Music Monday: Welcome to my Revolution

We made it! 2019. Despite political upheaval, super storms, and dire predictions, we have somehow miraculously made it into the New Year… as we always do.

On this first Music Monday of 2019, I chose “A Brand New Year” by SheDaisy. It’s a perfect song for the start of a new and pivotal year as it’s not so much about resolutions as it is about revolutions.

Here’s the thing: There’s a groundswell happening… A quiet revolution, of sorts. I, and lots and lots of people I know, can feel it just under the skin, fermenting, bubbling up, ready to uncork like a New Year’s champagne bottle. It’s the recognition of flow.

Like a river which divides and separates to flow around a boulder in its path, prosperity and success is flowing all around those boulders of reality that other’s keep warning you about… all we have to do is get in it and let it take you quickly, effortlessly, and joyfully to everything you want and are capable of creating for yourself. And, when we momentarily “pop out” (which you will!), all you have to do is get yourself right back in.

Even better, there’s a peace that comes with being in this invisible but palpable flow. When I’m in it, I’m not really tempted to convince others about its existence all that much or argue about what the future holds or what they believe. I’m too busy enjoying the great ideas that are flowing almost effortlessly, the fun work, and the crazy good opportunities, lucrative projects, and stunning contacts that present themselves as seemingly serendipitous and lucky coincidences.

You may be asking, “How do I get myself into this flow of abundant propensity? How will I recognize when I’m in it?” Here are a few tips I’ve learned along the way about getting and staying in the flow.

Believe. First, you must believe it exists at all. Most of us got in here on faith. We wanted something so badly or felt such a deep calling from within, we just jumped! And in that scary, exhilarating free-fall, we recognized we wanted to be there more and more, and we learned some disciplines that put us in, keep us floating, and get us back there every time we pop out.

Notice how you feel. Next, you must get in touch with and learn to be guided by how you feel. When you feel positive emotions, you’re in the flow. When you feel any negative emotion, you’re out. Simple as that. The trick is to notice the negative emotions and get good at finding ways to feel better about whatever has triggered the negative. It’s become a fun game for me and keeps me in the flow a lot more.

Love what is and enjoy dreaming of more. Engage in a daily practice of total gratitude for what you currently have and what you’ve already accomplished. Then, include in this time a quiet connection with what you really want, visualizing it and feeling the excitement of its unfolding. It will show itself to you, and it will feel incredibly good.

Swim alone. Next (and this is one of the most challenging and important step!), you must recognize this is a singular game. You can’t do it to please, spite, compete with, or impress anyone else. It must emanate from a personal, internal passion and fire which can only be realized by doing it your own way in your own time. Release what anyone else thinks about it or how poorly or how well anyone else is doing with the same or similar dream. The key to being in the flow is the discipline of bringing your attention to what you want, blessing everything you see and anyone who comes into your circle and disconnecting from the demands or expectations of others.

Get to work. And finally… you roll up your sleeves and get to work. Happy, joyful, exciting work. In the flow, it feels clear who you should call and who to ignore; what projects to work on and which opportunities to seize. Out of the flow, it can feel overwhelming and fragmented. In the flow, working from your core, you hardly want to stop. Out of the flow, you can’t wait to be done. In other words, using your own internal compass to decide what steps to take and what opportunities to say “yes” or “no” to. Again, in the flow, you’ll KNOW.

You might not know when you are out of the flow (at least not immediately), but you sure know when you’re in it! There are so many delicious choices and opportunities everywhere you look that, at times, it seems impossible to select just one, but you know you will and you’ll know somehow it will be just right.

I couldn’t be more excited or more certain that 2019 will be a pivotal and substantially successful year for me, my team, and anyone living their lives from the flow. It takes belief. It takes courage. It takes commitment to live from our own knowing and not anyone else’s.

I’m wishing you a year ahead of living and working from within the flow of abundance which already exists, is already flowing all around you, and is just waiting for you to jump in!

So…

Welcome to my revolution, baby.
Lucky you, lucky me
The way we were meant to be
This is my one resolution and I make it with no fear
It’s never been so clear
Second chance is what got me here
To live, to love, today
‘Cause it’s a brand new year!

SheDaisy – Brand New Year (My Revolution)

“My revolution
Welcome to my revolution
My revolution, my revolution,
my revolution, my revolution
My revolution
Yeah, yeah, yeah –

Learning to turn the outside inside out
(inside outside inside out)
Having the courage to find what life is all about
Loving so purely can surely melt a frozen heart
Knowing sometimes all over’s
The perfect place to start

[Chorus:]
Welcome to my revolution
Lucky you, lucky me
The way we were meant to be
This is my one resolution and I make it with no fear
To live, to love today
‘Cause it’s a brand new year

Seeing the world through rose-colored eyes
Yeah, this is my one big chance and
I’m gonna take it twice
With the past down below,
I know love lifted me up here
So I’ll take a breath, kiss the sky, toll the bell
‘Cause it’s a brand new year

[Repeat Chorus]

[Bridge:]
Resiliently reclaiming me
Refining my recovery
Untwist my fate, unlock the gate
Let’s make a little noise
‘Cause it’s a brand new year
Oh, welcome to my revolution

[Second Chorus:]
Welcome to my revolution, baby, yeah
Lucky you, lucky me
The way we were meant to be
This is my one resolution and I make it with no fear
It’s never been so clear
Second chance is what got me here
To live, to love today
‘Cause it’s a brand new year

Lucky you, lucky me
‘Cause it’s a brand new year
Oh, oh, lucky you, lucky me
‘Cause it’s a brand new year
Welcome to my revolution
Lucky you, lucky me, yeah, yeah
Welcome to my revolution
Lucky you, lucky me, yeah, yeah
Welcome to my revolution.”