When the star dust I am made from…
Meets the star dust you are made…
Our aliveness defies dimension.
That’s when we find the inner nod
A resonance of knowing
That comes with the thrill of discovering
Whose knowing is stored in our bones.
One of my favorite writing groups took place the year after I had finished college. We called ourselves the leftovers. I had lingered in my college town because I was set to work os an alumni mentor on the first all abilities Everest expedition & environmental clean up and I had fallen in love. But I digress, as those are two different stories and I am here to speak about that moment of universal truth when we feel the inner nod.
Today's Green Gift Idea
Hand Made Crafts... who doesn't want to give something that comes with a story and the thrill of knowing who made it?
Check out these amazing hand blown glasses, vases, and cups and more made by the one and only Pierre Bowring (aka as my brother!)
I have been wowed watching him evolve his craft, and rumor has it he is a superstar at the Washington DC farmers markets. You can take in the beauty of Bowglass (and even create a custom order) from his website and on instagram
Wondering what is happening here? You just found yourself in Day 4 of my Advent Holiday Newsletter where I deliver one green gift idea, one golden nugget, and one idea for how to bring more story into your life until the end of the year. Don't worry~ I'll return to sending out newsletters about once every 2 months in 2017!
Your Golden Nugget For The Day:
ELIJAH RAY & THE BAND OF LIGHT
I first experienced Elijah while living on Kauai. There is no way you can be in the presence of his music and not smile and feel great about the world you live in. Acoustic Soul, Bumpin Funk, World Beat, Dance / Pop and Rock... to soul stirring Piano Ballads, Symphonic Soundtracks, and Shamanic, Sound Healing environments. Watch and listen to Elijah Ray: “Walk With Me”:
If you are in the bay area, turns out he is playing tomorrow night!
How You Can Bring More Story Into Your Life
A few years ago my friend asked me to create a Soul Story for her daughter. It was a crazy treat. Her daughter was still learning to read, and we created a story book for her. Leigh said, "After many months of struggle, my seven-year-old daughter was experiencing a love of reading for the first time. As her 8th birthday approached, I felt called to do something different for her to celebrate this achievement. I asked Leah to write a Soul Story in her honor. Leah worked her magic on all the rest. I was deeply moved by the depth, wisdom and rich symbolism of Ava’s story. In Ava’s story, she is the heroine facing complexities and difficult choices. She has adventures and hardships and ultimately learns some valuable lessons about friendship, empathy and love. A year later it is a terrific treat to have Ava select HER story for bedtime reading and I expect we’ll do that for years to come."
Your Quote Of The Day:
“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.”
until we meet again,
PS! Myth, Magic, & Medicine: Storytelling for a New Paradigm 6 month workshop starts in December!