Ideas spread. Virally even. The specific ideas we want to help craft and co-create our culture going forward need conscious spreading AND cultivation. I invite you today… and for the rest of our days… Spread Ideas That Matter. After all… We’re In This Together.
During this global spreading of coronavirus (COVID-19) and all the fear and uncertainty and panic that comes along with it, the way you show up for your heart and with your heart will make a difference. Perhaps ALL the difference. Please do tend to your heart. Feel its feels. Share its truths and its loving heartistry with those who matter to you.
Have you ever found yourself in an argument you didn’t want? One where whether you were “winning” or “losing” it was damaging the relationship. What typically happens? The battle keeps going, of course! Wouldn’t it be great if we could press a big PAUSE button? But where’s the pause button when you need it?!?
What do we call it when we can’t do what some other human can? We call it a WEAKNESS. It’s also considered a defect, a flaw, a deficiency, a fault, and an imperfection. Or it’s a failing, shortcoming, inadequacy, lack, weak spot, limitation, blemish, disadvantage, and even a failure. What if instead… we cultivated our Gifts and accepted our Gaps?
Tender-hearted people often carry the scars and bruises from blaming and shaming, especially from “friends” and “loved ones” and “authorities.” Fault-finding warps our sense of what is ours and what is theirs and what is the Divine’s. We end up with an Inner Critic instead of an Inner Buddy. And that CAN be shifted.
Primal hierarchy is embedded in our culture and our brains. Rather than seeking status and power and control over others (and protecting and avoiding people who want to boss us around), what happens when we experience the “shared heart” of a well-tuned circle… where people join their power WITH each other to bring mutual relief, support, co-creation, and emotional freedom for all?
Consider the possibility that an artist who you would hate to see quit is needing more emotional nourishment. Like lemon trees, they need more that social media Likes to be thriving right now. Are you willing to find out what would actually be helpful to them? It’s a potent and worthy way to make the emotional world a more beautiful place.
“Stick and Stones will break my bones, but Names will never hurt me!” Such utter crap. When we’re not safe, we mal-adapt—we’re forced to just survive. But mal-adapting shuts down imagination, generosity, and authentic kindness and respect. You’re invited to help change the emotional world for yourself and for beautiful beings like The Boy with the French Braids.