Ben's Weekly Spark 2.17.19: 4 Critical Questions, 8 Rituals for Love & A Sneak Peek at The N
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This past week hosted Valentine's Day, a day that I think is culturally shifting in meaning as we begin to recognize that there are so many types of love worth celebrating! As I saw it within my online communities, and noted beautifully by Catherine Clary, for many, Valentine's Day is a celebration of not-only romantic love, but self-love and friendship as well!
OUR VALENTINE'S NIGHT OUT
My husband and I had a really beautiful night out together.
For those who might appreciate L.A. dinner/drink tips: we had a delicious dinner at Pine & Crine-- highly recommend if you're looking for fresh, farm to table Chinese/Taiwanese food in LA, and then saw the virtuosic Dylan Meek & Bryan McKnight, Jr. play at Apotheke, a gorgeous new speakeasy-craft cocktail-bar near the LA River/Chinatown, in an evening produced by Adam Carneol with The Burgundy.
This night out reminded me how important it truly is to give our time and undivided attention to the ones we love. I am guilty of too often getting drawn into work, or my own incessant thoughts, and not being present with those around me. This subject, of how we can show love by devoting our consciousness to seeing and listening to those around us, is the subject of two of this week's Sparks!
***THIS WEEK'S SPARKS***
🔥 4 CRITICAL QUESTIONS & A 1 SECOND SOLUTION
Thanks to Adrienne Litchenberg for sharing this poignant article highlighting 4 unconscious questions Maya Angelou believes we are all asking one another, all the time, and a 1-second solution to changing our lives (hint: it's about being more present with one another.)
🔥 8 RITUALS FOR BRINGING LOVE INTO YOUR LIFE
From Deepak Chopra's The Chopra Center, these 8 meditations/contemplations are wonderful ways to connect with your heart center.
🔥 INDIA ARIE'S NEW ALBUM, "WORTHY"
I'm really digging India Arie's new album, "Worthy." There are some incredibly timely messages, especially on tracks, "What If," "Prayer for Humanity" and "Hour of Love." Take a listen if you love conscious music.
🔥 SHOWING UP FOR OTHERS
Similar to the article above, this article is about how one person's life was transformed when they began taking care of someone else, and how sometimes the best way to get out of our own ego is to be of service in the world...
🔥 AN AFFIRMATION FOR MANIFESTING WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE:
This audio recording from Esther Hick's podcast is a beautiful way to start any day and get in alignment with manifesting what you want in life:
🔥 ROYAL HEART TRIBE EXPERIENCE VIDEO & FORGIVE MYSELF TODAY VIDEO:
Watch an extended version of the promo video for the Royal Heart Tribe Experience, featuring my unreleased song, "Unconditional Love" above. And if you haven't yet, check out our recent live video for "Forgive Myself Today" below!
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Watch this sneak peek video of our new home for "The Joy Machine"--The 11:11.
Song list has been finalized,
and we'll be covering
Michael Jackson, Alanis Morissette, Portugal the Man and more with special guests Ruby Lewis, Ian Brininstool, Jason Paige, Joey Defore, KC Carnage,
and Bradley Keys!
Live, energetic music.
Inspiring originals. Electric covers.
Thanks for reading this week's Spark! Hope you have a great week!