Hello to you!
Another month. Another newsletter. We might actually have a trend!
After the whirlwind month of being outside of my home, I had a month of establishing new habits & patterns, practicing what works for me in the production department.
One thing I found is I have been shying away from the word "work". I mean, it has such difficult connotations. "I'm going to work" sounds like "Time to make the doughnuts." Trudge, trudge, trudge.
Also, shades of things perceived in my past, is what I do "real work"? Writing, counseling, being spiritual… doesn't that all fall into the slacker category? Like musician, actor, soccer mom, volunteer?
But if I take away the perceptions of work as an obligation, a prison, a cage of someone else's forging; and if I take away all the derogatory voices, "work" is simply a word. Dictionary.com defines it as: "exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something. Productive or operative activity. Employment, as in some form of industry, especially as a means of earning one's livelihood."
Do I consider what I do all day to require exertion or effort? Yes. And discipline. And organization. And focused concentration. And… (okay, we got it!)
Am I producing something? Or accomplishing something? Of course.
I have produced blogs, published books, written stories and songs and plays. I have read the runes for the public (LIR) and for clients. I have given classes on runes and Wiccan.
I share perspectives & possibilities. Expand the universe. Champion Uniqueness. Advocate Equal Rights. Entertain. And, of course, find Happiness. (pretty nice accomplishments.)
Am I industrious? More and more every day.
Is this the means for earning my livelihood? Yes, please.
So, am I working? Yes.
Therefore, I can be paid. Yay me! Because money is good. I like money. Money is my friend.
I currently have two goals which require money:
to attend the Threshold Gathering in Oregon in September;
and to have my work feed me in actual terms as well as metaphysical ones.
So, I am asking for money. In exchange for my work. Here are the options available so far.
The blogs Meanderings & Life in Runes have a button at the top that says Pay Now. This is a way to tip, thru Paypal, in $1 increments. If you've enjoyed my words, I invite you to express your feelings with an exchange of cash. Thank you.
The books can be purchased online as well. You can find all the links on Storytelling - which I expect to expand, as I add more books, more versions, and the ability to order directly from me.
I do offer personal rune readings, Happiness coaching, and classes. However, I'm still practicing how to present and deliver these through the website. So if you are interested please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'd say it's time for me to get back to work, but this is part of the work, so I'll say, “Time to take the next step!”
I'll leave us with this thought to ponder: What effort do you exert in order to produce something? How much of that effort is for your livelihood? And, of course, as well as money, does this effort bring you happiness?