Letting Go... It's not about me...

I've been out of touch mostly, and I realize that you may have wondered if I have dropped off the face of the earth. There were days, when honestly, I felt like I had. So real talk: I've been going through some challenging transitions. Between losing love, leaving Austin and financial worries, my heart has been heavy, so I've been taking a break from my music.

When your life is topsy turvy, it is hard not to focus on yourself: What did I do wrong? What could I have done differently? Is this right? What do I do next? This weekend, I remembered God's favorite message for me: It's not about me. Let me tell you the story...

I was playing this past Sunday afternoon on a lovely shaded trail surrounded by painters, weavers and artists of many genres in a nature-inspired celebration of art. As I was singing, people strolled by with their dogs and children in tow-- some pausing to listen, some smiling, some applauding, and some even sat to listen. But nothing significant was really happening, at least not for me or from my perspective. It was only later that I learned my lesson.

 My friend was listening along the trail and observed a trio of ladies walk through as I was singing "Letting Go." He observed two of the ladies link their arms with their friend in the middle as they heard the words... "You've gotta let go...," and one remarked to her friend, "You see, you have to let go... I told you this was your trail." It seemed to him that the lady in the middle was going through something difficult, and the words of my song spoke to them all as they walked along.

I offer this song now to you (free, of course if you join for my mailing list) and perhaps a lesson too. No matter where you are and what you're going through, there is a design at work. Sometimes, even with my own design, it's not about me. Sometimes, it's about you....

Love and Light, Tonya

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