MAKE CHANGE

WHEN YOU HAVE TO BRING SOMETHING HOME

When we informed family that we were embarking on the medicine road, a healing quest, to use our inheritance in the making of our world, the typical resistance to that sort of thing rose up immediately.

Some of the resistance was typical: “Don’t you think you should concentrate on career and family right now? Are you sure about this? Who told you this?”

Obviously we overcame most of those objections – objections that rise at any of us, when we seek to elevate our station –  but there was one bit of advice that we did take. It actually became a foundation of our work and still is.

“If you’re going to put time into this, then you better bring something home.”

When we first heard that we were indignant, figuring it was an accusation of some kind. But when we remembered how many “rabbit holes” we had been down, experiments that cost us but didn’t return anything – not healing, not magic, not change, we understood.  

Of course, we learned from those experiences, but bringing something home became a motto, a battle cry. If everything we do brings something home – a feeling, a wellness, a little pay, maybe – then we’ve got something functional.

If we can create some change in the right direction, and bring something home, then maybe we’ve got something.

MAKE ART

MAKE CHANGE

WHEN YOU HAVE TO BRING SOMETHING HOME

When we informed family that we were embarking on the medicine road, a healing quest, to use our inheritance in the making of our world, the typical resistance to that sort of thing rose up immediately.

Some of the resistance was typical: “Don’t you think you should concentrate on career and family right now? Are you sure about this? Who told you this?”

Obviously we overcame most of those objections – objections that rise at any of us, when we seek to elevate our station –  but there was one bit of advice that we did take. It actually became a foundation of our work and still is.

“If you’re going to put time into this, then you better bring something home.”

When we first heard that we were indignant, figuring it was an accusation of some kind. But when we remembered how many “rabbit holes” we had been down, experiments that cost us but didn’t return anything – not healing, not magic, not change, we understood.  

Of course, we learned from those experiences, but bringing something home became a motto, a battle cry. If everything we do brings something home – a feeling, a wellness, a little pay, maybe – then we’ve got something functional.

If we can create some change in the right direction, and bring something home, then maybe we’ve got something.

MAKE ART

MAKE MYTH

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO GET THERE

We’re forced to call it fiction in this blog, but we know by experience that Story and Myth heal, among other positive powers. Whereas fiction merely entertains, Story and Myth create possibilities and magic can happen.  

“The transformative power of myth” to improve ones’ lives is a well- established description of how we feel about Story and Myth, but we go beyond the psychology of it.

Story holds a firm position in the human psyche. Before schools, all our ancestors told stories to reveal both the dangers and pleasures of life. We’re hardwired for story.

Story and Myth rescue humans, every day, all around us. Yes! Story and Myth just swoop in and pull us from the jaws of disaster. 

Story informs us, myth propels us and magic happens. If more of it happens for you, more of it happens for all of us.

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