Years ago I studied with screenwriting guru Meg LeFauve who said all stories have a big beautiful idea at the center – the raison d’être – which guides every facet of the storytelling. Lately, as I’ve scrambled to launch a new website showcasing all the moon gatherings and tarot readings and personal essays and everything that I’ve been throwing myself into these past couple of years, I kept asking myself Self, what exactly is your big beautiful idea with all this? and I’m not gonna lie, it took me a minute (read: months) to really crack this thing, the why, the whole reason I’m doing what I’m doing but… I think it goes something like:
These are tricky times. Careers are unstable, social structures are failing, the climate is in crisis. But it’s not just the world outside that’s changing; our inner landscapes are also in flux. We’re questioning old values, we’re forging new identities; the stuff that seemed important just a few years ago no longer holds sway. Like animals sensing the approaching storm, we are, each of us, already intuiting our individual paths forward. Our job now is to listen and follow this new call within.
As a writer, storyteller, teacher and intuitive, I help make meaning from the mess, and I offer innovative and uncanny ways to find ground in a groundless time.
That’s my big beautiful idea and I want to thank all of my readers and clients for being with me on this journey. If you’re a WordPress follower and finding this post in your feed, do check out the new site when you can. It was designed by Mark Strano with photography by Linda Abbott, both of whom I wholeheartedly recommend.