Please know you can count on my support as you navigate through 2020.
I saw Steel Pulse — one of my favorite reggae bands — in concert, two days before the new year began.
Seeing them in concert brought back lots of memories, but it also made me think of you and me and your new year goals.
I assume you made some goals:)
Now wait, I’m sure you’re wondering why being at a Steel Pulse concert would make me think about you and your goals.
Let me explain…
I met David Hinds, the lead singer of Steel Pulse on St. Croix in my mid-twenties. I was working as a news reporter at the time, and was blessed with the opportunity to spend a few hours interviewing David in his hotel room.
He told me what it was like being a musician and a Dad, and the band’s commitment to fighting injustice and racism through music. I asked what was going through his mind when he wrote Wild Goose Chase, Soldiers and some of his other hits.
He has to do lots of finger exercises to keep his fingers nimble while playing the guitar.
And David also told him something I’ll never forget…
It’s not easy touring and being on stage night after night, he explained, and that’s when he has to rely on sheer talent and discipline to get him through a performance.
David’s comment about self discipline is very much connected to your New Year goals.
Can’t hit your goals if you’re not disciplined or consistent.
Let’s be honest….
How is 2020 going so far for you? It’s the middle of the month. Have you been doing what you said you would do? Do you have clarity about what you want to achieve in 2020?
Do you have someone to help keep you accountable?
You don’t have to hit your goals all at once. You can break them down into daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly goals.
I would love to hear what you’re working on…
As for me and my goals? I’m working on getting my book, Meditations Across The King’s River into more stores, and I expect to get a lot of shooting on my film completed.
I’ll also be doing book talks at colleges and universities, and hope to come to a city near you.
I bought a Steel Pulse T-shirt at the concert to remember the moment and my commitment to crush my goals this year.
Knowing David, I’m sure he’s still working on those finger exercises… Didn’t get a chance to see David up close in person, but I was blessed to take a selfie with his son, Baruch, who was selling T-shirts and other merchandise.
The last time I saw Baruch this close was when David let me ride on the tour bus with them from Oakland to Santa Cruz back in the 90’s. Fun times. How time flies.
Anyways, this is all for now. Respond to this blog and I’ll definitely write you back.
Again, Happy New Years from us in King’s River Land.
Talk soon All my love. P.S. Still available for spiritual readings. P.P.S. If you would like a signed copy of my book, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let me know if you prefer to purchase a softcover cover or a hard cover. James Weeks Meditations Across The King’s River
Thanks again for all your love and support over the years. I hope to see you during one of my upcoming book tours at a city near you.
All my love. P.S. Still available for spiritual readings. P.P.S. If you would like a signed copy of my book, email me at email@example.com, and let me know if you prefer to purchase a softcover cover or a hard cover. James Weeks Meditations Across The King’s River
We gathered in the living room before dinner last night, and asked three of our grandchildren what they’re grateful for.
It was cold outside, but it was warm inside. Thank God the heater is working.
Anyways, the little ones had something to say. I can’t remember all of their comments. Must be getting old. One said love, one said family, one said food.
I was grateful we could be together…
2019 has been a challenging year for so many people, including me. But it’s also been a year of spiritual growth and many blessings. But it sure wasn’t easy.
What are you grateful for? And who are you grateful for?
It’s so easy to lose sight of what’s important and who’s important.
…Especially when things feel like an uphill battle.
That’s where faith and wisdom comes in…
Recently, one of my mentors said we must have faith that the right doors are opening in our lives and the wrong doors are closing. And it doesn’t stop there. We must also have faith that the right people are coming into our lives and that the wrong people are leaving.
Another mentor said, “slow motion is better than no motion.” I love it. You might not be where you want to be in life right now, but as long as you keep working on yourself daily and keep moving in the direction of your dreams, that’s all that matters.
I’m grateful for the small things, the small wins, the small victories, and the spiritual insights that comes from adversity and the many tests that life brings.
I’m also grateful for you and your presence in my life.
Please know that I’m sending good energy to you and your family as we get closer and closer to 2020.
If you write, I will definitely write back.
Talk soon All my love. P.S. Still available for spiritual readings. P.P.S. If you would like a signed copy of my book, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let me know if you prefer to purchase a softcover cover or a hard cover.
For the past year or so, she had been trying to build a business online.
But she stopped because she wasn’t seeing the results she had hoped for. “I lost momentum,” she explained. “It’s difficult.”
“Yes. I know it’s difficult,” I told her. “But you have to decide what kind of difficulty you want to face. The difficulty of building a business or the difficulty of being at job you don’t like forever.”
I suggested taking time off to think it over, and to decide what she really wants to do.
I’m sharing this with you for a simple reason…
Too often we give up so soon, so easily. Sometimes, just when our lives are about to change for the better, we give up and nothing changes.
Yes, Beloved. We get in the way of our own blessings. In order for things to change we must change too…
While you might not be trying to build a business, I KNOW you want to get to the next level, whatever that means for you.
Surely our lives can be better, richer, wiser, more fulfilling…
Your next level might be in your career, your health, your relationship, your finances, or in academic or spiritual development.
My advice to you is similar to the advice I ended up giving to my client. I believe you need to keep going. At least, that’s what I intend to do. I’m all in.
If you’ve lost momentum or focus, now is the time to get it back. 2020 is around the corner.
Here are some tips I hope will help.
Get clear on what you love, because what you love is deeply connected to your purpose.
Instead of dwelling on what you want, focus on what you can give or who you can help.
Get a mentor and stay connected.
Be selective about how you spend your time.
Adopt a daily spiritual practice and exercise program.
Be willing to work on your vision no matter how long it takes.
Finally, be consistent…
And nothing can thrive without love….
Consistency is the secret of all secrets. There’s no way you can succeed without consistency.
Do it with love, james. Do it from your heart. Do it with dedication. Have to run, but would love to hear from you. I’m sending good energy to you and your family as we get closer to 2020.
If you write, I will definitely write back.
Still available for spiritual readings if you need one, so let me know. All my love.
Talk soon! P.S. If you would like a signed copy of my book, email me at email@example.com, and let me know if you prefer to purchase a softcover cover or a hard cover.
Mom made her journey home to the ancestors in September.
I’ll never forget that moment. I’ll never forget that smile, and I’ll never forget her love.
It happened early one Monday morning… I went to check on Mom before my morning walk; she wasn’t breathing. Her face was still warm, but she was was among the ancestors.
I’m in a good place. Because Mom is at peace, I’m at peace. Because Mom is free, I’m free.
Mom was a mentor and mother to many. Children were her first love. She worked as an early education teacher for many years. Once a teacher, always a teacher.
Even after she left earth, Mom has been busy teaching me profound things: lessons about patience, faith, vision, love. I witnessed miracles after Mom passed, blessings beyond imagination. Can’t tell you about the miracles right now, but what I can tell you with full confidence is this:
Your ancestors have a vision for your life; trust it and trust them.
Your ancestors have the resources you need and will assist you.
Even when things don’t seem to be going your way, keep the faith.
There is nothing to fear; you’re being guided and will be taken care of.
I bet you’re probably wondering why things have been so difficult for you if your ancestors and spirit guides really have your back? That’s a good question. The answer, from my experience, is that we all need to be tested in order to grow spiritually. Bob Marley said “the harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.”
Believe you’re on your way to living your best life. Dig deep; take action; have confidence. I’m happy Mom will be guiding me as an ancestor. Trust and believe powerful ancestors are guiding you too. Expect good things… Have to run, but I would love to hear from you. If you write, I’ll respond as soon as I can. Still available for spiritual readings if you need one, so let me know. All my love.