The keys to transformation reside within us. We must open our minds to the possibility of fluid, sometimes dramatic shifts in life, but our hearts tell us when it is time. We may not be able to understand the mystery of transformation, but we can learn to recognize it's signs. Every woman knows the feelings of boredom, detachment from one's creativity or direction, the deadened malaise that trumpets the need for something new. And when the window of change begins to open, we feel it as a literal opening in the chest, accompanied by rapid-fire cognition and imperitives to act. At the heart of transformation is the paradox of surrender and control. Control means to order, structure, force or mold to certain expectations. One can dictate change, but not transformation. Transformation unifies and integrates us, moving us to a state of awareness that is universal, timeless, and potentially ecstatic.
-Elizabeth Davis and Carol Leonard, The Thirteen Archetypes of Woman at Her Fullest Power
This week I launched a painting course that I've been wanting to teach for a long time, but had to listen to the heart prompt before I could. When the live version of this course at Esalen sold out, I felt ready to build an online sister for it. With the help of Animyst, Visual Quest: A Shamanic Painting Exploration came to life. To say that I feel proud wouldn't cover it. I feel quietly on purpose, and ready to give my all to share what has been the definitive transformative process of my life. I feel humble and honored to have this opportunity. Reg is open and class begins last week of July.
In other good news, Bamboo Magazine featured SouLodge at their blog!
I hope to visit with you in person soon, loves. All this building behind the scenes while Spring is sprunging has made this wild mama feel a bit cagey. I have so many, many good things to share and transformations of my own occuring that I would love to tell you about.
Shift happens, as they say. :)