Samhain-All Saints Sacred Circle Gathering

As we immerse underground, roots tickled in the darkness, a net of light connects all. Let us embrace this sacred interconnection from depths within.

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 …

My Beloved,

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
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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.
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Please join me for Seasonal Samhain (All Saints) Gathering, offered in sacred exchange as pay-from-the-heart.

❤


In addition!

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.)

For detailed explanation about our sacred exchange, which is Pay-from-the-Heart, you can read more at this link. ♥ https://writesynergiescopywriting.com/2020/09/10/what-is-pay-from-the-heart/

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:

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/BobbyeMiddendorf

With love and appreciation,
Bobbye

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

About Bobbye

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.

Equinox Sacred Circle Event with Bobbye

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!


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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.
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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.



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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.
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> 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.

What is Pay From the Heart?

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.


If you don’t use PayPal, just send me a message or email, and we can arrange an alternative.
Click here for Link for our Sacred Exchange

If the above does not appear as a live link, please copy and paste it into your browser. If you have problems, please email me. Thanks.
You can email me at BJMiddendorf(at)gmail(dot)com

From darkness to Light-Turn

 

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Bright Solstice Blessings, Beloved!

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
kinds.
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
Placitas, NM.
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!
To listen to my poem honouring this time of year, you can listen
streaming here:
http://www.audioacrobat.com/email/EwqMxJW62
To download:
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
quickening!
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

Full Moon Resources:

The Power Path
https://thepowerpath.com/moon-updates/full-moon-and-solstice-update-december-2018/

Lissa Boles and The Soul Map:
https://thesoulmap.com/soul-map-live-invitation/

Full Moon Coherence via HeartMath Institute:
Global Coherence Institute is a project of the HeartMath Institute.
They do a full moon coherence gathering that is open globally.
https://www.heartmath.org/gci/care-focus/current/

Please keep in touch with me in any of the following ways.

 

 

Bobbye Middendorf    | |   First BE. Then do.
Yin Arising — Creator * Catalyst * Inner Wisdom Guide

via email:
jasbjm(at)earthlink(dot)net
OR
BJMiddendorf(at)gmail (dot) com
http://www.writesynergies.com
“Shine your light in words with purpose.”

Qi Gong with Mother Earth (video)
via Write Synergies Circle for Yin Arising

 

 

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:

Write Synergies Circle for Yin Arising

and

http://www.writesynergies.com

 

 

The Long Arc of Deep Listening

AwakeningDivRadiantPresence

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.

https://rebeccaeskeele.com/bobbyes-story-cocreating-a-sacred-sanctuary/

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!

Bobbye

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.

 

 

Purpose and Regeneration: Keys to the New Story

The Regenerative Possibilities of Purpose:

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.”

Stone circle mandala grounds the new, emerging story of Regeneration + Purpose.
Stone circle mandala grounds the new, emerging story of Regeneration + Purpose.

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.

Sunset crossing the Mississippi River by train to Fort Madison, IA
Sunset crossing the Mississippi River by train to Fort Madison, IA

 

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?

Resources:

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)

 

 

 

Bobbye Middendorf, Poet of Pure Potentiality, is your visionary (yet grounded) guide, a combination sounding-board and wordsmith.
Bobbye Middendorf, Poet of Pure Potentiality, is your visionary (yet grounded) guide, a combination sounding-board and wordsmith.

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.

Read more at http://www.writesynergies.com, and connect with Bobbye at Write Synergies Circle.

 

 

Walking the Teacher’s Path

TeachNow! Took It. Loved It. Your Turn?

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.

Apprenticing to your Great Work

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.

Sunset, West Placitas, by Bobbye Middendorf
Sunset, West Placitas, by Bobbye Middendorf

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?

Where do your two stories overlap? #2Stories

For more details on #Quest2016: trackingwonder.com/quest-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.

Fires of Purification

Kali’s days, in the festival of the Great Mother, Durga Puja, Navratri, are optimal times for clearing. Like Pele’s fierce fiery burning and purification in traditions of Hawai’i,  what is available right now is a palpable energy of release. (Here’s the calendar from Kashi Ashram, giving dates for Pujas dedicated to the different Mothers.)

If it no longer serves your highest expression and the highest good for all life, now is a time for letting go. It is releasing the old story so that the burning ground can become the seedbed for the new and emerging stories that we are collectively birthing.

In honor of Pele and Kali, I share this image honoring Volcano, on the Big Island, a memento from my visit in 2011.

Wearing the Fierce Mother: Volcano for Pele and Kali
Wearing the Fierce Mother: Volcano for Pele and Kali

That 11-11-11 portal was another time of monumental energetic shifts on the planet. From what I’ve been hearing, even more potent shifts are in process for all of us, those who are awake, as well as those who are awakening.

You and I were born for these times. We are the instruments for change forged and honed in the fires of the present moment. The billions of small circles of light, who we are now, illuminate and give shape to an emerging new paradigm.

We are in the lineages of the Mother — across the globe, across space and time, across lifetimes and Universes. The Divine Feminine awakens in men and in women, as the council fires are being reconnected.

You and I are doing that with our sacred circles, with our messages and posts, with conversations, with each other. Then there are more public projects like Jean Shinoda Bolen‘s Millionth Circle, even now circling at the World Parliament of Religions.

We are being invited to Walk the Talk of the emerging Divine Feminine Spirit, in business and elsewhere, as a New Paradigm awakens and comes into being. As us. Through us. With our partnership and conscious intent for regeneration for body, mind, and spirit, across the generations, it emerges in person and networked across the globe, filaments of love connecting the like-hearted everywhere.

We are the co-creators of regenerative projects, unfolding with spacious structures in the rooted and organic rich soil of the tears and blood of generations of silenced, dismissed, destroyed. We arise!

We are invoking the wisdom in the sacred resonance of Silence, herself a face of the Mother.

Timing is everything, and yes, here we are. We are awakened and awakening on this planet right now in a project of awakening together  — the likes of which have never before been experienced. So many circles of many-flavored Divine Feminine Wisdom! I am grateful to know you, sisters and brothers connected in our Heart Essence.

Yes, we are the ones who don’t quite know what to make of our fierce gifts, so diverse, so deep, so embodied that words cannot capture the blossoming and luminous radiance never seen before. And because all was not in place before, because it has never been welcome, our conundrum at this time is to offer fearlessly, fully surrendered, with vulnerability and within the perfection of our imperfections — and yes, in sacred exchange.

It is you and me. Together our project is to walk clear-eyed with patience and serenity through the dissolution, then surrender to our becoming numinous, beyond what anyone thought was possible in the human form.

Blessings of the Mother for all who are born of a mother. Together we are awakening the fires of radical transformation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Young Genius Calls In Your Divine Audience

Has your young genius been lost somewhere along the way?

As this Equinox season unfolds, I invite you to inquire into your own young inner genius, her health, her presence in your life, how she showed up then, and how to invite her back to play, and in particular to enrich the entire fabric of your Great Work that is emerging, that is being called forth from within you.

Circle/Reflections
Circle/Reflections

The following challenge, started earlier in the summer, has continued to tickle my fancy behind the scenes as multiple dimensions and deep levels of change are currently playing out for me.

With acknowledgements to Jeffrey Davis of Tracking Wonder for this summertime #DareToExcel Challenge. This is #3 for #Daredevils and other conscious co-creators.

Take a few minutes to remember a time when you were nine – or around that age – when you felt free to be your best.

Feel an exact moment in time and place. Are you outdoors or indoors? How does the air feel? How do you feel in your body? What are you uniquely doing or making? Who are you with and how are you uniquely relating to others?

Looking back with full compassion toward yourself, what 1-3 adjectives would you use to describe your younger self at her or his best?

These are your 3 Young Genius Qualities.

How can you bring some of those young genius qualities forward to this project?

Share: Post written reflections or the three young genius qualities you commit to bring forward.

 

So what are my three young genius qualities?

Curiosity. Observing/Listening. Dreaming.

An only child, often left to my own devices, summer was for dreaming and reading, drawing, listening into the stream of imaginary friends who stepped out of the pages of books, magic, daring. Imagining myself as Nancy Drew during languid summers, reading, imagining, dreaming, reading some more. Observing the fireflies and butterflies. Tasting sweet concord grapes, stretched out in the grass made crisp by the summer sunshine. Listening to the crickets and then crackling campfires. Walking in the dark under the stars, hours with markers, and once at a dude ranch — Horses! (That one ultimately didn’t go as I dreamed…but I did learn about cleaning a cast iron skillet with sand on our breakfast trail ride.)

And in partnership with that magical genius child, her shadowy wounded child plays around the edges. Still. She holds loss and grief that was too much to bear then, and now, in a powerful time of change, it’s all being offered up for clearing. Love and loss and grief — all reminders of how it once was and how it all changed so suddenly.

What are your young genius qualities?

If you’re someone with curiosity rarely sated, who deeply appreciates the gifts of listening/observing, who still has a dream percolating inside, let’s see if we are growing in a garden together. (You probably also have a passion for words, images, healing/wholeness, following a spiritual path, and are deeply engaged with purpose.)

I am called to focus on the wise women, women who ardently yearn for a secret weapon to see them through Kali’s fire, the chaos of their reinvention, and onto the other side.

Especially if you are a woman in the third act, you find dreams now impossible to ignore. You need your inner partners, the inner genius child and the wounded one, as well as your connection to a source (or sources) of guidance.  And outer collaborators are helpful, if you are ready to take a stand for your new and evolving, highly purposeful, change-the-world body of work (even and especially if it’s not yet fully formed).

As thought partner and sounding board for women in the third act, like you, I hold the space and help you recognize yourself as purposeful change agent, sage-hearted messenger, co-creator of a new paradigm world, and conscious collaborator with the emerging future. You’re ready for connecting in with guidance in real-time and within collaborative co-creative new paradigm spaces.

Harvest Season

At the Equinox, and with the upcoming Harvest Full Moon, (and a lunar eclipse!) big things are shaking loose on so many levels. Have you been feeling these shifts?

You know now is the time to harvest your wisdom. It’s the season for the blueprint of your Great Work to emerge. You are in a place of creative ferment, and clarity seems just out of reach. Articulating the pre-verbal birthing of your new program or book or body of work, you seek the sacred emergent words — words you didn’t even know you knew — and a way to organize and package those gifts and brilliance.

From there, what if you could discover a sacred space, listening for the whispers of your Divine Audience just waiting to be called forth into YOUR circle? Your soul tribe is ready to connect and celebrate the birth of your revelatory manifestation and body of work.

Your young inner genius has much to contribute to your body of work. When you consciously partner with your young genius, listen to the wisdom from your wounded one, and tap into real-time, practical source(s) of guidance, you are poised for making the biggest difference. YOU matter. Your divine audience is waiting for you! Your Emerging Future beckons!

Welcome, young genius! Welcome, wise woman! Remember that all parts serve, so let’s have a co-creation party!