Several topics in this edition of Marc’s Life and Travels:
1. Circling Handbook is published
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2. On the road again!
I am leaving tomorrow morning, a 2-month road trip, for sundry destinations including New Culture Camp in Virginia, Asheville, Austin TX to check-out the Authentic Relating (A/R) community there, and maybe (if the mood strikes) on from there to Boulder, Salt Lake City and Burning Man (where there is also a large A/R presence, not to mention the Goddess of circling, Sara Ness). From there, back home to New Hampshire in the fall for some serious work (I mean, no more writing books or other plans for world domination, just “chop wood carry water”).
This trip has a personal intent (R&R) but also a business intent as I plan preliminary research and networking around an idea I have to create a kind of A/R commune (residential community) that would combine peak-performance (yogic lifestyle, movement, functional medicine) and conscious entrepreneurship. In that context, I just want to mention that I am deeply immersed in Kelly Brogan / Functional Medicine and in Brian Clark’s Content Marketing model, which are bull’s eye responses to my existential and economic needs, respectively. More to follow…
3. In praise of Mothers, and gratitude to be alive
I am wrapping up 6 months at my mother’s and “booting myself out into the world” with some nostalgia. I have been living a rather surreal life here. I mean: I am here in this nature paradise, living on the generosity of my mother as far as rent is concerned, on an exhilarating ride through the Circling (Authentic Relating) movement (all of it virtual!), writing, working whenever I feel like it or not at all, with money flowing into my bank account from the hosting business. Not a lot of money but sufficient for my needs. Can a cooler life be imagined? And especially as it’s not any kind of imposition on my mother. We enjoy each other.
But I have to say: while my case is, admittedly, extreme, I am finding life in the 21st century equally surreal. We are living, at least those of us in the West, at the time of greatest freedom, power, and access to resources of any period in human history. It has become possible for almost anyone who wants to, to re-invent ourselves as individuals, do what we want and go where Spirit calls us — whether we are called to outer or inner explorations, or both as in my case.
And while this won’t necessarily make us popular and wealthy, think: is it not a miracle that this is even possible? And that we can, thanks to the internet, find like-minded people for whatever weird journey we want to undertake?
Please stay in touch!