1. to stir, encourage, or urge on; stimulate or prompt to action
1. an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, especially through intuitive understanding
2. penetrating mental vision or discernment; faculty of seeing into innercharacter or underlying truth.
3. an understanding of relationships that sheds light on or helps solve a problem.
4. (in psychotherapy) the recognition of sources of emotional difficulty.
5. an understanding of the motivational forces behind one's actions, thoughts, or behavior; self-knowledge.
When it comes to crafting your talks, workshops, chapters, & social media posts, there's different levels of usefulness. Transparency is often just about the Self. Which is important work. First-world work. A privilege.
Incite is different. It's standing for understanding, paired with action. It's revolutionary.
It also happens to convert & makes people place down their cash or other significant offerings. It's an important piece to bring to your copy & conversations - before you monetize them. Hopefully before every post, speech or chapter. Insight comes from the Eternal, & with your personal practice. Incite comes from your commitment, character, & allowing Earth & Ancestors to dream thru you. And I selfishly hope that it changes you, & your work to be more meaningful & potent, as you honor your words as yourself.
What are you inciting? Of course that's a sacred inquiry, again, grounded in your practice. I believe it should happen with plenty of exposure to diverse community, elders & teachers. Incite without insight is cloying. For this next year, offer up some blessed fire to your unseen guides, with a prayer to help you cultivate a brighter community. In the next couple of days, pick up a single, new incense or sacred wood (I use wedges of palo santo & feminine sage powder gifted from Marybeth) to keep at your altar to burn daily, from New Moon to Full Moon. Make prayers for humility, so you never need to be bigger than yourSelf, connection to distilled & impact*full movements to work beside, & structures that bring ease to your building. All based on what already burns within.
A Context for your Next Lunar Year...
INCITE | INSIGHT
All Love, Maya