Dear human race,
We have arrived in Colorado Springs. I have seen more desperately homeless people in these few hours than I have seen since I lived in San Francisco. It is colder here than in San Francisco though. It has been snowing.
The Rockies are beautiful in the distance, the streets are wide because they used to be the routes of a thriving public trolley system. Now there is nothing but cars, trucks and very wide crosswalks. Somehow it still feels like a sleepy old town to me. The downtown area has some quaint old architecture, lots of brick and some art deco and splashes of color with a modern public building here and there - ie. the public library and the Pioneers Museum...
The mountains are calling me, but I am here to connect with the humans, not the hills.
We have a radio interview tomorrow, 4/19/16 at noon.
We are gearing up to do everything we can now that we are here to draw people into our workshops - into the conversation. We are aware of how challenging it can be to do something new, something outside of your comfort zone, something with new people, particularly when it involves talking about something real, something deep.
We know how challenging it can be as a working civilian with a family to care for, or even without, to step out of our busy workaday life to do something that requires us be fully present and to bring our hearts with us, something that asks us to feel, to be affected and possibly be a part of making a change...and, we know how hard it can be, as a veteran dealing with the challenges of integrating into civilian life, just to get out of the house.
So, we already feel honored, blessed and in deep gratitude for any souls who decide to venture out of their normal routine and into our sphere. We dedicate to holding a safe, loving, honest, compassionate, listening and playful environment, where all stages of grief & growth will be honored, as, together, we envision & creatively communicate the life our hearts know is possible.
Tune in to our radio interview tomorrow at noon on the Justice and Peace hour! A broadcast of the community radio station www.kcmj.org by the local Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission.
We are seriously honored to share air time with a local non-profit who is in such deep service, the Springs Rescue Mission, who will also be interviewed on the show.
Earlier today we spoke with a man who used to work with Springs Rescue Mission and who now runs a local community cafe (a non-profit) that does not have prices on its menu and offers a one hour work trade option to people who cannot pay anything.
I then went to the Springs Rescue Mission website to get a sense of who we would be sharing air time with. I watched their video and was moved to tears as I felt my understanding of what it takes to "be in service" deepen.
Check out this video about their work.
I am blessed to be learning in this way. Thank you to all who are in support of this Journey to the Heart Warrior in each of us.
with love, in peace, passion and solidarity,