authentic

Light.

Day 50. My Dream Drawing, my wish/ vision for the week: light.

Like a wild flower; she spent her days, allowing herself to grow, not many knew of her struggle, but eventually all; knew of her light (Nike Rowe).

Through what I do I try to spread some light around me. My mission is simple - to lay a ground for other people to "dance on", whether as a Drummer, Artist or Mentor.

I could never do that if I hadn't been through real darkness, felt deep, black pain under my own skin; I was close to die from Anorexia as a teenager, I've been harshly (loudly and silently) criticized and questioned for both my choice of path in Life and for being who I am; being, crying, laughing, dreaming too much. And, I've felt deeply "neglected" many times by teachers et al. due to my apparent look of confidence. Going through this doesn't mean that I am tougher than anyone else. On the contrary. I still fall. Still struggle. I've just taken a choice to be bold enough to carry my own, fragile sensitivity on a silver tray in front of me and serve it, transparently.

Let's spread some light this week! 🌟

Maria. 

 

Dream Drawing November 2016: Light. 

Dream Drawing November 2016: Light. 

Heart. Finding Your own, Unique Rhythm.

You have to know where you are and know where you're going before you can figure out how to go about getting there. (Godin, Seth. Linchpin)

When reading this I immediately connected Godin's words with our (lost) awareness of our own, unique Rhythm. 

As I see it being aware of your Rhythm is all about being deeply connected with your body & soul, with other people & the present moment. It's being connected to Life. 

When you find and connect with your own, unique rhythm, your tempo something happens. It changes everything. It's like recognising yourself as the one your were born to BE. It affects how you work, how you relax, what kind of sports or training you choose. Remember, not all tempos are for everyone. I believe this strongly 'cause I've been, and this might sound harsch, an Abuser of my own rhyhtm. Imagine that - and I'm a drummer!!  

This can be a way of exploring this concept: 

Think about the Music you love the most, that makes you wanna mooove and that touches your soul - what is the tempo of that music? Fast? Really slow?  

I am changing my focus. Rhythm should be exciting, enthralling. Not just fast, dry & bragging.Rhythm should make you move your hips like the Goddess, God You are.