My Fool's Journey

I couldn’t know, when I wrote my first Way of the Fool book last year in Portland, that I would be called to live its precepts more fully than I could ever have imagined. Yet here I am, much like the Fool on the classic tarot card, taking one leap of faith after the next as I travel the US (and maybe into Canada) with my little dog and with all I own stuffed into my bindle, which in my case is my Prius.

On this open-ended journey I have no fixed destination and often only know in the moment where to go next. (Step #2 of The Way of the Fool is “be in the moment.”)

It’s as though I moved to Portland in order to write the two Fool books that would push me out of Portland and launch me on this journey.

Now that I’m on it, I know with absolute certainty that this is the highest path for me for right now, which eases but doesn’t eliminate the anxiety. Although I have made similar journeys in the past (one lasted 30 months!) this is my biggest leap of faith ever and it calls on more reserves of faith and courage than some days I believe I possess. That’s because, unlike my previous journeys, I have no savings to fall back on and I have no idea how I’ll be supported financially on this odyssey.

What I do know is that, somehow, I have always been supported in every intuitive choice I have made and that I have never been let down when I have acted from my deepest heart. Even in my moments of most acute anxiety, I must acknowledge that.

Earlier today, one of my longtime Facebook friends (we have never met in person), a deeply spiritual woman whose intuitive sensings I have always respected, responded to one of my Fool’s Journey posts there by encouraging me to make it possible for people to make donations to me.

To be honest, I was reluctant. I didn’t want to come at this from a place of lack. At the same time, I know from the comments that have been made to me that many have been touched and/or inspired by this Fool’s journey I have undertaken, that many have been inspired to take their own leaps of faith, which I find deeply gratifying, particularly as my original plan was to not share my day-to-day experiences here.

Given that, I will gratefully and humbly accept any donations you feel called to make to support me on this journey. 

You can do it here through Go Fund Me or you can contribute directly through PayPal, Apple Pay Cash or Facebook Messenger.

Whether or not you choose to support me financially on this Fool’s Journey, I am profoundly grateful for all your blessings and good wishes. They help sustain me in my moments of doubt, which usually kick in around 4am!

Thank you! Thanks

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