It was around 2009 that I was living in an apartment with my girlfriend at the time. We were putting up a Christmas tree and the TV was blaring in the background. A commercial for an Aerosmith concert with Lenny Kravitz opening for them comes on. I was in mid- batman Christmas ornament on the tree turned my head to the television and I just froze. My girlfriend glanced over at me and recognized that certain look in my eye. She knew with every fiber I wanted to go, but at the time we were living very lean and life was not the greatest but we made due as best we could. She stated you want to go don’t you. I tried to play it smooth and I said Nah baby I’m coooo but deep down inside, I REALLY REALLY wanted to go to the concert. My insides were screaming at the chance to go I was so excited and kind of disappointed at the time. I was really saying to myself was a weak half hearten yes with a
I MUST GO I said to myself, my brain went into overdrive, how much more would I have to work to make this possible? What sacrifices would I need to make? How much sleep would I be losing? I was totally focused on what I would need to give up to have this pleasurable experience. Then I stopped the chatter for a minute and asked myself a new question. How can I get to this concert easily? The thought popped right in call Shavon! Boom I started questioning that why should I call Shavon? OK fine. I did wonder for a hot second why I fight with myself about the good things I want to experience in life. You ever do that? The cool thing about the Universe is that it knows exactly what you want and can provide it to you, when you are in an allowing mode and open to receiving and I was still learning that truth. So I emailed Shavon. She was a friend who used to work for a venue in Milwaukee. Bands from all over the world would play there, and she was constantly in touch with celebrities, radio and TV personalities, and music industry folks. That’s why you call her Jeoff duuuuh! I asked if she knew where I might be able to get a hook up for tickets because I knew they would be totally inflamed going the normal route.
I sent the email and started thinking about who could go with me. My girlfriend wasn‘t really into either artist so I thought of my friend Troy, he is an amazing musician who would completely enjoy this opportunity I thought. He was not sure he could make it so he was floating at maybe. …damn, see a maybe was just a lighter form of no for me. Back then it was another way for me to make myself feel bad unnecessarily. Add to that I was stressing out trying to figure out how to make some extra money to pay for tickets, cause even though I might get a hook up I just knew it was going to be car note plus rent and I was trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents, I was ready to struggle with blood, sweat, tears, and whatever else it might take to get to the concert. Shavon hit me back in an e-mail and said. Hi Jeoff I have two tickets, first tier, front row, left of the stage…free of charge! AAAAAAAHHHHH WHAT NO WAY!! I had been prepared for all sorts of hardship to make this happen. I was not ready to just allow it to happen. Shavon what can I do for you? Paint your house? Do you want my first born? How about a Philly cheese steak? What can I do I must do something to prove my worthiness of such a gift! She wanted nothing. To this day she is one of the coolest people I’ve ever met. My friend Troy got back to me and things worked out so that he could go. This was Great!
Troy and I get to the concert, to our DOPE ASS seats and he and I are just ready to Rock! He then sees a guy that was working with him and his band at the time. He was just below us and Troy guessed that he must have paid 700- 1200 for that seat or more cause he was just 3rd row in from the stage and we were one tier up FOR FREE! There was a lot of high 5ing going on that night. The concert was fabulous—Lenny Kravitz was the bomb, Aerosmith was amazing and Steve Tyler stayed on stage for the entire show now the reason I bring this up is because during that time Steven Tyler had a few shows during this tour where he would fall off stage during performances and well if you are singing love in an elevator living it up while I’m going down….and you take a header off stage it can make for great comedy. I never said I was completely sane so it could have happened… but it didn’t. My sick mind aside Troy and I went home with ringing ears, big smiles and I got a great lesson in playing with the universe.
See I got locked into the how to make it happen instead of having the desire and allowing it to happen. I was caught up in this is the only way it could happen, instead of allowing a new way to present itself that I never even thought of. I was learning to follow my instincts to the inspired action and stayed open to things just showing up in the best way possible. I let go and stopped questioning or justifying whatever good came into my life because I felt I was not worthy of receiving it, and just allowed myself to receive. I relinquished any control over the hows, and kept the good feelings going as best I could. I just had no clue that the universe would deliver like that to me, so here I am baby, signed sealed delivered I’m floored!