Use of Proceeds
• Hire graphic designer and editor
• Publish the 4 volumes
What happens after publishing?
• Donors receive one published book contain curated poems of the four volumes: The Awakening Story; From Shadow to Light; Dancing with the Shadow; Weaving the Shadow and Light $25 = digital; $50 = paperback; $100+ = signed hard bound; $250 = signed hard bound + recording of selected poems
• The books will be the basis for developing a platform to mix your own meditations: Future Story Lab
I never wrote a poem before 2020.
In 2020, I wrote 3 poems.
In 2021, I've written 188...so far.
It all started on February 17 2021 when I heard the first 2 stanzas of the poem in my head:
Here to there // There to here
Leap of Faith // Nothing to Fear
This continued for the next 45 days. I dutifully received the messages, found the image and published the poems. Each day I wondered if it would be the last. On April 2nd I got my answer, in total, I was gifted with 72 poems. The sheer number amazed me, but I had no idea what story was being told.
As the number and frequency of the messages increased, I became extremely curious about the story unfolding. Only after the last one fell in place did it occur to me to check the dates of the Divine downloads for any significant pattern and my amazement grew exponentially:
Day One, February 17: First Day of Lent
Day 44, April 1: Last Day of Lent
Day 45, April 2: Good Friday
These poems, taken in total, told a story that speaks to the awakening, expansion, engagement and expression of Christ consciousness. Full story: Journeying to Easter
Volume 1, Seed: The Awakening Story
The message of awakening, arising and committing to the next level of our personal and shared journey. This is completely in alignment with the secular work of seeding, rooting and growing sustainable wealth in all its forms. Sample Poems: The Awakening Story
Volume 2, Root: From Shadow to Light
The message of this series is how to move from Outrage to Stewardship to reclaim our role as a part of Nature, rather than apart from it. Sample Poems: From Shadow to Light
Volume 3, Grow: Dancing with the Shadow
Now that we’ve moved from shadow to light, what’s next?
The message of this series is that we must find a way to embrace and ‘dance’ with our shadow. Sample Poems: Dancing with the Shadow
Volume 4, Sustain: Weaving the Shadow and Light
The dance continues and the dancers move closer to each other and nature. Sample Poems: Weaving Shadow and Light
About Ruth Glendinning
I am the Founder of Future Story Lab, a company with the mission of identifying & activating sense making tools for the unfolding future. The core of my work is building ecosystems of relationships, connections and creative partnerships in projects that are mapped to real needs in the market, catalyzed by expanding technology and activated by personal relationships.