It’s a new year and I’ve already made my 2015 statement ― “Invite the Miraculous” ― in my last post, “Happy New Year and a Look Back”. Now, I’ve been trying to find the perfect theme on which to start.
I think I’ve got it from listening to these songs by *Carrie Newcomer. Her words and music speak to my heart in the vision I have this year, actually for a while now, on what I long to do ― gather and inspire. No gift is too small ― there is room at the table for everyone.
They talk of down-home things and take me to where life is simple ― toe tapping, innocent and pure. We all come from different walks of life with many situations. I feel them — a whole gamut of emotions where we love, cry and laugh — and hope to create a space at my table where we come together and take these journeys in a conversation of life.
It’s the human stories of love and pain. They matter and we have within the ability to make change and witness miracles.
I don’t know how it will happen nor do I have the training or piece of paper to give advice. I can only share what I’ve learned and witnessed and offer a safe place to exchange stories. Sometimes, all it takes is a comforting word or a listening soul to point us in a new direction, give hope and get us back on track.
I never know how each day will unfold or what may come into my life. It may be that you’ll land here and we’ll engage and inspire each other. Maybe, you’ll have a new idea that will spark us to do something that’s never been done before. I hope so. We need to put our pieces together and add our voices to the world collectively for the greater good.
So, as you listen to these songs and their lyrics, I hope your heart will be touched by pure love as it was for me. I hope you’ll look for the light in the window and gather around my table in spirit to see what the future holds and where we’ll be placed to learn how to bring peace and share love.
Come, pull up a chair ― there’s room at my table for everyone. I’m putting it out in the universe. Together, we’ll find a way to talk and air our differences, share our stories and spread the love giving hope ― then, stand back and watch the miracles. If not now, then when.
Pat at the ol’ kitchen table
*For more information on Carrie Newcomer, you can listen to an unedited interview with her by Krista Tippett at “On Being” or hear a mix on her new album, “A Permeable Life.”