My singular purpose in this life is to love and be loved. To be an Unconditional Lover. Many years of un-learning what Osho calls the “The Undercurrent of your Being”, had me reeling from behaviors that were to either gain attention (what I thought was love) or to retreat when not satisfied (to hide from the thick of it all). Today, an innate understanding flows through me like the water that feeds all life, all beings, all Love. And, to what end?
Loving unconditionally means not only accepting things exactly as they are; people, events, and the outside world, but to finding joy in them as well. What revealed itself to me through the process of removing the blockages to Love is that the expression of Love is also as fluid, as multidimensional and as ever changing as the universe we live in. Love’s expression has infinite variety; infinite beauty; infinite change and infinite potential. Infinite “right”.
For me, one expression of this Love is Nourrir. 2017 we walked through flames, over mountains and countless moments of doubt. Our path so far, where we plant our feet and our hearts right now, has been a test of ourselves. Was the mission of Nourrir compelling? Could I/we tell stories that not only inspired, but also encouraged us to feel an integral belonging to the paradigm shifts transforming our world? Could Nourrir have a life, an existence on its own? Could we build a community of so many different people, different interests with one heart and soul; to live our fullest lives today?
I believe we can. I believe we are doing it. I believe in the age of Aquarius. I believe in all of the paradigm shifts. I believe as Humans we are working towards seeing the Unconditional Love that inhabits us all, equally, without exception. Nourrir will be one conduit for that discovery. In 2018 and beyond, Nourrir will be a community we look to share our stories, listen to those of others, see the beauty surrounding us and shape the now into our wildest dreams. In 2018, we will continue to explore the Divine Feminine, Gender constructs and Love. We will focus mostly on the New Economic North - not a physical place, rather in the sense of a True North alignment, women are creating and how that will have ripple effects on all aspects of life as we transition out of one generation and into the full effects of Aquarius.
To begin that journey, we honor a few men. In an old Baha’i parable, society is described as a bird: shoot one wing (women) or another (men) and the bird can no longer fly. As you may know, I don’t personally believe in the binary gender concept, but, for today, we work under these auspices. And, our men have been called to re-examine themselves. Who do you know hasn’t been touched, floored and moved by the #metoo movement? So many stories, so much learning, so much positive to propel us forward. Nourrir will talk about the men who are participating in the change. Nourrir will talk about men who are living their dreams, pushing hard and by default helping to open doors for women.
Two thousand eighteen will also be a year of more change for the the magazine in other ways. We will change the format, update the website and become active on social media. I welcome Sara as our new Style Editor, Justin has a new title and expanded role as the Creative Director. Interested in working with us? Let me know! Also, we will plan offline events in cities around the world and much more! I personally invite you to participate in our shifting dialogue. Join the Nourrir family. Happy new year!