There I am planting a Marula Tree at a rural school in South Africa. I never would have imagined this kid from the ghetto with his feet firmly planted in the earth planting trees on the other side of the world, or did I?
Is this all just a dream I created? Did all the imagining on the jungle gym while I was playing captain of my ship bring me to where I am today.
Did my inability to accept that “the ghetto” was the way my life would play out and my strong desire to dream a bigger dream for myself get me here?
Law of Attraction experts would say so.
But it was more than just me desiring, hoping wishing and dreaming.
It was putting one foot in front of the other, taking action, and never, never giving up (Ok I gave up a few times but I must not have truly wanted whatever it was I gave up on) that got me where I am today.
An let me tell you it wasn’t without a shit ton of suffering. Sorry to burst your bubble but I’m not sure it stops, I just think we get better at moving through it and not taking it personally (Read this in the Four Agreements and learned it through experience)
I’ve been beaten to a pulp, told I was a worthless faggot, spit at, thrown in lockers, I’ve been laid out on my bed sobbing for days, been so angry I’ve punched holes in walls, created undue conflict out of the depths of my undealt with emotions, and because I believed others projections of who I was, of my value, I even tried, and almost succeeded in taking my own life, but after the dust settled there was one thing that always lifted me higher and that was my ability to self inquire to the depths of my soul for answers and come out like a metaphysical lion, turn my wounds to wisdom, and document my “all in” journey in hopes of inspiring others.
Because life is just that, life, and it shows up in a myriad of ways, some sunshine and rainbows and some like a hurricane seeming to destroy everything in it’s path but the core, it can’t touch the core.
That place is untouchable, epically wise, like a grandmother that never leaves our side.
And there in-lies our VividLife (truth).
That place untouched by conditioning, not fooled by resistance, and cosmically authentic.
The sage, the guru, the teacher…. YOU!
Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, there it was all along, we just needed this journey called life to discover it. All the Tin Man’s, Scarecrow’s, Cowardly Lion’s, Witch’s and yes the charlatan Wizard’s “were only ever walking us home” to ourselves.
Yesterday. I signed a publishing agreement with Watkins Publishing, one of the oldest spiritual and personal development publishers on the planet, who also happens to own the oldest spiritual book store on the planet in London, England, and who happen to be some of the most cosmically authentic people I have ever met.
To, in the simplest (Kindergarten clear) way possible, tap into that untouched place, shine perspective on my story and light the way for you (and a reminder for me) to live Your VividLife with cosmic authenticity.
Here is a little video announcement I made on my personal Facebook profile. Please take a minute to watch.
Connection is so important and sometimes in this digital age, especially when most of my correspondence is written, It’s nice to see someones face in action and to feel their energy.
I love to connect, face to face, heart to heart.
So if spirit moves you, reach out, even if it’s just for a minute, I would love to see your name come to life through your beautiful eyes.
We’re in this together,