On Peace, Direction, and Clarity and What’s Next

On Peace, Direction, and Clarity and What’s Next
by Lindsey Nobles

From June 9th on my Instagram.

Spent the last week at @onsiteworkshops. I am so thankful for the work of @milesadcox and their entire team. Nervously walked into a room with 40 strangers a week ago and am leaving changed — with a renewed sense of peace, of direction and of clarity. We laughed together. We cried together. We listened and we learned. We shut out all the noise and silenced some loud inner critics. We got real simple. We embraced the childlike. We journeyed back to square one. And it was exactly what we all needed. Beyond grateful. —————————————————— At about the same time, the disciples came to Jesus asking, “Who gets the highest rank in God’s kingdom?” For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me……..“Watch that you don’t treat a single one of these childlike believers arrogantly. You realize, don’t you, that their personal angels are constantly in touch with my Father in heaven? — Matthew 18

The work I did {with the help of a couple of brilliant counselors and my beloved Group #3} at Onsite in June is changing my life. And I don’t say that lightly. I think the easy way to describe it so others understand is that I was an oozing wound until I stepped foot onto the property at Onsite, and miraculously a week later, I left having done the painful work of cleaning the wound out and binding it up properly. The wound isn’t gone, it remains, but it is healthy and healing.

Have you ever had an oozing wound? Have you ever felt like you couldn’t help oozing on others? Have you ever had one too many people look at you, with concern, and see more of your feelings than you were comfortable with sharing?

That’s how I felt all spring. Grief and anxiety and hurt had gotten the best of me. And I just didn’t what to do with it all. It all felt too big. And I felt too small.

Thankfully I had several friends who had been to Onsite’s Living Centered Program and hearing them talk about simultaneously made me want to go and experience it and to run away and hide from it. But still, in June, I found my way there. And it was good.

I remember sitting on the rocking chair {pictured above} on that June Friday afternoon before our program had even started and thinking to myself, “Gosh, I’d love to work someplace like this.” But I buried it, knowing that anyone who sat on that chair has probably thought the same passing thought.

And oddly enough, months later as I caught up with some friends and shared that I was finally ready to find my next thing, they suggested I connect with Miles Adcox, Onsite’s CEO, about opportunities there. It was the push I needed to reach out and believe that maybe I had something to offer this place, this organization, this mission, I was so passionate about.

And that brings me to today, to announce thatvI will be joining the team at Onsite Workshops as the Director of Marketing and Creative. I am excited and grateful to once again find work that I am passionate about. And gosh, there is nothing I love more than helping organizations grow and partnering with a strong, passionate and healthy team and helping build their vision into existence.