Blessed Are The Weird

The Mystic and writer see the world through different eyes.

My BFF and I have been friends over 50 years. Pre-kindergarten, it was like we were somehow intricately connected. Always the one to make me laugh, and me always the organized, analytical one to keep her focused and on track. We created a balance. But, one thing we had in common, we were both weird!

We wore it/wear it like a badge of honor. With her whacky and wild ideas and my free spirit, we never had a concern for what others thought about us. Classmates aware we share some life long, bizarre, unspoken language.

Weirdness a trait so finely honed as a child thanks to her friendship, it was unquestionably a characteristic to be passed on to my children.

Frequent words to my oldest son, who like me, stood out from his peers not just in physical stature, but in aptitude and awareness, “Don’t live your life worrying about what others think of you.” As he matured, he listened to his inner guide and set the bar high for weirdness in the family.

His brothers, not to be outdone, tried to match, and then surpass, the example older brother had set. The youngest coming along 9 years later, completely redefining the word. He gave it a whole new meaning that we all experienced with amazement.

My sons now adults, they thank me for instilling the “weird” trait in them.

My oldest, sending a priceless hand written letter a year ago when we both decided to make audition tapes for the TV show Survivor. Thanking me, and telling me, that his life is filled with so much more fun living with a mindset of indifference towards others thoughts and a freedom to be his true inner self.

My middle son, texting a month ago, something humorous and strange, commented on “being weird.” Interesting to me, as I had just journaled that same thought about myself.

A day later, synchronicity brings this book into my life, Blessed are the Weird: A Manifesto for Creatives by Jacob Nordby. It was like the book was speaking to my soul!

In maneuvering his website blessedaretheweird.com, I came upon Jacob’s beatitudes for the weird. Inspired by a list of great and wonderful people. I instantly made them my new creed for life.

Life is far to short to care about what others think. Each day we are living and breathing on this planet is a gift.

So, I choose to live my life with the “boldness that shatters ancient fears”, the “intensity of life’s pain and pleasure”, and the “unlimited amounts of unbridled expressions of love”, for I have certainly “endured breaking by life” that have created “resplendent cracks through which the light shines.”

The crazy wild woman within has been too reserved for far too long as she raised her children, now with only my daughter left in the house, its time to make sure she embraces her crazy!! Moving forward, sharing my kind of weird, because within it exists the “freedom for which the world is unconsciously begging.”

For that is my role as her mother … and Revolution Begins With Me.

Free yourself today to embrace your weird and crazy!

Namaste.

10 thoughts on “Blessed Are The Weird

  1. Yes yes yes. I love it and this made me smile so big. Your sons sound amazing and thank goodness they are weird. Everything else is just plain boring.
    I remember growing up always being different, well…weird. There was a time I tried so hard to fit in and now being like everyone else, fitting that mold, is the last thing I want. I do embrace my unique, my weird and it has truly become a badge of honor. I
    too have written about it before and I have to find that post for you. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’™

    • Can’t wait to read it!!
      We truly are connected on/in a whole other realm. We would have so much fun if we were ever to meet! Lol. Weird power squared!!
      Thank you!! I truly am blessed!! Got some news today. 😩 The wedding canceled…for good. 😩 Covid related…everyone backing out …then resort issues. Long story. His fiancΓ©’s work is transferring them to London!!! (Was on hold…but guess its been greenlighted.) Moving in April or May! So they’re doing a quick Civil service sometime in the next 2 months. The “wedding” somewhere off in the distant future now. ☹ My daughter and I still Mexico bound! Feel I’m meant to be in Tulum on December 14th when the Portal opens!!!!
      Much love sister!! πŸ•ŠπŸ¦‹πŸ’œ

      • We truly are. I had smile at the thought of meeting some day and weird monkey business played out on the screen of my mind. The fun we would have and just knowing this, I say that I hope we do meet some day, because one should not deny themselves to laugh with wild abandon.
        Oh I’m so sorry to hear about the wedding. I know you were looking forward to it. I’m sure everything will work out in the future and I’m glad you are still getting away with your daughter for a little break. It’s almost the weekend and you will be a grandma soon πŸ˜‰. Send Miss Zoey out best. Big love to you always, my sister. πŸ’™πŸ™πŸΌπŸ¦‹

      • I say its a certainty that one day we will meet. I truly believe God has bigger plans for us together.
        Aha moment!! I drew this oracle card a few days ago, Collaborative Dreaming (along with 2 other very significant cards) from my Sacred Rebel deck. It told me I was no longer a lone wolf. That someone would be coming into my life I was meant to dream together with…that we’re “part of a new creative learning program for humanity.” And that “it requires highly individualistic creative people to learn to work together…” And many other beautiful words. It just dawned on me YOU are that person, perhaps others as the awakening begins to quicken. But, I truly do feel some sort of physical venture between the two of us as the years unfold.
        I used to tell myself, “They have no idea who you are. Not you even know who you are! But what’s coming is so much bigger than you could ever imagine!” This year made all of that make so much sense!!
        You only adding to the wonder of that image! I know God has INCREDIBLE plans for me. The Joan of Arc of our era!!! Joan needs a sister in her picture! πŸ˜‰ God so amazing!!!

        So absolutely days ahead of laughter with wild abandon! πŸ€—
        Much love sister! πŸ¦‹πŸ’œ

      • Once again your words leave me in awe and wonder. As if a great magic was bestowed upon me and it was. Thank you for seeing me the way you do. And for you… No lone Wolf anymore my sister unless for those journeys we have to take alone. But even then we are truly never alone and I walk besides you for as long as you will have me. I am so excited to see how it all unfolds for our shared journey and I am happy that I no longer have to walk alone as well. I couldn’t think of a better companion and guess what??? This is just the beginning…wow. Much love always πŸ’™πŸ™πŸΌπŸ¦‹

      • We are entering the Portal sister! The process has begun. We both have a gift to see and feel things most don’t…others out there like us…but God has brought the two of us together to move through these times with one another. Certain to discover and have incredible Magick revealed to us along the way.
        I likewise am excited to see how it unfolds. 100% locked in and riding the waves. Likewise, I couldn’t thing of a better traveling companion! Oh the beauty I feel that lies ahead! Head held high. Empowered. Filled with faith in the process. As really good friend, fellow wizard, said and encouraged me all last year, FORWARD!!
        For now, the count down to Mexico. Keeping the energy moving through me and my nerves calm. 10 days. Living in the moment each and everyone.
        Your presence in my life a solid blessing. πŸ•ŠπŸ¦‹πŸ’œπŸ™

      • Ooooh, yay, gratefully accepted and I shall wear it with honor. Yep that’s me, owning that shit. 🀣🀣🀣
        And proud of it I might add. Happy thanksgiving sister. 🍁😘

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