Mercury is in Retrograde, so slow down and take care of yourself. Go within. This time of backwards moving starlight cycle is a gift of stillness so do not rush. The answer right now is slow down. Walk judiciously.
Everybody sounds a little bit drunk when they say that word…judiciously. Say it slowly, let it roll easily from your mouth with full syllables intact. That’s the speed of retrograde.
Let’s talk about some things.
I am retiring The Peaceful Peacock.
I never really thought that abandoning this site would be a choice for me. I’ve invested five solid years here, I’ve watched this endeavor shake and shape and bring me to a life I never in a million years imagined. I don’t mean that in the way that I see it when other bloggers write it…this isn’t a siren song of accolades, a ringing in of success and promise and truth.
You see, when a woman runs away from home with two children in tow, some pretty significant changes take place. It’s the kind of thing that moves beyond words, or it would take so many of them that it would fill a whole book.
This is what it looks like.
And the book that I’m filling with all those words is called La Guera en La Cocina. It means “the white girl in the kitchen”.
So there’s that.
But before I get all up in the process of hardcore writing, I have some promises to attend to. About a year ago, I promised a web design course. Rather than pull the marketing/get rich/hey you need this/it will solve all of your problems bullshit, I’m approaching it in my own roundabout way. I’m giving it to you for free.
What I have experienced through this process has been an elixir, a transformation to the core of myself. To teach you to do the same, to find yourself, to heal your wounds, cannot be tagged with a price. There are tons of resources out there that can give you the drill about all the technical stuff (and I am pointing the way, fear not), but what I know best is the medicine that this work brings.
And you don’t charge for medicine.
Because that’s The Way.
This little world here was created with time and it will be set free gently and with great care. Over the next several weeks, I’ll tie the ends up, deliver on my debts, and hold this part of who I am with honor and grace. Then release it. Like a baby bird.
When you are lost, stay still and breathe.
The work is already in motion.
Enjoy your Retrograde.