What is going on in the old raunch’s head these days? She’s shuttered Eyes Wide Shut, insists her “other businesses” are thriving, and yet can get only one person (probably Alexis Neely) to shell out $20/mo for her new Patreon page:
I have words (and more), aching to come out. About things I think you want to hear. I’m curious to discover if this is the right platform for it all.
If it is, I’ll build all of this out further. For now, this is the beginning of something that I hope will be the place I can be all of who I am, say what isn’t for everyone and show you what not everyone deserves to see.
One of the things I’m really excited about is sharing my financial data.
Each month, I do a P&L call with my financial team and I think it’s quite interesting to see where the money goes. Between my two businesses, we’re generally bringing in (and spending!) between $100,000-$150,000/mo. If you are also curious where this goes, you’ll love the pledge level where I show it all.
Welcome to the Road Less Traveled.
Really, Ali? The folks most interested in your financial data are probably the feds, and it looks like even they aren’t going to shell out $20 for your bullshit.
From the latest listserv dump. Parse away. Of course I’ve edited the goddamn thing.
As I watched the polls role in election night, I felt anxiety and fear.
I wondered if the dystopian reality that I read about in the young adult novels I love to read was close to becoming a reality.
Maybe these books are preparing our young one’s for the world they truly will live in.
I hope not. I hope they are pure entertainment to show us what we can look forward to if we do not heal the split that exists between (and within) us.
The election results are a wake up call. We can heed the call, and choose to create another reality, from where we are now. Or, we can continue in our old ways of being, and be forced into something much worse.
It’s clear, we are a nation divided.
If we do not take action now, the war that’s been “out there” will be here.
It’s time to truly wake up, find the root of this war and create a new story.
I understand war. And why it happens.
I’ve been living “war” inside of myself for what seems like my whole life.
Perhaps you’ve caught a glimpse as you’ve watched me live the reality of Alexis Neely and Ali Shanti. Most of it though I’ve kept quite hidden because I didn’t understand it enough to speak about it. For a long time it was nearly completely hidden from me.
But, I’ve seen it clearly now, especially after feeling the impact of the election results last night and seeing the truth of the divide within our nation.
As I saw the reality of the divide, and feeling that the energy is quite the same as the divide I’ve struggled with inside myself, I feel ready to share what I’ve learned along my personal quest for internal peace with the hope and prayer that what I’ve discovered will help many of us to come together to heal the divide we are seeing so plainly reflected in the state of our nation.
I’ve nearly entirely stopped the war inside (there is still some, but less and less everyday), and I believe that what I’ve learned on the path to doing so can stop the war outside too.
But, only if we each take on the challenge to be the change you want to see in the world, and make it not just a platitude, but a mission.
I hope this share brings you some clarity around what to do next.
If it does, I’d love it if you came over to my new Facebook group to join in the challenge to create a new story. Link in the bottom of the email.
I have desired to bring compassion to myself and others. Mostly myself. I’ve been so hard on the parts of myself that weren’t what I desired. Creating a never ending loop of self judgment and shame, which got reflected out onto those around me, most often in ways I couldn’t see. Often, making me sure I couldn’t trust anyone. Mostly myself.
These are the ways of being I desire most to see “out there”, so I’ve fought the good fight (funny choice of words) to bring more harmony, to expand my ability to feel it all, to listen, understand and have compassion … first to myself.
It’s always about Ali, isn’t it? Ready to help her heal the divide?
Thanks to Psycho-delic Ballerina for informing us of the Patreon page and of a former Skankatron business associate behaving very badly.
Bottom Picture! The Pamela Madsen afterglow: