very personal adsPersonal ads. They’re … personal! Very.

So my itty bitty personal ads made me realize that it’s time to make a regular practice of trying to feel okay asking for stuff.

Even when the asking thing feels weird and conflicted.

Ever since I posted the first one asking my perfect house to find me, which united me with Hoppy House, I have been a fan of the madness that is personal ads.

And now it’s my weekly ritual for clarity and remembering and stuff like that. Yay, ritual!

Let us dooo eeeet.

Thing 1: it is the season for slippers, I believe.

Here’s what I want:

To find absurdly warm slippers.

These will be kept by the bed, so that the transition from cozy flannel sheets to hot bath can be slightly less jarring.

Ways this could work:

I can ask you guys for recommendations.

And prowl Etsy.

And do a little slipper dance.

My commitment.

Receptivity to finding the right thing in unexpected places.

Thing 2: order and ease.

Here’s what I want:

Another madcap week coming up (it does seem as though I say that kind of a lot, doesn’t it?).

Teaching and clients and recovering from the Great Ducking Out (which was awesome, by the way), and flying to Sacramento to teach some more.

There is so much ketchup and regular work-stuff that needs to happen.

I’m wishing for ways in which clean, organic, usable forms can emerge (order!) and for this to happen without resistance (ease!).

Ways this could work:

Not sure yet.

I’m open to surprises.

My commitment.

Lots of Shiva Nata, for the epiphanies, but also to help bring new patterns in and untangle the old ones. Lots of writing about that process.

Asking questions and finding out what is possible.

And playing at the Playground until it all falls into place.

Thing 3: little pockets of weekend, please!

Here’s what I want:

I’m not really getting much of a proper weekend this weekend because of a bunch of fires that need putting out (god, where is metaphor mouse when you need him?).

And next weekend I’m teaching in California and visiting the un-laws.

So I really need some weekend in this week.

Ways this could work:

Wouldn’t that be nice to know.

My commitment.

To go to where the water is.

To remember that rest is the first duty of the queen.

To trust that this can happen.

Thing 4: memorization.

Here’s what I want:

Oh, I have a few of my websites that I’m avoiding because they just got new passwords and I haven’t memorized them yet.

Ways this could work:

Use the plane ride.

Use the force.

Use music.

Use Shiva Nata.

Make a game of this?

My commitment.

To remember that the sooner this happens, the less stuck and resentment there will be.

Progress report on past Very Personal Ads.

Just to update you on what’s happened since last time.

I wanted spaciousness this past week, and that’s exactly what I got. The force field was totally working.

Then I wanted progress on next steps for the Great Rebrunching of my Kitchen Table program. And that happened too.

My big hope was to make progress on a big secret mission, and, thanks to the Rally (Rally!), progress was made. Not as much visible, external progress as I’d hoped, but so much internal movement.

So I’m ready for the next piece, and that in and of itself is a big thing. Hooray.

And I wanted superhero gloves, and still haven’t asked for them. Superhero gloves! Let’s do it.

Comment zen. Here’s what I’d love today.

  • Your own personal ads, small or large. Things you’ve asked for. Or are asking for. Or would like to ask for. Or updates on last time!

Stuff I’d rather not have:

  • The word “manifest”.
  • To be told how I should be asking for things.
  • To be judged, psychoanalyzed or given unsolicited advice.

Wishing love and good things for your Very Personal Ads! So glad for everyone doing this with me.

The Fluent Self