Hello, my name is Denmo and welcome to my Patreon page. Love Notes From the Universe was born out of a desire to understand better what it means to be human. For me, that meant turning toward the source of much of my inspiration -- plants, nature, cooking, and self care -- as a way to hear the messages of the Universe. And to do so with a creative and intuitive embodied practice.
In the last twelve years of my life I have:
- Built a private practice into an award winning day spa for healing in San Francisco
- Formulated and handcrafted an organic skincare line inspired by Ayurveda
- Worked one-on-one as a Holistic Coach and Bodyworker
- Led many sold-out workshops on health, embodiment, and the business of healing.
- Been a guest speaker on wellness for national conventions in the industry
- Written feature articles for leading trade magazines on skincare, health, ritual, and healing.
WHAT IS LOVE NOTES FROM THE UNIVERSE?
In a nutshell, it’s the art that arises out of relationship with the world. Energy, symbols, dreams, animals, moon cycles, the body and plants -- these are just some of the gateways that embody wisdom to be discovered and uncovered.
Love Notes From the Universe is a collection of letters, drawings, recipes, medicine cards, a monthly digest and custom-built tiny altars. It’s an inspired collection of ordinary magic.
I hope this creative process sparks yours and that together we can explore more of what it means to be alive.
WHY THIS NOW?
It's a good question. I guess the first reason is that if everything you do in life is based on what you want, then the best you get is what you asked for. As an entrepreneur, writer, Capricorn, and coach, I've led a very action-based career. It's been rewarding but it's always FOR something. In my heart of hearts, I am a creator (due to the glorious indoctrination of training in the performing arts as a young person -- thanks Mom!). Yet this project feels less like making something happen and more like listening to what's already happening. Love Notes From The Universe is a call to be in deeper relationship to the unknown and then to share it.
Love Notes From the Universe is also about prioritizing direct relationships that are personal, intimate, and in the works.
- I believe dialogue with the natural world is an essential part of being human.
- I believe an intrinsic part of being human is being lost. If we figure it all out then we relinquish one of our most powerful gifts as humans -- curiosity of the unknown.
- I believe that healing is a combination of practice, faith, and magic.
IS THERE A GOAL?
Well, yes and no. The goal is to create each month out of the question. To look and see. There is no goal outside of the process. In the good words of Mahatma Ghandi and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the path is the goal.
And yet I do hope to that this work will eventually lead to a book or a movement or the resurrection of letter writing all across the world. But I’m also open to seeing where this adventure takes us like say conducting feasts in the forest. Or foraging for seaweed on the coast at sunrise while wearing sequin headwraps. I have no idea. And I couldn’t be more thrilled.
I'M IN! HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Yay! I’m so glad you want to join me on this ride! The cool thing about Patreon is that you can become a patron of the arts at any level, even $1 per month supports Love Notes From The Universe and all its creative divinations. Join at any time, at any level and feel free to change your status as you see fit.
WHAT DO I GET?
In addition to my deep gratitude and also the feel good vibes that instantly arise from being a bonafide patron of the arts, each level invites you deeper into the experience. Feeling super cerebral? Lost your sense of play? Not sure which life direction to take? Let this snail mail art project invite you into a different perspective. In the words of Alan Watts said only something can come from nothing. This is a great big call for nothing. Choose your adventure and let’s be human together before the world ends.