I have been going through a lot of stuff recently (well, in the last 21 years, to be exact), to the extent that I wrote it partly out in the open, and my chapter and the whole book called Soul Parent, see here, will be published in the mid of January 2024. I am super excited about it.
This fall I have carried a strong and even strange feeling that a lot of the old stuff is being released. I have no clue why it is happening right now, but it for sure is happening. For something new to emerge we need to let something old die. I think I am slowly burying the stuff I have been carrying all my life and worked on actively for the last 13 years.
Today happened something beautiful, which brought tears to my eyes. It has been a grey, totally rainy and stormy day in November in Finland. I had agreed to hold a Forest Mind English brush up - training for a small group of ladies, who felt the urge to start expressing this lovely Finnish well-being method more in English. It was unclear whether the weather permits us to have any kind of sensible gig outside, but we decided to go for it.
And what can happen when 5 random, brave ladies meet in the storm and practise a bit of Forest Minding? I was totally blown away by the depth of the discussions, the openness, the warmth and the feeling of togetherness in this gig today. There were so many pieces of life circumstances that connected each of us to each of us in various ways, it was almost unbelievable. Today was not about the English language. Today was about sharing, connectedness and love. My heart is still open as a vast sea after the meeting. I could not resist writing about this.
I am a searcher of meaningful connections. I suffer a bit in today's world as even my best friends are so busy that seldom we find these occasions where we really open up and share what really is valuable (in my understanding). I feel so blessed that I can suddenly find these kind of moments in the occasions I never thought would be possible. I think the universe is telling me something. It can also be that I am today more open than I have been in previous years. Vulnerability brings people close. Makes you want to shed a tear or two, and actually does. Probably most of us did it during our gig. Tears of joy, tears of being heard, tears of understanding.
I am super thankful for my work and my life right now. I just wanted to drop by and say a big thank you for these lovely ladies for making my day, and making the world a bit more human today.