I make no secret that I am on a healing journey. I am on a quest to find the joy and balance in my life that as an artist often eludes me. I have immense highs and lows that come with intense creativity. I just had the realization that I may not just “Get Over It!” but rather that the shadow side of me will always be there and I must embrace it and manage it when it shows up to stop me dead in my tracks. After I “dig out” of the hole, I face it head on with a crazy sense of humor. After all, Laughter IS the best medicine. Cherry Chewables preferred. Thank you. (Notice the shadow from bad lighting on the wall. Appropriate for a talk about learning to live with and embrace my “Shadow Side”.
This is really all about going to your heart center and having COMPASSION for those people who are having a much worse day than you are. And making your kid LAUGH their Arse off!
Negative energy is swirling! It can suck you in if you let it. People who are caught up in it can really ruin your day and even your week. Or YOU could be THAT PERSON! It is a whirling vortex of terror! BUT if you can add some PERSPECTIVE and a healthy sense of HUMOR, you can dissipate it on the spot. I present to you the song I came up with in the car on one of those days when the road rage was all around me and people were driving like CRAZY PEOPLE! When you have a kid in the car and you can’t swear, you can get pretty CREATIVE. I did. I always do. Oh for crying out loud! YES POOP is mentioned. I know… huh? GO FOR THE LAUGH. Be a kid. It works for me.
After “marinating” on the idea of SURRENDER from our last PIANO CHAT, I had to share. I tweeted “Dorothy surrendered and got home”. Since everyone in your life has a message for you, imagine what kind of important message must be coming from the people that push your buttons the most! The “wicked witches” in your life are there for a reason. Think about it. I have PLENTY! And since we are all connected at the source, our journeys are intertwined. We are all on the path together healing one wound at a time. Let’s have fun doing it! Shall we? Follow follow follow follow Follow up FRIDAY! All together now!
This piano chat I share a song I wrote to soothe my own soul. Doing the work of deep healing to remove obstacles requires SURRENDER. And lots of it. The piano is the place I go to connect with spirit and recharge my batteries. It is where I channel most of the music I write. I am grateful for the strides I have made to overcome my fear of playing the piano for an audience which I share for the first time. I am a work in progress. I have to get out of my own way so my music and message can reach the masses. It feels like my Soul is telling my EGO “STEP ASIDE! SK COMING THROUGH!” I like that. I shall sit with that thought today as I surrender to my divine purpose and OWN it ALL! I hope I inspired you to do the same. Have you busted through some obstacles? Still working on it? Please share in the comment section. Let’s bust through TOGETHER!
After a month of trying to help my daughter solve a friendship problem, I Vlogged about it at the piano and offered my song “What if we Loved People” as a solution. Just simply going into her heartspace and being brave enough to ignore the nasty EGO and choose to be the first to step out of the “Dance of Insanity”! To my amazement, that day it all clicked and she had an “AHA moment”! Not only did she say in the end that it felt GREAT to be in that space, she also added, “Mom, I’m glad that I have YOU to get me through this life thing.” Be still my heart.