So many parts of the world are tip toeing out of quarantine. As I look back at these last weeks/months, there are certain people and online experiences that have been such a spark of joy in my world, lifting me higher. I want to share them with you, also because I know that these experiences are going to be continued to be offered online.
I have been following Nic's work for probably a decade and finally went to his workshop in 2018. It was one of the highlights of my year. The utter presence that flows through his work, the quality of the field that one is seeped in is like nothing I've experienced anywhere else. It is a profound homecoming. His mantra: 'There is no one to be, nothing to become' (or something like that, smiles). You can find his work HERE.
Ruth Gould Goodman
I feel privileged to call Ruth a friend of mine. She is one of the first wise women I've ever met, and also one of the first who showed me the pathways of the body. Holding space for me to dance before her so she could guide me deeper into self, deeper into truth and embodiment and love. Many of my first teachers I have 'outgrown' in a way and their work no longer resonates with me. Not Ruth. She has continued to evolve and grow her body of work and her offering is an utterly sublime point of consciousness. You can find her work HERE.
(She's currently offering an online 4 week deep dive that I don't see on her website so if you are interested, please e-mail her)
A few years ago I immersed myself in a zero balancing workshop because I wanted to learn how to work with the energy of bones. I often find body based modalities constricting. My experience of zerobalancing was the opposite. It opened doors to structure and balance that I haven't found anywhere else. Fritz Smith, the founder of zero balancing is offering a 'smile meditation' for free till the end of June. The space held, the fullness and layering of consciousness and frequency is utterly breathtaking. You can find it HERE.
I'm currently watching a documentary series called Superhuman. Though it's clear that there wasn't enough money to have the sound mixing done well, and the camera man is not always where s/he should be to make a scene work, being able to tune into human beings who have done the extraordinary and who are rarely if ever taped whilst doing it is an incredible experience for me. You can watch a 6 minute excerpt HERE.
Queen of the Desert
I've watched this movie three times thus far and know that I will watch it again soon. It captures the life of Getrude Bell, a woman who literally shaped the course of human history leaving behind a breathtaking legacy. I was soo surprised that I hadn't heard of her in my decade long study of anthropology, history and law. Apart from the fact that this woman is the embodiment of LIFE, I loved the rhythm of the movie. The stillness, the unhurried pace, the 'poetry of living' as Nicole Kidman (who plays Getrude) says. You can find the movie HERE.
Can you know a person by their likes and dislikes? Not necessarily. but you can certainly know something about them. If I look at my love list, the quality of energy that they have in common is that they all open to and explore the mystery, the life force, that which can not be understood by the rational mind. They all stand at the cusp of the invisible, surrendering to the unknown. And that, yes that is the essence of my body of work as well.