The last two years have been the most wonderful adventure.
I had just stepped down from a post at a non-profit organization with a dream in my heart. It was a time of change, of new direction. During a chance conversation with a colleague who left at the same time I did we both realized we shared the same vision. She came to visit and we talked for hours.
Heart Rising was born of that vision. The podcasts, blogs, and guided meditations were a labour of love which we both enjoyed. These last two years have been a deep pleasure for me. Not only from the response we have had to our content, but from the experience of working with a woman I admire and respect. One would expect with any shared dream, clashes from time to time, differences of opinion, hurt feelings... of course there were challenges, but we never fought. Not once in two years. That is no small thing! Every single time we hit a rough spot, we would put each other first, and the rest just took care of itself.
If businesses operated this way: people first, profit second, the profit part would never be a worry!
Today we find our paths diverging. Not in a bad way, just in a new way. Life is taking us each in different directions. Parallel perhaps, but no longer joined.
Heart Rising will change now also, as we change, but before it does, I must say thank you to Caressence, sister of my heart, for her tireless contributions of the beautiful daily affirmations, the inspirational posts, the guided meditations. Heart Rising would not be what it is without her.
Thank you also, to all of the many incredible people who have given their time for the podcast interviews over the last two years. You have given our website flavour and you have introduced us to new ideas and inspired our hearts. And last but certainly not least, thank you to each and every one of you who has taken the time to subscribe and interact with us. You are the reason for this wonderful adventure that has been Heart Rising.
Now as the spring comes to the northern hemisphere, we face not an end but a new beginning. For now, Heart Rising will remain and I will continue to blog from time to time. A new venture in the works is www.bespokemeditation.com which will start up in September. For those of you interested in creating a custom-made meditation practice, take a look! All feedback is most welcome.
Love each other well, live each day as if it were the last.
Until next time ~ Hannah