Three Things Thursday: 6 April 2017

  1. The new blog postings are a way to scratch a creative itch without having to commit to anything stressful or spend hours (that I don’t have at the moment) working on professional portfolio items. Who knows how long this will last, but for now (two day in, ha ha) it’s working well enough.
  2. Tomorrow marks two weeks since the #Kid started running a fever and the entire house went down a head cold/virus rabbit hole. My version of it morphed into a sinus infection (surprise, surprise) and I started antibiotics yesterday. I’m so ready to be well and to resume #30daysofKBs, although my 30 days are not at all sequential.
  3. Compound living is way better than we anticipated it being. We’ve made some great friends and love that over the course of five minutes last night, I got to chat with two girlfriends while our children ran around at the playground (which is literally around the corner from my house) and my husband and another husband could visit as well. That said, some nights, I’m the only mum on the playground with my kids as all the other kids are there with nannies/helpers. #DohaProblems


So there will be awkward situations, where when you experience totality, you will act in a way that will be in opposition to the cultural expectations, and the heavens will fall on you, and there’ll be judgement. But if you are rooted in the deepest truth of your moment, then you are standing on as strong a ground as you have. 🌿 You are listening as well as you can to the universe, and often you will see that when things start to happen a certain way, your mind will focus in on that because you’re looking for patterns, which we call ‘synchronicity’. Often you will just get caught in your desire to find a pattern that will give you an external validation for what you’re doing. You just end up using the universe again to do it to yourself. So stay with your truth from moment to moment, and get the clues wherever you can. I mean, I’ll open up the Chuang Tzu and read something when I have a question, and if it doesn’t feel good, I say, “Well, that was interesting,” and I close it. If it feels like what I wanted to do anyway, I say, “Ohhh, wow, synchronicity!” And I do it, so I’ve learned that I’m a complete phony anyway, so I might as well just honor it and get on with it. 🌿 -Ram Dass 🌿 [Image: @britsthrowfits]

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