The day was Friday, and just like any other morning, I woke up thinking of the following things: what to pack for the kids’ lunches, which coffee to brew, Vanhoutte’s hazel vanilla or Nescafe’s house blend, and how the heck I can overcome the daily resistance of the dreaded morning workout routine which seems to get harder and harder every year!
Oh, there’s another thing that’s been added to my morning’s running script in my head: What songs am I going to sing for my show in California in November?!?
So I went to the bathroom, but before going, I glanced at my phone’s prompts, a daily habit now, and briefly saw it: (paraphrasing)
On Twitter: It seems like the red-headed cat is alive and well. Thank you @chiquipineda for sharing…. and I thought to myself “Hmmm…Twitter. I’m hardly on there. Who could be tweeting me this early…” and then let the phone go, went on my business and didn’t think about it until later that morning when I was more awake.
It turns out, this tweet was from my favourite kick-a** teacher, Steven Pressfield’s team!
The full story is right here.
Today, another serendipitous moment hits me. Of all people that my favourite speaker of inspiration, Oprah, no less, would have in her SuperSoulSunday
for today, it would be, who else, but Steven Pressfield, but of course, right? Like, can it be anybody else?!? 😀
Everything Mr SP shared in today’s show I’ve heard at least a dozen (and a hundred and two) times already. I’ve had his book, The War of Art
by my bed, in my bag, and in my iPhone – yes, I got the audible version as well – for years now.
Last week, I excitedly grabbed the follow-up which is Turning Pro
. I was, at first, momentarily disappointed. The book was not on my Audible.com which is my go-to source of books. I hesitated. I was going to wait until it was up. It was going to be up sooner or later. But something inside me said “Go. No more waiting, Chiqui.”
And so I did.
I got the substandard – no fancy audible techie tags (read: a bit disorganized) and more expensive version on Kindle. But I remembered this, too: When the (God) Voice says “Go.”, you go. So it’s 3x the price, so what! I put Thrifty Chiqui to sleep.
I haven’t stopped listening + reading since that day. I haven’t stopped getting nudges since that day.
This now brings me to the moment of Universal Truth that Mr. Pressfield and many other life teachers share about one’s passion, from William Hutchison Murray
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
I’ve been ignoring my signs for a very long time. My closest and dearest will tell you how many excuses I’ve made, how often I added all sorts of drama to the mix and frankly, it gets boring after a while. Thank YOU, to you who have listened, supported, put up with me.
And the signs are everywhere. They are always strong and super-soul*full if and when we allow it.
The KEY is exactly that: Allow it.
What signs are you noticing in your life?
What keeps popping up over and over, again and again, like a broken
And more importantly, this:
Are we paying attention yet?
And if I may have your attention for a few more…here is my very personal love offering to the world these days ~ Our California Show is a go. Nov. 15, Friday, Dance Pavilion in Fullerton, OC is a go! To reserve your tickets, you can call/viber Ms. Gigi Villavert Borromeo @ 1(714)699-6143. It’s a small venue (150-200pax) so grab your tickets now! 😊👍💃🎶
Always, above all else ~
Love and Courage in your brand of creativity,