To You Trailblazing Deliberate Creators

LOA TrailblazersI just got home from an invigorating dog walk up the snowy canyon with Sadie and Koda, while reflecting on my favorite parts of 2012.

As I remembered the year’s highlights, I noticed I was having a hell of a time on this particular walk.

The canyon had fresh snow – lots of it – and there hadn’t been enough foot traffic to create a smooth snow pack.

It was the kind of walk where you have to keep your head down, watching each step to avoid ankle twists and knee-jarring missteps.  Trying to find the line of least resistance and step where others have already tread.

The dogs were moving a little slower than usual, too.  (Which was nice for the deer.)

I realized if there hadn’t been a dozen or so hikers who’d already traversed this path, I wouldn’t have been able to continue.  I wasn’t wearing the right shoes and we’d have run out of daylight before we made much progress.

Which made me think how similar it’s been on this path of deliberate creation.

I feel so much gratitude for those who have blazed the trail, going where it wasn’t yet popular to go.  Making it easier for the rest of us to follow.

(Like Florence Scovel Shinn, Esther Hicks, Jeanna Gabellini, Jane Roberts, Lynn Grabhorn.)

There are trailblazers here at this blog, too, who by being who you are pave a smoother way for those who will follow our footsteps; making the art of deliberate creation much more normal and mainstream than it ever was for us.

I just think we’re all really cool and wanted to say so.  🙂

As we get ready to close out the unforgettable year of 2012, please feel my appreciation for walking this LOA path with me – not just by making this trail more clear and traversable, but also for being such inspiring company along the way.

Big love!

  • December 23, 2012
  • Julie B says:

    Boy, I just had a deep breath …. thank YOU Jeannette for providing this space and I love Stephen’s walk around the campus… AWESOME.
    I’m so grateful for all of us trailblazers and feel privileged to be in your company!
    Happy New Year!

  • Stephen, I just love you. “We are all trailblazers” – so true.
    Thank you for the love and wisdom you bring to GVU. It wouldn’t be the same without you. Big love to you this Christmas and every other day as well, too!

  • Stephen says:

    Good morning and Happy Christmas! I was just over at GVU. It’s early and no one was there, but I had fun walking the empty corridors with only the GVU ghost for company (to learn more about the GVU ghost, you’ll have to join). I poked my head into the consciousness lab where thought and feeling experiements are carried out, and wandered into silent classrooms. I stopped in the lounge area and heard the echos of laughter and lively conversation. I stood center stage in the Theater of the Absurd and imagined the audience roaring approval at my latest drama.
    We are all trail blazers, and it can be lonely sometimes. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s never a crowd at the leading edge, but there is the sanctuary of GVU. I’m grateful for that.
    Thank you, Jeannette, for creating this space for deliberate creators to gather. Thank you for this virtual home that feels as real as any “brick and mortar” university.
    You are one of those trail blazers you admire so much. Big love to you this day and everyday.

  • Evan, I love that you’re doing the same thing at your blog with your beautifully creative and uplifting energy! Thanks for chiming in here – always a pleasure to see you.

  • Evan Griffith says:

    I enjoy so many things about your teachings — how you dig in with abandon on difficult subjects; how you convey deep meaning in the most catchy of ways, like a (great) pop song — but this attribute of yours of praising to high heavens those who impress you is one of my favorites.
    The leaders I most respected in the corporate world did that too. I think it’s also why so many of us come here — we believe in your leadership.
    May you long keep gloriously blazing that trail for us too–

  • Wow, Brenda, I know what you mean about the power of talking with a like-minded someone. It IS a lot different than reading someone else’s words, huh? I’m so glad we get to party with you at GVU!!

  • Brenda says:

    I wouldn’t care to think of what my life would be like now without the influences of trailblazers who have gone before me. And, hey, the ones that walk beside me!
    Jeannette, it occurred to me just now that you were the first other deliberate creator I ever spoke with – ever. I’d been reading material by trailblazers for over 20 years, yet I’d never spoken to another person who had read the material I did or who even cared about what I shared of its content. Then you opened up a whole new world for me by blazing a trail for me straight into a whole community of deliberate creators at GVU.
    Big appreciation and love to you this holiday season, and to other trailblazers everywhere!

  • Times have changed already, huh, Barbara? Big appreciation for you, too, my friend. 🙂
    Heather, thanks for the well wishes – I’m enjoying them and sending them your way as well!

  • Heather says:

    Thank you Jeannette for the great links! Wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2013.

  • BarbaraM says:

    Yes we are Jeannette! As Nancy says – for decades we were learning about and speaking about deliberate creation, often faced with weird looks and “please, give me a break”, we made this topic more mainstream. Today I can talk about deliberate creation with almost anybody, while at my beginnings I could talk about it with one or two people in my circle.
    Big appreciation for all trailblazers who were here before us, for you Jeannette and all amazing masses of people learning about deliberate creation.

  • Same to you, Jesann!
    Nancy, clearly you’ve been leading the LOA way for a long while! I love that about you, but my favorite contribution you’ve made to us is the guidance we get from you at GVU on calls and in forums.

  • Ahhh…yes, so much nicer to have people paving the way and supporting us as Deliberate Creators.
    When I was studying this stuff in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, I had very few I could discuss it with. When I would take the risk, I often got weird looks and comments like, “really…I always thought you were so smart” (as if my discussion of such topics was proving them wrong!)…so I truly appreciate you, Jeannette, and the amazing crew at Good Vibe University!
    Many blessings,

  • Jesann says:

    I’m a big fan of snowshoes. Apparently there are snowshoes and snow boots for dog paws, too. 🙂
    Yes, double thanks to you and to everyone here who has given advice. All of it has been very valuable! Happy Holidays!

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