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What’s Your Processional Effect?

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Recently, a friend mentioned this very cool-sounding Bucky Fuller -ism, and through the magic of Google, I found my way to this article, by motivational speaker and author, Patrick Combs . Food for thought as you go about pollinating today. This was originally published on Patrick’s blog 3.10.05.

Buckminster Fuller called it Processional Effect, and likened it to bees pollinating flowers. Bees aren’t trying to pollinate flowers, their mission is self-serving: to make honey. But pollen sticks to their little-bitty legs as and then gets spread to other flowers, thus giving the world much beauty. But the bees, they’re just going about their personal mission.

Certainly John Leguizamo didn’t live out his dreams in theatre for my sake, yet I saw him on TV one day and the ‘processional’ effect of him living his dream (in all his glory) was to inspire me to live mine.

Josh Shrei is another guy who lived his dream of doing a one-person show, and "processionally" inspired me put together mine. (I doubt he knows it). Josh’s case really surprised me. Josh isn’t t famous. He doesn’t do it anymore, (as far as I know (and let me tell you, he was as good as Leguizamo!). He only performed his show in a couple of cities. Yet, his level of "success" wasn’t important to his "processional effect". I only needed to see him once and I was pollinated, if you will. I was forever touched.

The processional effect you have on this world doesn’t require success; it only requires that you go about the business of your heart, diligently.

I’m running my one-man show this week at a great, big, grand and glorious Performing Arts Center in Florida; tickets for $35. I can’t help but think over and over of John L. and Josh Shrei, and the processional effect they had on me (and surely countless others)… ALL BECAUSE THEY FOUND IT IN THEMSELVES TO LIVE OUT THEIR DREAMS, AND LET THEIR DIVINE LIGHT SHINE.

I’m on-stage performing this show because it’s a giant, awesome, joyous experience for me. I find it to be so truly, exquisitely fun…. but for a moment, I wonder what my processional effect is. It’s surely not intended, but it is divine.

Live out that thing inside that you identify as what you REALLY, JOYOUSLY, dream of doing with your days. Live it out because it’s your destiny. The Universe wants you to, and it waiting in the wings to send you magical support.

Living what’s in your heart; living the seed you feel planted within, will be good for you… and strangely enough, it will be good for others to. Do it, the Universe depends on our processional effects for its beauty.

Break a leg!
from Melboure FL where sounds of rockets fill the air.