It's a good day to be moving and grooving for sure. As fall sneaks in through the backdoor of life beautiful love lifts us all up. Camping this past five days has been sublime and re-invigorating for sure. The new video will be up by the end of the week. "Mama in da Ganja" with cameos from nearest and dearest family. Learned some new techniques for living calmly. Feeling renewed in spirit. The Maple Tree is a lovely place off the Southern coast of Oregon. The wise woman of the Maple Tree answered my question of heart health with seven breaths and ashes to ashes strength. The presence of the great beyond is clear and subtle. Rest in peace to those departed souls & may they be ever present in our hearts and minds. Music Music Music!!!!
Daisy Daisy give me your answer true! What joy is the season with cool mornings, warm days and my thirsty garden. The sun arking more Southern and the moon almost full with a night full of stars all of THIS as life strives on. Irresistible healing! Balances being achieved through music, through work, through reading and through being present. Too much too soon? Too little too late? Nah. Tonight will be wine and roses with Afro-Cuban percussion and Italian guitar and voice. Such bliss. Ever present. Ever grateful. Skin un-penetrated by any sharp implements. Kissed by the sun's vitamin D. Resolve for the light. Night falls away. Revealed.
To make life easier I sleep on the outside of the bed. During the day I pour a glass of water and set it by the bed so I don't forget it. Water at night is such a comfort. I can remember the last time I slept through the night. I had extra pillows and it was a king size bed. Like floating in the dark womb it was. It was a week ago. The 'new abnormal' is that I wake up at night to catch my breath at least once. I am learning to slow my exhalation to calm my vagus nerve. If you don't know what that is basically it is part of the parasympathetic nervous system and it can be regulated by the amygdala and nature's fight or flight response. Humans need to feel safe or otherwise they are in a defense mode. It seems my anxiety is handled alright during the day but at night for some reason I face certain subconscious issues that dreams and closed eyes just do not seem to quell. Turns out singing is good for the vagus nerve which can be stimulated in the back of the throat and through yoga and meditation. Sing, sing a song! Sing out loud! Sing out strong! Sing of good things, not bad. Sing of happy, not sad.