With all the information coming at us through the internet I first thought: “oh this is cool. I’ll just make a video and start spouting off about all the stuff I know” …. but there are so many talking heads out there. How to sift through to the gold?
Another thing is: how do we want to support our artists and those in the “gig” economy? With “social distancing” and quarantine the only way we can see our favourite artists is on line. They need our financial support.
The Third opportunity
Many hundred of thousands, if not millions, of us have lost our livelihood so all concerts, workshops, and yoga classes have been cancelled or postponed. I hear, “how are we going to entertain ourselves?” Wow! Is life about being entertained? Are we little children that have to be entertained? Or are we being “sent to our rooms?”
I like the idea that being confined or sent to our room is actually a Doorway to the Sacred found within us. With all the “entertainment” we’ve been lulled to sleep with…that bed time story of happily ever after. With all the things we use to distract ourselves, to numb ourselves out, to escape through addictions to food, entertainment, sport and so forth where are we now? Are we shut up in our cells or are we being invited to see the open doorways? People in captivity actually grow from creating relationships with their inner life by contemplating, focusing and thinking about what they love. Victor Frankle writes in his book, The Meaning of Life“ “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
For the past 30 years I have immersed myself in practices that take me to “My Room.” In that room I have found my voice, my inner God, if you will. Through singing I have connected to Holy Name that is beyond description. I’ve done it alone. In many rooms. No one wanted to get up early. No one wanted to explore the inner depths where ultimate freedom is as “Us,” or the calling to Be versus do. But I did.
I have a FREE Facebook page called The Collective Cleanse where you can ask to be a member. Please value and honour with a gift for my life’s work, however small, or in what ever way you feel open to share.
Have a joyous beautiful Day!
PS on Facebook I watch Deva Premal and Miten and Manose Newa. Pure Gold!