Heart Full

Thank you to everyone who has reached out in the last little while, sending supportive messages and energy and encouragement. I was really on the mend already by the time I wrote last week – the worst was over. And it was wonderful to receive your comments. Thank you.

My-Heart-is-FullUnfortunately, I am not able to share details of the drama in my personal life. Those who know me personally are aware of the situation, and maybe one day I will be able to share what has been happening. I can share that my family life is good.

Progress has been made, though resolution is still some ways off, as is healing. I keep having to remind myself that things didn’t get this way overnight, so they are not going to be resolved overnight.

My mind still blows things out of proportion, for example, when plans change unexpectedly. For example, last night I received an email that I had been expecting earlier, and it threw off my evening plans. It took me a while to calm down. I still want to escape and just watch Netflix or sew.

That said, I am having more positive moments. I am slowly feeling more social, or at east less anti-social. I met with a counselor last week, and he was able to help me to find some good insights. I’ve even started creating again. I’ve got a Celtic knot purse on the go, and another one planned as well as a couple of sweater coats on the go.

And, of course, I’ve got rehearsals for Spring Mysteries Festival to keep me busy. (You can still register at the Early Bird rate until January 31st!) Yes, it is time to journey to Eleusis again.

Anyway, I reassure you all that I am on the mend. Thank you for helping fill my heart. I really appreciate it!

Blessings,

Mary

 

It’s Getting REALLY LOUD Around Here!

Get in the conversation, she says. Like it should be easy. Yeah, right!

It's getting Really Loud!There’s so much noise out there in the marketplace nowadays. Everyone is flogging their products and services, trying to be the one who gets your attention, get their voice heard. With so much volume of blogs and posts and sales pages and videos and…how can I ever hope to be heard?

Right now, I’m not even trying to sell you anything. Yes, I have guided meditations for sale on my website. Chances are good that you already know about that. All I want is to engage you somehow. Talk with you, get to know you, and give you the opportunity to get to know me.

I can start a conversation. I have no problem with writing. But I can’t force you to reply. I can request it, and encourage it, but I can’t force it.

It’s so frustrating to go into different groups on Facebook and no one is talking to each other, they are just talking at each other. Join my opportunity, buy my book, sign up for my mailing list, listen to my radio show. There’s no engagement, no contribution, no support. It’s like I’ve walked into a party where everyone is shouting louder and louder and no one is even listening anymore.

Well, I’m going to change that. Aside from sharing some of these posts because it is part of my challenge, I am going to see what I can do to engage, enliven and support others. Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” I want to see more interesting conversation. I want to connect with you. And so I will be that. I will connect with you on your terms, in quite whispers of curiosity and encouragement and stop trying to shout louder than everyone else. Because there’s no way I can out-shout the crowd.

It takes a lot more work than my usual lurking to get in the conversation. It also takes a lot more time. I’m a little nervous about whether I will be able to keep it up once I am back at work full time.  Even if I can’t do it to the same extent, I will be able to do some. And as long as I continue to contribute at least a little, that will be good enough for me.

Who wants to whisper with me? Join me on Facebook and lets turn the volume down.

Blessings,

Mary