Today the sun shining, warming my skin and spirit, I am preparing for the concert tonite where I will be singing with Shimshai in Vancouver. This will be the fourth time I have sung with Shimshai, and it's been about 3.5 years since the last time.
I remember my fearless enthusiasm to just jump in and sing back up with him when I didn't even know his songs that well. I love that energy, the willingness within me to play, to celebrate, to learn on the fly, to just show up and share with confidence and innocence, unjaded by having to be perfect or rehearsed.
I experience tremendous joy when I approach life from that place of wonder and freedom. I first opened up to improvise and sing in performance in 2001 and I was like a child, eager and excited, not at all concerned with not being "good enough". It was new, I was on an adventure, exploring! It wasn't until I was in music school in 2006-2008 that I really began to realize how much in music I did not know!! and the seriousness and tension crept in.
Then I fell in love in the most innocent and excitingly natural way I had ever known and moved to Ottawa, wow! There I was once again filled with wonder, discovery, dancing in the mystery and magic of the new life unfolding around me. Loving every moment, even the heartache of the relationship falling apart. I knew he had been a catalyst for my growth and I loved my life in Ottawa on my own! the adventure continued!
Then in 2010 I decided to travel to Maui!... Hawaii had been calling me for 10 years and it was time to affirm to the universe that i am open to manifesting my dreams and being someone that lives that way. I spent 3 glorious months on Maui playing music, learning to play the Harp that I found there and being in the flow of Mama Maui! It was magic and again the joy of the mystery and adventure and my spirit shone with love, gratitude and joy!
The bliss is being one with the magic of creation! and I am so passionate about life, learning, discovery, growth, expression, freedom, self-actualization on this spiritual journey of being human.
Last night I played music for a live yin yoga class, It was a very deep and beautiful practice for myself and all present. We really focused on remembering how we are one with Nature. we are nature and I love being part of this creative flowing ocean of life!
See you at Shimhshai or another music event soon!