Be who you must

A few weeks ago I was driving to an appointment and the route was clogged with traffic. I was tired from this stressful drive. When I finally arrived at my destination, this old  familiar song comes on the radio – Part of the Plan by Dan Fogelberg. I have not heard it in many years and I felt compelled to sit in my car so I could listen to the entire song. It reminded me that all is well. It also reminded me that we are here to recognize and carry out what we love to do.

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I am an artist underneath it all. No thinking required, it just is… So grateful that I figured it while I am still alive. Not everyone does.  Dan Fogelberg is not on this plane anymore, but part of his legacy is the art he left behind:

Part Of The Plan

I have these moments all steady and strong
I’m feeling so holy and humble
The next thing I know I’m all worried and weak
And I feel myself starting to crumble
The meanings get lost and the teachings get tossed
And you don’t know what you’re going to do next
You wait for the sun but it never quite comes
Some kind of message comes through to you
Some kind of message comes through
And it says to you…

Love when you can
Cry when you have to
Be who you must
That’s a part of the plan
Await your arrival with simple survival
And one day we’ll all understand
One day we’ll all understand
One day we’ll all understand

I had a woman who gave me her soul
But I wasn’t ready to take it
Her heart was so fragile and heavy to hold
And I was afraid I might break it
Your conscience awakes and you see your mistakes
And you wish someone would buy your confessions
The days miss their mark and the night gets so dark
And some kind of message comes through to you
Some kind of message shoots through —
And it says to you…


There is no Eden or Heavenly gates
That you’re gonna make it to one day
But all of the answers you seek can be found
In the dreams that you dream on the way

In light, litebeing

11 thoughts on “Be who you must

  1. Lehua

    Thank you, Linda. This soothed my soul on a day when I was fighting self-doubt. Love you! Will respond to your email today. xo


  2. Thank you for this gentle reminder, Linda! I love his words and music. I was mentioning to Sindy earlier that my mom just passed a week ago yesterday, and this is such beautiful affirmation to just be who I need to be whether it is in tears or laughter. For me, reading this, it was like a note from my mom reminding me of something important. Her presence has been so strong all week, and every time I feel myself in a pickle or state of confusion, she swoops in with unmistakable messages to uplift, encourage and bless with. This was one of them.
    Namaste, Susan


    1. I am so glad this post served as an affirmation for you. I had no idea your mom passed, perhaps you did not share it publicly. I have been sending you light, hoping you have received it. Often my post ideas come to me in a flash. While washing dishes it came to me to write this up. Perhaps I was being summoned….

      Namaste, Linda


      1. Yes, I think you were! It came right on the heels of some confusion I was feeling. I haven’t had a chance to sit down and write much–it’s intended though. There is much to write about. As executor of her estate, it has kept me busy from the first business day out. I’m headed to the beach for several days this week, and will be able to sit down then with pen to paper. Thanks for listening and sending the light!! I have felt it, most definitely!


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