December, 2020 Letter

December, 2020

Hello my constellation community,

I trust you are well and safe — equal to circumstance and feel worthy of the tasks at hand. I trust you have close nurturing connections: supportive ones. I trust you face today’s uncertainties with Awareness and grace — agility and flexibility — compassionate intelligence — and Wisdom.

I remain on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula awaiting my move to SE Asia. I am grateful for the beauty and energy at these land and sea and national borders. Energies collects at borders and I find them healing, restorative and generative. I am grateful too for this period of relative isolation. Big medicine.

Though 23 months on I remain but for a bit longer at my life’s most significant border crossing — Valerie’s departure. Here now, I off-load what needs letting go as I simultaneously outfit myself for what’s to come.

Like you, I feel others’ agitation and anxiety as everyone processes the fierce waves buffeting each of us. Remember the energy exercises at the beginnings and endings of my workshops? I trust you use them to manage your resourcefulness — and energetic and personal ecology.

I continue doing online and phone based change-work and mentoring sessions. No workshops this year yet I more to come in the new year.

Life beckons. I say “Yes” to Life and salute what is to come.

May you be openhearted, full, clear, strong and kindhearted.

Take good care. I wish you well.



The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

—Jalaluddin Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks (The Essential Rumi)