hey y'all!** we're back with the evolved the unfolding, a monthly newsletter curated from the heart for you. here I'll share reflections for you and I, events and gatherings, and beautiful things I have witnessed. thank you for being here and unfolding with me. ✨
the challenge with change is waking up every day, being presented with each moment, and not knowing if it's going to be the same or drastically different from the last. some moments i find myself deeply lonely and other moments i'm at ease in the sun's silent love. it calls us to both surrender and to act intentionally. change is one of the only things that we can anticipate will be constant in our lives.
so how do we live within each moment, being present to all of the ands that exist, and still be whole? still become the fulfilled, wholehearted people we want to be?
every time i come back to this question, whether i am asking myself or asking others, one answer always shows up:
find people, find belonging, find yourself in others and you will find how to live.
in relationship, lack and scarcity die. in relationship we learn how to live.
in relationship, both with ourselves and others, we learn how to flow with all the ands of living.
which can sound so counter to the culture of "you gotta learn how to be by yourself"... but again it's the ands of this life. i don't know if this is fully the answer to my questions, but i'm willing to see what's hidden in the ands and within those relationships.
in the gatherings below, you can too.
Use these questions to tune into your reflection:
what ands am i wrestling with in this moment?
what do i find in my current relationships? how can they assist my living/ thriving?
what am i missing? what do i have available that i am not seeing?
events & gatherings
events i'm working on for you to grow, cultivate, and discover within likehearted folx.
Thu. August 29h, 1pm CT a guided session that creates the space to reflect individually, create authentic connections through small group discussions focused on processing uncertainty and the present moment.
beautiful things i've witnessed
people, experiences, and words that i have loved
- @margeaux.feldmanposted this IG set on the role of community in the process of healing and it is just so eye/ heart opening: "we were never meant to do the work of healing on our own" #sayitagain!
"Standard English… is the language of conquest and domination; in the United States, it is the mask which hides the loss of so many tongues, all those sounds of diverse, native communities we will never hear...we create the ruptured, broken, unruly speech of the vernacular... There, in that location, we make English do what we want it to do. We take the oppressor’s language and turn it against itself. We make our words a counter-hegemonic speech, liberating ourselves in language.” -bell hooks taught me. & more here.