I have been getting ready for our open house this weekend. It was supposed to be a big fund raiser, but things go a lot more slowly in 3D reality than in my stream of consciousness mental world of imagination.
However, things are moving along. We have recovery meetings five days a week at the Community House. The Art Garage is in full swing, and we have invited Kelly Beal, with her beautiful heart-centered non-profit to join us once a month with youth activities focused on kindness at the Community House. We have been filling up our lecture series slowly with conversations with heart-centered leaders. We started a workshop series called "Already Leading". Finally, we finished our first course in our series of personal development courses, and had our first session of course #2. How to Be Creative and Live a Spectacular Life.
What we have not done is get the Shop Co-Op up and running. Part of the problem is that it is harder than you may think to find contractors who are not so busy that they have time to do their own family affairs, let alone come mentor kids. I thought I had found my partners, but they work more than I do! So much for that.
My imagination can create scenarios about how things are going to get done that don't necessarily pan out. Yesterday, I sat in my own frustration at the "failure" to get done what I wanted to do, I decided to take the advice of Lakshmi, whom I interviewed this week for our If I Knew Then series. One take away that stuck with me, was "Don't be afraid to ask."
I began sending texts, I didn't even know what I was asking for, so I just sent the note "I need a friend." Friends called, and texted, and some showed up on my doorstep. Then we got into action. And, voila! The garage came down.
Magical. Spontaneous. And just what my spirit needed in a moment of wanting to give up.
I love living a creative, spontaneous life. It adds an element of fun to everything, but can also be frustrating for those who like linear, planned things. I do need to have some of those linear types on board since they help me remember to dot the i's and cross the t's. Hint-hint linear types...
So come one, come all. We welcome you to the fun of bringing forth a beautiful world of loving community!