Do you want your self-help or spiritual advice with sugar on top of it?
Then my work is not for you. I don’t do that.
I call it as I see it. And I see it. I see the bullshit – the excuses, the old patterns replaying, the projection onto others, fears, addiction, unfounded concerns and unhelpful familiar beliefs. I see how you love these things. Your attachment to them has developed over years, decades.
I understand. I have had them and held them and loved them too.
It became a joke between my wusband (husband, past tense) and I that when my parents or his parents were coming for a visit and we were cleaning the house and generally preparing to have guests, that I would have to wash the dogs. Myself. In the house. A huge Lab and a very fluffy Eskimo who took a long time to blow dry.
After he mocked me for needing to add to my stress by having to wash the dogs, we laughed. And I saw. I saw that I had some underlying anxiety that I wasn’t dealing with and that somehow adding ‘Wash the dogs’ to my to-do list helped to justify it.
I have seen lots of my own lies.
I saw my own lie that he needed to stop drinking for me to be happy.
I saw the lie that I had to try to control outside circumstances for my peace.
I saw that I felt less than worthy of all good things and that I was afraid of being happy.
More recently I discovered that I was addicted to sugar.
And I found myths about authority that have precluded me from owning what I know and what I can offer the world.
I am constantly shedding the unnecessary.
Maybe it’s possible to sail through life in our natural, pure state – if we are raised by wolves or some other wild, enlightened creature and protected from society’s beliefs and imposition. Yeah, not likely.
This life is a process of taking in and then undoing. Undoing all that we unwittingly accumulate as we grow that’s untrue or unhelpful. Shedding the layers to uncover the treasure always waiting inside – the True Self, the Natural Self. Peace. Grace. Joy. Ease. Connection. Love.
All else is contrived and kept by the mind.
Are you willing to let it go, for yourself and for the world?
Then you might like my sermons and writing. You might want to work with me 1-on-1, come to a SoL Sunday Celebration in person or virtually via Facebook Live, or attend a Sermon on How to Get Your Shit Together online.
I would be honored to walk a part of your path with you, share stories and truth, and tell you what I see.