Showing Up

I’m very glad for a conversation I had yesterday. With a colleague I’ve now known for five years. We were sharing many things. A recent trip. Shared friends and colleagues. What it takes to interrupt old patterns. What it takes to be in more awake and conscious journey through life in both the bigger arc and in the day to day.

From this conversation with this important friend, what arose was a key principle that itself has many layers to it. He spoke it.

“You gotta show up; only then can you get what you need.”

I’ve come to think of most things as having three layers. There is the showing up for / with self. There is the showing up with others. There is the showing up with circumstance. Getting there is the first step. Sometimes it’s getting there on time. Sometimes it’s getting there with open heart. Sometimes it’s getting there with curiosity. Sometimes it’s getting there with even the slightest orientation to medicine that might be available.

So that…

Any of us might encounter the beauty that is connection, learning, and even alchemy, in which we are brought to sweet, sweet awareness. Sometimes with self. Sometimes with other. Sometimes with circumstance. Sometimes all of it.

Yah, showing up. There are steps that any of us are required to take, to begin to align the alchemical process. To begin to be in our deeper learning journeys called forth now. I love it when any of us name the simple that wraps the profound.

“You gotta show up; only then can you get what you need.”

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