“I want more of that” –Journey of Beauty 02.09.24

Guiding Thought

How does Beauty feel? What is the energy or vibration of Beauty? How do we bring Beauty to all our movements? How do we breathe in Beauty? What is the mental attitude of doing with Beauty?

Reflection / Contemplation

In this space of the collective within the guiding thoughts in relation to vibration and Beauty, I cannot help but remember a high school commencement speech that was actually memorable. The year my son graduated from high school, the chosen guest speaker was the band teacher, Mr. Paynton. He was much beloved by students and parents, and I hope the school.
I have never been to a graduation where the guest speaker offered an interactive presentation. Since the band plays at graduation, he selected some students to play a special piece of music. Unbeknownst to the graduates and all the proud family and friends gathered, Mr. Paynton selected a few of the band members to play “most” of the selected piece correctly. Well, you can imagine, the piece sounded a bit off. A band which shoots for 95% accuracy just doesn’t cut it. His message, of course, was to always do your best; contribute your best to the group effort, otherwise you end up with something like what we experienced.
On some levels it is easier to describe where things are off, or wrong.  That can be a rabbit hole in and of itself. My mother would frequently say that she wasn’t sure of what she wanted, but she certainly knew what she didn’t want. There are some popular writers/speakers in the wider spiritual circles that say that this kind of language sets forth a vibration, an attraction of what you don’t want (Law of Attraction folks).  Their suggestion is that you focus more on what you want and then it will come; this is a challenge, for sure, especially if you really don’t know what you want.
The hook for me is the vibration piece. For that brief moment yesterday (continuing education course), while my shoulders were in the care of that wise and experienced instructor, there was a vibration of Beauty – soft and safe enough to let my shoulders drop and the muscles relax. My whole being was able to say, “I want more of that.”
The demonstration by that band instructor was for the purpose of encouraging the graduating students. As a parent I was only privy to a little bit of who this creative man was. It was my son’s college admissions essay question, wherein he responded to the question of where he finds community, that he described the band room of his high school. My son was able to say in his own way, “I want more of that”. How wonderful it is, a band instructor who could communicate and inspire such a collective vibration of Beauty.
What a doorway to experience Unconditional Love and an opportunity to Stay Big on all levels!

Guest Contributor Lita Artis

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is the schedule:

Apr 18 Preliminary day Introduction: Why A Journey of Beauty (02.10.0)
Apr 19 Preliminary day Commitment and Dedication (02.10.00)
Apr 20 – 29 Days 01-10 Round One (02.10.01-10)
Apr 30 – May 9 Days 11-20 Round Two (02.10.11-20)
May 10 – 19 Days 21-30 Round Three (02.10.21-30)
May 20 – 29 Days 31-40 Round Four (02.10.31-40)
May 30 – June 8 Reflection days Gently care, de-fuse, and write one day of reflection on the Journey (02.10.41)