I’m off track. Again.
It might look like I have it together.
But I don’t.
Like everyone, I’m frustrated that COVID is rearing back up.
I’m frustrated that it’s not easy to sit with you, offer divinations, invite you to Darkwood for a class.
Plus, I’m spending this Warrior season in The Barracks.
So it’s tempting to think that all of these factors mean I get to sit on the couch and binge How I Met Your Mother.
That I get to give up.
But then, I remember Vidal Sassoon.
Oh yeah, you know who I mean. If you don’t look good, we don’t look good.
I watched a documentary about his life years ago.
He said something in it that changed my life.
An interviewer asked him why he took such great care of himself.
How did he muster the discipline day after day to be so healthy?
To paraphrase, he answered “I live a life so intensely impactful and wonderful that I’m just trying to survive it”.
That’s so badass.
Yes! say I from the couch, on my third episode in a row of How I Met Your Mother.
Oh. say I from the couch.
Oh shit. I have forgotten my Warrior Why again.
But that’s the beauty of following these sacred seasons.
They come back around, reminding us again and again.
Warrior season reminds us what our mission is.
Why it’s important to stay so healthy.
Why to stay strong, in fighting shape as they say.
Why we get off the couch and out of our comport zones, even though success is never guaranteed.
(The couch can be literal, but also symbolic of any way that we’re being lazy with our hearts, our bodies, our brains, our spirits)
The Warrior archetype helps us get crystal clear about the incentive for getting off that couch.
The incentive is this: if you can’t survive the intensity of your life, you will not have the impact, leave the legacy, or create the change that you were born to make.
Said another way, if your life is not intense enough to require survival, you’re off track.
You’ve lost sight of your Warrior Why.
You’re distracted from the mission.
Given that the couch is pretty awesome; easy.
But not. As awesome. As your impact.
Not as important as your contribution, your participation, your engagement.
Your hard won, full-out presence.
So, check in.
What would the world be like without you?
What would we miss out on if you didn’t offer your incredible gifts; your art, your love, your perspective, your wisdom?
What will we miss if you aren’t up for surviving the delivery of it?
I know the answer.
Evolution. Transformation. Healing. Clarity.
So, get in fighting shape.
Say yes to a life of such wonder and impact that it requires survival.
Get good and clear what’s at stake if you don’t.
Know your Warrior Why.
‘Tis the season.
love & tending-the-why,