As I start the new year, I vow to be true to my own voice.
This year, I will try to keep that intention close.
I sometimes (no, often) feel sort of self conscious about my different-ness. As someone who spends my time creating, I am often wandering in my mind and spirit to places the every day world isn't too familiar with.
or interested in.
I know that anyone who is creating their own unique and individual voice in any kind of new work is somehow forging a new path, and that following along the status quo just is not in my nature.
I can't sum up what I do neatly on a little business card - like "teacher" or even "artist" . . . .
So today, and this whole year, I vow to bravely seek out new life and new civilization, to boldly go where no one has gone before.
I will follow the muse where She leads.
If the world finds that weird, so be it.
I hope one day they follow along and learn something from what I have done.
At the same time, I vow to also remember something I heard at a Shamanic workshop I was attending, where the leader said "Remember, we don't want to lose our minds" and a friend added "tempting as that may be. . . . "
Here's to 2009 - to expanding the mind without losing it.
Allowing the spirit to lead.
"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness." --Allen Ginsberg