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Beneath the Surface, Slow Changes

in Here & Now, Soul Work

It’s been pretty quiet around this blog lately, and it will continue to be quiet for another couple of weeks. There is much, however, going on beneath the surface.

Nora, end of May 2013My soul sister Nora Cedarwind has surprised us all with her resiliency and courage in the face of a terminal illness. She has hundreds of people sending love and healing vibes her way, and with my inner eye I see a golden net of love and caring that is holding her up. When she left the hospital on Spring Equinox, she was given 10 days to live. Now it is nearly Summer Solstice, one full quarter turn of the Wheel. She is holding her own. We have learned to embrace uncertainty. And each day, always, is a gift.

Over the last few months, I’ve put the bulk of my business on hold so I can spend as much time with her as I can. Now I find myself picking up the threads of my business life once again.

We have no way of knowing when we might reach a crisis stage again with Nora. The doctors have not been correct in their predictions. The cards are mute. We embrace uncertainty. 

Part of the gift of these last few months with her is that I have slowed way, way down. Nothing has been as important as taking my siren sister to the water’s edge, or sitting in the sun, or listening to her as she processes her journey, or turning over the cards for her. I’ve been living on slow time, in a way I haven’t done for many years. It feels good. I don’t want to give this sense of spaciousness up!

So my task now is to master a way of keeping that spacious sense of rest in my life, while attending to deadlines and being productive. I’ll let you know when I have it figured out! (I’m sure my Business Deva will have a few wise words to say about it.)

Slowly, behind the scenes, I’ve been working on a revisioning of my online presence — my “brand,” some would say — and a complete overhaul of this site, Gaian Soul. I hope to launch the new site in a week or two. (See? No firm deadline to make me crazy!)

I have felt “betwixt and between” for a long time — the Gaian Tarot is no longer the guiding light of my life (neither creating it, teaching it, or promoting it). Yet it is still an intrinsic part of who I am, and what I have to offer the world.

But it’s not all that I am, and not all that I have to offer. The new site will reflect a more authentic me, the me that I am in 2013. I hope you will like it!

I will be taking the current Gaian Soul site down sometime this coming week. It will reappear in its new incarnation just as soon as I polish and shine it all up!

Meanwhile, you can hang out with me on Facebook, where I’m very active. (I am also loving Instagram these days!)

For those of you who subscribe to this blog by email or RSS . . .

Some of you subscribe to this blog in a RSS feed reader or by email (as well as to my newsletter, which is different) — thank you!  If you subscribe to this blog via email, I will be sending you a new link to use soon.

If you’ve been using Google Reader as your RSS reader, you should know that its days are numbered. Google Reader will be gone in just three weeks. So you will need to choose a new reader. I’ve already switched over to Bloglovin’, and find it much easier and more delightful to use than Google Reader ever was. (One caveat: the Tech Goddess Shari Smith tells me that you should not read private blog posts on Bloglovin’, as it makes them public. So if you belong to the Gaian Tarot Circle, for example, and have been reading the posts in your feed reader, you will not want to use Bloglovin’.)

It’s very easy to import your Google Reader feed into Bloglovin’.  First, set up an account with Bloglovin’.  Then click here:

And click on the big blue button that says “Import from Google Reader.”

It’s that easy.

I’ll see you on the new site, all shiny and new, in a couple of weeks!

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Baxter Clare Trautman Tue - Jun 18th 2013 2:30 pm

    Take your time. We’re all here with you.

    • Joanna Powell Colbert Fri - Jun 21st 2013 7:16 pm

      Thank you Baxter! Hugs & Blessings.

  • Marianna Thu - Jun 20th 2013 8:21 pm

    I think the thing with Nora is about energy. She has been the recipient of so much loving healing energy…… is buoyant.
    I am so looking forward to being there with you in September.
    With Love.

    • Joanna Powell Colbert Fri - Jun 21st 2013 7:16 pm

      I think you’re right, Anna. And I look forward to meeting you in person in September, too!