Welcome to this week’s LoveGram. I’m happy you are here.
I’m sending you the word “aponemia” from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.
This word means “the peculiar quality of never having chosen to be born, which is shared by everyone else around you; the curious awareness that even though earthly life might be the most exciting party in the universe, somehow everyone in attendance had been dragged here by a friend or stumbled in by accident.”
I’m sending you my deepest gratitude that somehow you got to this party.
And that somehow, against all odds, you and I found one another here, on the dance floor.
I’m sending you a moment of thinking of everyone in your life and how miraculous it is that out of seven billion people, here you all are, together.
In today’s LoveGram, we talk about how life drops little spiritual breadcrumbs for us to find.
We talk about how we are called to places inside ourselves or to parts of ourselves that long to be expressed on the outside.
(To listen to the audio, just scroll down on this page and click play on the audio player below!)
On Thursday, I sent you an email with some photos from the Edwardian Ball.
I shared with you about how the longing to be loved and to belong can sometimes overshadow our own sense of self.
I shared with you that feeling of coming home to myself in a way I’ve longed for — for decades.
If you missed that email, I hope you will read it now. It is directly connected to this question I ask today: What is calling to you?
Is there something calling you home to yourself in a new way?
What is it?
Will you heed the call?
Thank you for being here.
You are not alone.
We are all just walking each other home. (Ram Dass)
Seek Celebration — even in dark corners,
Here’s today’s LoveGram:
Download and listen on the go here: LoveGram 4-10-22
P.S. The beautiful book I mentioned in the first line, “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” is by John Koenig.
P.P.S. Meet the pink-haired girl I talk about here in this video. My favorite favorite part is right at minute two!
P.P.S. Here is one Ukrainian Etsy Shop where you can download art for $10 or more. There are many others to choose from. Search on “Ukrainian Sellers.” You can also search Airbnb for places to rent in Ukraine. Book them, then send a note to let the owner know you aren’t staying there, you just want to help. (Note: always do a little research to make sure these are actual Ukrainian sellers/hosts. I look for reviews that have been up for months.)