Nikki Dickens on Sera Beak (and David Whyte)
Sera Beak breaks the boundaries of what spirituality is supposed to look like – all pious and serious. Sera’s spirituality includes really red lipstick, mini-skirts, long straight hair and dangling earrings, wine, chocolate, men, dancing and night clubs, and….fun! As a young mother with infant children, my life is caretaking. I do love it, but I don’t get much time for introspection, and every so often I need a breathing spell. For example, David Whyte would say something that triggered a bigger truth within me, that sparked me to new fire. But the challenge is to keep the awareness in daily life. So I’ve gotten together with several friends, and started a Red Book Club. We probably won’t read all 250 of the books in Sera’s bibliography, but the sharing with my friends makes me accountable, and helps me digest and incorporate the sparks into my daily life.