There's a terrible longing in my daily actions for NYC. Living in Brooklyn, training at the Renzo Gracie Academy, all the Unicorns? Its just that, all the Unicorns. Denver is full of them for sure, just NYC has more of them! I liked the crowds, bold speech, and fast pace from one thing to the next. See, that's just it... Where is everybody in NYC going? And why so fast?? All these unicorns are galloping too and fro, on their own time? I don't know... We're all working for ourselves, so watch how our light surfaces and glows. No one's there to drag us down, so its time to go, I guess. This is mostly insight for myself, since many of you were right, "you're going to NYC? You'll fit right in!"
On the airplane ride home, I read Faith Stone's Rudi and the Green Apple, cover to cover, surprisingly for this slow reader! The story had all my favorite characters, descriptions of incredible Hindu and Buddhist art, and took place in Manhattan and Rudi grew up in Brooklyn. The book was a perfect ending for my recent trip to NYC.
Why though? Well a theme powerful for me was loving the self amongst all the energies that distract us and dampen our light. Persuading a horizontal exchange of energy, rather than vertical can leave one depleted, constantly reaching for more light externally, instead of internally. Faith suggested (paraphrasing) to imagine a delicious fruit in your chest, where your heart is. Every time you think of that fruit, a ripe papaya with lime after surfing in Kauai is what I chose, it reminds you life is to be enjoyed and your juicy sweetness comes from inside. What is inside becomes outside and without it, the body dies. So when I look into your eyes, I see the light that resides.
Its good to be home, NYC can't resist me and all I have to offer so I know I will be back to Brooklyn soon. Meanwhile, I am supported and loved by my colleagues in Denver and Boulder. There is much to do busy with the Art District on Santa Fe Dr, a demo at the Denver Art Museum first two weeks in July 2018. Spectra's 420 show install... pause... one shout out to Spectra: I have the best experiences there! Such a great vibe, crew, and they have great taste in art! Oh and Pancakes and Booze was wonderful to see familiar faces and meet new ones.
As you can see, I'm a very busy Unicorn galloping from one place to the next. Thanks for reading and being part of my adventures through the Rainbow.