It’s Sunday evening and I’m writing from the “Big City”—Phoenix, AZ. I don’t come here often since moving back north to a more rural landscape and smaller population. But I had good reason: a house concert featuring two of my favorite local New Thought singers who I came to know through Science of Mind and Unity. It’s amazing how many years have passed since we first met!
I met Cerise when I initially moved from Santa Fe to Phoenix back in 2003. She was a young, married woman in her 20s; now she is 42 years old, a mother of three, tour operator and guide, in addition to being a singer and songwriter. Jeanne came into my life when I moved to Phoenix a second time, relocating from Sedona in 2015; we met when she sang at Unity of Mesa. She became my Naam Yoga teacher, and my client briefly; these days she ministers in her own church, in addition to working full-time in the corporate world, studying to be ordained as a Unity minister, and, of course, writing songs and singing.
Tonight, one of the songs was about shining your light. These two women are powerhouses with their singing voices, but also powerhouses in their life. They lead rich, heart-filled, service-oriented lives. Individually and together, they are vessels for God to use and fill up with love to spread to others. They are an inspiration to me, not only through their thoughtful, conscious lyrics, but through their example of living a Spirit- and love-centered life.
This world is blessed to have these two beings shining their light, spreading God’s love, and uplifting folks wherever they go. I am grateful.