I support myself as a self-employed window cleaner. I began this occupation as a temporary solution to my employment needs in 1983 and now it seems there is something about it, in my future, that I need to modify. I wrote about future concerns in my last post “A Chip on My Shoulder”, the idea that as we create our past it creates our future, much like plotting and planning a trip. Futures then become fates that draw us toward them by their gravity. Much of what is fate is subject to change, we control it. It seems that there is a gravity concerning my window cleaning that would be better if I changed it. I will be better served by a future independent of window cleaning.
I have long wanted to remove window cleaning from my future but as yet, I have no replacement.
Here is the idea; I will see if there is a market for merchandise related to my blog. Tee shirts, mugs, that sort of thing. It is not a new idea. I had imagined that I might develop such a market when I started my blog. What is new is the sensibility that the time to explore such a market has arrived. The tension and irritability, I have recently been writing about, spirals around this shift in economic strategy. How to go about it, and of course, a good helping of self-doubt as to whether I should bother or not. The self-doubt is a moot point, the fate that is this change has already created gravity and motion.
I still have a few things to do prior to marketing anything. I will file for trademark protection and I will need a fictitious business name to conduct business. I will need to set up a bank account and make website preparations. Those are incidentals, I have a good idea of what I want to do beyond that.
So why write about this? It is just what is going on with my life and my blog. I live my life as a mystic, finding my way in the dark. This is part of that as is everything I do and my blog is as a chronicle of my mystic experience. My life.
I do believe that my work as a mystic has created a shift, that I have riddled together a foundation of sorts and a new stage for my life is emerging. I expect to flesh that out, here on my blog, but as yet it remains a mystery to me.
Thanks for reading.
Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2013