My Angst My word for the year is flow. It couldn’t be a more appropriate focus for me given that I’m feeling stuck. One of the Laws of Attraction is allowing, as opposed to resisting. The more you resist, the more it persists. No one can force anything to happen. To endeavor to manifest or create something takes partnership with Source. It takes two to tango. It takes a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm. It takes patience, acceptance and baby steps forward. It takes allowing and being flexible.
I'm All Ready. Is the Universe Ready for Me? I am now ready to move forward with my crowdfunding plan for the Moondays brick and mortar. It involves a particular kind of crowdsourcing where Oregon residents will be able to buy equity in the company. I like the idea of a community-supported business. Unfortunately, Hatch -- the organization I’ve been planning on working with that helped get the bill passed to make this kind of funding legal -- says they are on hold for now. There is a new state action committee making changes to the OIO (Oregon Intrastate Offering Exemption) and they need to know what those changes are going to be before they can move forward.
Grateful For the Support I kind of want a C-Section. This baby, my Moondays project, has been gestating for so long, I am more than ready to deliver. Why, oh why does it have to take this long? I have been struggling with impatience, trying not to let it get me down. It’s work to remember to re-frame and focus on the positive. Thank goddess, people share wisdoms about these things to help bring us back on track. It happened recently, one morning. My “feminine power partner” Joan Shaver, who happens to be a women’s empowerment therapist (lucky me), sent out an email to her tribe today reminding us all to practice self-care. She reminded me to be kind to myself and that “beauty is the strength of a woman who dreams big.” In a short video, my health guru, Stephen Cherniske reminds us that emotional stress is one of the biggest causes of physical degradation. He also reminded us that stress is a part of life, so we need to practice techniques that can help us mitigate stress, such as meditation. He quoted the first lines in the book, The Road Less Traveled, by Scott Peck: “Life is difficult. Sometimes we don’t get what we want and sometimes we get what we don’t want.” I can relate! This a major cause of angst at the moment -- and also a huge life lesson! We’ve got to be able to continue to focus on creating the things we want in our lives and at the same time accepting and being grateful for what we already have and what is coming in. This requires mindfulness, which requires training ourselves to practice things that bring about this state of mind.
Patience Is My Middle Name. Not Really. It's Iris. I could always go the other route and do regular crowdsourcing, but I feel strongly that having the community be a part of this company is a wonderful way to go. I am willing to wait a bit more. Hatch is saying possibly a couple of months. I’m going to continue to practice mindfulness and kick the can down the road, with the anticipation of getting it in the end goal before long. Well, it’s already been a long time, but I’m not ready to have the C-Section yet. The C-Section would be pursuing “regular” crowdsourcing. I’ll keep you informed. Please help envision me entering the Hatch accelerator program in the fall leading to Oregon-based crowdsourcing.