I’m glad I decided to break up these entries as it forces me to stop spinning and to bust out my nearly 40 pages of Masterclass notes… revisit the magic, with purpose.
Feelings… how often do we find ourselves forcing our feelings down or trying to make our feelings fit into some conventional box? To paraphrase Gabby, have no agenda of what you’re supposed to be feeling. Let it flow. You don’t have to feel (or not feel) anything or experience life with the feelings and reactions that are thrust upon you by societal perceptions and “norms.” Feel what you want! Feel what is speaking to you, what is speaking from you.
I hear of more and more people identifying as empaths. I am not one of them. I, in fact, have a strong shut-off valve. It comes naturally to me. If I could box it up and sell it, I would. Gabby talked about shifting toward compassion rather than empathy so we can heal, serve and not take on other’s energy. My Rescue family, please print out the preceding sentence and tape it to your wall. Read it every day. Revisit it before opening your Rescue email, our volunteer FB group or going out on Rescue calls. Compassion allows us to feel, heal and serve without the crushing moments that sometimes come with empathy.
On the first evening of Masterclass, Gabby urged us to write our stories and to call on our stories as our expertise and our wisdom. Reading this line in my notebook is resonating strongly with me today, three-fold. First, because I’m writing to you now. Second, in business, we encourage each other to write our stories, to share why we use our products, the magic that these little brown bottles have brought into our lives in the areas of wellness, abundance and purpose. People often hesitate to write or share their stories because they feel silly about it, they lack confidence in their writing or they don’t think anyone wants to hear their stories. Culture and community is built on stories! Write them, draw them, rap them—something! Share your story; be proud of your journey.
Oh, and third… our Rescue newsletter would not exist without stories from our bunny families and volunteers. Deadline for the next issue is rapidly approaching and I’ve been gently begging for stories. Remember, sharing our stories will help save more rabbits and will continue to spread our mission.
The last line of the page of notes I’m reading and reliving says, “Lots of little right actions.” Isn’t that what our journeys are? Lots of little actions… some right, some wrong in the moment that eventually lead us to right. Right being joy or purpose or learning or love. The next page of my notes starts with me, my stream of consciousness flowing, “I feel perfect in this moment.” And I do. Much love.