| Month 6: The Long View/Investing in the Future|
| Hello Friends!|
Twice in as many days this poem has come to me. Synchronicity. Paying attention to its message:
(Steven Coolidge Estate, N. Andover, Ma. (c) 2021)
What to Remember When Waking by David Whyte
In that first hardly noticed moment in which you wake,
coming back to this life from the other
more secret, moveable and frighteningly honest world
where everything began,
there is a small opening into the new day
which closes the moment you begin your plans.
What you can plan is too small for you to live.
What you can live wholeheartedly will make plans enough
for the vitality hidden in your sleep.
To be human is to become visible
while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others.
To remember the other world in this world
is to live in your true inheritance.
You are not a troubled guest on this earth,
you are not an accident amidst other accidents
you were invited from another and greater night
than the one from which you have just emerged.
Now, looking through the slanting light of the morning window
toward the mountain presence of everything that can be
what urgency calls you to your one love?
What shape waits in the seed of you
to grow and spread its branches
against a future sky?
Is it waiting in the fertile sea?
In the trees beyond the house?
In the life you can imagine for yourself?
In the open and lovely white page on the writing desk?
–from The House of Belonging, Many Rivers Press
(Academy Rd., N. Andover, Ma. (c) 2022)
I wonder if the words and images that arise within you as you read the poem stir you into a waiting self like it has for me…..
The 6 month mark has me:
~understanding “there is a small opening into the new day which closes the moment you begin your plans”….
~accepting the invitation of that ” lovely white page on the writing desk”
~ accepting that “what you can plan is too small for you to live”…
~ accepting “to be human is to become visable…to remember the other world in this world is to live your true inheritance”…
“What shape waits in the seed of you…
….to grow and spread its branches……
against a future sky?”
These moving words hint at the future I am investing in. My healing journey continues, and in another month or so I hope to have the last of the test results that will tell me where my body is at.
I’m investing in the long view. The unfolding of a transformation story revealing itself in its time. Committing to surrender over and again to the “small opening into the new day” while also setting into place a vision for my life, while understanding its fluid nature.
In the meantime, I’ve been experimenting with ways to bring the magic to you- like the Omnicron outbreak pivot we made to host our first Facebook live Open Shoppe this month. Thanks to all who tuned in and supported the adventure. Mancub is a true joy to work with and made it a fun first I will long remember.
Also, I’ve been working since September with a patient and generous brand advisor and digital consultant- on a new website, exciting store rebuild, and as I write, putting together notes for online groups, mini-retreats and online workshops coming in 2022. And I have taken the leap- investing in a business mentor who has already, and will continue to teach me how to bring you the very best of the seeds cracking open here.
The launch date for the latest website is Saturday February 19th. I will be in touch soon with celebration giveaway details and what’s in store for you!
Keep dreaming in the dark, seeding your life with gracious becomings,