Monday, February 28, 2011
This month has been one of deep change both inside and out for me.
The tail end of last month officially marked my year anniversary of living on the boat and with that came a flood of memories and emotions like an autobiographical montage. It's amazing how one can go so far and in a moment feel that there is no distance at all between the breath they're drawing in now and the breath they exhaled a year ago. I know that that's not the case. I know that I'm a million breaths away from where I was a year ago. I know that I'm grateful for the progression of life and that I choose where my mind resides in time.
During this passage I wound up with some serious chest funk and I was told not to stay on the boat till spring as the cold damp air apparently was hindering my return to full health.
So, as I've been surfin couches instead of waves, doctors orders,
I've seen Tunisia, Egypt and Libya (in the media) face their shadows and in the case of the first two, subsequently emerge into a new model of being. This has been truly inspiring and I'm ready to embrace who I'm becoming on the other side of this transition.
All in all, February wasn't just shadow work though and there were many things for which I'm very grateful. I shared a bill with one of my biggest inspirations Daniel Lanois and his new project Black Dub at Sunset Sessions, further developed my side project with Jessie Payo called The Owl and The Pussycat and wrote some new songs in the process.
I'll post a link to some rough videos of the new songs within the next couple weeks and I'm excited to see what March will bring us all.
My intention is to be in the best health of my life, all levels, by April 1st.
And so it is!
PS When I did a google search for an image representing shadow work, the one at the top of this post, the picture I found was followed by a quote of one of my favorite authors.
"Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is, in its deepest being, something helpless that wants help from us."
--Rainer Maria Rilke
Posted by PA at 11:23 PM