Enough tap dancing on the surface-let’s dive headfirst into DEEP BEAUTY!
My dear friend, Suzanne Rock, recently quoted the incredible Brene’ Brown on Facebook and it moved me to my bones:
‘I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear:
I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go.
Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small.
I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever.
Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you.
You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think.
You were born worthy of love and belonging.
Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart.
It’s time to show up and be seen.”
As you read this I’m literally just touching down on the tarmac at France’s Charles de Gaulle airport.
I’m off glorious Paris this week to lead a dream retreat (by day) and celebrate with Dana our 14 year anniversary (by night)…and I’m sure all elements will blend together in a most creative and unexpected way…as can only happen in the city of lights!
I wish I could bring you with me.
Alas, although I can’t bring you with me (on the physical level) to experience the glories of Paris.
But, in the meantime, I want to invite you to explore something even more precious:
THE BEAUTY WITHIN YOUR OWN LIFE. YOUR REAL DEEP BEAUTY.
To help me run my radio show this week while I’m in Paris (and who knows what the internet will be like), I’ll be joined by guest host, Debbie Spector Weisman.
Together she and I will be interviewing the incredible Francis Rico (“Rico”), …a shaman, a dreamer, and a being of pure joy, depth, magic, and healing…and did I mention silliness and fun? Oh yea…lots of that!
We’ll all take a deep dive into the realm of what he calls talking about DEEP BEAUTY with this seer who infuses ancient and modern wisdom practices with an irrepressible gift for enjoying life.
He is serious when he says enlightenment is meant to be approached lightly, forgiveness is the key and suffering is optional.
Rico is the author of A Shaman’s Guide To Deep Beauty
, in which he shares stories from a lifetime dedicated to shamanic pathways and indigenous wisdom traditions – including the Toltec legacy of Teotihuacan, Mexico.
Rico leads spiritual trips to Teotihuacan and is featured in the documentary about one of those trips, Dreaming Heaven
…which also happens to feature me (and was directed by the unflappable Dana Walden) and… which led Debbie on her path of becoming a Dream-Life Coach.
Rico lives in Northern California, where he shares the beauty of the wild coastal mesas, cliffs, and ocean in support of his shamanic teaching, healing, and counseling practices: www.shamanzone.com
If you want to know more about your dreams or about how to realize your own deep beauty, join Debbie and I on DreamsUnzipped today from 10-11am PST.
Here’s the number to call in:888-298-KKNW (5569)