Brian says if you want to live a full life you should feed the gods.
He has this theory, “If you're the kind of person who believes you have guides or guardian angels, then you realize that some are assigned to you (meaning they are stuck with you). But if you want to live an epic life, then you should live the kind of life that feeds the gods... to attract and entertain the gods so they will want to play with you.”
It makes me think about the power of pleasure.
The kind of life affirming pleasure that feeds the gods and everyone around you.
Eating fresh pomegranates picked fresh off the tree
Dancing with your loved ones
Smiling at strangers
Random acts of kindness
Making something by hand
Holding someone who loves you~ and you love too
Walking to the top of a mountain while feeling the wind at your back
Smelling the first scent of spring after a long rain
Dancing in the rain (and then kissing in the rain)
Swimming in the ocean and having a turtle surface right beside you.
Listening to live music
I think a lot about pleasure during the holidays...this time of gift giving... how do we create true pleasure in the lives of our loved ones?
Let's talk more about that later. But first...a few things I hope will bring you pleaasure:
Your Green Gift Idea:
A Soul Story or
Soul to Soul Love Story (for couples)
A Soul Story is a one of a kind story that is created just for you. It acts as a canvas to explore your consiousness and provides insight and a new perspective to explore what is most alive in your life. Think Freud meets Joseph Campbell in at a rave party, and this is what you end up with, a modern way to examine how you are playing out your heroes journey. This is a great gift for the person who is impossible to shop for. You will receive a personalized PDF gift certificate that you print out and deliver. (Check out this cool gift certificate.)
Wondering what is happening here? You just found yourself in my Advent Holiday Newsletter where I deliver one life affirming green gift idea, one golden nugget every other day or so until the end of the year. Don't worry~ I'll return to sending out newsletters about once every month or so in 2017!
Your Golden Nugget:
The Holiday Music Mix!
This mix was created by one of my favorite DJ's on the planet. Jesse Houk (aka The Scumfrog) makes music that stimulates your brain, opens your heart, and moves your feet. Here is what he has to say about this mix:
"If you're looking for a two hour mix that will liven up the room filled with multiple generations of holiday partiers, and you want to take a break from Electronic Music and go back to the roots of good classic tunes, then give this mix a try. Music from the 1950s through the 2000s, with some Christmas classics woven in. This mix will get you in the mood. Mixed by the brilliant crossfade settings of iTunes, tunes selected by yours truly."
Download here: http://tinyurl.com/keuwcsc
Your Life Affirming Quote of The Day
"The soul is not where it lives.
But where it loves." ~proverb
PS: Can you imagine the fate of the guardian angel whose existence is reduced to keeping you out of accidents when you text and drive and gets stuck staying up late on a saturday night while you sit the couch watching reruns of MacGyver?
PPS: The image at the top of this newsletter is by www.morningaltars.com
Myth, Magic, & Medicine: Storytelling for a New Paradigm 4 week online workshop begins in January.