Rocks by Susan O. Warren of Crows Calling
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Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self.
There is something which you can do better than another.
Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that.
Do the things at which you are great,
not what you were never made for.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Over the past two years people from my day to day life have been showing up and asking for guidance, healing and ritual: from a neighbor suffering from depression to a young colleague trying to find her authentic voice as a poet, to a group of young women looking to create a sacred circle. It has been a great honor.
As this service has increased, my focus on Soul Flares has decreased. I sent out the "last" letter from Soul Flares in 2011, but continued anyway! I built a new website for Soul Flares and recommitted to its future. Apparently, I've been afraid to let go of this tribe! But clearly it's time for me to fill in my shoes, not as a director of a nonprofit focussed primarily on serving people at a distance, but as a skilled guide serving people face to face.
As soon as I realized this, the name of what I would offer came to me: True Nature Guidance. Through it I will serve individuals, groups and couples who seek guidance, healing circle work, ritual and healing. Clients will come from this community, referrals from counselors, and through the circle and ritual work I do in the community. I will also offer long distance consultations and support using Skype or FaceTime.
Some of you have inspired and supported me since I first arrived at Heron Dance over 13 years ago. There are others who have just discovered Soul Flares. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for your presence, nor the difficulty I feel in finally… finally, cutting this cord. But it is time to walk through the door that keeps opening.
If you have felt connected to my journey and would like to contribute to my next chapter, you can make a tax-exempt donation to Soul Flares and it will repay me part of the original $10,000 I loaned Soul Flares to launch it six years ago.
The funds will help get True Nature Guidance off the ground and allow me to continue to offer my support to those with few resources. My deepest gratitude for all of you who have made Soul Flares possible over the years. (To watch a personal video message from me about this change visit here.)
I have also begun work on assembling my writing from my first published piece "The Opening" in 2000 to present. I plan to self-publish this work. If you'd like to be notified when that is finished please join the True Nature Guidance mailing list.
I would love to see Soul Flares carry on, so if you feel drawn to the mission below, please consider becoming the next president of Soul Flares and email me at .
Soul Flares is an organization dedicated to providing the inspiration, resources and support needed to live a purposeful, creative, and soulful life that will benefit the home, workplace, and community.
Feel ready to come along for the next leg of my journey? If you would like to be on the True Nature Guidance mailing list visit here: http://eepurl.com/HloJT or go to my page on Facebook and "Like" it. https://www.facebook.com/truenatureuidance?ref=hl I will send no more than one email a month and will not share your information to any other party. If you visit Vermont please contact me for a visit!
To read more about this change visit here: http://truenatureguidance.com/index.php/about/
Blessings and Love to you!