In February of 2017 I decided to make some really big changes in my life.
Basically I got sick to death of being broke, feeling unfulfilled and as though I had zero control over my own destiny.
After a couple of intense meditation sessions the crux of my problem become extremely apparent, which was:
—> ME <—
Without even realising it, I had been shutting myself off from any and all abundance / opportunities the Universe may have wanted to send in my direction.
How did I do that?
Well, a few steps were involved.
- I built an impressive virtual ‘wall’ between me and all the good stuff
- Once I had finished the ‘wall’ construction I grabbed a bottle of spray paint and graffitied quaint little sayings like ‘I’m an artist and I’m supposed to struggle’ and ‘I don’t deserve to be successful’.
- I sat back and looked at these lines over and over again, day in day out.
- I wondered why on earth life wasn’t really working out for me the way I wanted it to.
Yes I know what you’re thinking as I’m thinking it too, bloody idiot.
Piece by piece I began deconstructing this wall (which wasn’t easy) and started working on shifting my way of thinking. To help me with this, I wrote out positive and uplifting affirmations about abundance on 4 small pieces of paper. Some were quotes I’d seen, others just came to me during a meditation session. I kept all of them with me and 4 times a day I’d say each affirmation 3 times each.
I did this for about 3 weeks solid and it was almost as if the dam burst and all that good stuff I mentioned earlier came flooding towards me.
The Universe was like ‘f-I-n-a-l-l-y!! It took you long enough to realise I’m trying to bloody well help you here!!’.
Not long after that – one of my fav people Rebecca Loebe asked me to play drums for her album launch party at the Saxon Pub.
This made me extremely happy 🙂
The night of the launch party I got to meet Jimmy LaFave who was in the audience and from hearing me with Becca asked if I would play drums on a new album he wanted to record (Peace Town).
Today, almost a year later, I was finally able to hold the finished product in my hands. It was so cool to hear everything mixed together and relive all the fun from that studio session. It was a truly magical experience that I’ll never forget. Grateful, humbled, proud and so much more.
(After Jimmy passed away I wrote this blog post)
So many cool things have happened in 2017 and so far 2018 is totally kicking ass. Everyone is so incredibly kind to me and I appreciate each and every chance I get to make music with awesome people.
A ba-zillion thank yous Universe…I’m ready for the good stuff now 😉