Thursday, August 30, 2012

Stillness, silence and spaciousness

This is what I have been thinking about all week, in whatever I have been doing. It is amazing how the mind wanders about and I have to keep reminding myself about where I am truly wanting to hang out. The birds are barely singing, as they change their feathers; the river is drier than it has been for a while and many of the herbaceous flowers in the garden are beginning to rest. I am thinking more and more about spaciousness in everything I do, as if I am preparing for what the end of the year could bring, or what the ever changing world might require.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Frequency

I have been reading about Anne Callaghan's exciting new essences, In the Pink, that vibrate at 528hz, what is said to be the frequency of Love. I have often tried to repeat my flute meditation, Reindeer Moss, (which explores this frequency, or the note C), on other notes, and it never has the same depth. It is the root note and key of my flute so that frequency always feels so much at home. This is what we all need in these times of such fast change; showing us what to hold onto and respect, and what to shed.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Transience

I have just been given some tender, blue freesias and their scent is exquisite. I keep indulging in their energy and it fills my soul as it dissolves into the air around. I brushed passed a lavender hedge earlier on and its aroma filled the few steps it took to walk past. Part of the beauty of playing music is the fact that the sound dissolves into the space in front of me and then echoes briefly in the acoustic, before merging into the world before.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Inner silence

The noise at the Olympic Stadium sounds incredible; what an amazing energy and how wonderful to bring so many people together in a moment, at one time. I think of the athletes and their focus; the gymnasts poised in perfect balance in the centre of so much energy, allowing their own space inside to be their focus; and I watch as the athletes centre themselves and breathe deeply before they begin. Inspirational.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Diligence

We are in the midst of the Olympic season and I am deeply inspired by the precision and focus of Olympians. It takes so much order, practise and repetition to get to such a high standard; so many hours of dedication and so much sacrifice. In my own life I am at my happiest when I am truly focused and following an intention. These two weeks are an inspiration for us all, whatever field we follow.