One more thing. If people want to pay you for your treasures, let them. Pay-what-you-can works. This Sick of Being Stuck December (the aforementioned clutter-clearing class) is proof. Their needs for support and inspiration are being met. My needs are being met and the New Cars Fund is growing. (Yes, that’s plural. It was our good car that I drove off the cliff.) It’s just about opening up and allowing yourself to receive whatever comes to you.
It might mean full fee. It might mean exactly what you need to buy groceries to make dinner for your family that night. It might mean receiving something you need in exchange. It might mean something luxurious you would not have even dreamed of asking for. It might mean friendship or healing or blessings… and who doesn’t need more of those?
After my wreck, a woman I barely know loaned me a car to carry us through until a permanent car solution makes it way into my life. We are connected on Facebook because we met months ago and spent one night talking while waiting for her to be arrested at Occupy Nashville. She never got arrested and I never wrote the story but the connection was made and in my time of need, she and her husband had a car I could borrow. Every single day, dozens of times each day, I send them love and gratitude. We may never know all of the ways that this love-fest affected both of us but it’s good.
In the spirit of this morning’s epiphany, I’m extending the pay-what-you-can Sick of Being Stuck class for a while. Come when it feels true for you. It will at least be through the new year.
More love. More freedom. More possibility… for you and for me.