REVEALS AFTER WRITING THE MOSAIC
3 years ago, I started writing The Mosaic. When I was the Director of Business Development at Hay House, I found that most people write the book they most need to read. That is certainly the case for me with The Mosaic. I tried at first to write it from a place of knowing, but everything I wrote was erased. It was only when I got out of my own way, and listened to what The Mosaic was asking me to write, that the book started to flow.
Looking back now, here are a few of the many, many reveals The Mosaic has shared:
LESSON 1 – Things Take Time, Be Patient.
I have always felt like this is a book for the ages and that it will touch millions and millions of people. I thought I would write this book, send it to publishers, tell my “friends” about it and they would run to the store to buy it, read it and then tell their friends about it. And the groundswell would start.
I saw it selling lots of copies by people sharing it with their friends. I saw myself holding the space for people to start a dialogue on redefining a broken paradigm. I saw the world moving from a vertical paradigm (where people fix those who need to be fixed), to a MOSAIC PARADIGM where by just coming together, opportunities emerge that we never saw before.
What I realise now is that growth happens more organically. Everything has its moment and I must prepare myself so that when the moment comes, I embrace it.
LESSON 2 – Love Is The Only Thing That Matters.
Whereas I have said this over and over, I have not felt it or lived it. I still don’t. To love, to really love and allow myself to be loved for me has been hard. To let another person in that close to me, to experience real intimacy (in to me see) has been something I have not been ready to do. I know it is because of all the pain I have experienced and the fragility of my heart, and I look forward to the moment when I am able to let those I love most deeply into my heart.
I am learning patience. (see LESSON 1 – Things Take Time, Be Patient my destination has changed. Love is now the destination. Love is now the journey. Love is now my purpose, and no matter how many times I stumble, I get up again loving myself in the process.
LESSON 3 – Patience Takes Kindness
As crazy as this might sound, I believe everything starts with kindness. When the Dalai Lama was asked, “What religion do you practice? ” He answered, “My religion is kindness.”
I never understood that until this moment. Kindness to self is the practice of the new paradigm. It allows us to accept all that happens to us as a gift from a benevolent world and invites us to stop fighting and surrender into kindness.
LESSON 4 – Melt The Silos
We have so many walls around us, all we see now is our walls. I have been humbled by how few people really see themselves and how even fewer know themselves. We have hidden behind the walls we use to protect ourselves for so long, we have started to believe we ARE those walls. But we are not those walls and though they once protected us, they now isolate us and keep us separate from each other. There is no intimacy when my wall meets your wall and there is also no connection.
To connect with each other, we have to come out from behind those walls, leave our silos and show up in front of each another unfiltered by fear. Can you imagine what might be possible when we allow ourselves to really connect?
LESSON 5 – Be Vulnerable
When I take down my wall and I allow myself to stand unprotected, I can no longer hide behind who I want you to see, I am what I am. (Interestingly enough, in the old testament, when one of the patriarch of Judaism asked God, “Who are you?” God replied, “I Am That I Am.” Here in this simple reply is the answer we all seek. Our liberation comes in being ourselves.
I could go on and on as The Mosaic has given me so much, not only in the words of its story, but in the spaces between its words. It has been such a gift to me and I hope your experience of reading it will feel like a gift to you as well.