Shifting Points by Michael-Blu
THE MAGIC IN THE SHIFT
It always amazes me to be in the midst of a dream while it’s becoming a reality. To be surrounded by great people allows me to elevate myself, rise to the occasion, and be more then I ever dreamed I could be. It’s been such a magical journey writing Shifting Points, and now to be in the process of putting together a Multimedia Release Event is one of the high points in my life…I’ve been working so hard to bring this book to all of you in a way that’s as magical as the journey itself. Putting together an event like this, on this scale, is not an easy task. I’ve had more than a few sleepless nights wondering if I could actually pull this off.
I remember one night not long ago, after a day feeling like I was getting nowhere, I went to bed feeling defeated and hopeless…fell asleep and started to dream, in my dream I was laughing and felt a lightness that I hadn’t felt in awhile. I was happy and carefree because in my dream I was hearing God tell me “I will make a path for you where there is not one and I will open doors for you that no man can shut.” I had read these words before, but to hear God say them directly to me, gave me the strength to move forward with courage. When I woke from my dream, I had the renewed outlook that God had created me along with every single thing in this universe for a definite purpose, and my immediate purpose was to release my book. I made the decision to move forward in that purpose and nothing was going to stop me…my connection to God is stronger and more powerful then any other force that dares to come against me and I vowed to complete my mission.
Over 25 years ago, I wrote a song called “Get Up”. I was just revisiting the lyrics and thought, wow! I was so young when I wrote this, but it’s filled with so much wisdom. It’s proof to me that inspiration is a gift not to be taken lightly, God can speak years ahead of your time in a moment of inspiration. I didn’t fully appreciate or even understand completely, the depth of the lyrics until know, there simple, but clear.
“Get up, you’ve got to seize the time.
Life complications can be a very heavy load,
In times of trouble, you never let them block the road,
Use all your senses, relax your mind,
Let inspiration make the soul and the spirit shine.”
I was only 23 years old when I wrote those words. I was just writing down what God was speaking to me. Now, it makes so much sense. It was so clear, “Seize the time”, I had worked so hard writing and putting this book together, it was now time to “Let inspiration make the soul and spirit shine.” Thank you God, for your voice in the darkness and for giving me the faith, hope, and inspiration to know that you are making a path just for me…I believe.
When I was creating this book release event, I wanted to team up with an organization that I felt aligned with my message, so I really meditated on what the core message was in my book, what the common theme was. It was love…it was acceptance…and it was “just be kind”. I realized that all the work I had put into my articles and book had no power if they didn’t benefit an organization that amplified the message…furthered the discussion… and educated the next generation to move forward from a place of love, from the heart. I believe divine guidance lead me straight to Free2Luv.org, Free2Luv is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to rockin’ individuality, celebrating equality, spreading kindness & standing up to bullying through arts & entertainment. They empower, engage & enlighten youth to be their true, authentic selves and know that they are perfect just the way they are. This is something I believe so strongly and I feel is at the heart of my book…authenticity. They also believe LUV is STRONGER than hate and BRAVER than bullying. And their main theme is LUV ROCKS and ROCK KINDNESS. I’m so grateful for the energy that gravitated us together, and so excited for all the love that will come from this…Love is stronger than hate.
This magical journey has been a crazy and sometimes terrifying adventure full of ups and downs. I can never let myself forget that through all of life’s struggles and roadblocks, as hard as the journey seems to be at times, I am on a mission that’s being guided by God…I’m being led down a path that is being cleared right in front of me… I trust and I believe.
“Listen to the wind, it talks…
Listen to the silence , it speaks…
Listen to your heart, it knows.”
-Native American quote
What started out as a simple book release event has evolved into Shifting Points Across America. I’ll be sitting down with a different person in every city, the evenings will be filled with inspiration, life stories, and the Shifting Points that weave together our human connection. The Shifting Points tour will be documented on film as we cross the country sharing our human experiences and touching each other’s lives in a profoundly impactful road trip. This is beyond a dream come true for us and we can’t wait to see you on the road as we Shift across America with Shifting Points On The Heart. It all begins in Fresno, California at The Grand 1401 with my first special guest Dr. Lori Williams as we kick off the book tour August 25, 2015 in an unforgettable way…on an unforgettable evening…through the unforgettable SHIFTING POINTS of my life.
Please get on the guest list to stay informed and keep up to date on all the new cities added to the book tour. Go to www.Michael-Blu.com to sign up and watch the video, www.Free2Luv.org to find out more about their youth empowerment initiatives and to join the movement. #RockLuvNotHate. There is a limited number of advanced reader copies at https://squareup.com/store/shifting-points I thank you for reading my articles every week, and for your support and love. I wish you a heart full of peace.
“I’ve learned that in this life it’s a shared experience, and if we truly want to make a difference and cause a shift, we need to let them see the brokenness…let them see the cracks in our armor…it’s the only way the light gets out…the magic is the light in the shift.”
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