Freshly Inspired from my experience at Hoop Convergence 2014…(www.hoopconvergence.org)
On this New Moon May 2014, in Gemini, I am reminded by the astrologers at Mystic Mama that this New Moon is a call for change…an opportunity for us all to “extricate ourselves from situations that provide no opportunity for personal growth. This New Moon carries with it the energy of objectives, goals, hunting, pursuit, quest, preparation, readiness, skills and ambition.”
The question, “What would I be doing if I were fearless?” rings out to us in the dark, star-lit sky tonight…and in this blog post, I am sharing my own most recent growth opportunity, what I learned, and I am offering you an invitation to join my 3 month Solstice to Equinox Group Coaching session, to help you lay a sweet and solid foundation for your creation in the Earth-based year ahead~ Register Here~
After being deeply immersed in massage and bodywork training at Body Therapy Institute, for the past 9 months, I have been practicing some hard-core containment and re-channeling of my big, beautiful Energy,
and developing myself as a new kind of professional.
By the time this past weekend rolled around, I was beyond ready to bust out this year and
be wild and free at one of my favorite gatherings,
Hoop Convergence, a gathering of hoop dancers and circus artists.
If you were ever there, this year or before, you know the magic and wonder to which I am referring.
I’ve had many different experiences at this gathering from just teaching morning yoga, to holding sacred space for the opening and closing ceremonies, to fully participating in the wide array of challenging and stimulating classes offered by the world-class (seriously!) teachers that Julia Hartsell and Scott Crews call in from near and far.
This year, I had the honor of offering free student massages to the teachers, private somatic life coaching sessions to the participants, and morning yoga. While all this was very rewarding and Soul-satisfying, occasionally while waiting for my next client to arrive, my eyes would longingly drift to the tents set up with people playing, laughing and learning.
While I was definitely needing a sense of Contribution and Competence in my development as a healer, the need for Play and Fun were really pulling at my heart, trying to get my attention. So, when the opportunity presented itself to be the emcee for the wildly fun Renegade Show, I felt my Whole Being step up with total Joy and Conviction.
I needed this. On so many levels.
This Renegade Show audience can be tough,
especially due to the audience’s free license to heckle performers
to their heart’s desire.
I started to sweat…show in 90 minutes…still needed: a character, the line up of acts, a costume, and a script!
A dear friend, and Solstice to Equinox community member, Robyn Brehaut, stepped over to me, ready to play. As we contemplated different costumes in Maria Reynold’s (another S2E community member) amazing store, the Duchess of Something Fabulous, we could hardly speak between shrieks of laughter. Two characters would be born right then and there, Shaman Vagenis and Sherpa Mo…both Beings of Healing Love and Light, gifted with Gender Expansion.
With the help of Maria’s costume magic, we were now ready to give the priceless gift of laughter
to all who chose to give our beloved Renegade Show a chance.
We all pulled it off…the audience was well-warmed up after the EPIC performances the night before at Cat’s Cradle, the Renegade Performers were totally psyched, and Mo and the Shaman…well, they were ready to practice some pretty potent Alchemy…and everything flowed so beautifully, harmoniously and with a raunchy, spiritual sweetness~
I left Hoop Convergence more in touch with the wholeness and fullness of my Being.
I used the opportunity to really expand myself and be more than I’d been be-ing in my life up until that moment.
Not only do I walk with a deep need for healing, spirituality, contribution, meaning and purpose…I have equal needs for Play, Fun, Freedom and Total Silliness…and the Renegade Show of Hoop Con 2014 made that extremely clear for me.
Making the decision to go to massage school was definitely a stretch for me, born from a desire and a longing for Freedom and Ease around touch, being a survivor and thriver after many, many intense childhood and teenage encounters with touch.
Learning to experience and give healthy, nurturing touch was breaking through many old, unhealthy patterns and beliefs…yet, the level of focus, dedication, and follow-through massage school has been taking was leaving very little room for the other aspects of myself…the big, bold, playful, theatrical, whimsical sides of me were a bit malnourished, and this became all too obvious this year at Hoop Convergence…
So, again…this weekend I stretched myself, guided by my desires and longings.
This moment that I created for myself by having the Renegade Show happen with a total *Bang*reminds me of why I created this group coaching course, back in 2012.
At Hoop Convergence in 2012, I saw myself and other people trying on new things, and new ways of being…I saw us all expanding, and I knew that for myself, going back home after all that expansion could have the potential to be a turbulent reentry, with all of life’s responsibilities knowing at my door, beckoning me back into the life and all the patterns I had before I went away for the weekend…surely, I couldn’t be alone in this. Come to find out, I wasn’t…since then, we have had four rounds of these courses, all with incredible success, with amazing people coming together to support each other in the tangible creation of their dreams.
I offer this course to you, and to myself, to help keep the momentum of Hoop Convergence
moving forward and integrating into the beautiful, wonderful and full lives that we already have.
As I create this 3 month container for our transformation, I am so aware of how incredibly mutually beneficial this course always is…being an ally for you as you step even more fully into your Courageous, Beautiful, Wonderful, Wise Self, I get so Inspired in my own life to create even more of my own amazing creations, and the Inspiration Cycle just keeps Flowing!
Feel free to email me with any questions you may have, or even give me a call…
I’m totally delighted to hold the space for you as you commit to creating the life of your dreams.
I’ll close this blog post with a few statements that form the foundation of our playful work together:
I am a beautiful, wonderful human being, worthy of All Good Things.
I am 100% responsible for the creation of my own experience.
People are eager and delighted to support me when I do what I love.
Doing what I love serves myself, others and my world.