Love You Bye

 Earlier today, I had this sweet, warm, delicate post written about how I feel my work changing. It was an announcement of sorts, a warning if you will, about the fact that I'm not actually here to help you tidy your houses. My work is about teaching you how to heal yourself so you can stop fucking around and GO BE THE HEALING FORCE FOR GOOD IN THE WORLD THAT YOU CAME HERE TO BE! I was going to tell it softly, as to not alarm. I've always had so much resistance to it looking like I'm using fear to sell.   Anyway, so I had it all typed up and I went to get a haircut and I came back and opened my laptop and saw news that so deeply offends my senses that I deleted my message.   We're past that now. So here we go. Real talk.   We have run out of time. The world is on fire in a thousand different ways. We need all who wish to participate in the loving transformation of the world to tend their bullshittery that consumes their sacred resources (time, energy, passion, money, brain power, creativity, etc.). We have to release our attachments to things and old wounds. We need to finish this work. It's time to move on to what we came to this planet in this lifetime to do.   I'm about to close registration on the workshops that I use to help people free themselves from the bullshittery. I now believe that this is the last time I will offer the Travel Lightly Project. (I have no idea if I'll continue offering space healing workshops or not but at least there's  the book. ) If you need something radical to shake up your life, say yes to this work. Because your life matters now.   Here's my offer:  If you want to join the Travel Lightly Project,  do that here .   If you can't yet commit to the 6-month experience, then consider the  21-Day Space Healing Workshop . I'm offering it at $21, that is literally one dollar a day to help you change your life. Register  here . Note: If we are not already Facebook friends,  send me  a friend request so I can add you to the FB group.   Do this. I'm being strongly called to move forward into deeper work and I want you to come, too. The world is waiting for you. You are worth it. Yes, I'm sure.  Note: Registration for both workshops (TLP includes the 21-Day Space Healing workshop) will close at sunset today, June 19, 2017.

I walk five miles most days. This relatively new habit means exploring the neighborhood more thoroughly than my minimalist shopping habits could ever produce. Today, a sign in the window of Treehouse Records stopped me in my tracks. 

LOVE YOU
     BYE

Wow! Who does that? Who closes a long time, brick and mortar, music business with LOVE YOU BYE? 

I didn’t know the story of this place but LOVE YOU BYE made me need to know. So google. It turns out Treehouse Records has been around for decades (in one form or another) and the owner is doing the thing I teach every day. He’s releasing what no longer serves him to make space for what's next.

“I'm looking forward to doing something else with my life. I'm not moving on because business is bad. I own the buildings. I could keep doing this. But... it feels like it's time to move on.” - Mark Trehus, when interviewed by Kare11 news

He didn’t run it into the ground. He didn’t stay until he’d lost everything in the name of his dream. He flail around trying to reverse the inevitable evolution of the music industry. He held his collaboration with this place, and with this community of music lovers and consumers, loosely enough to be able to recognize when it was no longer true. And then he let go. This is such an invitation. 

Let us be brave enough to let go when it is time to make space for something new, to remember that this is not Hotel California and we can check out any time we want to leave. Let's be committed enough to our communities to invest real dollars in the people and places we want to still be here tomorrow. And most importantly, let us remember to invest in our own dreams! 

Take a moment right now to check in with yourself. Are you holding your dreams loosely enough to give them space to evolve? Do the people and places where you spend your time and energy still feel true for you?  Is there something important resting on the back burner that you're ready to make space to pursue? Whatever it is that rose when you read this, know that it matters... that you matter. And if you need support to make it happen, I am here. 

Photo by Valentino Funghi