Let’s go to the library…

The old fashioned one!

Take a deep breath… you can probably summon the mysterious, dusty scent of books. Old ones. Shiny, new ones.

Picture books. Fairy tales. Encyclopedias. Mystery novels. And, in my case, lots of books about dogs and horses!

Mom took us to the library when we were small. I suspect it was a combination of loneliness in perpetual new neighborhoods and the fact that she thought she should read to us.

She did, a lot. Mostly when my dad was away on business, which was also a lot.

I’m glad she did. And I loved the library!

It felt safe and exciting to me. And it probably felt sacred, too, though I didn’t know that word back then.

Signing up for Medicine Basket your way… unsticking stuck ___________________ stuff will probably feel a lot like an early trip to the library.

And, like the library, Natalie Moyes and I have planned for variety!

From contextual challenges like the Covidian Era to money stuff and body stuff and relationship stuff, there are lots of things to check out and explore.

Lots of tools, too. Like reading!

Also symbols and filters and a bit of ink – perhaps red like the thread – for editing some things that aren’t working as well as you’d like. (Shoulds are a good example of such things…)

Experiences, really, to soak in and claim as your own.

I know… there’s a lot of flap about libraries and books these days. And a whole lot of yapping from people who want to choose for you.

Medicine Basket is like libraries and books. Filled, not simply with information, but with new questions. Questions that can make a whole lot of difference. Especially in a place that most of us weren’t ready for.

Here’s our promise…

YOU get to choose what to check out. What to keep. What to return for someone else.

YOU get to choose which tools are crooking their fingers at you and offering to head out with you, handy in your basket, on the road to the place you want to be.

There is a bit of simple packing for you to do. The list is waiting, just on the other side of the big link. Along with the magic sign-up button.

And we promise that no one will make you stand up in the Book-Mobile and read a couple paragraphs of Tom Sawyer out loud in front of all the other kids. We already know you belong and you’ve got this!

Take a deep breath and click! This is where the magic starts!

ps… yes, the rumor is true. The elves are busy with surprise bonuses!

pps… Luther and Phoebe can’t wait to meet you and are resting up in the library! Phoebe wants you to know Luther is hogging the dog bed!

What did you do before breakfast?

Yep… it’s Alice time!

Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Lewis Carroll

Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I do most of my impossible things well after what would generally be considered breakfast time.

And, of course, they’re not, technically speaking, impossible things. At least not here in Actual-land.

As a matter of fact, for a long time I thought this quote was pretty silly.

I no longer do.

You see, I began to see differently.

I’ve learned a whole lot lately about the difference between things we believe are impossible and things that simply haven’t worked the way we’ve always done them.

And, I’ve learned some really powerful new ways to do things!

So has my dear Intentional Creativity® sister, Natalie Moyes!

And, even better than that… so can you!

I know. New can feel scary.

That’s the voice of the inner Critic. And here’s the thing… she’s not trying to mess up your dreams. She’s simply trying to keep you safe because she loves you.

Unfortunately, her version of safe has a lot to do with only doing things we’ve done before which we “know” are safe because we’re still here.

And, if you’re like so many of us, in this moment, safe seems like a really big challenge.

BUT, there’s another way. The way of the Muse.

She’s in favor of new things, at least within reason and, often, with support from folks who’ve been practicing for a while.

That’s what Medicine Basket your way… unsticking stuck______________________ stuff is all about!

And you’re invited… IF you have hopes and dreams. Needs, even.

AND… you’re ready to try something new. Or even something familiar in a new context.

Listen to the whispers of the Muse.

Let yourself be curious about what could actually be possible especially if we decided that impossible might just be an old way of keeping us from trying…

We’ve got you!

Click here to learn more and sign up now!

ps… you may be wondering why we’re doing this. That’s fair. And the answer’s easy. This world needs all the curious, hopeful, open-to-impossible people it can get right now! And, if you’re still reading, you are one of us!

pps… the rumors of the early-bird price expiring were premature. There’s still time! (But not forever…)

Sue Boardman, Certified Intentional Creativity®
Color of Woman Teacher & Coach