So, here it is:
I want to create a book with my poetry & art. I want it to be a beautiful little book you & I can hold in our hands, a book that will comfort, inspire, remind, offer insight and a feeling of connection. My dear friend, Alia, said that she sees it being a soothing balm that every person's soul need. To be a soothing balm for others is a deep, wholehearted desire of mine.
And, of course, with desire-especially deep desire- comes fear. Lots of fear. And overwhelm. And the question of where in the world do I begin with this?
As I ask this question, this is what's coming through:
You just begin from where you are, with the first step, with whatever is nudging you forward in any given moment. You don't need to know all the hows. If you feel overwhelmed you are thinking too far ahead. Get out of the way & simply begin. Ask for guidance, open & listen--one moment at a time.
It feels good to put this out there. Like maybe I'm giving it wings, like maybe now it will fly. I'm thinking maybe sharing it is the beginning of it becoming real.
When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality. — Dom Helder Camara
*Today is day 32 of my 41 days. It doesn't seem possible that I'm already 32 days into this but it's true. Where am I with all of this body stuff? Well, over the last couple of days things have slowed way down in my world. I've had a few moments to myself-to sit outside and and listen to the birds and myself. My mind has quieted down. I've tuned back in to what my body is saying. I'm saying thank you and please. I'm realizing more and more that if I'm nurturing my spirit then I tend to nurture my body--they are completely interconnected. I know that this is a lifelong practice and that each moment is an opportunity to begin anew.