Please join live (or receive the recording) in this no-cost blessing celebration and ceremony for amplifying the unique song of your essence, sourced from within and expressing outwards to reshape your reality.
In my experience, this is the greatest gift we can give to support the emergent new reality. We shape it through our BEing, through expressing our essence, through amplifying our unique Song of Essence, what the Seer Almine calls the “Song of Self.”
11-11 Blessing Ceremony
You are invited into deeper alignment with your inner being and to amplify your unique “Song of Self” during this potent time. I convene and hold the sacred space in partnership with the Infinite and with the field of Belvaspata, the source of this “Song of Self” practice. You are invited to relax and receive. You are invited to celebrate your BEing as an expansive resource in co-creating your own new reality.
This space-opening ceremony is the portal to a longer engagement, and this may — or may not — be your time to engage at that next level.
The headwinds may have lessened — just slightly — on our journey into Befriending the Unknown. However, even the President-Elect noted that we are “at an Inflection Point.”
What this means is that the outer sphere now publicly recognizes this pivot point. It’s the place we’ve been playing and cultivating deep underground for quite some time. The new-reality-co-creation project — that all life flourishes — is the heart of my journey in partnership with Yin Arising, as collectively we learn what it means and how to Befriend the Unknown.
Many of us have been working underground and as background support for this time and this emergence. We are co-creating this invisible and invincible infrastructure of new reality in partnership with the forces of Yin Arising and others in invisible realms. This joyous play of our fullest expression in emergence is more timely than ever. Maintaining our focus is even more crucial.
The WayMakers, Evolutionaries, Change Catalysts, and Conscious Creators — you and I — are here at this inflection point to open the field of invisible potentiality even further.
And it starts with each of us opening to RECEIVE: To receive the blessings and gifts that emerge as we align with and magnify the unique essence of our song. As each songline comes into its fullest expression and radiant alignment with the flows of the One Life, we become the living alchemy of this sacred moment that opens the way for new realities.
Are you ready, willing, and able to receive? Then say yes to you. If you are reading this and want to join in, you can contact me by sending me an email at BJMiddendorf(at)gmail(dot)com If you want to understand more about the longer journey, Befriending the Unknown: Deepening Journey to Tend Your Inner Garden, you can read more at this link.
Further Backstory on 11-11
Nine years ago, at a retreat on the Big Island that encompassed 11-11-11, I allowed myself to be witnessed by an intimate circle of beloveds in claiming and owning the title “divine priestess” for the first time I recall in this lifetime.
Nine years on, and it still isn’t how I typically show myself … And yet I now publicly admit to “partnering in co-creation with Infinite Mother,” and claim “Yin Arising” as the overarching umbrella of my body of work. So, yes, this date offers a pivotal marker for me of more profoundly claiming my role and my power.
Since then, evolution has happened, of course. Evolutionaries gotta evolve. And so the journey and expression continues and expands. Thank you for walking with me along this evolutionary edge.
Part 2–Deepening Journey to Tend Your Inner Garden
WayMakers— Our Second Wave Beckons. After August and September with our WayMaker Initiation Circle, October was a potent period in which to integrate all that we’d practiced and worked on during late summer.
During that time, several of you joined me for a series of Sacred Space-Holding sessions during a particularly intense time. Our Intent lived as carryover from WayMaker practices — Co-creating a reality where all life flourishes.
This continues as the “bottom line” or what I call the meta-intent, for all that I’m doing to move forward in my Yin Arising body of work.
What is this second wave? During the Samhain Seasonal Sacred Circle, I received the latest iteration: Befriending the Unknown: Deepening Journey to Tend Your Inner Garden
Currently, it’s designed to run from approximately Mid Nov. – Mid Feb., gathering approximately every 10-14 days, through the holidays that aren’t going to be like any we’ve experienced before.
From here (the inner garden), our new realities germinate, or so I’ve been told. 😉
What we will explore together is co-creating and amplifying the field of sacred resonance that is already present (and growing). Our tapping this resonance field and living it, IS the living birth-process of new reality emerging. Through us. As us.
We started at the Samhain Seasonal Sacred Circle, stirring and nourishing roots in the dark, as we move through the last octuple of the year into Winter Solstice, return of the light.
We are each called to play our unique part in this unfolding. There are very few places where you receive the strength of a field of sacred-holding and support to #InquireWithin and #ApprenticeToYourOwnInnerWisdom … amidst a community of radiantly open-hearted beings. This is your unique journey. I support us all. In holding the fluid container, I evoke spaciousness so we can all pour our creative flows through and into the cauldron. What emerges IS the new reality sourced from within each one.
A reminder of the credo from the WayMaker invitation:
WayMakers Travel light, and BE the light that encompasses all. Be the calm center, and allow storms to play out as they will. Travel together, in the unifying direction of through. Travel far, though you journey not. Claim the vessel of your being From whence new reality springs. Grow the secret garden From whence new reality emerges.
(With the addition, this time, of the final 2 lines.)
Yes, we each have our unique songs and expressions to bring into our inner secret sacred gardens. We grow, each one, a unique expression of living garden. AND, the greater field, Infinite Mother’s meta-garden, is already present. What has been “missing,” so to speak, has been US, as we awaken to this as a delicious potentiality within our horizon.
So yes, in one sense, we are co-creating and holding the template and space for this new reality to be co-created and birthed through us as participants.
And at the same time, we are called to birth ourselves into IT, the already-living field of the Mother. #BothAnd
This remains experimental, just as WayMaker Initiation Circle was. However, this time, I have been guided to share a rough map (outline) of our content for deepening into this garden-tending-journey.
Map for OUR Inner Garden-Tending Journey
Cultivate Your Intent—for the inner-tending-journey
Navigate by Nature—Discovering your unique way of deepening into your sacred inner garden space
Attune to Your Field of Hope and Blessing—Aligning with the greater container for amplifying your song of self
Evoke & Invoke Your Garden and Allies—Connecting with the 5 elements, your inner family members, allies, ancestors, angels, and … ?
Immerse in WayMaker Practices—deepening your roots and presence; Magnifying your garden’s growth; Gathering, refining, remembering to USE what is in your Medicine Satchel!
Leverage Your Enoughness—Having Enough, Being Enough, and Miraculous Leveraging from that wholeness ever-present
At the Core of Creation—You and your Garden as locus for the emerging new reality
The journey is dynamic, so we will experience it in the moment and trust where it takes us. Thus, we continue with the second wave of the WayMaker Journey, Befriending the Unknown: Deepening Journey to Tend Your Inner Garden.
Tending and deepening into the sacred garden within, and within the greater field of Infinite Mother, we continually refine and strengthen practices, creations, processes, and self from inside-out, thus expanding in self-trust. Your questions, concerns, and current challenges are also welcome. We witness, inquire, and lighten burdens through clearing and other inquiry and releasing practices.
This engagement of approximately 3 months offers a fluid, experimental structure, and it’s yours to lean into — just as far as you choose.
Are you called to engage? Read carefully, tune in, and inquire within. If, as you review this invitation, you sense something calling you into deepening, then consider these particulars for engaging in Part 2 of the journey, Beloved WayMaker!
What I know now: this looks to be at least 8 sessions spaced approximately every 10 days to 2 weeks, including the 2 seasonal circles. WayMakers receive the Winter Solstice gathering, with the return of the light; and Imbolc, in early February, celebrating the earliest signs of spring. Another likelihood, now tickling my awareness, is mini-virtual retreat, probably in early December.
Gatherings may include: Centering/grounding experiences; Promptings for inquiring within and connecting to inner wisdom, Deep listening sessions; QA sessions; Sharing-Our-Practices sessions; and more to be revealed… … which now includes additional Co-Working Sessions where we amplify our commitment to create/make/develop by doing it in a shared Zoom space.
You will receive a healing circle at least weekly via Belvaspata and other healing-wholeness-space-holding sessions (currently planned as offline, but could be done live); plus daily Belvaspata angelic-wholeness maintenance sessions that continue for 6 months after completion of this circle. Your specific intentions are welcome to be placed into the circle for the radiant-heart-wholeness sessions.
Recordings. Check. Prompts. Check. Space-time to engage and share — if you want to. Check. Private Facebook space. Check.
Dates, days, times to be determined in consultation with those who choose to participate; jointly agreed on and possibly switched up, depending on global time zones of participants.
We are each co-creating our own unique reality. We practice this reality co-creation together throughout this part 2, deepening journey — and beyond.
As convener and circle-holder, I point out possibilities and perspectives from my own experience. You are invited to share yours.
I hold the initial vision, its Vessel + Sacred Circle, and our field of shared intent. You get to experience depths within and nuances of shaping (holding) your own reality and cultivating your garden— in your own unique way — while receiving support in our shared container.
I share practices both in real time sessions and asynchronously. With the latter, you are invited to receive the potency into your own field in your most perfect timing. There are also opportunities for you to share and refine your most potent practices, perceptions, and understandings.
I am holding the sacred circle with support from various realms and modalities so that you can relax and receive as fully as you are willing. Simultaneously, you are learning and refining your own circle-holding capacities.
We connect within to inspired WayMaker practices to build the muscles of self-trust. You may have, in your own medicine satchel, practices that serve you well already. We gather, share, refine, and strengthen together during these unfathomable times.
Tend your garden through the dark of the year and into the turn into the light. Your sacred exchange for this experimental program is $180, or $60 per month, payable via PayPal. (If there is another sacred exchange you would like to propose, please contact me directly. If you need to pay monthly, please let me know. We can work that out.)
Play-Full Co-Creation Nurturing Your Life Force Amplifying Your Song of Self Joyous emergence
My devoted commitment to you.
Bobbye Middendorf, MA, is Spoken Word Alchemist, Yin Arising mentor, mystic & catalyst for evolutionaries, WayMaker for WayMakers, inner wisdom guide, and award-winning wordsmith and healer. She created The Self-Presencing Experience as process-and-practices for visionaries and conscious creators to embody their own wholeness, unique fields of potentiality, and amplified song-of-self. Finding and activating this evolutionary edge, they can embody hope, self-grounding, self-trust, resilience, and joy. Their regenerativity blossoms with clarity, with expansive expression making life a work of art.
Bobbye “… has an unusual ability to hold space by carefully tending to the creation of a safe and deep container, through the patience and holding of her deep listening and through her caring wisdom. The result is that one sees oneself and one’s situation more clearly, more fully, and with more compassion.”
Veils thinned, & time for deep-nurturing of our roots in the dark, we gather. Centering, grounding, inquiring within via sacred journaling, tender sharing in a circle of radiant witnessing:
Let us pivot the ancient traumas of the wise ones into luminous wholeness that births the new reality we are co-creating.
You are invited …
We are called into the dark of the year to refresh, replenish, regenerate, and stir the roots of our being with the deep sustenance of divine feminine presence. Yin Arising is not only rising, this feminine principle is living anew in all beings and coming forth.
Metaphysically, the entire cosmos is transforming from old paradigm outside-in models and practices. Yes, you’re seeing them breaking down beneath your feet. And moving TO — Inside-Out. Make way for the Goddess.
What it is: I hold a sacred circle space, amidst massive outer de-structuring and the transformations we’ve longed for, yet didn’t expect. You?
You are invited to put yourself into the center of your own circle of “Self-Care Sunday,” as one of my beloved mentors calls it… (Plus the session will be recorded so you can revisit at any point, AND you can come to it in your own perfect timing, if needed.)
You are invited to #InquireWithin to access your own inner depths, so to root yourSelf into your own inner landscape for co-creating a new reality. We are called to nothing less than this!
In Sunday’s (Nov. 1) Sacred Circle of self-nurture + journaling- your-perceptions as you attune to your inner wisdom, we experience spaciousness for stretching roots into the depths and fertile darkness. We activate profound self-nourishment, and cultivate from within the new reality that is being birthed through us, as us, and beyond us.
For Your Calendar 1-2:30 MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME … Sunday 1 November 2020 *via Zoom and recorded ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~= If you know me, have attended one of my seasonal virtual circles before, and you want to reserve time in your schedule: Details for your calendar: Sunday, 1 November at 1 PM Mountain STANDARD Time (US) What time in your world? Check here: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ We will meet on Zoom for apprx 90 minutes. The event will be recorded. The first hour will include at least one centering and/or meditative visualization, plus multiple writing prompts and time to listen to and record YOUR insights and inner wisdom through your writing (or drawing or whatever is your mode of creation). The last (approximately) half hour will be a time to share into our circle, to witness and be witnessed, if you choose. This seasonal circle is offered in sacred exchange on a pay-from-your heart model — explained at this link. ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~= Please join me for Seasonal Samhain (All Saints) Gathering, offered in sacred exchange as pay-from-the-heart.
October’s second full moon, a Blue Moon, will be on 31 October, All Hallow’s Eve. Lean into Mama Moon’s elegant support!
This entire “season” of immersing in the rich sacred feminine dark of the year is acknowledged in different traditions — Samhain from the Celtic tradition, Dia De Los Muertos in the Hispanic tradition, a cross-quarter holy day in the Wicca tradition, and the Catholics weigh in with All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1, a “holy day of obligation,” and the following All Souls’ Day for those deemed not saintly enough…
I invite you into this cozy and self-supportive time out of time sacred circle gathering. Together we honor and mark this seasonal node of many names in multiple traditions.
Seasonally (in the Northern Hemisphere), we enter the dark octuple of the year between now and the Winter Solstice.
We gather in celebration of our living roots that stir in fertile and nurturing darkness, while reconnecting with Mama Gaia who is in her own reset and time of replenishment.
It’s a sacred space for you to bring forward awareness, appreciation, attunement, and activation to your inside-out Ways.
We go deep first– and fast– with a centering, then there are prompts that offer you grounding and access points into your own depths of wisdom ready to come forth. For about an hour, you deepen into the radiant wisdom of your being as you #InquireWithin, then the last half hour (approximately) is time and space to share insights, and the fractals of our sacred interconnections.
If you feel a tug of resonance and interest, mark your calendar for Sunday, 1 Nov 2020 at 1 PM MST til apprx 2:30 PM. (NOTE: time changes in US and Canada early AM on this day.)
I love you and honor you so much! Your presence is a treasure to me and in my life.
Whether this particular circle calls to you, know that you are forever loved and held in a tender embrace of your own radiant wholeness.
If this event speaks to you, please say yes to you! Feel from your own “within” as to what is the sacred exchange that feels most appropriate. The PayPal link is below for your registration.
Confirmation from me and Zoom link will be sent soon after you complete the PayPal process.(But it’s artisanal, not automated, so there’s a person doing things to make that message happen.) To register:
P.S. What another has experienced: Bobbye “… has an unusual ability to hold space by carefully tending to the creation of a safe and deep container, through the patience and holding of her deep listening and through her caring wisdom. The result is that one sees oneself and one’s situation more clearly, more fully, and with more compassion.” — MD, Ontario
Bobbye Middendorf, MA, stands as pillar of radiant essence in Infinite Mother’s Field. Her work shapes itself as Spoken Word Alchemist, Yin Arising Mentor, WayMaker for WayMakers, mystic & catalyst for evolutionaries, inner wisdom guide, award-winning wordsmith, artist, poet, and healer.
For multi-gifted radiant beings, she creates sacred spaces to discover and then access, explore, activate, cultivate, express, and unleash each one’s unique HeartFire of creation. This HeartFire, articulated through life, livelihood, and radiant creations, grounds the process for co-creating unique new realities.
Seasonally she offers virtual sacred journaling inquiry & self-nurturing circles. Other group experiences include the WayMaker Initiation Circle and Befriending the Unknown: WayMaker Practices for Sailing Uncharted Seas.
Celebrate Equinox with Bobbye and other radiant beings. We gather in our Seasonal Sacred Circle with Mama Gaia in her dynamic balance point! It’s autumnal equinox in the North, vernal equinox in the South.
Resilience. Regeneration. All life flourishing. If you are willing to entertain these pure potentialities, even amidst all the crises, breakdowns, and de-structuring, then you are invited into this Equinox Seasonal Circle for Creators, WayMakers, and Evolutionaries.
Gather with like-hearted, great-hearted beings in a sacred space-time. All are held safely to amplify inner listening and connect with inner wisdom, to be witnessed into wholeness, and to claim potency and possibility as co-creator …
What it is: I hold a sacred circle space, just ahead of the Equinox. You put yourself into the center of your own circle of “Self-Care Sunday,” as one of my beloved mentors calls it… (Plus the session will be recorded so you can revisit at any point, AND you can come to it in your own perfect timing, if needed.)
You are invited to #InquireWithin to find your own inner dynamic balance, thus to root yourSelf into your own inner landscape for co-creating a new reality. We are called to nothing less than this!
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~= If you know me, have attended one of my seasonal virtual circles before, and you want to reserve time in your schedule: Details for your calendar: Sunday, 20 September at 1 PM Mountain DAYLIGHT Time (US) (Noon Pacific, 2 PM Central, 3 PM Eastern, 8 PM Ireland/British Summer Time ) We will meet on Zoom for 90 minutes. The event will be recorded. The first hour will include at least one centering and/or meditative visualization, plus multiple writing prompts and time to listen to and record YOUR insights and inner wisdom through your writing (or drawing or whatever is your mode of creation). The last (approximately) half hour will be a time to share into our circle, to witness and be witnessed, if you choose. This seasonal circle is offered on a pay-from-your heart model — explained at this link. ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
We show up together … * In conscious partnership with nature, with Mama Gaia, and with cosmic, archetypal forces * For honoring and appreciating cycles, both macro and micro. * To dive deeply within, to #NoticeWhatYouNotice, to inquire into and explore where that inquiry takes you. * As we collectively s-l-o-w w-a-a-y down to finally give that still small voice the spaciousness she needs to be truly heard.
If you resonate, if you feel called, please know that YOUR flavor of expression is welcome: Write. Doodle. Draw. Paint. Collage. Stitch. Improv with music, toning, sound, movement … You choose the form of your expression! Or make notes during the session so you can take fresh insights back to your studio practice …
It is time. If you are in my circles, know this: we are the ones.
Beloved conscious co-creator, evolutionary edge-walker, trailblazing change catalyst, and WayMaking alchemist: This is you. This is us. This is the time.
Now is our time to gather strength together by inquiring within — together, in a shared and sacred container. We explore the fluidity of balance, nothing static about it, and find that sourcing from within offers the greatest hope, possibility, and stability. Here’s how we do it.
We engage the seeming conundrum of the both-and — exploring depths within AND simultaneously being held in a sacred group container for sharing, strengthening, finding resonance with like-hearted others.
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~= Details Sunday, 20 September at 1 PM Mountain Daylight Time (Time in your world? Check here. ) via Zoom for 90 minutes, with link sent after you register from-the-heart via PayPal. ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
> If you choose upliftment … > If you choose to be a cause, not an effect … > If you choose to contribute to the radical reality where all life flourishes … > If you choose to BE the blessing in support of that reality unfolding…
Choose these! + Strengthen your inner listening & inner wisdom connection! + Immerse within our shared sacred space-time! + Practice inside-out co-creation! + Experience palpable support and witnessing!
These seasonal sacred circles gather like-hearted beings and other allies. Together, we stand as a potent pivot point of co-creation — choosing … Resilience. Regeneration. All life flourishing.
I invite you to inquire within. Are you called to say yes to you? Tune into your own inner wisdom. You are so welcome into the shared space of this Equinox Seasonal Circle to explore flourishing through dynamic fluid balance.
With love and appreciation, Bobbye
P.S. Wishing you the blessings of dynamic and fluid balance on your journey — whether or not this is your time to enter the sacred circle.
Bobbye “… has an unusual ability to hold space by carefully tending to the creation of a safe and deep container, through the patience and holding of her deep listening and through her caring wisdom. The result is that one sees oneself and one’s situation more clearly, more fully, and with more compassion.” — MD, Ontario
About Bobbye Middendorf, MA
Bobbye serves and supports intuitive, empathic visionaries,
evolutionaries, and conscious creators as Spoken Word Alchemist, Yin
Arising Mentor, Inner Wisdom Guide, as well as healer, creator, poet,
and sacred space holder. Her work expands inner spaciousness and
entrains these change catalysts into their inner wisdom field. They
root into self-trust that results in co-creating a new reality for all
life to flourish.
This Adventure in Sacred Exchange for our Seasonal Sacred Circle Inquiry Invites You to Pay-From-The-Heart
“Bobbye … has an unusual ability to hold space by carefully tending to the creation of a safe and deep container, through the patience and holding of her deep listening and through her caring wisdom. The result is that one sees oneself and one’s situation more clearly, more fully, and with more compassion.” — MD, Ontario
I convene powerful spaces where potent breakthroughs happen each time. Pay-from-the-heart asks you to tune in — to this invitation and within yourself. Where does it land within you?
If this event feels like it will serve you well, then from your intuitive heart will bubble up an amount for our exchange that is appropriate for you. Here are a couple of guidelines that I hope will clarify.
This Adventure in Sacred Exchange is a seasonal circle gathering. My intent, that it be available to as many as are called to it, means I set a modest threshold — a minimum investment of $8.00. (If this level causes hardship or you are at a place without room for extras, or you wish to propose some other kind of sacred exchange, please contact me directly.) The basic suggested sacred exchange is $25.00. If you have the wherewithal, $33.00 or more helps to offset my costs and will support me in serving those who are challenged to afford even the modest minimum fees.
Your Zoom link to join will be sent when I receive your PayPal notice. Please make sure I have your current email address so you will receive the recording after the event along with some of my notes, the prompts written out, and other follow-ups from our gathering. At the following link, you can send whatever your heart prompts you.
At the Solstice, hinge point of the year, our trajectory of dark turns to light in the Northern hemisphere.
Amidst our “return to light” is the Moon shining full on, on 22 December.
From our friends at the Power Path:
Solstice is Friday, December 21 at 3:22 PM MST
Full Moon is Saturday, December 22 at 10:48 AM MST.
In my final “moon message” (on 7 Dec), I said that was the last email to focus
as a “moon message.”
What will emerge from here forward, I do not yet know.
I did, however, promise a gift, and so I come to you in celebration of
December’s Solstice and Full Moon.
Let us honor the diversity and beauty,
all the many ways we return ourselves
to light with ceremony and tradition.
No matter what you celebrate, our honouring
this season-turn offers a chance to reflect on blessings of myriad
It is also a spectacular time to focus on bringing yourself home
to- for- and with- yourself.
On Solstice, Friday evening, 12-21-18, I joined a group of poets in
We read our poems by the light of a single candle.
For everyone, I have made an audio
reading of this poem,
“Whispers of Winter, Dance in Infinite,” as my
gift to you. If you wish to use this as part of your own solstice ceremony, I
invite you to do so. Light a candle, enjoy a cup of tea, and
remember to breathe!
Newness is emerging for me in 2019, so stay tuned. I will be back in touch
once whatever it is, is ready to make itself known. I have been allowing
the organic growth to unfold at its own pace, yet even now I feel a
May you follow and appreciate your own organic growth process
whatever it is and wherever it leads.
Through it all, please know that I am here for you.
Please reach out, send me an email or connect here or via social media if
you have a question or would like to explore
options for getting support for the projects and creations
closest to your heart. An energetic opening of support
is buoying us up and propelling us forward in these times,
ripe for those of us walking the-spiritual-intuitive-evolutionary-path.
Now is the time.
Warmest wishes and bright blessings of love, light, and gratitude on all levels,
Bobbye Middendorf, MA, award-winning writer and editor, gives voice to Yin Arising as poet, inner wisdom guide, collage artist, and sovereignty alchemist for creators and evolving souls. Connect with Bobbye where Write Synergies intersects with the perspectives of Yin Arising at:
Feel Your Flow and “Unstick Yourself” When You Listen from Within
If you are facing blocks, obstacles, challenges that keep you stuck and stop you from giving your gifts or bringing forth a new iteration of your work in the world, then listen up! It’s time for an inner journey. And you do not have to travel it alone.
What we can do so easily for others is not something we can do for ourselves. Have you ever noticed this?
And if you are a creative, sensitive, intuitive, empathic soul, you are probably noticing the noise levels are rising in so many ways in our current environment and situations. The outer noise can be a source of inner stress. That inner stress can shut down the creative flow and even make it hard to hear your own inner wisdom.
An old phrase, “I can’t hear myself think,” applies here. Whether you are trying to think from the head, the heart, or the gut, the external cacophony blocks your ability to listen and to hear with discernment from within.
Without access to that inner listening, you can get stuck.
I support people to listen from within their own depths. What happens when they do, when they take the time to slow down and inquire from within, is nothing short of miraculous. At the end of so many conversations with clients and others, I hear a satisfied sigh of relief. Time after time, they unstick themselves in the sanctuary of our conversation and time together.
It is rare to be able to do this for yourself, no matter how practiced you are with listening with others — clients, colleagues, friends.
Here is a story, the stand that I take in partnership with my clients and on behalf of colleagues, friends, and co-creators who are with me and walking this path together.
If this sounds delicious, and you have some stuckness around your work in the world and giving your gifts (especially the gifts that you have never felt safe to give before), then let’s schedule a no-obligation conversation to see if our work together is purposeful at this time.
With gratitude for you!
APRIL 2018 UPDATE: P.S. I have an upcoming beta-small-group-class forming right now, April 2018. If you want to talk to me about it, you can send me an email at bjmiddendorf (at) gmail (dot) com.
Build Invisible Infrastructures for Birthing Humanity’s New Story
Connecting to higher purpose, a linchpin of regeneration, encompasses both definitions of regenerative: “To regenerate is to ‘create anew, give new life, new energy, to revitalize’. In a spiritual sense, it means to undergo a conversion or rebirth.”
For me, taking responsibility wasn’t the problem. If anything, I take too much responsibility for things that aren’t mine. For example, “First, do no harm,” although meant for doctors, has been one of my guiding principles. Yet in our culture, great harm has been done, and continues to be, on many levels. We are all complicit in this harm, just by being living members of society.
In everyday life, as well-intentioned and sustainable as I tried to be, (recycling, subscribing to a community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm, composting, biking or walking where possible), it still seemed puny. “Sustainable” is the commonly-assumed concept, yet it’s inadequate to the challenges we face. We need an upleveled understanding. Our world calls us forth, calls forth regeneration.
On another level, through a Qi Gong practice, I began consciously connecting with the Qi Field, a field of shared consciousness, intent, and life force energy. In service to this greater perspective of “wholeness” and interconnectivity of all life, it felt like a much more regenerative place, albeit working at an invisible energetic level.
Weaving these together, a mantra emerged. I regularly share it with clients and on teams: “Both-And.” It encompasses doing the most you can to leave the planet a better place, as best you can, in the outer world. At the same time, it invites a conscious cultivation of energy and pure intent for wholeness in service to all life thriving. Both are needed. While neither one alone is sufficient, I realized that even together, something was still missing.
Fire and water, air and earth: All are needed, working together in synchronicity for the good of the greater whole.
Purpose Enlivens and Completes Both-And
The missing link that uplevels and reweaves new synergies is the concept of “living your higher purpose,” or, as it’s phrased in the subtitle to Tim Kelley’s bestseller, True Purpose,“…Discovering the Difference You Are Meant to Make.”
Since 2011, I’ve volunteered on collaborating co-creative teams behind-the-scenes at the True Purpose® Institute, the organization founded by Tim Kelley to share this body of purpose work. Starting in 2011, the organization started developing a collaborative ownership structure while co-creative teams worked on marketing and developing new courses.
Reorganizing into co-creative collaboration created the business anew after several years of a more traditional hierarchical structure. Now its presence in the world manifests purposeful, new paradigm practices.
In this, the organization takes on the qualities of a living organism. It’s growing through interconnections and symbiosis while periodically updating its purpose statements in partnership with the greater True Purpose® community. As it lives into the definition of regenerate, to ‘create anew, give new life, new energy, to revitalize,’ it embodies high purposeful expression.
Beyond that, at the heart of this True Purpose® process, is training people to consciously connect in with their own source of guidance. From someplace within or outside them, depending on the individual’s belief system, they tap into the invisible realms of either the psyche or the spiritual world.
Experimentally holding the possibility that something — universal or personal, inside or greater-than-you — knows your purpose and can tell you, is a hallmark of the True Purpose® process. It can be a personal or psychological inner part of you, for example, your soul. It can be a universal source that knows the purpose of us all. (e.g., God, Buddha, Universe) Or it can be outside and particular to you, like your guardian angel or wise ancestors.
Thousands of people over the past decade have used this process and connected with a source of guidance that knows their purpose. Making such a connection and being able to find and live “why you are here,” can be experienced as akin to “undergo[ing] a conversion or rebirth,” the spiritual frame of regeneration.
From here, what more is possible?
What if you were able to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you are, we all are, profound healers on some level? That you came here for a higher purpose? That you can actually discover and live it? (Not everyone chooses to, of course!)
This path of higher purpose invites you to tune in energetically to realms of wisdom, including apprenticing to wisdom that you have a unique access to. It invites you to bring this wisdom whole and complete into practical partnerships of regenerative co-creation.
Purpose can generate powerful and practical results. Beyond today’s results, the True Purpose® process outlines a proven way to continually and ongoingly uplevel and regenerate ourselves and our businesses, relationships, organizations, and messages.
It is our sacred opportunity to bring body, mind, spirit, heart, and soul, into regenerative and conscious dialogue with profound wisdom from a source of guidance we trust. Purpose, approached in this way, magnifies interconnections and regenerates all life. It supports all weavers of the energy threads between the Qi Field and your own garden, business, and life.
I’m curious. What is your regenerative go-to when it’s time to replenish your body, mind, and spirit? Where do you go to regenerate your work, your world?
Tim Kelley, founder and leader, initiated a collaboratively co-created enterprise for the True Purpose® Institute in 2011 after several years of a more traditional business structure. (More details about the Institute at http://TruePurposeInstitute.com). In a major shift from the Founder-Leader-Owner-led hierarchical model, he assembled an “owner team.” The team works together using the process of a “Collaborative Operating System,” (more details about this specific methodology at http://thecos.com). They also use Tim’s methodology called True Purpose® to build an organization that lives into its own highest (and evolving) purpose. Tim, meanwhile, is called beyond the company he founded, to support large organizations, systems, and countries to find the higher purpose of these institutions. (Details about Tim Kelley here: http://newparadigmgloballeader.com)
About Bobbye Middendorf
She’s ambassadress of #SpiritIntoForm, co-creating with Love, Spirit, Purpose, & Guidance to bring #LoveIntoForm with words, images, & purposeful projects. A lifelong conscious collaborator, Bobbye has volunteered as collaborative partner with the True Purpose® Institute since 2011 and is training as a True Purpose® coach.
Healing and co-creating along the Purpose path, she’s mentor, sounding board, and collaborator with Regenerators, those ready to wake up, show up, and follow through on the guidance they’re receiving for co-creating a world that works for all life.
She guides her divine audience to “shine your light in words with purpose.” She leads them to master the art of life & livelihood by nourishing the creative soul & reconnecting with the sacred flow.
As an alum of #TeachNow, I’ve taken the course, loved it, and am re-enrolling. Are you curious about getting support around teaching and sharing your wisdom?
There’s a no-cost series of high-content intro videos (and a call) with Jen Louden. It’s going on right now, so if you are feeling called OR just feeling curious, it is well worth your time to explore and listen in.
Jen is an experienced teacher who helps everyone have fun while getting more skilled at delivering content, building community, and — teaching!
In the full Teach Now course, (explained at The Teacher’s Path) she will offer live coaching sessions, share video lessons, convene a community of teachers and course alums in a private online Facebook group, and give you access to a deep and wide library of interviews with master teachers from many disciplines. They generously share their wisdom from “behind the scenes” and insights from their teaching practices.
Whether you have a message to share, are ready to make the difference you came here to make, or even if you are currently a teacher who wants to uplevel your game, this is a fantabulous resource and THE place to be.
Ask yourself: Is it your turn to amplify your teaching light? If so, check in to see if this is a fit for you.
More details here at The Teacher’s Path.
Yes, this is my referral link for sharing the love. Because I do love Jen and her work. Her honesty and vulnerability while teaching and inviting us all to play together is a beautiful process.
There’s a no-cost intro series that Jen is hosting right now, with videos and a live call. If that’s enough for you, great! If you decide to enroll for the course, I will receive a referral fee.
Just so you know: I believe in this body of work so much that I am enrolling for another go-round.
Blessing you on your path, whether teaching is your calling right now. Or not.
The unseen. The invisible world. The Qi field. The Force.
If you are searching for your own Pole Star outside, stop. You are looking where it will never be found.
Do you deal with what is invisible? Powerful, foundational, yet invisible? The formless and energetic precede form, yet are also within the form. We’ve been taught to hunt far and wide in the outer world for hidden treasure. You are one who guides your people to find it within.
Let me ask: If you do this kind of work for and with others, who helps you hold the space for your own deeper dives? The deeper you go, the more challenging it can be to do for yourself and by yourself. You can’t hear what you can’t hear, nor see what you can’t see.
None of us are supposed to travel on this energetic upleveling journey alone.
The energetic shifts in our world are palpable, at least to those of us with heightened sensitivity and cultivated presence of deep empathy. The seemingly irreconcilable polarities are being played out with startling regularity, with the space between the poles seeming to exponentially expand, the time between polarizing events now ever shorter.
What has looked like the “way we do things” is breaking down. It’s easy to want to follow a model, especially when things are breaking down. And that’s exactly the time that the model no longer works, especially if you are looking to rebirth a world that works for all.
From this confusion and crumbling, I want to help wise women like you to connect — and stay connected — to your own North Star, your own inner blueprint — the one that is urging you forward. It’s the core essence of your Great Work, the new story that you are compelled to give birth to in our complex and convoluted world.
The emerging new paradigm in business is calling all of us to show up and partner with it and all the disparate parts in a wholly different way. It calls us to live in a way that regenerates ourselves (in body, mind, and spirit). I sense that this is part of what you are doing, or aiming to do. The work calls to be done in a different way, and in so doing, we become apprentices to this new work, this new way of working, and to ourselves as the Co-Creator.
It, the work, shapes us as instruments for its highest expression and most potent unfolding. That’s not how things have been done in the past. We are walking at the leading edge of new ways of working, including this partnering collaboration and co-creation, all of which is coming forth in unimagined ways.
And the new story that you want to shape and share also includes embracing your people while raising them up– your Divine Audience, your soul tribe. These are the people who will appreciate and resonate with the “honing” that has been done on you through your lifetime(s).
[A Sidebar: Today’s #Quest2016 with Jeffrey Davis’ Tracking Wonder Community features Jennifer Louden with this question to unfurl your 2016:
Your Quest2016 Prompt today:
What’s the story you most desire to bring to life in 2016?
What’s the story your just-right client most desires to bring to life in 2016?
I regularly inquire into these two stories, even creating Venn Diagrams to visually map the overlaps.
Your Shero’s Journey
We are hospicing an entire way of life, we who are the midwives of new visions, Way-Showers to many who are taking up the Shero’s Journey (a concept I learned initially from Tamora Pierce and then also via Jen Louden).
Light-Bringers, Path-Seers, Wisdom-Sharers: We are unveiling the new in a way that shares its foundational roots with ancient, long-forgotten paths.
Put your dreams and visions to work, for now is the time. We are being asked to collaborate and co-create in resonant and regenerative community. Are you ready to articulate the song deep in your heart? To tell the new story?
Let us together bring forth from the heart of co-creation YOUR truest inherent value to be of service in creating a world that works for all beings and all life.
Happy Solstice, following the path of the return of the light. Merry Christmas, where the Light of Divine Love is reborn within your soul. Happy New Year as the path unfolds under your feet for another trip around the sun.
In whatever ways you celebrate at this sacred time, I wish you many blessings as you journey.