Whispers in my ear

May 10, 2016

Photo taken by Carol A. Cassara at Hawthorne Gallery, Big Sur.

Today, a treat. Some thoughtful, inspirational words from Alan Falstreau, who hears messages from the Universe whispered in his ear every day. I met Alan virtually through his wife, Marylou Falstreau, an artist I’ve blogged about HERE and HERE. ( What fascinating people you meet and stories you hear once you crack open to the Divine.)  Here’s Alan’s short bio:

Alan has had many adventures. He was a hot air balloon pilot, worked in the theatre, ran marathons, survived corporate America, and ran a few non-profit organizations. Currently he partners with his wife and the creator of the “Women and the Hourglass” series, Marylou Falstreau. Together they manage a thriving wholesale/retail art business, a vocation that has taught them persistence and the importance of learning to follow one’s heart.

Whispers In My Ear
By Alan Falstreau

I woke up early this morning and felt . . . well, shall I say “out of sorts” somehow. Over the years I am now realizing that often when I “feel” this way, it is because I am attempting to be someone else’s definition of Alan.

So this morning I went for a long walk and allowed the quietness to wash over me. It was during this walk that I remembered the following quote of E.E. Cummings:

“To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody but yourself – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight. Never stop fighting!”
Each morning for the past eight years, I head out the door for my early morning walk. It began on April 2nd, 2008 and has continued every day since:  I hear messages very much like the poem above, whispered in my ear. I capture the words in the notebook I always carry and now I am beginning to fill my 9th volume. I have no clear idea where the words come from but have a knowing that they are from a divine source.

Here are a few messages I’d like to share with you.
Posted on October 9, 2015
The Seduction of Perfection

Don’t become seduced by your desire for perfection. Perfection is a human illusion. When you see yourself as failing or less than perfect, your pattern is to retreat. This act of retreating keeps you from attaining the “imperfect” greatness within you, the imperfect greatness that the chaotic world needs so badly right now.
Posted on May 1, 2015
It Is The “Misfits” That Move The World Forward

It is the misfits . . . the outsiders that move the world forward. They are not spectators sitting on the sidelines. They step into the arena and battle the demons of everyday existence and open the doors to new possibilities for everyone.

They create the contrasts that bring beauty to the tapestry of everyday life. They understand that life, like nature, is ever changing . . . and they are willing to embrace the change.

The outsiders and the misfits are the true heroes and their story must be told and never allowed to die. It is important to understand that everyone, yes everyone, has moments when they see themselves as an outsider . . . or misfit.

Posted on September 9, 2015
Don’t Play It Safe . . . Live Life!

Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Color outside the lines. Risk following your heart, and then simply trust in the results.

If at times you should encounter failure, learn from it and once again . . .

Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Color outside the lines. Risk following your heart.

This is how beauty is uncovered. This is how happiness is experienced. Most importantly, this is how life is discovered.

See each new day as an audition for life. Don’t play it safe . . . live life.
Posted January 18, 2014
I Don’t Need To Be Fixed

I don’t need to be fixed;
I simply need to feel loved.
When I feel loved, I feel safe.
When I feel safe, I am healed.
When I am healed, in the eyes of the world, I am fixed.

In reality, all I need is to feel loved.
© Alan Falstreau 2016

32 comments on “Whispers in my ear
  1. Powerful words indeed.

    • Alan Falstreau says:

      Thanks Beth Ann for your response. I’m glad the words had meaning for you.
      All the best to you!

  2. Thanks Carol! I needed that!

  3. Ellen Dolgen says:

    So beautiful and inspirational. Thank you……………I shall keep dancing today and tomorrow.

    • Alan Falstreau says:

      Thanks Ellen . . . may we all Dance this day like no one is watching.
      All the best to you!

  4. Anna Palmer says:

    I love the line about misfits. Who isnt a misfit really?

  5. KatR says:

    I love all of Alan Falstreau’s “whispered” messages. I especially like the last one, “I Don’t Need To Be Fixed.”

  6. quin B. says:

    “I don’t need to fixed” kind of hits you in the gut, doesn’t it?! When you have love, you have everything.

    • Alan Falstreau says:

      HI Quin,
      Yes it does! This message has been very important to me and it makes me happy that it resonates with you as well.
      All the best to you!

  7. Cindy Tarver says:

    I have been fortunate to have spent time with Marylou & Alan when they lived near me in Morro Bay. Wonderful, gracious people. I get Alan’s posts by email & check them early in the day. So often they are so “spot on” I think he’s written it just for me, just for the way I am feeling at the time!!!!!

    • Alan Falstreau says:

      HI Cindy, Great to hear from you. As always thanks for the kind words and support for the messages over the years.
      All the best to you!

  8. Lee Gaitan says:

    I especially love the “misfit” message–a powerful truth contained there. And “misfits” don’t need to be fixed! Thanks for sharing these messages.

    • Alan Falstreau says:

      Hi Lee
      It is always may pleasure to share the messages. Glad this one resonated with you.
      All the best to you!

  9. These are all words for thought but I so love the last one. I don’t need to be fixed.

  10. “I don’t need to be fixed. I need to feel loved. When I feel loved, I feel safe. When I feel safe, I am healed.” What profound words. They say to me that I need to always remember God’s perfect love for me. He doesn’t try to fix me, He just loves me.” I want to bask in those words. Lovely, Carol. Thanks for bringing us all these beautiful messages from these stunning word crafters while you are on vacation.

    • Alan Falstreau says:

      HI Cathy,
      Thanks for the kind words.I’m grateful Carol gave me the opportunity to share them with you.
      All the best to you!

  11. Sheryl Kraft says:

    Perfection as an illusion…so true. Have to stop looking and carry on!

  12. alison says:

    I love the advice Don’t play it safe…live life! I think too often I do stay on that side of the line and it is always good to push yourself a little bit!

  13. nicole escat says:

    wow so inspiring and really amazing to find what is need of our heart mind and soul…

  14. Courtneylynne says:

    Awwww love this!!!!! Especially the misfit part! Relate to that for sure 😉

  15. Yes Courtney, as “misfits” we are all in this together.
    All the best to you this day!

  16. Andrea says:

    While I was reading through this, I couldn’t help but think of the Lee Ann Womack song – “I Hope You Dance”….

  17. Megan darda says:

    I think you hit the nail on the head about just wanting to feel loved. A lot of people try to fix problems for others when they just want a hug.

  18. Well said Megan!
    All the best to you this day.

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