Have you read ‘The Sacred Yes: Letters From The Infinite’ by Deborah L. Johnson?

The Sacred Yes: Letters From The Infinite

The Sacred Yes: Letters From The Infinite

I finished reading Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential by Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith and it was such an enjoyable read that I still use the powerful affirmations and embodiments presented.  Now, I’m back to reading a book I actually started before Dr. Beckwith’s which also happens to be written by someone he mentors.  The book is called The Sacred Yes: Letters From The Infinite by Rev. Deborah L. Johnson.

The Sacred Yes is a fascinating read and offers insightful perspective on God/Source from various angles.  Its somewhat similar to Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch in that the author explains the content was “channeled.”  For this, I refer to a great phrase my uncle once told me – TRUTH IS WHERE YOU FIND IT – and I’ve found plenty of it in this book thus far.

I’m currently on the 11th chapter, entitled DIVINE FLOW, and I think you’ll appreciate this analogy on giving:

“In addition to making a seperation between the giver and the recipient, there is also a tendency in your Westernixed cultures to make a seperatin between the acts of givin and receiving. This is a false disctinction.  This is a pradigm that is of no use or value in the spiritual realm.  It is a fallacious conceptualization that only continues to perpetuate the paradigm of duality. Ther is otherness reeking in this. Why do I say so adamantly that this is fallacious?

Perhaps the best example would be that of breathing.  Within the  process of breathing there is what you refer to as inhaling and there is what you refer to as exhaling.  However, you are not breathing unless you are doing both. It would never occur to you to try to make such a distinction between exhaling and inhaling when speaking of breathing such that you would claim to be doing one without the other.  There is totality here. There is a wholeness here. There is an integration here. You are not breathing unless both are happening alternately and interchangeably. So it is with what you refer to as giving.  In fact, it is even more so.  In the act of breathing you can mark the point in time when you are either inhaling or exhaling, even though they occur very closely together.  However, in what is referred to as giving, the so-called giving and receiving are simultaneous. They aren’t even separate. It is all one.”

Feel free to share your thoughts on this book if you’re reading it or have read it in the past.

Top 3 Ways Independent Artists can Report (CD and Digital, including venue / live show) Sales to SoundScan

Billboard Charts

Report sales to Soundscan to get on the Billboard Charts

Get your  FREE report on the Top 3 ways for independent artistst to leverage Soundscan here.

Have you heard that the music industry has been in a constant decline or recession over the last few years?  Technically, that’s not true.

Did you know that although 2008 music industry album sales fell 14% based on Neilsen  SoundScan numbers, the music industry actually saw overall growth for the third consecutive year?  That’s true.  As a Dec. 31, 2008 Reuters article reported:

“Overall music sales, including albums, singles, music video and digital tracks, rose 10.5 percent to 1.5 billion units {in 2008}, after 14 percent growth in 2007 and a 19 percent jump in 2006.”

What’s also true is that more and more Independent artists are contributing to these SoundScan numbers and the best are reaping tremendous benefits:

  • Establishing a Nielsen SoundScan digital and physical CD sales history
  • Inclusion in the Billboard Magazine charts tally which can lead to national recognition
  • Proof of Sales for potential deals (label, distribution, management, legal, sponsorships, endorsement, etc.)

The question we answer in your FREE report is how you, an independent artist,  can report ALL of your sales (including venue / live show sales) to Soundscan as an independent artist.  Pick up a copy HERE.

Sync’ing Google Calendar directly to Windows Mobile direct to ‘

Samsung Blackjack II

Samsung Blackjack II

My wife and I use Google Calendar to stay on top of our personal and business appointments/tasks, etc. b/c it integrates well with G-mail and Google Docs and it allows us to share multiple calendars (we share three – one for PolyPlat Records/State of Man, one for her and one for me).

She recently got a Samsung Blackjack II to replace her old AT&T phone, so I hit the internet to find a way to sync her Windows Mobile calendar to Google without using Outlook on her PC.

Here are the options I’ve found (feel free to send your updates and I’ll add to the list):

How to play Flash content on the iPhone

iPhone

iPhone

If you are new to the iPhone, you may have noticed that you can’t play flash content like Youtube videos and MP3s directly from the iPhone’s Safari browser. The following blog offers highlights an iPhone bookmarklet called iTransmogrify! that solves this issue:

http://joemaller.com/2008/01/12/itransmogrify

There’s even a work around for IE users:

http://code.google.com/p/itransmogrify/wiki/IE_Workaround

Ten Principles To The Zen Of Attraction


Photo by Clearly Ambiguous

The following is a re-post from www.rizwanbhimani.com:

1. Promise Nothing
Just do what you most enjoy doing.
Hidden benefit: You will always over-deliver.
2. Offer Nothing
Just share what you have with those who express an interest in it.
Hidden benefit: Takes the pressure off of wanting other people to see you as valuable or important.
3. Expect Nothing
Just enjoy what you already have. It’s plenty.
Hidden benefit: You will realize how complete your life is already.
4. Need Nothing
Just build up your reserves and your needs will disappear.
Hidden benefit: You boundaries will be extended and filled with space.
5. Create Nothing
Just respond well to what comes to you.
Hidden benefit: Openness.
6. Hype Nothing
Just let quality sell by itself.
Hidden benefit: Trustability.
7. Plan Nothing
Just take the path of least resistance.
Hidden benefit: Achievement will become effortless.
8. Learn Nothing
Just let your body absorb it all on your behalf.
Hidden benefit: You will become more receptive to what you need to know in the moment.
9. Become No One
Just be more of yourself.
Hidden benefit: Authenticity.
10. Change Nothing
Just tell the truth and things will change by themselves.
Hidden benefit: Acceptance.

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