Hearth and Home Vol. 15 From Walking to Dancing

Foundations

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iracles, phase

The biggest news without a doubt this Hearth and Home is that Heath – our just-turned one year old – has started to walk! He has been a super fast crawler for a while, but the second week of July saw that crawl turn into a full-fledged walk.

Not a few tentative few steps either, oh no. He went for a full-on saunter clear across the room, making his way over the electrical socket much to the chagrin of his parents. The walk was accompanied by as much arm waving and giggling as you would expect.

Walking is, of course, a huge milestone in the life of a baby (and his parents) and it is one way of marking the end of one phase and the beginning of another. I remember when Jasper started walking. All of a sudden all of the drawers were being opened all of the time, and all sharp implements had to go high up on the kitchen counters out of reach of tiny probing hands. I know what I’ll be doing when we return home after our New Mexico sojourn!

You could say “New Phases” has actually been the theme for our whole family over the last few weeks. Jasper has entered into a new artistic phase, not only reaching new heights in his piano, but also discovering a love of dance.

Whether he’s putting together a series of original compositions for an album, preparing four pieces for a Royal Conservatory of Music exam in the Fall, or dancing ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, theater or modern, or even learning how to draw Manga, this little boy is full of exciting new discoveries. He also loves getting ready for his flag football season and using his tennis racket both to hit actual tennis balls and to wage battle against a host of unseen but no doubt definitely threatening invisible forces.

David and I have entered into a new phase as well. Life has gotten incredibly busy (even more so) since the book came out. The letters I have received from readers who love Making Magic have touched me so deeply, and I am yet again so appreciative and in awe of our beautiful community.

You all are amazing. As we turn our attention now to the launch of Spinning Gold, we find ourselves inundated with new possibilities and projects including new travel, teaching, and writing opportunities.

Though I am the “face” of our business, David is my partner in every aspect of it and we make our decisions together. Right now we are exercising keen-eyed discernment so that we can say Yes to the opportunities that we believe will truly nourish our community and our family while also saying a firm no to the ones that, at this point in time anyway, will not.

For myself, I have found that once you have even the tiniest bit of success in the public, it becomes infinitely more important to have a clear vision of your real telos, your purpose, the thing that you are aiming towards. I’ll end this section with a reminder: if you have read Making Magic please get thee to Amazon and leave a review for the book – the more reviews = the more people that find the work!

More new phases: Our family as a whole has entered a new phase in the realm of entertainment. We don’t watch a lot of television, as my long-time readers know. But in the summertime, we let that house rule slip a little. This summer we have immersed ourselves in the wonderful, zany, psychedelic, a world of musicals. They are, in our opinion, the perfect antidote and medicine for inoculating us against the horrors that we encounter daily in the 24/7 news cycle.

I never really realized until this summer how almost every musical is dealing with themes like love in times of war, prejudice, racism, and tyranny of all kinds. The fact that they do it while singing and dancing…well, I think we could take a page or two from that book!

We rounded out the month with a book signing in Santa Fe, the ordering of backpacks and lunch boxes for school (children have very definite opinions. This should be an easy project but it is NOT), and the creation of a couple of custom pairs of Chaco sandals – which are and have been for years my favorite shoes.

The next two weeks will see hiking, coyote-led sing-a-longs, walking, and of course, dancing. May all you find what brings joy in these deep summer days too!

xo,
Bri

magic, miracles: receive my lunar letters

ARRIVING on full moons each month.

Many Branches–Introducing Navjit Kandola of Tenderlogic

Learning and Community

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ear Miracles,

The world of social media has allowed Sacred Artists to present their insights and offerings in a variety of new and unique ways. One of the most popular ways to present information right now is to use video to do so. Videos are easier than ever to make and they allow for the kind of one on one intimacy that we find in working face to face but also enable us to work with people all over the world. And no one is doing a video like my featured guest. I hope, dear readers, that you will join me in giving my first guest a warm round of virtual applause — for Navjit Kandola is truly one of a kind!

I met Navjit in Santa Fe about a year ago we sat down for tea and immediately connected. She is a forward-thinking innovator with razor-sharp insight and I love many things about her work — but I especially love how she integrates film with intuition; this is a wonderful, fresh, take on an art form that can sometimes seem stuck in a bygone era. Her one on one on one sessions are jam-packed with wisdom as well as practical actions you can take to foster your alignment and illumination right now. Of course, the person who speaks most eloquently about her work is Navjit herself, sit back and enjoy!

Many Branches: Navjit Kandola from Bri Saussy on Vimeo.

You can connect to Navjit on Facebook and Twitter.

You may learn more about her one on one sessions and book one today right here.

Navjit Kandola Spiritual advisor, educator, speaker, and filmmaker. She is the Director of Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness and a full-time mum. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Inspirational Media, a Bachelors of Science in Divinity, an LLB (British law degree), and a B/Tech Diploma in Business and Public Administration (distinction). Navjit writes regularly in her spirited style on her blog site www.TenderLogic.com a site dedicated to inspire and create insight for stargazers and trailblazers.

magic, miracles: receive my lunar letters

ARRIVING on full moons each month.