Dear ones -
This is a life update I wrote for my Patreon community and I wanted to share it with you, too:
One week from tomorrow, I'll be getting on a plane to Scotland and Ireland... for four months!
I used to travel like this all the time but it's been a while and there's a lot of life between me and those last times. I'm finding myself filled with the usual nerves and excitement and uncertainties... as well as some new nerves and uncertainties which seem to be carrying a lot of baggage from some moments in that life between.
A beautiful opportunity to keep tending my own wholeness and choosing my own humanity.
I share all this partly as an update, but also partly because one of the things I'm finding myself deeply excited by about the upcoming trip is the cultures of storytelling still intact and present in these countries.
Last week I recorded a new podcast episode with an amazing medicine womxn and ceremonialist, Kat Hargreaves (can't wait for that one to come at the end of this month or in early September), and we were ruminating on how the medicine we ultimately bring to the world works us before we can serve it.
I was always a storyteller. As a child, when my parents would have parties, I would make their friends tell me stories from their childhoods and after one listen, I would have that story stored in my head and pull it out at the next gathering to tell others.
I would line up all my stuffed animals and read books out loud to them (making sure they got to see the pictures after each page, before turning to the next one, of course!).
I wrote and illustrated my own stories - fictional and non.
I also danced and acted for many years, telling stories through my body.
And then, somewhere along the way, some of those pieces of me got buried.
But a few years ago came the whisper to start a podcast.
It's true - before this podcast became a thing in the world, it was a whisper in my heart.
I put it off for a while, but once I began, like medicine, it began working me; bringing pieces of me back into the light after many years; deepening my understanding of myself and what I am perfectly designed to offer the world, in service to the expansion and evolution of Love.
And so, I continue to listen to what wants to come through me. And am as excited as you (hopefully) are to see how this space as a gathering place of stories, ceremony, humanity, and good medicine continues to evolve.
We gather for our online monthly community gathering tomorrow, Tuesday Aug 15th, at 5:30pm ET. There will be beautiful stories and the kind of connection our hearts need.
All are welcome and I hope to see you there <3
(Current Patrons: I'll share the Zoom link inside our space.)
Anyone else interested in joining us, yay! : you can sign up to get the link here.
With much love, excitement, and nerves -