Spiritual lifestyle advice and guidance for modern women from bestselling author Alice Grist.
So today is the day! And to celebrate the launch of Dirty & Divine, and before I try to sell you the book ;). I'm pulling a card, and I'm pulling it now... What comes next is entirely in and of this moment...
Here is your Dirty & Divine Guidance. Get in touch with the energy of all things. Oh my that sounds so hippy it is untrue. And yet it is true. You my darling, are connected to all that is. Our connections spread out and ripple in the most tenacious of ways. Perhaps we waddle through life, causing splashes and tidal waves. When in fact we could swim, rather gracefully, with a motivation to manifest. Not just for us. For us all.
And that's the magic key. It isn't about you, or me, or what we can gain. It is about looking wider and making gains for everyone, our kids, families, neighbourhoods, our cultures. We can lead with love and affection for every being, every blade of grass, and then the magic happens. Maybe we start off with a selfish vibe. Maybe we love others, so that we might be loved. But soon the love has it's way with us and we love because, well... love is enough.
Nobody is better. Everyone is equal. This world need our love. And that is purpose and path enough. What comes of it, what luck we barter in exchange for our love, well that is almost unimportant. For sometimes, it is our bad luck, our pain, our difficulty that creates the biggest response of love within. From these darker places, darker times, that is where the synergy, the connection, the desire to help and aid and heal comes from...
Last night I watched Blackfish. Have you seen it? It blew my world open, again, as sometimes happens when we open ourselves beyond our little walls. Here was me all happy and celebratory about a book launch. When the global picture presented something else to me. And in that wisdom, I dropped out of my own selfish reveries, and into a world that isn't yet how I'd like it to be, for any creature. And that matters. I sobbed. I felt the pain of human and animal suffering. I decided to shift a little. Away from me. Into you. Into them. Back into the girl I was before all of this who wore WWF T-shirts and desired to save the bees/ bears / whales /cats. You name it, I wanted to hold it, save it, be with it.
And anyway. That was my moment of connection, beyond the obvious. Yeah so I wrote a book. Good. But there is more. There is you. There is us. There is them... What can you grab at beyond your obvious moment. What can your heart reach out for? And here, that is where the mission is. Truly. It's no longer about you. Scary. Perfect. This is how we raise consciousness. Not by mantras. Not by copious yoga. Not by writing or even reading books. By giving a shit. By loving. By being love. And then enacting it on the world. Come what may...
Right... that guidance was longer than planned. I hope it touched a piece of your heart...
So with love and thanks I offer you my book, Dirty & Divine. It matters. It really doesn't matter.
Big love, Alice x
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