The Gift of Carrot Bacon : An Introduction

The Gift of Carrot Bacon : An Introduction

The Gift of Carrot Bacon : An Introduction to the #LoveCityArts Blog by #AndreInTheFlow!

Welcome to my new blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Q: So why have I invited you here?

A:

I have a desire to integrate all parts of myself. This desire is within us all.Β My love for making music, sharing resources, and community organizing have all converged. For this reason, I am compelled to create a space in the digital world to share my love. It is a love fueled to encourage all humanity through the arts.

This will be a space where I will share all the resources that have enriched my life. A great deal of the posts will include resources that have helped me.

Some of the content will be spiritual, other content will not. Some of the articles I will author, others will not. Β This will serve as a repository of things in life that bring me JOY and Support. I hope they encourage you all the same.

Speaking of which, here is a tune that has recently been pulling me through the darkness of my own life. (Hey, We ALL have it.) This song is from my dear friend Jennifer. She and I are the kinds of friends that live in the same city. Yet, due to “KRAZY” schedules, we don’t get to see each other as often as we would like. We are working on seeing each other with greater frequency because we love each other so much. Whenever we connect, it’s always ELECTRIC and transformative.

On one such occasion, Β we went out for a casual lunch at a trendy vegan restaurant in Brooklyn, NY. Over this light lunch, we had what we now refer to as “The Carrot Bacon” moment. I was complaining about all the trials and tribulations of NYC life. “Why wasn’t my latest fling returning my texts? Why did I have to pass prosecco to arrogant people most days of the week? Why was my roommate getting on my last nerve with her post-it notes throughout the house?”, I lamented. With a piece of carrot “bacon” in her left hand, Ms. Jennifer asked me a question that took my breath away.

With a piece of carrot “bacon” in her left hand, Ms. Jennifer asked me a question that took my breath away.

She said, “What’s going on with the singing??! Isn’t that what you came here to do anyway?” I stopped dead in my verbal tracks. I had forgotten my mission. I had forgotten my values. I had forgotten my purpose.

Here’s what I’m learning. We all need family, friends and loved ones in our lives that remind us of what’s real and how blessed we are.

Have you had a “carrot bacon” moment in your life? Are there “carrot bacon” moments that you are not heading? I would love to hear from you.

Here is the song she offered to me as a reminder of what’s REAL.

This song below speaks to how blessed we all are. The key is to “lift up your eyes.”

Do you have a song that lifts you up in moments of challenge? Would love to hear your faves in the comments section below.

I hope you enjoy this journey with me.

Yours in the service of Love,

Andre’ Stith (aka #AndreInTheFlow)

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I look forward to celebrating some of your faves throughout my Encouragement Platform.

Stay tuned for more sharing of personal anecdotes, awesome “jams”, and resources.

(After I release a few of my faves to you, I’ll put them all into a special encouraging playlist for you.)

 

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    andreintheflow: "Bryan (@b_christopherrr) is back to sing us HAPPY!!! WE πŸ‘πŸΎ ARE πŸ‘πŸΎ THRILLED πŸ‘πŸΎ
We are gathering to build Winter Bridges to our Healing...
We gather on January 28th to raise art in ways that align with and supports our values... We heal and share our art in the Service of Love... Won't you join us? 
Sign- up to attend and/or participate at LoveCityArts.org 
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    andreintheflow: "A post & poem share about my very present fears is LIVE now at AndreInTheFlow.com

Enjoy with my #Love. - @AndreInTheFlow

http://andrestith.net/landing/?p=1046"
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    andreintheflow: "We are gathering to build Winter Bridges to our Healing...
We gather on January 28th to raise art in ways that align with and supports our values... We heal and share our art in the Service of Love... Won't you join us? 
Sign- up to attend and/or participate at LoveCityArts.org 
Tell a friend about this awesome Arts movement based in NYC. @LoveCityArts 
#UseYourGifts #BeTheChange #ShareTheLove #LoveCityArts #Artists #Love #nycartists #nycarts #nycartist #LightWorkers4LightWorkers #Dancers #singers #musicians #ChangeAgents #ArtistsThatLoveAndSupport #nyc #Love #ChosenFamily #MusicalMagic #musicalFamily #Family #ArtistsFamily #ArtsFamily"
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    andreintheflow: "Michael (@michael.a.green1) is IN for another time of healing and renewal... We can't want to see you there!
We are gathering to build Winter Bridges to our Healing...
We gather on January 28th to raise art in ways that align with and supports our values... We heal and share our art in the Service of Love... Won't you join us? 
Sign- up to attend and/or participate at LoveCityArts.org 
Tell a friend about this awesome Arts movement based in NYC. @LoveCityArts 
#UseYourGifts #BeTheChange #ShareTheLove #LoveCityArts #Artists #Love #nycartists #nycarts #nycartist #LightWorkers4LightWorkers #Dancers #singers #musicians #ChangeAgents #ArtistsThatLoveAndSupport #nyc #Love #ChosenFamily #MusicalMagic #musicalFamily #Family #ArtistsFamily #ArtsFamily"
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    andreintheflow: "The last time we gathered @sunshinelovinglyfe sang this awesome song of resilience and we were LIFTED.... Thank you, Sunshine!!! We gather on January 28th to raise art in ways that align with and supports our values... We heal and share our art in the Service of Love... Won't you join us? 
Sign- up to attend and/or participate at LoveCityArts.org 
Tell a friend about this awesome Arts movement based in NYC. @LoveCityArts 
#UseYourGifts #BeTheChange #ShareTheLove #LoveCityArts #Artists #Love #nycartists #nycarts #nycartist #LightWorkers4LightWorkers #Dancers #singers #musicians #ChangeAgents #ArtistsThatLoveAndSupport #nyc #Love #ChosenFamily #MusicalMagic #musicalFamily #Family #ArtistsFamily #ArtsFamily"
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    andreintheflow: "We are gathering to build Winter Bridges to our Healing...
We gather on January 28th to raise art in ways that align with and supports our values... We heal and share our art in the Service of Love... Won't you join us? 
Sign- up to attend and/or participate at LoveCityArts.org 
Tell a friend about this awesome Arts movement based in NYC. @LoveCityArts 
#UseYourGifts #BeTheChange #ShareTheLove #LoveCityArts #Artists #Love #nycartists #nycarts #nycartist #LightWorkers4LightWorkers #Dancers #singers #musicians #ChangeAgents #ArtistsThatLoveAndSupport #nyc #Love #ChosenFamily #MusicalMagic #musicalFamily #Family #ArtistsFamily #ArtsFamily"
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    andreintheflow: "Carli (@cow_eyes) brought SO MUCH REALNESS into the Healing Gathering space last year... Her gifts are OUT OF THIS WORLD and her support of this project goes far beyond words.... WE LOVE YOU, CARLI.... We gather on January 28th to raise art in ways that align with and supports our values... We heal and share our art in the Service of Love... Won't you join us? 
Sign- up to attend and/or participate at LoveCityArts.org 
Tell a friend about this awesome Arts movement based in NYC. @LoveCityArts 
#UseYourGifts #BeTheChange #ShareTheLove #LoveCityArts #Artists #Love #nycartists #nycarts #nycartist #LightWorkers4LightWorkers #Dancers #singers #musicians #ChangeAgents #ArtistsThatLoveAndSupport #nyc #Love #ChosenFamily #MusicalMagic #musicalFamily #Family #ArtistsFamily #ArtsFamily"
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