I don’t know who you are, for the most part, or if you feel that some of what I write about here is helpful to you. After all, it is more about my own process.
In any case, I should let you know that I am moving from Oregon to Norway in about a week. Since my life is colored by where I live, it means that this blog will most likely change as well. It will happen organically, so I can’t predict how yet. Fewer posts? More posts? Different content? More intimate? Will it be more transparent and personal, and with my real name? I don’t know.
I may stay in Norway for 6 months, one or two years, or for the rest of my life, although I suspect I will be moving back to the US within a couple of years. It seems that more or all of my longer term compass needles point to the Bay area.
As you may know, I have been going through a classic dark night phase for a few years now. Life in general is a humbling process, and the last few years has been humbling in a good – and at times painful – way. I don’t know if I have learned more, or if I am more mature or not, but what I do know is that I have gone through things I thought I knew and knew how to live from, and had to face it in situations that were far more challenging, and at a deeper emotional and bodily level. The dark night phase started by going out of alignment with what was more true for me, and it happened through a certain type of foolishness and arrogance, through telling myself I could work with any situation even if it went against what my heart told me. Moving to Norway now is – hopefully – a step in coming back into alignment.
In any case, whoever you are, I hope you have found something here useful, at the very least as a mirror for yourself. All the best wishes to you.