Did you ever have one of those ah-hah! moments that you just had to tell people about, even though you were pretty sure you were going to sound like you’d gone – as folks used to say, ‘round the bend? Or even fanatical?
Well, I’m having one of those moments, now. If you’re not feeling up to it, and want to bail, I’ll totally understand.
Here’s what you need to know – context wise…
I was hanging out, early Saturday afternoon with Sam Bennett and the Get It Done Lab tribe. We did our breathing and caught up a bit on all the who and what and how news.
Then it was on to worksheet time.
Many of us, in the group, are working on businesses or projects or other sorts of dreams which kind of imply clients of one sort or another.
Our first adventure involved pondering ideal clients.
As is fairly usual for me, I didn’t necessarily follow the directions but I did discover some useful new things, anyway.
Then, we turned to the page titled Marketing Verbs. Imagine about 90 words on a sheet of paper. Most of them doing kinds of words. A few odd phrases.
I’ve done this with Sam, before. She learned it from one of her teachers a while back. Frankly, it’s a difficult exercise for me. You know the kind…
Out of all the words, circle 20 that appeal to you. Things you want to be doing.
Then, cross off 10.
Then, narrow the remaining ones down to only 2.
(I don’t like giving back words!!!)
Suddenly, something inside me went tilt! I ignored all the rest of the words and got utterly hooked by one I’d noticed, initially, and declined as being past tense instead of present or future.
A word from back in the day when my Saturdays were usually spent fluffing the next morning’s sermon.
Just as suddenly, that word changed into another word in my head…
And that word was immediately followed – in my heart – by…
liberty to the captives…
There’s more, of course, depending on whether it’s Isaiah or Luke whispering in your head and in what language. And, yes, the tears were flowing by then.
You see, that’s exactly what I feel called to do! I’ve had lots of words for it since the days when all the knee surgeries had me looking for other ways to be.
Counseling, coaching, and writing were among the more obvious options.
Lately, Artist, Intentional Creativity Teacher & Coach® and Red Thread Guide have joined my list of labels as I help folks live their dreams with Unsticking Stuck Stuff, and Claiming their SuperPowers for Good.
All of those, and more, are rolled into my notion of being a Fiercely Compassionate Grandmother, for rent. And that has a great deal to do with Proclaiming liberty to those who feel captive.
Now, I won’t bore you with a long debate on whether the canon of Scripture is closed, or still open.
I will tell you that having our personal canons of truth and inspiration and, certainly, hope, open to newness seems like a pretty good idea to me. It also puts some responsibility on our shoulders. We have to choose which notions of truth are congruent with our paths, and which are not.
This is a huge challenge in our time! A challenge that – in my heart – looks a lot like this…
And one which often benefits from a bit of witnessing, and help sorting.
The photo at the top of this rather unexpected tale hangs on the wall where I can see it as I write. The more people and stories included in Your, the better. At least when one way to describe what we’re about is walking the Way of Love.
ps… feeling stuck? Longing for a bit of help with the witnessing and sorting? I have space for 2 new clients, ready for some liberty from limiting beliefs. Your story does matter… maybe now more than ever. Bring a cuppa, and some red thread if it’s handy, and tell me what you’re hoping for! Just ask the calendar elves to hook you up with 45 minutes, as my gift.
pps… if Grandmother Moon had leggings! Watch and see what comes next at FierceArtWithHeart!!!