This week finds me reflective, reclusive, quiet.
It’s been raining (and raining) in New York. Perhaps this is why, I find myself wrapped in a cloak of quiet, huddled ’round the campfire of … me.
I’m drawn to the depths of things – to authors like Cheryl Strayed, whose searingly honest prose feeds me in a way I have not been fed in years; to people, like Dr. Terry Wahls (see Tedx talk link below), who face down life-threatening challenges with determination, applied action and straight-up smarts.
This week, I seem to be remembering who I am. I am pulling myself away from the Internet, from the addictive spell of checking my many feeds and streams. Today, when the invitation to attend a great, big, exciting conference FINALLY arrived in my inbox, I sighed.
Too much. Too big. Too loud. I thought. I’m drawn to quiet elegance, to generous open-heartedness, to … well, to class. I’ve always been drawn to these things. Right now, I am mining this vein privately. Much writing is happening. I promise to release it when I surface.
For me, ‘class’ translates to: authenticity, but that word has been used so often in recent years that it’s almost USED UP. So, I will stop to refine my definition; to say that, for me, ‘class’ isn’t about money or social class or education: it’s about alignment with the inner core of truth that we all carry around in a box made of something precious at the center of our hearts.
So, though this big conference is being run in a truly classy way by one of the classiest dudes on the planet, for me, right now, it wouldn’t be classy to go.
Now, for you, here are some of the beauties I’ve discovered on this week’s journey:
How to eat to change your whole life. Dr. Terry Wahls cures her own MS. With easy to understand food science and photos of her own recovery (from wheelchair to the podium at TedX) she makes a powerful case for your health and mine -then she tells us exactly what to eat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc
And while you are cleaning out the refrigerator – another inspiring TedX talk on money. Adam Baker (aka Man Vs. Debt): Sell your crap. Pay your debt. Do what you love. (aka What does freedom mean to you?) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9XRPbFIN4lk
A bookseller with a little extra class. Powell’s Books – the staff picks are stellar.
Pacifica University: I want to move my whole life onto this campus; I want to drink up every class, every moment. I want to sit/stand/be in the presence of the assembled wise ones here.
Pardon the diversion but: I really want this necklace.
I am always studying love – and this phenomenon touches me. Couples die hours apart.
I wish you warmth, and many blessings for a beautiful week!
I hope you’ll join us on Twitter for #SoulCall this Sunday at 10 am/ET
And if the Soul Caller Training has been calling to you, I invite you to enroll for the March cycle. Now open at: http://amyoscar.com/soul-caller . If you want to be there, please let me know – even if you can’t pay immediately, I will hold you a space.