okay, so here is the earth: watch here.
okay, so here is my blog.
But really. How do you start off the first sentence of your first blog post ever. IT HAS TO BE IMPORTANT they tell you. IT HAS TO HOOK THE READER IN. Well, I say: Fuck importance. This need for importance and everything being perfectly timed or just right, is really an ego machination. And you know, I appreciate my ego because I believe that the ego helps us enact our free will in the world. It also keeps me really superficially happy. And sometimes, that’s okay, as long as we have “ficial" happiness as well. ;) More on that later. Maybe. But I don't need this thing that distinguishes me from everything else running around on me all the time, trying to coax me into believing that either my voice is absolutely irrelevant or on the flip and that i'm going to save the world. I am no Kanye. Although Kanye 2020 is looking quite appealing right now.
Moral of this story (they don’t always have morals & this technically isn't one) is that I’ve been busting at the seams to share my overused idioms & meandering paths of thought, random downloads, whatever, with you. It’s in hopes that you’ll laugh or heal or think or even just see something/anything in a different way than you’re accustomed to. I will admit it! I want to make a difference. What is a difference? I do not know. But I’m gonna just start this blog. Because life is short & omg its just one person’s expression floating around on the internet and the fact that I’m in a sea of creation and don’t really matter as much as I think I do actually makes me feel really good about it. Buddhist monks spend days creating intricate mandalas with sand, only to destroy them. So, I’m gonna do this weird, vulnerable thing. Next moral is that someday all of this will be gone, too.
Tell me- If there is a very literal and not figurative elephant in the room, but we are openly discussing him, is he still an elephant?
Things are quite shaken up. Blame it on the bipartisan system, blame it on middle America, blame it on the Age of Aquarius, blame it on the natural process of life/death cycles that perpetuate themselves throughout all levels of our existence, blame it on the al-al-al-al-alcohol. A lot of us are confused. Hurt, scared, shocked, aimless, hopeless. FEELING THINGS! So this is the message that is coming through:
There is a guiding light inside of each of us. When we allow too many outside forces to compress or dim our light, we relinquish our natural power. Ultimately, we want to feel really confident and powerful for not only our sakes, but for the sake of humanity! A million soldiers are nothing if we are all sick and tired. Taking care of ourselves and getting some quiet time is key right now. Taking in endless media and news is not so good for our psyche. So try and unplug for a bit. This will bring us clarity so we can act, not out of fear or aggression, but as our intuition calls us to it.
Do a dance or go for a walk or sing really loud in your car to that song you’ve listened to so many times you’re embarrassed. Do an activity that connects you with your body, because it will bring you back into your body and into the present.
Lastly, try to keep the bigger picture in mind. This is not to discourage us from recognizing and pointing out realistic circumstances that are a threat to our safety or prosperity as a species, but just to talk us off the ledge of urgency of the mentality “now or never, do or die.” We will do and then we will die. But we are on a rock in space. And nobody knows anything. I’m impressed we can even put all these symbols together and call them words.
Be good to yourself & we'll do this shit together.