Oct 24 2013
In the Flow of Love
I feel like I’ve turned a corner. The low buzz of fear seems to have left me. Hey, I like this. I’d gotten so accustomed to fear I hardly knew I had it until it left and I had the contrast experience of peace and freedom.
I noticed that this inner shift began when I became part of a new, less structured structure here at the Extension Center. Every morning I wake up and meet with my two co-decision makers, Joe and Laverne. It is our “logistics meeting” to prepare for the logistics meeting with the shorter-term volunteers. But rather than jump right in with who’s going to do what, we begin at the beginning—how do we feel? Our sharing is easy and genuine. Trusting.
Oct 25 2013
Awakening and Extending with Movies
I edited my first video project over the weekend: Spider-Man 2 with commentary from Jason and Armelle. This sleeper of a metaphysical movie is about a superhero who’s tired of saving people, keep’s pushing away love, and stays isolated by hiding his identity and keeping secrets. OK, I can relate to that story line 😉 Spidey seemingly loses his superpowers and decides he wants to be a normal guy, but even that isn’t the answer. The turning point of the movie comes when he starts expressing to those around him the secrets he’s carried for years. He then finds himself saving a child from a burning building, not as Spider-Man, but as himself. At the end of the movie he opens up to love and still ends up saving people, so in form he still looks the same, but now he has a purpose and zeal he didn’t have at the beginning of the movie.