Messier Than Usual

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Step Forward. It’s Messy!

As folks mostly know, this is Messy March!
Oh, I realize we are nearly a week into April!
And Celebrating Messy March in April… isn’t That Messy!???

Messy March is a Season I celebrate, and it is not literally the 31 Days of March, so much as it is a state of Permission to Make Mistakes, Try Stuff, Take a Risk, and Make a Mess.
I celebrate Messy March every year, and the timing is always So Perfect! It seems to show up just when it’s needed Most!

Not satisfied with where things are?
Take a Risk!
Make a Mess!
Boldly Dare!
Rarely do we risk everything and witness every next step of our Journey going smoothly.
When we brazenly risk, we shake things up!
And the first step of an improvement or a change of course can often be Mess
The Possibility for something new begins at the end of our Comfort Zone!
It’s the stuff we need to do that we don’t know how to do that will lead us to the next phase of our Journey.
And here we are
In the Messy Middle!
In the April of Messy March!
This March has been So Messy that I haven’t even had time to publish this post until Now!
My friend RICK, whom you may have read about in previous Messy March Posts  and who was the Inspiration for this Season’s Creation, has been equally swamped and it looks like we shall be celebrating this year’s Messy March sometime later this month!
And we invite You to do the same! (more…)

Messy March 2018

A Meme from the Internet

Oh, the Weather outside is Messy!
But in here, I count my Blessings!
It’s Messy March, don’tcha’ know!
So, Let Go! Let Go! Let Go!

This post was intended to be put up on March 1st.
It’s a week Late!
Now, that’s’ MESSY!
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MESSY MARCH 2017

A Meme from the Internet

YES!
It is that Time!

Pi Day this week… 3.14.
The Ides of March… 3.15
MESSY MARCH… YUP! Every Day this Month!
My friend RICK and I have a ritual of Celebrating Messy March, every year! (more…)

MESSY MARCH: The Celebration, 2016

20160315_230949It’s MESSY MARCH
Warm Spring Days give way to Snowstorms.
It’s a time when it’s OK to Make Mistakes.
It’s Always a time when it’s OK to Make Mistakes…

Be CREATIVE
Try New Things
Experiment
Kiss a Stranger
Laugh at our Foibles
And just generally take the Heat off
Remind Ourselves that Life is to be Enjoyed,
Pleasures Savored…
It is a Time of Wild Abandon!
This, in my mind, deserves a Celebration to mark the occasion!
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It Begins…

RICK at Last Year's MESSY MARCH Celebration

RICK at Last Year’s MESSY MARCH Celebration

MESSY MARCH!
What again? Already?
YES!
And Do We Need it Now!

It is time to Let Go of All Judgement
Accept Imperfection.
Just Do It.
Not Worry About it.
Stop Polishing.
Be Human.
Create Something.
If it sucks and it’s a Total Mess, that’s Fine.
It’s Messy March! (more…)

MESSY MARCH EXTENDED!!!

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For those of us who Celebrate Creative Freedom
Who Believe that there are No Mistakes
Who Delight in Opening to New Ideas
And Shun Conformity
For Whom there is Never Enough Time to Give Over to Reckless Artistic Abandon
Who Celebrate Whym
and Gut Reactions
And Those Who Still Follow Them…

Good News!
MESSY MARCH has been Extended! (more…)

MESSY MARCH 2015

RICK and his Friends Celebrating MESSY MARCH in BERLIN, 2012

RICK and his Friends Celebrating MESSY MARCH in BERLIN, 2012

WHAT A MESS!
And if you’re not making one, then you’re not trying hard enough!
This is MARCH.
MESSY MARCH!
Time to take Creative Risks
Make Mistakes
Try Anything you Want
You have Permission to Fail!

This is the Ideal time to mess up.
And if you try something you don’t really know how to do
And it ends up a total Mess,
then you did Good!
You are Celebrating MESSY MARCH!
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MESSY MARCH

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It’s MESSY MARCH.

Some Years ago, I knew a Beautiful Young Man who was just a little too uptight.
His Soul was Dazzling and just aching to Burst Forth.
But he subjected himself to too many rules.

I declared for him MESSY MARCH!

I suggested that he let go of All the Rules
and Perfectionism
and Can’ts
and Ways of Not Being Good Enough,
and that he just engage in the BIG BEAUTIFUL MAGICAL MESS that Life is!

Dive in a Giant Vat of Melted Chocolate Naked!… (more…)