As harvest season unfolds, it is a time to reel in that which we have gathered during a summer of plenty. Did we prepare? If not, can we assess the resources we have a proceed without remorse of what has been and potential problems in the future.
As one I have long listened intently to Ram Dass says, can we "be here now"? It is in that space between what was and what is going to be is our personal power. That is the real us--the decision maker. The one who waits and acts.
The last two years have been a struggle at times for me to keep alive the waiting to see the path to success in the recovery field. When I had my personal crisis years ago, I felt that if I could help at least one person find a way to a fulfilling life to include substance abuse, then I could settle a debt of sorts for having realized my own salvation.
I did that in time and have since done so with several other individuals. My own recovery was made easy when I embraced shamanism and began journeying for guidance. Over time, the two have become very intertwined, particularly in my "clinical" work at two practices in Athens. Still, I could tell early on that the setting was not right, and thus for the past year I have been looking for a new setting, gathering my resources, and waiting.
The wait is nearly over. I will pass along more information as the dates near, but it looks as if by November 1st I will have a new office in Athens and be partnered with people who share a similar view on alternate recovery methods and recovery in general.
This move will give me the space to hold free peer-support SMART Recovery circles, work with individual clients, and start introducing my shamanic approach to recovery through focused intent. More on that as they are offered.
On the Celtic and Nordic front, I am journeying on a celebration/ceremony gathering that will be offered somewhere in Athens depending on space availability. The shamanic journey circle I host at Heart Path Studios is probably going to be reduced to twice a month. I will be holding a Rune Circle at Heart Space in Athens in November.
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Have a great day!