Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Where Does Your Wild Self Wish to Fly?
So much is going on!
As you know, we've had two people pass away recently; we've also taken care of a small, day old baby rabbit who also passed away a couple of days ago. In the midst of all of this, we went to a wedding where I rediscovered my dancing self, which led to thoughts of tamed wildness and then a Eccentricity Revolution for Wild Women Manifesto.
On top of all of this, my word for the year is Fly -- a word born of experiences and wisdom gained through other deaths.
Writing this blog has been a form of flying for me. I have put myself, my ideas, my words out there, and they have been received -- graciously so. I rarely have anything but good, positive, respectful conversations happening in the comments section, and I am grateful for a readership of open-minded, kind-hearted seekers.
(And, no, I am NOT announcing the end of this blog! No way!)
But now, as announced last week, this bird is ready to fly free of her self-imposed cages; she is ready to be a Wild Bird once again, as she was born to be.
And I have invited you to join me. Have you thought about this? Have you opened the door to your cage or are you just staring at that latch, frozen by fear?
Let me be an example...
I have many fears that I have had to overcome to fly out of my cage, but I did it -- and in a big way on Sunday.
I have, for a long time, dreamed of yoga teacher training. There is nothing local. I would have to go away. For a month.
I hate traveling. I hate being away from home.
But then after dancing at that wedding and remembering that part of myself, I realized that I wanted to somehow integrate yoga and dance. Marry them. (Giggle.)
What did I find at Kripalu Yoga Center? A very special and magical gift from the Universe, that's what!
On Sunday, I signed up to go to a YogaDance training for one week (easing into this) in October.
My wings are stretching!
How about you? Where would you like to fly off to? What dreams are awaiting your willingness?
(Photo Credit: Christine C. Reed, Perennial Kiwi, 2009 -- Yes, it will bear fruit!)