Some of you may know, I grew up with a mother who loved to go to psychic fairs, and get readings. She was a radical in her own quiet way. The most profound experience I ever had with something like that was in 1995 in NYC, when I stopped in at a fair. I received a very brief tarot reading from someone I had never met. What got my attention was her saying, “Something in your life is getting ready to fall apart, and if it does it won’t be worth anything to you…does this make sense?” I looked at the cards to see what she was referencing and it was The Tower card. I knew in a flash this pertained to my house in Indiana that needed some attention. It was wild what happened next. Just by my awareness, the next week I had a phone call from someone wanting to know if I’d sell my house. Done deal.
I’ve been writing journals since I was about 9. That’s quite a few hundred journals in my lifetime. I have to. To put words on paper, get things out, get to the root, and finally when an aha occurs I want to remember it.
This week, 3 different stories came to me. 1st was an interview with Ne -Yo, songwriter and producer. He had a lot of pent up aggravation as a kid after his father left, and his mom gave him pen and paper and said write it down. The journals he began to write became the seed ground for his songs.
Here, part of a post from Humans in New York, “I was the youngest person in prison, so I withdrew into myself, and I started writing in a journal every single day. That journal became my world. I used it to figure things out, and one of the first things I realized was that I’d stopped being me. It wasn’t so much the crime that had landed me in prison. It was that I had decided to stop being me.” Part of a powerful thread of stories from a neighborhood in Brooklyn that’s a hard place to get ahead. You may be following the miraculous story that is unfolding there starting with a young man, Vidal. It’s the greatest human story of the moment being broadcast.
I spoke to a friend the other day, we hadn’t talked in so many years. As we shared where we’ve been, we met in the NYC when she came to see my apartment as I was looking for a housemate at the time, she’s now out west and I’m in Asheville, we both referenced looking back at our journals and seeing how we had referenced things that we had forgotten and how some were playing out. I read something from 2004. These were entries I wrote while doing a play in Woodstock. I was so happy and wrote about how free and creative I felt. How someone had seen the play and wanted me for other plays and that he’d help me get my equity card. I had forgotten about that. And THEN amidst the journaling, I wrote go to Mt Mitchell, in Asheville NC, highest point east of the Mississippi. Planted the seed. I did visit Mt Mitchell last year. I went because a friend recommended it. I had no idea that I had it on my bucket list.
We are always creating. Always. Every thought, every word, every sensation. We are receiving and sending signals constantly. To have a place to write in that stream of consciousness way, with structure and support strengthens us at our core. It’s powerful.
The powerful 8 year is here, and January 1st is a one day. How cool. It’s actually a 10 day, the Wheel of Fortune. What auspicious numbers to start the year. Be prepared for opportunity. Center and get ready set go! An 8 year will have us in a balancing act collectively. There will be […]
Creation/ Preservation/ Destruction Ted’s flower dedicated to Ted Steeg If you haven’t noticed nature explodes into odd numbers. 5 petals… Even numbers equalize Odd numbers create and disrupt Zero is the void Original thought Harmony Creative explosion Stability Adventure Coming together Action, Displacing Balancing, Adjusting Completion
One of my favorite stories of all time. The champion, Seabiscuit, who finally found his stride. It took an unlikely team of misfits who came together and understood this amazing horse with the big heart. Have you seen a race horse at the starting gate who’s being held up? Have you seen how crazy they […]
I was fortunate to be in Florida for both passover and the eclipse on Monday the 14th. After a wonderful weekend with my friend celebrating with the many people that flew in for her 70th birthday, we topped it off with passover at her daughters, then stayed up and watched the eclipse. What a great […]
In the guide we go into scheduling 3 things in 3 weeks that nourish you. You’ll do 1! It works. How about making an appointment for something kinda big that you want to do for yourself within 3 months? I just did that. I scheduled a saltwater floatation in May. In honor of my birthday. […]
SSSSOOOOOOOO I have been doing my own program, and it is kicking my ass. Wooo. Hooo. <Dominic the Donkey Says:> It’s truly a must have manual. For anyone who who is so familiar with working on yourself, this pulls it together. Go here.
So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of a man’s genius contracts itself to a very few hours. –Ralph Waldo Emerson Interested in traditional medicine? Folk medicine is seen as alternative, even though it’s older and stores great wisdom. We are going to look […]
Chinese New Year- The green wood horse is on Friday, January 31st. Let’s celebrate! Clear your stuff the month of February! From the 6th to the 28th mercury is retrograde. If you are in the 22 day program, Wednesday the 5th is the last day, and places you perfectly in the position to seize the […]