This may be a tough one to read, but stick with me and we'll get through it together, k?
It's with a heavy heart and lots of tears that I write you today...
It finally hit me. This overwhelming sadness. I've been keeping it at bay. I'm really good at that, mostly. I want to hold up the heart shaped banner for you and never let it down, no matter what is happening in the world.
When last I wrote, I was going deep into a phase of alignment (align has been my word for April) and I'm actually still in it, but a few major milestones have happened and I couldn't wait to share them with you!
With all that's going on in this HUGE time of shift, it can be easy to believe that things are far from awesome (there's a ton of bad news and healing that needs to happen and I'm right there with you!).
However, I feel a little happy dance coming on that there's a few reasons to celebrate today!
You're not alone. Things are crazy. I've been questioning my own truths more than I'd like to admit. Wondering if things I've believed for much of my life are in fact rooted in unwavering factuality. It can feel unsettling.
But one is for sure....
Spring will always follow winter. I've been holding this in my heart so dear. That is real. That is true. Hallelujah!
There's something we can count on with every fiber of our beings. It's flowers and warmer days and spring rains and the evenings stretching on longer and some sense of rebirth coming up from the once frozen ground.
How you doin' over there? I've been thinking about you and us and our tender hearts right now. There's a lot to BE with. There's a lot up. We are in the middle of collective and personal change. It's big stuff.
Last week felt like an extreme of ups and downs.
1st, in case you missed it, I got off my butt and took it to the streets on Valentine's day.
It was a pretty exhilarating roller coaster ride (were talking the way ups and the way downs)!
Being allies in loving ourselves and spreading a little more love in the world is why I get up in the morning. Without you it would be a lonely road.
So, here's the BIG news! I'm taking this love we have and expanding it even more.
From NOW thru Tuesday, November 28th (Giving Tuesday), I'm matching every single calendar purchase with a donation to an incredible organization called IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization)!
Do you ever feel like some things take waaaay too long?
Patience is not one of my virtues, if you know what I mean.
I want whatever 'it' is to happen like yesterday (maybe cuz I'm an Aries or I grew up in the 80s, who knows?).
World peace Justice for everyone Total Self Love Every creative project I've ever started Dinner
It's like they should just happen already. I mean, come on! Can't it be all easy and fun all the time? Why does it have to seem so hard and dark and crazy? Can't we all just seriously get along, already!?
Has it been a long winter or is it just me? I loooooove the energy of spring so much. The bursting forth of energy from the Earth.. Hooray!
AND I'm feeling like I got hit with a BIG message this week... I hope it inspires you too.
Before I can burst forth into the newness, I need a break.
Going from a fantastically busy calendar season (aka the holidays ;) to a few months of political activism, teaching art classes and the Love Warrior Bootcamp, I reached my birthday (aka the finish line) and I really need to rest and renew.