Transformation Is In The Air ~ A Firey Desert Sunset
Four months ago I wrote my last email to you and nine months ago my friend passed away. I always note the significance of a nine-month period, the amount of time for human gestation and birth. Death and birth, both are times of transformation.
And so it is again that I find myself experiencing a new phase of life.
This is how I ended my last email to you:
I understood that my passion lies somewhere between painting and helping others experience their authentic voices so that they too can express their true selves, shine their light and dance with joy.
For most of my adult life, I’ve been searching for the answer to my biggest question: what is my contribution? What is it that I have to offer? In the deepest recesses of my soul, this question has plagued and tormented me.
I have not been happy inside.
So I did what most of us do, I covered the pain of not feeling like I was enough with mild doses of various substances including but not limited to co-dependent love, self-help processes, denial, even the adventure of living in another country.
But as the saying goes: wherever you go, there you are. I could not escape the pain. I had to turn around and face it.
Phoenix Rising From The Ashes~ Weaving ~ ©Linda Hough
For the past several months, I’ve been working with one-on-one with the facilitator of the Authentic Voice workshop I attended last fall. We meet on a weekly basis to help me find answers to some of my most nagging questions. The journey has been intense and the effort rewarding.
What has been revealed is a simple truth, as true for me as it is for you. The whispers and longings that are barely heard but deeply felt, the ones that you recognize but don’t dare want to acknowledge? That’s where you want to go.
If you are not happy inside, if you are covering up your pain, that’s where you’ve got to look.
Each one of us is here to experience ourselves through our own creative process; to express our uniqueness and to make a contribution to our community. If you’re not doing this, you’re most likely feeling some pain inside.
Perhaps, like me, you are already on the right track but just can’t dial it in. My whispers and longings have always been for contribution but I didn’t know exactly what to do with that. Now I am aware that my energies are specifically attuned to provide information for approaching challenges in a creative way.
I am excited to learn more about how I can better use this ability. To practice, I need your help.
I invite you to submit a topic that you’d like me to write about. Something you’re curious about or a challenge you’re facing. These days, there are plenty of challenges going around. Transformational opportunities are everywhere.
To submit your topic, please REPLY to this email, pick a topic close to your heart, write a brief description and send it off to me. I’ll do my best to give you some useful information by writing about it for everyone. If it’s a challenge for you, no doubt others are experiencing it as well. Each submission will remain completely, totally confidential and anonymous.
Come on. Click REPLY, share your topic and begin the journey to get happy inside.