Dig Down Deep

Radical Sidewalk, Suzanne McDermott

I understand that this month is the time to pull together all the work we've done over the past year but haven't been able to quite get off the ground and to "Fly, Baby, Fly" (as one of my favorite astrologers said this morning.) Which is a funny expression considering the title of this post.

If you want to grow up true and strong, you have to make changes and corrections in order to welcome in what nurtures you. The seasons change, the angle of the sun changes, the soil is compromised, development happens.

Change is relatively easy when you're young. It's almost what life's all about up to a certain point. But then, it's oh, so easy to come to a stand still of sorts. You reach a certain level of comfort and wonder, hey, why change?

Our needs change. Or we remember unfulfilled dreams and realize that there's only so much time left. Or we get some nagging feeling that there's something within us, unexpressed, unrealized. But we can't quite put our finger on what it is. To get to the root of our problems, our desires, our attraction to change we do have to go within, to the source, and dig around.

Like any creative process, the deeply examined life is a discovery process. Discovery is play with the unknown, with uncertainty. That realm is very, very messy. Messiness can be extremely uncomfortable and even scary. It's easy to lose our way or become mired in fear and negativity.

This where a good guide can come in handy. I know. I've been lost, I've been abandoned, I've been guided and I have guided others.

I like guiding and teaching others best. It feels good to have clarity and to know what questions to ask, in which direction to point another so that they can see the daylight at the end of the tunnel. Or just to help another put chaos into order. Sometimes, personal solutions are as simple as that. Sometimes the difference between a not so great drawing and a pretty darn good drawing is correcting the slant of one line or adding a little value in the right spot.

Whether I'm teaching drawing and watercolor or coaching for personal transformation, or piloting through the creative process myself, I've learned that it helps to have some experienced and encouraging outside perspective with some consistency over a period of time.

When you dig down deep, you're going to get dirty. Life is messy. So is the creative process. It helps to know you're not alone.
"I help people as a way to work on myself, and I work on myself to help people ... to me, that's what the emerging game is all about."
—Ram Dass
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There are many changes unfolding behind the scenes here to make my drawing and watercolor and coaching programs more better for more people. Although I'd love to wave a magic wand, these things (all things) take time to build and grow properly.

The truth is, it's the process that's so interesting, so magical.

All that is to say that I have one opening now and another opening shortly for private clients. If you'd like to learn more about my process and tell me a bit about your situation, we start with a discovery session by phone.

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