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Help Bring Not So Little Cora to the World

Help Bring Not So Little Cora to the World

 

There is something in each of us that is bursting at the seams.

It can’t wait to come out and play in the world.

As some of you know, I was inspired, some would say ‘called’, to write Not So Little Cora, a children’s book for adults too. The journey of writing this is something that I think we all can relate to. I had to face into and make peace with all the dark jackals that wanted to talk me out of manifesting what my heart was calling me to create.

This is a time in the world when each of us is being called to live joyously and wildly. We are all are being inspired to arise. In creating this book, I wanted to give children and adults the remembrance of what it’s like to live unfettered through love connected to the ALL of Life.

As Cora’s friend Marco says,

“Love is bigger than Big and knows just what to do.”

What if that playful, curious, wonder-filled child in each of us had a place at the table of our lives?  I want more of that inside me.

A friend who read Not So Little Cora wrote,

“I’m sure kids will love it, but I’ll be very excited to give more than a few copies to adults too!! Not So Little Cora taught me so much. I’ll be reading it more than once. Cora awoke the kid inside me that I had to protect for so long. But now, I’m inspired to bring that inner kid out again and see life from a higher and more loving perspective!” C.P. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

I’m writing to you because you are each part of my spiritual family, my family of love.

Today I’ve launched an IndieGogo fundraiser to help with publishing, illustrations, website, Spanish translation and marketing.

Will you help bring Not So Little Cora into the world? I’d love your help in championing the cause of creativity, innocence and love that Cora embodies.

Click here For Not So Little Cora Campaign

Here’s one of the perks, an embroidered canvas tote, you’ll receive for donating.

Canvas Tote Embroidered in Mexico

 

And if you know of anyone that might want to know about Cora, please share the link.

Link for Not So Little Cora Campaign

Thank you all for your love and support for both David and myself in the Wisdom Rx community. And for helping this book come to fruition. I’m excited that Not So Little Cora will soon be out in the world.

Love,

Susan, David and Cora

 

Is This Happening To You?

Walking on Water

Is This Happening to You?

We don’t know about you, but any aspect of our lives that is not “on course” with the truth of our being, our true north is up for realignment.

Phew, we’ve felt a little overwhelmed at times.  Have you?

The depth of dying and resurrecting that is happening in and around us is a wonder to behold and sometimes frightening to be in the midst of.

So many “sacred cows” that we’ve created, or the world has created around us are falling by the wayside. When you listen to your heart of hearts, what do you need shift?

The clearer we get the longer our list gets as to the things we need to take care of to align ourselves. At the same time, we can no longer run ourselves the way we used to. No pushing or going past our energy reserves.

So, here’s what we’re learning:

    • Balance work and to do lists with the battery of joy, fun and rest
    • When something is over don’t put any more energy into it.
    • Trust that endings bring the next new life into form.
    • Begin your day in quiet meditation. Just your intention to be still allows your consciousness to really focus and possibility to flow.
    • When you feel fatigue, rest. Even a 15 minute or less “power nap” can reinvigorate you for the rest of the day.

Let yourself be open to promptings from the life around you. Grace and creativity are relentlessly present. The creativity that Life is, is always looking for ways to get our attention and work for us so that we can adjust the direction of our lives to produce greater joy and wonder. The signal of our true north continues to refine and becomes brighter and present.

What would you add to this list? We love learning with you.

Please, share your comments below.

Love,

Susan and David

Breaking Open

Breaking Open

Breaking Open

Not long after our return from our Soul Food Journey to the UK, I had what I’m calling a breaking open.

A parking cop was in the process of giving us a ticket for the scooter and I managed to talk her out of it. No small feat in San Miguel 😁. I then proceeded to hurry to leave the parking spot. Turning to exit on the three wheeled scooter, I caught a big yellow metal road divider with my front left wheel and went down breaking my collarbone.

And boy, did grace show up.

I jumped to my feet.  Right away, a man ran out and picked up the bike for me. David came out immediately. A good friend who is also a physician had been sitting with us, checked me out and he and his wife drove me to the local hospital for an x-ray, while David road the scooter home and picked up our car. Another doctor friend called one of the best orthopedic surgeons anywhere, and he met me within 10 minutes of arrival in his clinic 45 minutes away.

So only five hours after the accident, I was in surgery. A titanium plate was installed, and I awoke from surgery as if I had been in a lovely sleep.

What is the breaking open you might ask? (other than my collarbone 😁)

  1. A Greater Connection to the Divine

Three weeks into what will be a several month healing process I’ve necessarily given myself time to rest. In that state of openness, I feel a greater connection to the divine source that is always with me.

2. Receiving More

And I’ve had to open up my ability to receive even more. David has lovingly assisted helping me get dressed, wash my hair and of course prepare fantastic food. And dear friends and neighbors have brought food, flowers and sent lovely notes.

3. Loving Stillness Everyday

At the moment,  I cannot physically do things I might otherwise be doing. And I need rest to assist the healing. There is a stillness in that rest, in just being, that is some of the soul food I need.

4. Allowing the Divine to Lead

I’ve been really focused on getting myself out of the way to allow spirit/the divine/source to lead. I couldn’t have used my will to make what happen run as smoothly and easily as it did. The shock I experienced necessitated that something other than my will prevail.  Grace is relentless and always available no matter what the circumstances.

5. A Greater Feeling of Gratitude 

In the deepening of gratitude for all the love from friends and the Divine, my soul has been deeply fed. What a terrific blessing a broken collarbone can be, don’t you think?

 

In love and gratitude,

Susan

p.s. Please leave your comments below. I’d love to hear from you.

Soul Food Pilgrimage

Iona abbey

SOUL FOOD PILGRIMAGE

We’re back from our soul nourishing pilgrimage to England and Scotland! The trip was a profound evolution for us.

We now understand that everyone’s life is a pilgrimage and we each need soulful nourishment — Soul food —  to thrive.

One aspect of Soul food comes from sacred places where people have been pilgrims for a long time. We traveled to places in England and Scotland where people have been pilgrims for thousands of years.

David Susan and Dwight at Stonhenge

David Susan and Dwight at Stonehenge

Poppies near Silbury Hill                            Everything was so alive! Poppies near West Kennet Long Barrow

Silbury Hill           Potent energy at Silbury Hill where the Michael and Mary Ley lines cross. Pilgrims have been coming to this hill built by humans over 4400 years ago.

Pilgrimage walk in EnglandWe walked miles and miles along pathways and ley lines receiving and infusion of life from the land. And even managed to drive a car on the left-hand side of the road.

Glastonbury Tor

We climbed sacred sites like Glastonbury Tor

Well of Eternal Life Iona

 

 

 

And drank from the Well of Eternal Life on Iona

We knew we were receiving sacred blessings that were beyond words.

 

 

 

 

Dartmoor friends

The trains carried us from London to Cornwall to Iona in the north. And friends old and new nourished our hearts.

 

 

 

 

We have all done amazing personal work to transform ourselves. And we knew that in ourselves and for those we work with that something was missing.

Have you noticed that no matter how much personal work you’ve done that there is an underlying hunger for something more?

Defining what our souls need to stay strong and well-nourished is what Wisdom Rx will be focusing on in the coming months. We each have a unique recipe for the soul food that will keep us truly connected to source, so that we don’t have to be starving in the journey of our lives.

Please share your thoughts with us below.

Love,

David and Susan
Wisdom Rx

You Are Not a Formula

You are not a formula

You are Not a Formula

You, the life you are, cannot truly live inside the confines of a formula.

Formulas can help us understand why things are the way they are. A formula takes something and breaks it down into its component pieces, so that we can understand how a number of independent parts come together to create an outcome.

Yet, any formula that becomes a lifestyle will limit Life. 

Life becomes formulaic not fluid.

It’s true, a recipe for bread is a formula but there are many variables that can affect a loaf. In making a loaf of bread, the oven, altitude, ingredients, human attention and more affect the outcome. In truth, no two loaves of bread are alike.

We searched Personal growth formulas on google and it spit out over two million references. That’s quite a few formulas to learn and grow by.

Formula’s like The Enneagram or Human Design  can have great value in terms of assisting someone’s personal growth. However, if one frames their perception of themselves or others exclusively, constantly through one of those lenses, they and everyone around them will become stuck inside a frame missing the wholeness of life.

It is critically important to know when to drop a formula and be present to what is. Sometimes applying a formula to a circumstance takes away from what is really going on. We can become blinded by formula and miss the powerful truth unfolding itself in front of us or within us.

We like to apply formulas to life and we think the formula is life. The formula is dead. It’s only meant as a tool for understanding, not to live by.

Formulas for personal growth were always designed as stepping stones to take us from one state of being toward another. If we keep living in the same formula of perception, we will create a repeat pattern of life resulting in frustration maintaining the presence of old wounds.

So, we invite you have some fun with these questions-

  • How many formulas are you living by?
  • Are they serving you?
  • Is it time to surrender your formulas and trust the un-formulaic miraculous within you to create your life.

We’d love to hear from you. Please share below.

In love

David and Susan

The Heart and Mind of Pilgrimage

Heart and Mind of Pilfgrimage

The Heart and Mind of Pilgrimage

We are weeks away from physically starting our pilgrimage in England. However, the pilgrimage has begun.  We are already shedding some old ways of being because we have committed to step on those ancient trails.

Even though these old ways of thinking and acting have clearly exhausted their value, it’s surprising to notice our curious attachment to keeping them. On the other side of these attachments, fresh new life is emerging.

There are seeds of newness in all of us, just itching to bloom and grow themselves into the necessary aliveness we need to feel a sense of thriving. There is a great joy in thriving that’s very different from plain old fashioned good habits that can keep us locked into ways of being that cramp our lives.

All of us can commit to the heart and mind of pilgrimage in the midst of our everyday lives. It all depends on allowing the seeds of truth, of change, of greater knowing within us blooming and pushing away the embedded old habits our lives can become as they grow

What would it be like to go to the grocery store as a pilgrim?
— as one who is open to a journey where the sacred is revealed in surprising ways.

There is a longing deep within each of us that wants to walk away from what shrinks us into the sacred air of what grows us and gives us joy. 

We are discovering that the commitment to a pilgrimage is what initiates surprising sweet revelations and allows for the casting away of the old comforts that insulate us from the rich Life we really are.

What part of your life today might you approach as a pilgrim?

We’d love hear your answer.  Please share your response below.

Love David and Susan