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This week’s Visions are showing up later than usual because I have been deep-deep-deep inside of Crossing the Line: the Eight Day Voyage, which is this incredibly intense and wonderful retreat that I run.
We ended this afternoon, and I realized that I only want one thing this week, but it’s a big one.
Not physically big. Big as in: all-encompassing.
Thing 1: I want flowers.
Here’s what I want:
At the Crossing, each of has a mission!
But it’s a proxy-mission. Something that sounds unimportant and silly and maybe even kind of meaningless but then it ends up secretly standing in for the things you really want. It is both fun and sneaky!
My mission was Passionately Investigating Why It Is That Flowers Make Things Better.
I learned a lot about flowers. And even more about passion.
Also about space and presence, and transformation. Specifically the kind of transformation that happens without knocking down any walls: steady, gentle, grounded and sweet.
And I want to remember this. And so I want flowers. I want lots and lots and lots of flowers.
Ways this might work:
Representations of flowers.
Things that remind me of flowers or are symbolically flowers.
Things that are like flowers but not flowers.
For example, a beeswax candle also has beauty and scent. Like a flower, it radiates quietly but lovingly and with a certain quality of being.
I could walk in the rose garden even though the roses are gone.
I could go to the nursery and look at all the flowering winter plants.
People could send me flowers or drawings of flowers or pictures of flowers. Please do if you like!
There could just be lots of flowers.
I’m playing with…
Remembering that flowers are important. The most important.
Trusting my intuition. Trusting the mission.
Remembering that I live in the Rose City, baby. I am the Rose City. “We are the Roooooooooose City! You can’t stop us!”
Letting lots of other things stand in for flowers while still remembering that ACTUAL flowers are important.
Letting flowers stand in for lots of other things while still remembering that I can let the flowers do the work for me.
Also: fractal flowers. Ha. Yes.
Watering flowers. Watering me. With water, obviously. But also with flower essences. And with time and naps and softly glowing appreciation in my tingle-joy heart.
Internally blossoming. When it feels like it’s time.
And this is all I am wishing for this week because it is everything. Maybe this can also contain all the other wishes that need to be wished. Mmmm.
Progress report on past Very Personal Ads.
Just to update you on what’s happened since last time.
Let’s see. I announced the end of an era, and that we are discontinuing the shiva nata starter kit and the non-sucky yoga kits (which had already sold out so I’m not linking). And apparently a big chunk of the remaining inventory sold. There are a few left!
I wanted to think differently about time, and ahahahahaaaa I did lots of that. But not even slightly in the way that I expected. Now that I have crossed the Crossing, I think differently about all sorts of things. But especially about time.
Then I wanted perfect simple solutions to two stuck interpersonal situations, and I have been letting these situations sit in a room full of harmonious resolution while at the Crossing. So I don’t know if they have changed at all, but I certainly feel calmer about them, which is a win.
And I wanted wonderful things from Crossing the Line, including the superpower of “painless wish-fulfillment”. And I am feeling good about this. Everything that I planted in the Crossing felt really steady and simple. Essence. I am liking this.
Playful playing. Shelter for the comments.
What’s welcome: Your own wishes, gwishes, visions and personal ads, small or large. Updates on past ones if you like.
Here or on your own or in your head. It’s all fine. Or call silent retreat!
I’m receptive to warm wishes for the things I’m working on and playing with.
If you’re looking for suggestions or heart-sighs or anything else related to your wish, you will need to ask for that because our default mode is giving each other space and spaciousness for the process.
This is a place of safety for creative play and exploration, with a very non-dogmatic approach. We don’t tell each other how to ask for things and we don’t give unsolicited advice. We make space for people’s wishes.
That’s it. Let’s throw a bunch of things in the pot!
As always, amnesty applies. Leave a wish here any time you want.