Month in review: July

Photo by Tevin Trinh

I hope your July has been more relaxed than mine. I’ve spent the entire month planning and prepping for this giant move to Chicago (which I told the story about here in case you missed it). As much as I’m complaining, it’s actually been great (for a move, anyway). The vision ahead is keeping us in good spirits.

Also, I built a new website for myself that I’d love for you to check out at jonasellison.com. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, but I’d love to hear your thoughts (yes, I need your approval — see this as a privilege😜 )

As far as Higher Thoughts goes, not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been playing with the logo and images for the posts. I’m having a lot of fun with it, but what do you think? Does it give a different vibe? Have you even noticed? Just curious.

That’s pretty much it for the intro. Looking forward to be writing you from Chicago here shortly and documenting this new mission.

But for now, I’m tired. Moving sucks. I really just want to get there…

What I’m reading now

Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer
by Gregg Braden

This book is my current book in my divinity school curriculum. I’ve never been a huge fan of Braden, but this book is okay. Worth a look, for sure, if you’re into this type of thing. I love what he says about blessings in the book and how forgiveness is the key to the notion of prayer (but he goes way deeper than that).

Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche
by Bill Plotkin

I’ve been wanting to sink my teeth into this one for awhile since so many people that I respect cite this book as an inspiration. I’m only one chapter into it and I see why. I don’t have much to report at this time other than I love how Plotkin points the way towards a humanhood that’s more in tune with nature, intuition, and soul.

June’s most recommended posts

3. The dilemma of the ego
2. Resting in surrender
1. Live loudly (but have a quiet soul)

And that wraps it up for July, friends. I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m having a ton of fun on Instagram these days. I foresee some live interactive stuff with you there in the near future. Sound like fun? Follow me on Instagram here. I’ll be documenting the journey to Chicago and beyond if you’re interested:)

Until tomorrow, grace and blessings…

As Ever,
Jonas

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