I’m coming out of the closet today – but in a different way

Yes. It is true. Today is my “coming out of the closet day,” but in a Spiritual way. Today I am making it public knowledge that for the last couple of years, I’ve been meditating and receiving guidance which I’ve kept on the down low because I was instructed to do so (perhaps due to my own fear of what others would think, my own need for growth and/or other reasons). Now, I guess I’ve grown to trust enough to reveal this because today I was guided to bring this into public light.

It is a service I’ve performed anonymously with my wife at the site www.askrealitylove.com The site is now a blog and you can read some of the interesting questions others have submitted and the answers we’ve received from “Reality/Love.”

What is “Reality/Love” you ask?¬†Go to the site to find out: http://www.askrealitylove.com or http://askrealitylove.wordpress.com

Recieved this Congratulations from The Recording Academy’s President/CEO

I just read this in my email and I must say, its interesting news for recording artists! Probably not so great for Radio, though.

“Dear Recording Academy Member:

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee considered our major legislative initiative, The Performance Rights Act. As I’ve written to you many times before, the bill closes the “corporate radio loophole” and makes terrestrial radio play by the same rules as Internet and satellite radio by compensating the performers of the music they play.

It’s been a long road to get here, with many Academy members testifying before Congress, flying to Washington to lobby, and sending literally thousands of emails. Last week, we asked Academy members from the states of key Senators to weigh in with their support. Hundreds of you did, and your voices were heard loud and clear–the Committee voted to APPROVE the measure.

With May’s successful House Judiciary vote behind us, today’s vote was the final committee action before the bill can be considered by the full Congress. While there is much work left to get final passage, today’s historic vote marks the most significant progress on a nearly 80 year quest for performance rights for artists. Congratulations on this important victory and a special thank you to the Recording Academy members who called their Senators in the past week.

Kind regards,
Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy”

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. ” – Johann Von Goethe

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. ” – Johann Von Goethe

I got this quote today after having a late night of dealing with buried emotions from my past in a very productive and somewhat intuitive way. Thankfully, I resolved these emotions and saw the incident they were tied to in a whole new light. But this happened only because I was willing to ask for a better understanding. In fact, I asked “if we are put in circumstances for our best and highest development, then why did this happen?”

It took a lot of stilling my mind and letting go of urges to seek some external re-source for the answer for me to just be still and allow the answer to come. Finally, I began to see how this incident had caused a clear chain of events in my life that taught me valuable lessons that are paramount to my continued growth today. Relaying the whole situation from then and now to my wife, I even realized that the whole “story line” that I could clearly see now was much like some amazing movie script. lol My “hidden” resentment disappeared last night, thanks to taking the time to still myself and allow my “God-given emotional guidance system” to teach, and I am now grateful for the whole situation. What a change!

This sort of change can for anyone regarding anything from your past, so if you’d like to know the full process I used, join my new “Spiritual Practice” email list by visiting¬†http://www.reverbnation.com/johnstringeraskrl

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got. And you will keep doing what you’ve always done if you keep thinking what you’ve always thought.” Larry Wilson

Print your own barcode.

Ever needed to print barcodes from your own computer? If you are in a band, you probably have. Yeah, you may not be able to scan the resulting barcode in a retail store, but its great if you are printing your own CDs and selling them at shows. Here’s a list of fonts that will make sure your barcode for your CD’s UPC comes out right:

http://ping.fm/3Cpea