It's been one month since our move from Chicago to the far south suburbs, and I am smitten!
There are a lot of changes... like the soundscape, for instance. There are so many different bird-songs here. My urban ears were accustomed to picking up, maybe, ONE... and ::poof!:: it'd be quickly gone... but here there are bird CHOIRS! I recorded a sample, and am dropping it in the podcast outro. Listen out for the pretty chimes.
There's a big tree in our front yard that's home to a woodpecker -- nature's percussionist. He's replacing the guys outside my bedroom window in the city who played upside down buckets for donations. Every day. Many hours a day. So I am ready for Woody Woodpecker :-)
My sense of distance + space is changing. It feels like, "Wooooowww, there's finally room to expand..." And I don't mean expand trinkets + junk. I mean expand visions + missions. Those persistent ideas I've been carrying around -- all crinkled up in a tiny pocket, waiting for enough minutes + enough money to unfold them... decipher, practice + share them. It's not that the minutes or the money came... I just decided to stop waiting! Some people move to the 'burbs to make babies + raise a family. I moved to make art + raise consciousness.
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IBI Available 4/20
I'm intending to have "It's Beautiful Inside: An Introvert's Right to BE" available April 20th! While writing it, I've used the following question as my guide:
"What's the truest thing I can say?"
I kept that question at the front of everything I wrote, and ended up having the most liberating experience of my life. You can expect a very surprising + transformational essay, coming 4/20.
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾