Living a Can’t-Fail Life

      Are you ready to awaken, cherish, express and embody yourself – to go beyond fear of failure and live your soul’s calling? Then you’re ready for a can’t-fail life!

A “can’t-fail life” is not a life that avoids any appearance of failure. It is most definitely not a life devoid of grief, tragedy, heartbreak or rage.

It’s a life in which our most essential qualities of spirit are burnished (and sometimes rubbed raw) until their true beauty is revealed. By contacting and celebrating this spirit, we celebrate life itself – and we change our own lives, and the world.

Why a “can’t fail” life?

– Recently, my beloved Michelle attended a workshop at which she was asked, “What would you do if you  knew you could not fail?” Everyone else had plenty of unlived dreams to describe, but Michelle was stumped. Just as I would have, had I been there, she said, “I can’t answer the question – I already live that way.”

– On the same day, I received an email from a friend who is miserable in his job. Yet, he said, “Everyone tells me not to leave.” It got me thinking about all the many times “everyone” has told me not to do what I needed to do.

At 52, I’ve published 7 books, taught at 6 universities, had 4 major relationships (and a few other heartbreaks and passions along the way), and thrived in 3 careers (and left them behind, or changed their form, when I stopped thriving in them.)  When I left my second tenure-track job to start a private practice in HeartMind Integration, a psychospiritual healing modality incorporating shamanism, hypnotherapy and energy work, I heard a rumor that my colleagues thought I’d joined a cult!  Um – yeah. The cult of listening to my own soul, and acting accordingly. 

I’m happier now than I’ve ever been. There are still plenty of challenges, but following my own path truly makes them all worthwhile.

A couple of years ago, for instance, I moved not once but twice, got seriously ill with adrenal fatigue (from which I’m now gratefully recovering), and was hit with an unexpected $12K job replacing all my sewage pipes. The former partner to whom I donated my right kidney in 1995 died, so, as some friends pointed out, my kidney died too.

That same year, I published my sixth book, Miraculum: Poems, and my seventh book, Soul on Earth: A Guide to Living & Loving Your Human Life. (That latter book was over six years in the making! Well, actually, I suppose both books were 50 years in the making.)

And my second move was to a house in the country (where I hope to live for a long, long time to come!) with the beautiful Russian River literally in my back yard. I’ve spent more time floating, swimming, playing in the water – and writing and camping out at its edge – over the past year and a half, than in the entire 50 years before this.

Living a Can’t-Fail Life is for all of us.

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

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