I would like to live like a river flows carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.

-John O’Donohue


Sitting in my inbox is an email reminding me that it is time to renew this website domain.  It sits also in my mind pressing me to confront questions that have been forming during the near six months since my last post.

The tagline for this blog, supporting the emergent, is the impulse behind my inquires:  Is it time to let go of the way I have done my work in order to support what wants to emerge?  Is something longing to come that needs a new kind of space to live and grow?

This blog has served an important purpose- it has given me a structure through which to share my insights and the writing of each post has been a nourishing act.  Now I sense its purpose complete.  Like the weeds working their way through the rocks in the path, I am tentative yet convicted that my writing in the form of this blog has come to a close.

I can not say what is wanting to emerge nor do I have a plan for how my work ought to take shape, but I can say I trust in the ever emergent journey of life and that despite my fears and limitations, I am wholeheartedly open to the creative flowing through me and taking the form it wishes to take in the world.

This website will stay live for now but as the river flows, who knows?

I have learned, as every good doula knows, sometimes the easiest thing is the hardest thing to do- nothing except hold the space for new life to come.  I’ve been occupying a state of extreme nothing-ness and it can feel really scary.  Now I’m sipping my tea watching the northeast winds fling brown and yellow leaves from the mulberry tree with nothing more to do.

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