"There is never a time of life when it would not have a profound effect on your view, to change what you do, but it may mean that you may want to change how you see it or hold it, and perhaps how you do it. Once the universe is your employer, very interesting things start to happen, even if someone else is cutting your paycheck. But you do have to be patient. It takes time to grow this way of being in your life. The place to start of course is right here. The best time? How about now?
You never know what will come of such introspections. Buckminster Fuller, the discoverer/inventor of the geodesic dome, himself was fond of stating that what seems to be happening at the moment is never the full story of what is really going on. He liked to point out that for the honey bee, ,t is the honey that is important. But the bee is at the same time nature's vehicle for carrying out cross-pollination of nature. Nothing is isolated. Each event connects with others. Things are constantly unfolding on different levels. It's for us to perceive the warp and woof of it all as best we can and learn to follow our own threads through the tapestry of life with authenticity and resolve."
You don't need to know the larger promise or purpose of your work. If you are holding an organization, foundation or business, you don't have to bore yourself with a daily alliance to your mission. If you belong to a larger movement, you don't have to fret over being correct or on point all the time. You can just scatter small projects, for the sake of love + beauty.
When it comes to our individual and collective freedom, As Jocelyn Jackson, of Justus Kitchen shared on our chat last week, "We are going to need as many modalities as possible." She's found that moment of relationship at the table, the partaking of stories & nourishment in community, to be a moment of justice. There's liberation there.
It can be that simple. And pure. And good. And true. And...watch this...
As a performing artist, and writer in the business of deep social nourishment, Jocelyn will be sharing love, insights, and menus for our year. I've found that the way towards right livelihood is exponentially more delicious with companions, and nearly impossible without like-minded community. So we join here, where our trails meet.
Most of you have your August-September copies of *On Path,* & if not, they are on their way! This week you should have extra energy from the Full Moon. Hopefully it's not burning off in heat of emotion. Unless you want that, of course. In anycase, it's time, to Offer Up some sacred space-making for the Way.
::: schedule your 1-3 day new moon retreat :::
gather 12 ultra fine-tip colored pens ::: take a few selfies of you, now
gather indulgent retreat provisions, like pure beeswax candles-crystals-adornments-herbal tea-a hand thrown mug-prayer bowl-zafu-chocolate-incense-sage-cedar-greensmoothie recipes-anointing oils-mists-elixirs-yoga towels-cozy.sexy.sweaters-
a few magazines and books that speak to your hunger.
::: invite a sister to join you some, to integrate in community :::
I'll be sending a bit of video love to help set it up & make sense of the maps. Meanwhile, feel free to whip up some anointing oil, which Leigh uses to write her ways, right into her skin, for cell-deep affirmations.
Deep Love. For All of It.