Soul Musings/Day 17: Soulful Breath Dance

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Alvin Ailey Dancers

I wish to live a life that causes my Soul to dance inside my body.” Dele Olanubi

Excavating hidden places that are yearning to show their faces

Inhaling touches them with luminosity

Cells vibrate with Light

Causing the hidden language of the Soul to come alive

Cascading through every fiber of the body

As ownership of the exhale surrenders itself to uncertainty

Vibrating with movement

Capturing, then releasing, the passion that fills one single Being

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Inspiring New Possibilities, Living From the Soul of Life While Co-creating Well Being of Body, Being, Heart and Planet….One Breath At A Time

Soul Musings is a 31-day practice for the month of December immersed in deep listening to what is emerging and unfolding day by day.  Eight sentences with occasional resources to explore more deeply.

Each post, invited by Soul, allows the words to emerge unscathed from prior planning, editing, or censorship.  Dwelling in uncertainty and dipping a toe into mystery this union of words is an attempt to resonate within an innate way of Being…. returning “home”.

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Soul Musings/Day 10: Embracing Mistakes

Life is filled with them – mistakes that is. How else could we learn, grow and expand the creative breathing space and learn who we are if not for them.

This video by Victor Wooten makes some great distinctions for musicians. They can also be applied to many other aspects of our lives.

Embracing our mistakes opens the doorway for learning and full on creativity to emerge from other spaces we might not have explored otherwise.

Placing ourselves in the company of others that have gained competency, mastery or artistry challenges and inspires us to reach more deeply inside and discover the unique style/language yearning to be expressed….or simply the yearning.

Challenging ourselves to step up, step out, and “play” more opens what might be a narrow container into a full on playing field where we fall into the possibility of finding out what we are really made of.

And last but not least, bringing that full, juicy, sometimes quiet and still, poetic Soulful expression from the deepest recesses, and most expanded and convoluted spaces of our Being is damn interesting!

(This post dedicated to Brian Alger, friend and fellow writer on the path….)

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Inspiring New Possibilities, Living From the Soul of Life While Co-creating Well Being of Body, Being, Heart and Planet….One Breath At A Time

Soul Musings is a 31-day practice for the month of December immersed in deep listening to what is emerging and unfolding day by day.  Eight sentences with occasional resources to explore more deeply.

Each post, invited by Soul, allows the words to emerge unscathed from prior planning, editing, or censorship.  Dwelling in uncertainty and dipping a toe into mystery this union of words is an attempt to resonate within an innate way of Being…. returning “home”.

To receive daily posts simply sign up for this blog and you will be notified through e-mail.  In addition there will be daily posts on the blogs below.  Thank you for being part of this practice with me!

Gaye Abbotthttp://www.GayeAbbott.com

OTHER BLOGS:

WildlyFreeWoman

NaturalWealthJournal

Breath-Book-coverW2(3)Give Us This Day Our Daily Breath Preview, Reviews and purchase links can be found here:

http://gayeabbott.com/books/

Beyond Our Own Boundaries

Eyes of A Child - Photography by Dewitt Jones

“If we want TRULY EXTRAORDINARY VISION then you have to continually expand your horizons, take risks.  If we don’t push our edge we’ll never expand our view.. It’s not trespassing to go beyond your own boundaries.”

Dewitt Jones, National Geographic Photojournalist

Going beyond our own boundaries is an expression of creativity as I see it.  The expansive artist knows this well…and that artist is within all of us if we only let down the walls separating ourselves from the heart of our own unique vision.  I never quite know what I am going to post for the week on this blog, but somehow it always appears. How does that happen? I stretch out and open to see what comes in….and then creation is born.

Last year I found an amazing photojournalist, Dewitt Jones,  who works with National Geographic.   For me he represents that wild, creative, and curious soul that isn’t afraid to wait for opportunity to present itself.  He inhabits a breathing space of promise, possibility, vision, and the sacred in the practice of everyday creativity.  I was so taken with him that I posted a video that left me inspired to tap my own deep well of creativity and see possibility everywhere.  I give it here for you again in “Celebrate What Is Right With The World”.

http://www.viddler.com/explore/bethechange/videos/1/

Visual Banquet

“Every evening nature sets before us a visual banquet.
How often do we join her at the table?” D.J.

My favorite part of finding Dewitt is that one of my readers, Sheila Finkelstein, who is an inspirational artist/photographer herself, was so excited about discovering this man and his work that she e-mailed him last year…and he responded back!  Well to make a long story short she is now interviewing him at the end of this month and the information for that interview is below.

 

I invite you to join Dewitt and Sheila by clicking on the link below.   On this call you will learn that “creativity is not about being artistic, but about an attitude! An attitude that can change our perspective, invite limitless opportunities, and help us see the extraordinary.” DJ

http://www.throughandfromthelens.com/dewitt111.html

This interview is Tuesday, January 11, 8:30-9:30 EST so please go to the link above to sign up soon.  It is free of charge and an MP3 will be made available to you if you can’t be on the call.   Even if you don’t consider yourself a photographer, or better yet wish that you knew more about it, the time with both of them will take you to an expanded breathing space of how you “see” the world around you!

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