One of the Reiki precepts is “do not worry.” I’ve said before that anxiety is when we reside in the space in between the present and the future. as we artists and adventurers live and plan our lives, we have moments that include the desire to adventure, or take part in an undertaking with an uncertain future or risks, potentially. I have been getting better at that recently, and feel good about living in the present more.
As part of the Ineffable Dream Journey, I’ve been attempting to find my calling, my way. That has brought me to the idea of travel and moving around, bringing the healing arts where ever I go, and learning as well. The journey is giving me what I need, time to heal, so that I can work with others. I started exactly as planned, with a U.S. tour thanks to the Monument Quilt, and then time in Mexico.
What has since transpired has been surprising, revealing. I had plans to go back to Mexico to continue unofficial studies in healing arts, and to attend a yoga teacher certification. At first, I thought I was making Mexico my base. Then, some things happened that helped me to realize that it is a more strategic move to go to where my family is based. For me, this is important for a number of reasons. One, I have lived and breathed as an artist for the majority of my adult life, which has been in Baltimore. Transitioning my base to the capita l district region of New York does not delete the relationships and such that I have built in Baltimore. It only allow me to build with a number of artists in a different location. It allows me to show the family I was born into what I have created with the family I chose. It gives me the space to do healing work where it matters most.
This is my adventure, living within an hour of my family for the first time in almost 20 years. This way, I am not running away from anything, but opening the door to my calling. I also get to put myself in a position where I worry less, which makes sense, right?
What about you? What adventures are you taking on this coming year? Make sure that your adventure helps someone else along the way; it is the best way to live.