I didn't say you're important.
I said…You Matter.
What you believe, how you use your words, how you meet life…Matters.
I have moved more than the average bear in my lifetime. And for many years I always held... I’m replaceable. Doesn't matter.
And this is true. The space that we take up will always be replaced by another.
But they won’t use the space in the same way. They won’t laugh out loud in the wrong parts of the movie, or sip on the stars, or stay up late making gifts for others.
When you stand in the power of what you are...and claim the power of your soul...you start to influence the world (aka matter) around you. And when you fall victim to thinking you don't or can't...I'm pretty sure that's when you end up being used as someone else's matter in what they are manifesting.
I keep thinking about the power of constriction.
It's how babies are born.
It's how rapids in rivers are made.
It's where creativity thrives.
The story I'm seeing isn't about Trump.
It isn't about Trump supporters.
I'm seeing people who have never engaged in civic life rise to their feet and take action to protect what they love, and strangers they don't.
I'm seeing people asking, "What next? How can I be of service?"
I'm seeing men be kinder, gentler, more aware of women, and take a stand as protectors.
I'm seeing people of privledge standing for refugees they will never know or meet.
I'm experiencing raw, real, upfront and focused conversation almost everywhere I go.
I'm seeing a country alive with passion.
And yes, I'm seeing what feels like the wings getting ripped off our eagle. But I'm seeing the diamond inside that burns bright.
You diamonds...you're burning bright in the story I see tonight.
It's the greatest showdown in the universe:
Love vs Fear.
I want to tell you more about that mythical story about our times, about the eagle and the diamonds. But today I'm working on A World We Can Believe In...a VR project designed to teach people about how to dream about the future. More about that soon.
3 GIFTS COMING YOUR WAY TODAY.
Once upon a time, when I created this list, I shared news and information about the enviornment. It was at the launch of the climate change movement. People needed information.
Now we need something else.
Small bits that help fuel the way through the information.
Number 1. Dan Rather. #hero. Rocking Facebook.
2) There might be a gag order on the government agencies. But in case you missed their voices..they went rogue and started their own accounts.
Alternative NIH - @Alt_NIH
Alt HHS - @AltHHS
Alternative CDC - @Alt_CDC
AltUSForestService - @AltForestServ
AltFDA - @alt_fda
altEPA - @altUSEPA
AltUSDA - @altusda
AltUSNatParkService - @AltNatParkSer
Rogue NASA - @RogueNASA
3) That image of the woman scuba diving from a wheelchair is Sue Austin. Get your heart set on fire by her Ted Talk.
Feb 7th & 8th. Design Your Future Visioning Workshop.
THIS IS YOUR FUTURE CALLING.
It is saying, "Hey, have you planned me yet? Have you taken the time to set some goals, dream into your vision, and make an action plan?"
Well what are you waiting for it is almost FEBRUARY!
Join me in this super fun and fabulous 2 evening process of deep listening, reflecting, and down right fun vision boarding. After leading several of these workshops, I'm creating my dream scenario: a two day process with time to breath and dream in between.
Feb 7th & 8th 6-10pm.
In the Richmond hills, CA
When rivers hit constricted areas, rapids are formed. I keep thinking of what I learned while learning how to raft. It can be frightening when approaching a huge rapid in the river. As you approach, you know the dangers: you could flip, lose everything in your boat, or even drown.
Your goal is simple, find the sweet spot in the center of the rapid, because once there you will be working with the power of the river, rather than against it, and the flow of the river will take you through to calm waters.
The art in rafting is not about how hard you paddle, rather, it is about how well you can read the water, and how skilled you are at positioning yourself to ride the sweet spot… so you can enjoy the ride.
Here's to finding your sweet spot,
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