Opening Space for New Beginnings

[cs_section id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; " visibility="" parallax="false"][cs_row id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; " visibility="" inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" bg_color=""][cs_column id="" class="" style="padding: 0px; " bg_color="" fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1"][cs_text id="" class="" style="" text_align=""]I’ve been involved in developing a new project, The CoQuora Project for the past several months, which is launching this month. David Firth and I have never been more inspired by our work, and each day when we speak, the movement and our ideas about it grow new and stronger roots. We agree that though we have built a solid business plan, springing from powerful ideas and an urgent need by the people we serve...that there is something that wants to be born that we haven’t yet been able to see. While I could argue that this notion of ‘something is coming’ is not new for me, this feels more expansive. I am open to the idea that The CoQuora Project has its own life, and we are merely shepherding it into the world. David and I are the instrument for the greater purpose that is propelling us into action.

And at the core of The CoQuora Project is the idea that asking the right questions is more powerful than having the right answers. Our life moves in the direction of those questions. We walk this talk ourselves by living in our own healthy inquiry.

My big question of this past month has been:[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; " visibility="" parallax="false"][cs_row id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; " visibility="" inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" bg_color=""][cs_column id="" class="" style="padding: 0px; " bg_color="" fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1"][x_blockquote cite="" type="center"]What do I need to let go?[/x_blockquote][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; " visibility="" parallax="false"][cs_row id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; " visibility="" inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" bg_color=""][cs_column id="" class="" style="padding: 0px; " bg_color="" fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1"][x_image type="none" src="http://coachcharrise.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Fire.jpg" alt="" link="false" href="#" title="" target="" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" info_content=""][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; " visibility="" parallax="false"][cs_row id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; " visibility="" inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" bg_color=""][cs_column id="" class="" style="padding: 0px; " bg_color="" fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1"][cs_text id="" class="" style="" text_align=""]I’ve been unable to shake the feeling that I need to let something go to make room for what is sure to come. I understand how the universe abhors a vacuum. I’ve added more focus to the new project than to building my personal practice. I’ve grown more and more committed to relinquishing what doesn’t support me -- emotionally, physically, spiritually -- so that I’m a healthy vessel for the seeds of change in which to be planted.

I’ve been noodling around this idea, opening my mind and heart to seeing what I need to see. I’ve been exploring my belief system around money, relationships, health, and work. I’ve recognized deeply rooted beliefs that no longer work for me, and I’ve been working on letting them go.

If you believe that the planetary lineup has an impact on our day to day living, you might know that we’re in a tumultuous space right now -- between a solar eclipse and the lunar eclipse, which happens with the full moon tomorrow. I don’t really follow such things unless someone points me in that direction. The energy of the moon and the sun is prompting a phase of letting go -- which describes my past 30 days precisely.

It’s perfectly timed with the launch of my 3rd Soulful Spring Cleaning course, which begins next week and is all about purging what no longer serves us. I’m walking the talk. [/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; " visibility="" parallax="false"][cs_row id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; " visibility="" inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" bg_color=""][cs_column id="" class="" style="padding: 0px; " bg_color="" fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1"][x_image type="none" src="http://coachcharrise.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/IMG_2949-e1458663484249.jpg" alt="" link="false" href="#" title="" target="" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" info_content=""][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; " visibility="" parallax="false"][cs_row id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; " visibility="" inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" bg_color=""][cs_column id="" class="" style="padding: 0px; " bg_color="" fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1"][cs_text id="" class="" style="" text_align=""]In the past week, I’ve been entertaining a crazy idea, which has not left me alone. What if I let go of my studio space? You know, the one I’ve spent the past two years loving and working from; nurturing and encouraging my creative energy, meeting clients, making art, displaying art, and otherwise feeling joy just by walking into it every morning.

Yesterday, I was feeling vulnerable and emotional and tired...and my defenses were down. It came clear that I’m complete with my studio -- it has been a wonderful place for me to be, and now I’m craving simplicity.

You guys, when clarity arrives, it is a sweet, sweet reunion with my very soul. You know this too, I’m certain.

I woke up today feeling open, peaceful, and alive. I’m ready for the Soulful Spring Cleaning of my own life and spirit. I’m selling or donating most of the collection of things I’ve acquired since I moved here two years ago. It’s no longer mine, and energetically I’ve already released it. If you're interested in adopting some of my things, you'll find photos here.

The space is open. I’m ready for what’s to come.

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