I've been working on a revamp of the blog for a few months now. Adding things, taking things away, redoing sections. The goal is to merge the shamanic/work blog into the personal blog. Part of it is just to simplify things, but mostly it's so there's more transparency, so that the link between what I do in the world and how I live in my head/heart/spirit is more clear. Hiding is so passe, so last millenium, you know. . .
One of the main pieces of breaking it all down has been around content, with this blog, and also the holistic work I do. I've been obsessed with asking over and over: what do I have to offer people? is what I do valid? is it useful? And all of the changes I've made with the holistic work and the nature and content of what I post has been in response to these questions, with what comes through the most strongly, with what I see land and bloom in the folks I work with.
I know that maybe it looks as if I just kind of toss posts together and throw them up here, and there's a lot of truth in that I often post what pushes forward most strongly in the moment. But I do a lot of drafts, put a lot of thought and energy into whether what I'm writing or linking to is what I want to release into the world. I ask myself if I'm giving you something helpful. I ask myself: am I offering you something you can use?
And the most hilarious thing is that since I've been doing this the past couple of years, I've seen the number of readers go way way way down. But I'm grateful for it, because you folks that remain, or are new and have stuck around, get what I'm doing on some basic level of Yes, resonate in some enmeshed, intimate way. And what it means is that I feel a deep freedom around posting, that I don't post to be liked or admired or linked to. I ask myself: what is true for you in this moment?, but also is what I'm posting potentially useful for these folks? And the combo of the two means that this blog, however small or fringe it is, continues to be what feels like my life's work.
And so in the spirit of that, and in service to the continuing merge of work and personal, of body, mind, spirit, and heart, I'm asking for your input. I've come up with a little survey, just five questions, to see what brings you here, what resonates with you, and whatever else you feel to put. It'll only take a couple of minutes, unless you get all up in the essay stuff and share your manifesto with me, which is cool with me, but definitely your call :)
Of course it'll be private. I won't share it with anyone (unless Malcolm hijacks my iBook in a dastardly takeover). And where it says "email confirmation" you can just put a fake one. I really hope you'll click through because even as I feel you, and post for you, I'd really, really like to know your side of all this . . . what you think . . . feel . . . are moved around . . .