Many of you know my sad story of how I had built up a little online business a few years ago – targetted at creative entrepreneurs – and how that mini-empire came crashing down when my domain name was mistakenly sold when I switched hosts. That meant no more website – overnight – and no more emails. I could no longer log in to Twitter, so my 1000 plus followers were lost in the big black void and all my clients who emailed me got a bounce-back. But hey, that was then….and this is NOW!
Part of my business was creating online products. It was so much fun to build and see the difference it made in others’ lives. They say that you teach what you need to learn, and back then I needed to learn how to make a living by working for myself. Since then that has evolved and now my main focus is on my writing and how that helps me grow and transform as a person. Many times, when I could feel myself swirling into a murky pool of depression, grabbing the pen saved me. Reading over what I had written I wondered if some of those sacred sentences could be sewn together and form a book one day. Being a writer became my way of seeing and experiencing the world.
My real self started coming out to play more often, and this was further encouraged by going to art workshops facilitated by my whimsical and wonderful friend, Celeste (she is also one of my writing buddies on a Thursday evening). I realised that although I have a very serious side (the one that dances with darkness from time to time), I also have a really young-at-heart and quirky way about me. I asked Celeste if she would help me create an avatar that would depict “me.” The little figure you now see all over my website is as close to me as you could get. I love her!
I have also started creating courses again and I’m so excited to tell you all about what’s coming next.
The point of me writing this post, however, is to encourage you to step back into your own groove if you feel like you have wobbled off somehow.
You will know if you’re living in alignment with who you really are, and if you have lost that connection, one way of getting it back is to write. Sometimes we think and think – and then overthink some more – running around with the sheep we gave up counting in the early hours of the morning. That left-brain chatter just needs to shut up for a while. When you write, ideally with an actual pen and paper, you start tapping into that free-spirited right brain of yours where logic steps aside for a while. This is the space you need to dig down deep to what really matters.
The world needs me of YOU.
I’ll see you in that field of dreams!
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.” – Rumi