Today the universe answered a request "without my permission," and before I felt ready, but because it was in my best interest to do so now. When I am developing a new concept, such as my workshop, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Death, I think out loud. Most of the time I prefer to talk about the process with more than just the wall of my office! And I have been thinking for some time now that I actually work best when in partnership. I had this experience when writing my business plan. I was largely ineffective until a friend/business colleague offered her brilliant wordsmith services. And from that moment on my business plan seemingly wrote itself. It wasn't just a sum of two totals coming together each with their own ideas. There is something organic and magical that happens when two like-minded people create together, whatever the project may be.
My blog today is not about this person, even though we still collaborate brilliantly together. You will see Berry's haiku poems during my workshop and at some point soon, here on the website!
Today I am writing about collaboration, and a 'chance' meeting with a friend of a friend who's work mingles with mine and then lifts off from there. I had no idea of his existence until just a couple of weeks ago. Today we met and the exchange of ideas and beliefs about life and death was electric! In less than two hours we created more than each of us could possibly have done alone. I will be posting more about Shyam and his work in the very near future, but for now be ready. Be ready for death...and life...like you have not experienced before.
Having met like-minded people such as Shyam and Berry, has given me so much more inspiration to work toward my goals. In Law of Attraction terms, collaboration is telling the universe that more is better, that abundance is here and it's fruitful. Collaboration, unless you are someone who's creativity comes from solitude, bolsters ideas from many sources. It is much the same as companion planting in a permaculture garden! I know that this is sort of an out-there idea, but, we all know that single crop farming produces poor results and depletes the soil of nutrients. And companion planting, that of mixing a variety of crops in a single plot of land, produces a much better yield and the soil is nourished instead of depleted!
...............I thought so!
And from Mother Nature to your eyes!
Here we have collaboration at its finest! ->
I'd love to have a garden like this, wouldn't you? So peaceful. What better way to get those lovely green veggies! But I digress...
Collaboration connects people in fantastic ways that otherwise could not be possible. It allows for ideas to be brainstormed, teased apart and put back together again, often with more dynamic results! I love thinking out loud. I work much more productively when I can bounce ideas around with someone who is on the same wavelength as me. We each bring our own unique perspectives, about different subjects, but also the very same subject. When stories, of death for example, are shared between two or more people we intrinsically enrich each other, we support each other, and we feel less alone in our experiences. When stories of inspiration are shared I believe the possibilities are endless. I love nothing more than swimming in a sea of ideas...and the beauty of collaboration means that someone else not only shares in my ideas but also helps these ideas come to light through combined action. It's a win-win opportunity!
I would love to read how collaboration has impacted your lives...please share in the comments box...only more magic will come out of the sharing!
And, most importantly...thanks for stopping by today!
I leave you with this deceptively simple quote:
“Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.”
-Ryunosuke Satoro, poet and author
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