Truth Experience #511

March 20, 2014

The one where I fell in love with our tribe all over again... 

To my dearest tribe,

Words can't express everything I would love to tell you about how you shifted my world last weekend at the MBI Summit. I expected hugs, laughter, tears, opened hearts, and vulnerability. What I did not expect was to fall head over heels in love with the combined soul of the whole of us.

At times it was difficult to stay present because it was so beautifully bright. But most of the time it was like being held grounded by a spirit so benevolent and caring that I couldn't help but have complete faith that it was safe. And real. Because if that wasn't real, then I'm not sure what is.

The most accurate picture I can envision of what might have happened is that we landed together in that little spot in the middle of this doodle.  That spot where magic happens and all of a sudden, without warning, becomes everything.

I can honestly say #ididnotseethatcoming

In Truth & With Love,

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Truth Experience #448

February 15, 2014

The one where I caught a glimpse of what a functional community looks like.

Byron Katie teaches that there are, ultimately, only three types of business in this world:  Mine, Yours, and God's.  She also teaches that much of our stress comes from mentally living in some place other than our own business.*

I agree.

And I have also witnessed great power within community when the three types of business overlap in a functional way.  When we come together, with healthy boundaries and a mutual desire to do good (from supporting someone when she is down—to healing an entire ecosystem), magic happens.

Magic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My prayer for you is that you feel God in your business from time to time.  (I, of course, have no idea what that looks like, because that would be your business.  I just pray that you feel something as wonderful to you as my faith feels to me.)

I also pray that you (and I) choose to share space more often than not where functional team work and magic happens.

In Truth & With Love,

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* If you are not familiar with Byron Katie or her view on the three kinds of business, you can read about it here.  Scroll to page 7 of her little book and start with "Staying in Your Own Business."  (I actually recommend the whole little book if you have time!)

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Truth Experience #437

by Jennifer January 4, 2014

The one where I graduated from 2nd grade stories and became friends with my eraser. I found an old relic this week while scouring around in my brain.  It’s something my second grade teacher said to me as I was drawing a poster-sized clown in art class, and it’s apparently been lurking in my creative [...]

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Truth Experience #248

by Jennifer July 5, 2013

The one where I learned what NOT to wear to a “live your best life” event. Last fall, I was faced with the most perplexing quandary: “What do I wear to go with Martha to the annual “O You!” event where Oprah’s O Magazine comes to life?”   Not what to wear to go see my [...]

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Guiding Values

by admin June 2, 2013

How do we carry our Truth into our day to day lives? How do we structure our work to play to our Strengths and Values? I asked myself these questions while redesigning this website and my practice.  What I came up with is what I call the Soul of my Business and they’ve become my [...]

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Truth #27 – Waves

by Jennifer April 18, 2012

A beautiful soul wrote this to me: “I want to live with love, from a place of love, first and foremost, love for myself.  I want to know and feel the love around me and not die untouched by the love around me.  I want to speak to my mother from a place of love, [...]

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Put It Down.

by Jennifer December 23, 2011

I’m not a fan of church stewardship campaigns.  I’m especially not fond of guest speakers delivering testimonies for the purpose of raising funds over raising faith. A few weeks ago, though, I was pleasantly surprised, when I realized words were coming at me worth listening to.  I caught my breath and scribbled notes on the [...]

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Gratitude From The River

by Jennifer November 27, 2011

Ever have something show up, right in front of you, over and over (and over) again? Over the past few weeks, I’ve started to write about gratitude several times and then, in the creative pauses, found myself reading, hearing or being given books around this message instead.  Instead of ignoring it, I am listening and [...]

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