gratitude 2:21:16 3

My oldest son, by 10 minutes Sebastian is visiting this Wednesday for five days. He’s coming out with Carson his significant other because they are thinking of making the great Midwest expedition as well,  and both of them wanted to see what Minnesota was like in the winter. Honestly, I think they are going to be disappointed, along with many native residents of the state. Global warming has altered this once arctic climate. There were only about 6 days this entire winter season that I could see my breath when I exhaled. The ice houses have been cleared off the lakes. Betty and Sue and Mary Anne are starting their seedlings. Even the great state of Minnesota has had to make space in its heart for a warmer, wetter, less wooly winter climate.

I’m glad for the spaciousness, it mimics a wide, clear open space within myself that I’ve been cultivating since I arrived here; fallow ground upon which I can invite, foster and nurture significant change. The space to become without the constriction of old wounds, negative emotion, old conditioned patterns of belief. My heart is free to unconditionally love, first myself, then the light within me, then others. It’s a blissful feeling unencumbered by the rigors of denial, delusion and self-doubt. Honestly, I can feel it within me.

In the next 10 days I am going to be announcing new partnerships for this blogsite that will open me up, and hopefully a whole bunch of others, to the power of cultivating space, especially space around the heart. It promises to be a bright, buoyant and I believe sometimes boisterous experience. As the community expands, so do our hearts; upholding, uplifting and supporting one another through inevitable, uncontrollable, oftentimes unfathomable change. Wide-open, I find myself loved, loveable, loving.


About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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  1. Linda R Neff says:

    Looking forward to all you will be sharing and the openings we will have an opportunity to walk through. xoxo


  2. Oh how exciting! Love this post and it’s heart. Maybe I can be a part of this somehow? Thank you for sharing.


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