Jump... The Universe Will Catch You

So this week I took my biggest creative risk ever... I put my dream out there into the world and full of self doubt, worry, excitement, nervousness, and blind faith.  With such mixed emotion, one would assume one should wait until one is 100% sure of ones emotions, but I have learned over the past 10 years of playing music that there is never the 100% right time.  There is never perfect.  So with little more than those loudening whispers in my heart I decided to jump....

After 10 years I listened to the voice that I have tried to ignore for some time now. I have decided to record that album and record it in the only way I can think about doing it now, which is with all of ye that have supported that dream.  So ta-dah... we have a crowdfunding campaign where you get to pledge some money for some great rewards and WE get to make an album togetgher. Details of the crowdfunding is on this link here:So in the first week and a half of this little baby going live we have nearly $4,000 pledged and 50 supporters... I am BLOWN AWAY to say the least and eternally grateful for anyone who looked at it, shared it, supported it. You have no idea what your effort how big or small has done for my soul. 

BUT the crowdfunding is not what I want to talk about... the best part of this whole process has been the little comments section that runs alongside the project and the random emails and comments I am getting from beautiful people all over this planet.  The thing that has made me speechless is that people are seeing this little project and it is touching them somehow some way and they are writing to me.  Maybe there is a song that has resonated, maybe there is a lyric that strikes, maybe it is my crazy idea to move onto a bus, maybe it is that I have listened to that voice that most of us ignore.  I am betting that 99% of what I have received in email and comment love speak to that very last statement... I am listening to the voice (not that one that hears messages in the radio signal.. haha... no the little whisper from your heart!).  I have actually STOPPED, stopped making so much noise, stopped making excuses, stopped listening to the doubt talk, stopped listening to the naysayer inside of us all.  I have actually said to that naysayer... thanks for your coming to my little party, but my little voice will take you on any day and my little heart whisper will win because that little voice is speaking my truth. And with an amazingly turbulent year in my life, I have come out with a beautiful life lesson that resonates very deeply in me now "speak your truth even if your voice shakes" (quote from a random wall in New Orleans).  

So the response to speaking my truth means that this week has brought the most amount of radio, TV, blog and facebook attention I have ever got.  Yes they are all interested in a crazy Irish gypsy moving onto a bus with her 3 kids, like one of my favourite commenters wrote on my wall.....
Whilst I could sit and revel in my gypsy warrioring for some time and love my feathers a bit more... I won't BECAUSE it goes far deeper than that... and again I am brought back to WHY my little story is resonating on an individual level with ye... there is a little part in all of you that want to tell that naysayer to zip it, there is a little part in all of you that want to speak your truth and be brave enough to feel your world shake, there is a little dream that we all hold dear somewhere deep in that heart, but somewhere along the years of work, motherhood, or being something to someone that we have talked ourselves out of that dream.  We all have a purpose with our life and our little souls and sometimes we just need a reminder to listen to the voice which is telling us what to do. That doesn't mean we need to rush that voice or urgently accomplish that thing which we desire, it just means we need to take little steps towards that light which is shining for us.  My week has been a huge step, YES but it came after a series of micro mini and teeny weenie ones for a year and a half and over 10 years of urging those steps into existence.  And whilst I have not reached the funding goal yet, I have gained so much from this experience thus far and I am trusting in the universe a bit here.  I know that I have taken a huge JUMP and my jump comes from a very sacred, beautiful place deep in my heart and soul, so when I begin to doubt at all, the universe catches me cradles me and tells me hey, we got this Áine.. keep on shining out what you do, cause we got this.  So if anything I can impart through my computer screen to you today is JUMP whatever age and where ever you are just make a big or a little JUMP today towards what is true in your heart, and trust me that universe will catch you. xo Áine

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  • Anne Devenish

    Anne Devenish Pt lonsdale

    Hi Aine......love your written words .....straight from the heart....I felt you were only talking to me sharing a part of your life's journey.....I could hear a song coming on ......JUMP......the lyrics are in this blog .....so happy for you that you are reaching for your dream....never doubt that little voice in your heart is spirit talking to you....embrace it always......luv Anne

    Hi Aine......love your written words .....straight from the heart....I felt you were only talking to me sharing a part of your life's journey.....I could hear a song coming on ......JUMP......the lyrics are in this blog .....so happy for you that you are reaching for your dream....never doubt that little voice in your heart is spirit talking to you....embrace it always......luv Anne

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