I like to imagine a world where people are fuelled by kindness and service. Where judgment evaporates and understanding stands tall. Respect for all different beliefs, needs and ways of being surrounds us all. Where we are all trying to help one another and are generous with our time and resources. Egos are left to the sideline and we fall into worldwide pronoia.Is this a utopian viewpoint? You bet. It could even include a moneyless society.
You may be calling me crazy. All who know me can attest to just that, but it’s crazy in a good way. I’ve been trying to think about what we can do at MINC Magic to help be a part of the brave new world and how we can help people look to the future with hope. We know we are all going to be facing some type of financial crunch. We know it is and will be scarier than usual to launch/relaunch your business. We also know that you may finally have the time to work on that. This is simply an offer for those who need it.
Effective April 1st we will be offering new monthly package pricing instead of our typical 2 payments. This is our way of trying to help out. Get in touch if you want information on this.
There is a poem that I love by Oriah Mountain Dreamer called the Invitation.
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, ‘Yes.’
It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer – The Invitation
Show Up in the Universe
Why am I citing this poem now? I see this as an invitation to everyone to “show up” in the universe. To remember it doesn’t serve anyone to keep small, to hide ourselves, to not share our ideas, feelings, needs and passion.
Now is a great time to tap inside and find your magic. Your purpose. Get beyond “just getting through”.