Can the present learn from the future as it can from the past? We believe so. Here is a letter from the future to the present. Here is expecting that the next year will be a time of resilience, rebuilding and reinvention.
I know things are a little dark for you in 2021. Your business isn’t as thriving as you hoped it would be and it is worrying you. You have ideas, your vision remains strong, but you don’t seem to get the traction that you need to move forward enough to see past the crisis the pandemic has left most of us in. You worry that you have become irrelevant to your audience and your people. You worry that you have lost their trust in what you offer. You worry that what you do is not quite what they want and you also worry that what they want is not quite what you want.
In just a few weeks, your third baby will be born after the worst year most of us can remember. Your priorities are changing and you are so ready to surrender to the new current that is intensifying by the day.
You know this current brings with it new ways of living and doing things, namely there will be no time to waste on pretending to be ok to live a life that isn’t one that serves all that you are and about to become.
Ultimately, you lead a community that heals the world through adventure, through a deeply creative relationship with the world. This is where your energy will go now.
I can tell already that you are about to do something that felt impossible only just a few years ago: integrating all that you are. The woman, the mother, the professional, the visionary, the friend, the lover, the sister, the daughter, the herbalist, the grower, the explorer, the dreamer, the healer…
Around you you see mothers and sisters and elders with babies in their arms leading incredible yet simple ventures that are changing the world because everything and everyone has a role necessary to the others in a way that isn’t crippling in dependence but elevated in collaboration. There is abundance without accumulation. There is flow and overflow. Words have become fertile, birthing deep meaning in actions. The soil is fertile. Bodies are fertile. You notice how much healthier everybody has become now that the only acceptable standard for living is total body sovereignty. The need to numb the mind through mindless entertainment and distraction is long, long gone.
The new world you’ve seen in your mind eye for so long is no longer on her way. She’s no longer a distant whisper in your ears, a vision on your wall. No, she’s here, loud and proud as can be, and exactly as you envisioned it: bright, bold, abundant, clear.
The future has never looked brighter. I can’t wait for you, your partner and your children to get here. I’ll need you all. She’ll need you all.