customer Service Rep:

Yes, you can have my account number and my name.

I'm sorry.  What was your name again.  You were talking so fast, I didn't catch it.

Yes, you can help me.  As soon as you take a deep breath or pause in your pitch, I'll let you know what I need.

No, I don't need all that auxiliary information.  I have already taken those steps.  If you STOP TALKING long enough to let me tell you what I need, you can help me.

What do I need to do now?

Yes, I understand what you just said but what do you need from me?

What's my next step?

Do you need anything else from me?

I repeat:  Do you need anything else from me?

I'm sorry, perhaps you didn't hear me the first time because YOU ARE NOT LISTENING:  what do I need to do next?  Not 14 days from now.  Not six months from now.  RIGHT NOW!  WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

No, customer service rep, you can't help me any further.  You have helped me more than I can bear.  Have a nice day.

Warmly,
Pixie

Photo by Desiree Delgado on Flickr.com.
Saturday, May 08 2010
Have you ever felt yourself weeping at an opera? 

Does the theme from the movie, Jaws, strike fear in your heart? 

Have you ever thought about intentionally choosing music to help inspire you or energize you?

Intentional Music

In June 2009, the feelings of fear, anxiety and grief weighed heavy on my heart.  My energy was being sucked away by those feelings.  All action on my coaching and massage practice stopped.  I was consumed. 

In July 2009, I decided to do something about it by creating a play list on iTunes called "Happy" with the intention of allowing the energy of the music to build my energy.  The list included songs like:
  • We Will Rock You, Queen
  • I'm Coming Out, Diana Ross
  • Anticipation, Carly Simon
  • Respect, Aretha Franklin
  • I'm so Excited, The Pointer Sisters
Later I added:
  • We Are All Connected, Symphony of Science
  • Glorious Dawn, Colorpulse
  • Live Like You Were Dying, Tim McGraw
  • Coming Around Again, Carly Simon
  • Never Been Gone, Carly Simon
  • Reach, Gloria Estafan
For the first few months of 2010, my theme song was Have a Heart by Bonnie Raitt.  "Hey, shut up.  Don't lie to me . . . couldn't handle the little bit of love you took . . . . little by little you fade while I fall apart . . . . "

It just ran through my mind without my conscious intention.  Subconsciously it was planted like the unwanted jingle from the radio.

Then it changed.

It changed to Reach by Gloria Estafan.  "Some dreams live on in time forever. Those dreams we want with all our heart . . . . "  It changed to We Are All Connected by Symphony of Science.  "We're all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the Universe . . . the Cosmos is within in us.  We are made of star stuff!"

Did the music change because I changed or did I change because the music changed?

So I invite you to intentionally use music.  If you want to feel sad, listen to sad music.  If you want to feel angry, listen to angry music.  If you want to feel broken hearted . . . Get the idea?

Photo by Denise A. Wells on Flickr.com.
Tuesday, May 04 2010
Do you have great expectations?  Or have you heard that expectations are premeditated resentments?  Do you have high hopes?  Or are you afraid to get your hopes up too high?

Too many times I've listened to someone start sharing her vision of a dream with me and say, "I don't want to get my hopes up."  Or that same person says, "I don't want to jinx it by talking about it."  Then I heard, "expectations are just premeditated resentments."

Would it be nice to be free of all those fearful cliches?

It's not the hopes or talking about our dreams that jinx us; it is the lack of self-awareness and trusting our conscious brain (the one that says 300-1000 words to us a minute) that leads to our disappointment.  It is whatever you believe in your heart that calls your life to you.

Do you have great expectations in your heart?  Are high hopes radiating from your highest mind?
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