It’s been an incredible few weeks. Lots of ‘stuff’ going on; so much creativity and innovation; so many new ideas, projects, conversations, programs, experiences, etc. coming into expression, leaving me breathless with the potential revealed… ready and waiting for me to engage the next wave! Does it get any better than this?
Last week, I spent two days in exploration with three other women, in a beautiful and enriching environment that fed body, mind and spirit. I discovered words for what has been sitting inside me, for so long.
This past week-end, I spent my days with the women who have self-selected to be WEL-Systems Institute Affiliates, in what I know has been a powerful and profoundly accelerating conversation for us all.
I have always had new thoughts and ideas emerge from the tissue of my being. Mine was never the challenge of not knowing how else to live – it was always more about the limitations of hours in a day to live that large! In the last two weeks, I have found a higher-order platform from which to look out across my expanding and burgeoning life… and world.
Now, I know without a doubt, that I am here to create a meaningfully sustainable life. Mine is not to create and grow a monolithic life (i.e. business, world, etc.) but one that is much closer to the ground… and far more accessible… as it weaves its way through my ever-expanding world. Mine is to create a life/world whose very essence is growth; grounded in a living, organic and ever-changing wave of as-yet unmet potential, always beckoning to the ‘more’ that lies in wait.
My intention is to create… to BE the expression of this living creation… of a meaningfully sustainable life/world.
My direction is to weave and expand and interconnect… seeking to call to and awaken those other Self-emanating STARS… those points of Light, both willing and able to reach out and touch, willing to be touched… that we may create this living, organic web large enough.. and visible enough!… that others who choose to, may be able to engage.
My process follows the reliable stepping stones that lead me to that gateway… to mySelf; those same stepping stones that thousands have now followed, that they may return to themselves (the WEL-Systems® body of knowledge).
Recently, the Company of Women opened a line of discussion about: Why are Women-Owned Companies Smaller than Men-Owned Companies? Below, I share what I wrote.
Thank you for your work and for the opportunity to share my thoughts on this topic.
When I first read the presenting question, I actually heard it inside myself as : “Why don’t women build companies as big as the ones men build?” (all my own inner dialogue and translation, of course… 🙂 And to that thought, my response was: why would I want to?
My business is now 20 years old… and expanding. Note that I did not say ‘growing’. I think of it this way: my interest is in having my ‘business’ be a reflection of what matters to me in my life. For that reason, I am seeking to create a meaningfully sustainable world – which happens to include my work; and in so doing, to create that world large enough to make it possible for others to step into it and engage with me.
For me, that requires creating a business that is non-monolythic in nature (which I believe men-owned… and many women-owned.. business are); and what I seek to create is more in alignment with a series of inter-connecting webs. As a result my business does not grow up and stand out.. it grows out and low to the ground (where so many others can participate in it) and yet, holds the potential to encompass the planet.
It also requires creating something that makes room for and recognizes that each of the points for interconnecting threads is in truth, what holds the web together. As strong as the threads may be, without those unique interconnecting points, they will not hold.
So… in short… size is in the eye of the beholder and is not always evident.
Meaningfully sustainable. Low-to-the-ground interconnecting webs that can encompass the planet; with lots of room for others to access and become part of, without losing their individuality.
Thanks! I appreciate the invitation to put words to my own life!
In this moment, it is as if my eyes have opened to a new world of my own choosing and design. More than ever, I know that it is not about how or what others perceive, but my own perception. It is not about my time, it’s about my life. And it is indeed, about how I perceive my life and this simple question: how good am I willing to have it???
There is so much more to come! And as much as I know that the culling has begun, I also know that the future invites us to create the world we know as possible. Not next week… next month… next year – but now.
It is as simple as opening my eyes. And no matter how much I care; no matter how much I have the desire to help and support and contribute, I cannot tell you how to open yours. That you must do, by yourself and in your own time… AND it does not require that I keep mine shut until you do.
Breathing is good…
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