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A New Year’s Opening To Allure

December 30, 2011

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For 2012, let’s do something a lil’ different.  Let’s replace force and fatigue, with nectar and color.  Let’s be honeysuckle-smart, and attract our pollinators with sweet scent and eye-catching color.

Allure.  Can you sense how different it feels from traditional goal-setting?  Allure is the power to attract.  Wouldn’t  you agree that flowers have mastered the art of attraction?

Their existence depends on a reproductive process that’s entirely out of their control.  The only thing they can do is be.  Yes, we are much more complex than a lily… but the lily is an unmatched teacher in getting sublime results, without all the effort and stress our “sophistication” so often calls for.

Choose one or two things that, if established, would totally impregnate your life with bouncing joy.  If it’s daring and big, let it be.  If it’s docile and tiny, let it be.  And, let it talk.  Listen to what your Deep Desire has to say.  Ask it to describe itself to you.  What is the experience or feeling it wants to give you?  Books, screenplays and songs want to be written to give the experience of self-expression.  Physical bodies want to be fit and firm to give the experience of feeling and looking good.  Money wants to be earned to give the experience of security and generosity.  Hearts want to be shared to give the experience of loving connection.

You get the point.  The thing you most long for comes with a high and pure reason for your wanting it.  Concentrate on both the What and the Why.  Hold it fondly inside of you while watching this one-minute video.

As you watch, water your Deep Desire with these words:

Open, open, open.

We open to give our pollen grains,
trusting that they will be carried to a fertile host.

We also open to receive the pollen grains of another,
allowing ourselves to be that fertile host.

As multi-dimensional beings,
we accept our varied roles and functions:

sometimes as a male seed of strong vision;

sometimes as a female egg of dynamic potential; and

sometimes as a mobile agent that carries and deposits Life;

always in need of each other.

Flourishing is a collaboration.

For this reason — and unto each other —
we surrender, we uncoil, we unfold.

Anais Nin said, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  TODAY IS THAT DAY, BELOVED.

Do you need a caring and intelligent witness
for your alluring dream or project?

Do you want support for your brave decision
to rely on the integrity, strength, ability and surety
of your gifts to fragrance the world around you?

You are enough.  More than enough.  Right now.
I’d be honored to assure you of this, and help you
yield your desired fruit in this pivotal new year.

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The Art of Transformations.

December 27, 2010

It’s that time again.  Where you review last year, speculate about the coming year, and the moment right now sometimes slips between the crack.  Oops!

I knew 2010 would be different, because my operative beliefs about work and money had changed so drastically.  Actions flow from beliefs.  So 2010 was a year of tightrope walking and trapeze feats.  Some went :splat!: and others were a *triumph!*.  Mixed nuts.  And totally worth it.  I’m more free now than I was the first day I slid into this Paradise disguised as a cool, sterile construct.  I’m thankful for the personal courage that moved me beyond speculating, and into a life that I love.

One thing that accelerated some of my growth cycles is my love of transformation: grape to wine; wound to pearl; caterpillar to butterfly; single cell to Cindy Nelson; brokenheartedness to benevolence; death to life.  So of course I’ve had a long-standing interest in alchemy, which is the art of transformation.

I want to deepen my exploration of that art.  Starting Sunday, January 2, 2011, David Metcalfe and I will co-lead a free, fun, weekly online study group for alchemy called THE ART OF TRANSFORMATIONS.

We’re doing easy-talk video posts, and encourage you to do the same with us!  Our source text is The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Alchemy, written by Dennis William Hauck who has given this project his blessing, and will even join in the conversation from time to time!

You’ve tried resolutions before, now how about some transformations?  LEARN MORE HERE.

P.S.  You are welcome to join in this study at any time.  If you’ve ordered a copy of the book, and are awaiting its arrival you can start reading now at this preview link.

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