@Oprah’s #LifeYouWantSJ led me towards my Dream, & back to my Mom


Two years ago today (11/17/12) @ 8pm pst, I was scheduled to talk to my Mom (like clock-work, every other Saturday, for 4 years)! Two weeks prior (11/03/12), we had an Amazing conversation around how Excited she was about her upcoming Choir performance with Barbara Streisand, and before we put our final phone call on pause, she asked me how my Dream of sharing the ‘Language of Connection’ with Oprah was going, & told me that she would ask Barbara if she could use an ‘Empathy Coach’ (Cuz as a PhD in Psychology, she had One in mind, who happened to be her Son)

On 11/10/2014 (the anniversary of her transition), two tickets to ‘Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend’ opened up, and since I Believe “What we resist, persists” (Spiritually, Mentally, & Physically), I went with the FLOW, scooping them up for my Father & myself! All things seemed to align, & the Magic began promptly @ 10am on Friday (11/13…the same date I learned about my Mother’s transition)! I brought two dozen White Roses, & gifted them to people who had met my Needs for RICE (Respect, Inclusion, Connection, & Equality), including Maya Watson, Adam Glassman, Amy Purdy, & Jill Van Lokeren! I had the Privilege of meeting Awesome OWN Ambassadors (Like Ruth, Lonnell, Jill, Paolo, Cheryl, Caroline, Jodi, Kim, Bionca, Amandeep, Malika, Sheetal & Jasmine), and reconnecting with folks like Kirsty, Rich, Vicki & Chef Art 😉


Dad arrived on the Train @ 4:44 pm, and the ‘Evening With Oprah’ was a pure Synergistic Energy Exchange! After listening to my Physiology (a holistic Spirit, Mind, & Body check-in), I decided to honor my “What we resist, persists” Philos, & engage in early morning Yoga, Meditation, & Exercise, which brought me back to balance before Saturday’s festivities! On the way to the event (with Dad in tow), I did my car routine (which includes Smiling Practice, Affirmations, & the singing of 8 Empathy songs…like Row Your Boat)

We took an ussie in the LYWT App ‘Photo Booth’, and feasted on the Magnificence of OTown, Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Liz Gilbert, and Rob Bell. Serendipitous conversations with folks who approached us followed, as I’m guessing a distinguished LGBT Father & Contemplative Athlete Son of African-Ancestry (Higher Shade of Brown) in a safe environment, was too attrctive to pass up, & when people found out we taught Compassion & Empathy, the Q’s became much more specific to their Life-Situations!


Then the real Grace took Place, during Iyanla:
We were inside the SAP Center, and my Father was experiencing sensory overload, & needed an Oasis within the Space! Sensing our dilemma psychically, an SAP Ambassador invited us to the club level, and as we sat down, we noticed photos on the wall, and saw one of Barbara Streisand! When Mom told me about the Concert (two years prior), I had no idea where it took place…until we saw that photo, and then (with tears cleansing my cheeks), I realized the @LifeYouWantTour had led me to my Mother’s final place of #JoyMagicAndAdventure with Barbara Streisand and the San Jose Symphonic Choir *He sheds #TearsOfJoy as he types*

The Life I Want, includes honoring the Dreams that have come true (Baseball & Acting), and aspiring towards my current Dream of sharing #TheEmpathyPLAN with the World. It includes honoring special moments, like learning I fathered a Child that was Gifted with Adoption, learning the Philosophy of non-violence in India with Gandhi’s Grandson (plus Restorative-Justice from the architect, Dominic Barter), & my 4 months on the campaign trail recently with Marianne Williamson! The Life I Want, includes honoring the Life and Legacy of my Mother (& her only Granddaughter), and something is telling me that my scheduled phone call from two years ago today, is right on time 😉


I Love You Mom, SiMBa (Spirit, Mind, & Body, with inspiration and abundance mixed in)

PS Dear Oprah, Chi of Love, Thank You for ‘Being The Change’ you wish to See/Be in the World. Btw, the shower pressure after my Yoga, Meditation, & Exercise today was EXCELLENT


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