Navigating the Sacred and Mundane

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Build It and They Will Come...

I don't know what's next but I hear a knock at the door. When I open it, just blank space. Easy enough to close it again, but I allow the emptiness in. I hear a whisper, "It's time." I want to say, "For what?" but I don't. Understanding enough to follow the voice, I want to see what it has to show me.

"Really? What do you want me to do here?" I wonder.

"Hmmm, you want me to start from the beginning?"
"Blank slate," says the voice.

"Try out a little color," it says....

"Now add some life..."

"Let the beauty find its way," it says...

It tells me, "Look around..."

"Have faith..."

"Make room for the magical to enter..."

"It's time to take your seat again, Prema."

I say, "Please remind me, in every direction, how to sit."

"Help me to be simple..."

"And mindful..."

"Let it be spacious..."

"And, please, above all....welcoming."

Done. Silent and full. I lay in the middle of the rug and turn my ear to the whispering one. "If you build it, they will come....."


Blogger Venita Ramirez said...

Who wouldn't come to this spacious, River of Gracious luscious magical wonder? Looks like success has already happened and no doubt will continue. Congratulations!
Love, Venita

11:03 PM  
Blogger Go Mama said...

Love you!
Love that you/your shop is open.
I would come sit in this office anytime!

11:25 PM  
Anonymous ei said...

So beautiful! what a transformation--congratulations!!

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

Prema-Thank you for all that you are. The fact that you had the presence of mind to photograph the transformation and then to weave it together in such a beautiful piece literally brings tears to my eyes. I miss you so much, my dear friend. And, I wish you a thriving practice. "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." Rumi

“Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.”

4:56 AM  
Anonymous Pam said...

Prem, I'm awestruck by your courage, and ability to create beauty and make leaps into space. I know what it took to do this. You and your office are testimony to the power of God working through us. I feel so honored to know you.

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It's a beautiful, healing space and your touch permeates every piece of it. You totally deserve this place for yourself and your clients!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Carrie Wilson Link said...

"It's time for you to take your seat again, Prema."


I'll sit with you anytime.

What transformation.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Beth Hikes said...

this is amazing thanks for the tour and I'm excited to see where it leads!

1:02 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

YOU inspire. Your spirit shines.

((Hug)) friend.


4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know anything about you, but this is such a beautiful post, thanks for sharing...

1:59 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Looks great!! I'm honored to have spent time in it and so excited for what is to come there.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Jerri said...

Above all, welcoming.

The gorgeous space you've created will welcome clients and invite magic. I pray it eases your heart welcomes you home to yourself, as well.

All blessings.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Suzy said...

When I get to Portland, I would love to sit with you.

Beautiful Prema, just beautiful.



6:27 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


Prema, this is a indeed a labor of the love and beauty that emanates from your soul, it is sheer magic.
I agree, success is already in the atmosphere, you are ready! I envy those that will sit with you!

hats off my friend,


1:13 PM  
Blogger holly said...

when i build again from nothing, let it look lovely as this.

1:47 AM  
Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

Wow Prema! Wow!

I want to come to your beautiful space, lay on your rung and chat with you for hours and hours.

One day, friend!

P.S. Will you come splash some of your mojo around MY house?

8:05 PM  
Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

and antoher thing....


8:07 PM  
Blogger kario said...


This place speaks all of those things.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Kass said...

This is really inviting and beautiful!

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an awesome post! It is the first of your I have read and I am in.

5:34 AM  
Blogger Orea said...


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8:22 PM  

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