That's The Spirit! // All Five Senses.

This shop is called Touch Vinyl for a lot of reasons, but the primary one is that with the advent and uprise of entertainment technologies and the cloud has come a proportional decrease in the sensual experience of entertainment... The ultra-dimensional and varied sense of touch has been reduced to the touch of a screen and this shop serves as a reminder that there are a lot more satisfying types of touch.

After a beautiful weekend reflecting on the power of sense, I realized that in everything we do, we can engage the five senses. When we cook, when we kiss, when we exercise, when we communicate, the five senses are available to us and enrich our experience. Ignorance of even one of the senses during these activities means that we are missing out on the dimensionality of life! 

We are sensual beings. It is our birthright. So don't just touch vinyl- hear it, smell it, look at it adoringly and yes, when no one is watching, give that licorice pizza a taste.

 

That's the Spirit! // Too much work?

This past week I worked more hours in the shop than I have since year one when I had no employees at all!

Before this week, I had gotten used to a leisurely 25 hours a week here. When I saw that I would have to work in excess of 45 this week I grumbled, I frowned, and worst of all, I expected that it would hurt me in some way and leave me exhausted.

Today, as the long work week wraps up, I find instead that I am energized, inspired and grateful for all this shop and its supporters have given me over the years. Indeed work and exercise can be invigorating instead of tiring!

Routines are great, but they often lead us to limiting beliefs about ourselves and our capabilities. Why should we ever preemptively underestimate our ability to change, or our ability to enjoy change when it happens? 

// Sundays have a wonderful rhythm and vibe. They lead me to reflections and revelations that I want to share with you in humility and support. That's the Spirit! is posted every Sunday.

That's the Spirit! // the beauty and strength of women united.

"Only when a seed completely loses it self in the earth can it sprout and become a tree." - Osho

On January 21, hundreds of thousands of men and women gathered in peace, in real life, around the world to voice their opinions and be heard. Did you ever imagine you would witness or be a part of such an event? Can you imagine the wonderful and powerful places these demonstrations could lead? 

A few of our wonderful customers were kind enough to share their photos from rallies across the nation. Righteous displays of the Aquarian Age! Thank you Alarica, Dayna, Miriam, Rachel and Kirstin in LA, DC, NM and SF respectively!

// Sundays have a wonderful rhythm and vibe. It leads me to reflections and revelations that I want to share with you in humility and support. That's the Spirit! is posted every Sunday.

That's the Spirit! // five sutras of the aquarian age

 One:  Understand through compassion, or you will misunderstand the times.

 Two:  Recognize that the other person is you.

 Three:  When the time is upon you, start; and the pressure will be off.

Four:  There is a way through every block.

 Five:  Vibrate the Cosmos, and the Cosmos shall clear your path.

- Yogi Bhajan

// Sundays have a wonderful rhythm and vibe. It leads me to reflections and revelations that I want to share with you in humility and support. That's the Spirit! is posted every Sunday.