A number of years ago, I wrote a big project that made a huge difference to me. Today, I finally made the decision to clean up the text and get it ready to release to you, if you want it. So I began editing and cleaning up the text, and getting it ready to release in an epub or Kindle or iBooks format. Maybe even a pdf. There’s still some surf to investigate about release process, and setting up some business software, but I’m excited. I’m hoping for a Christmas release, but I’ll be happy with Imbolc.
Big things are afoot.
In other news, I met today with a colleague/classmate from RO’s Red Work class. It was a powerful moment for me. Plenty of times, I’ve met my teaching colleagues, or even poetic colleagues, from other schools and other cities and other states… and even other countries, like Bryan Jackson. But this is the first time that I’ve met someone who had magical training or experiences that paralleled mine. It was a great reminder of how many webs of meaning and connection I’m enmeshed in, all the time — as are all of us. In a sweat lodge many years ago, I heard for the first time, Aho Mitakuye Oyasin, from the Lakota tradition, meaning “For all my relations.” I’m mindful that I should be cautious about adopting too many trappings from a tradition that is not my own, or co-opting that which is not mine to claim. But today I am grateful for all my relations — across my profession, my families of blood and of choice, and the web of people that I have met through this electronic web, as well as the fish in the stream and the crows on the mountain. For all my relations, indeed.