|Inside, I roar!|
- Experience things fully and vividly
- In your life, develop a balance fear and risk
- Shut out external clues (like other people's opinions) to right vs. wrong, correct reactions to a situation, etc.
- When in doubt, be honest
- Be willing to be unpopular
- Know what works for you
- Be willing to find out what others' perceptions are of you
Although some of what was discussed about pain and choice rattled me for several days afterward, I've been finding myself pondering authenticity in writing. Is my choice to move my career path to writing an authentic one? Is my blog, as it is now, helping me work towards my priorities? Is my writing authentic? What is my intention in writing in this blog?
When I started this blog back in August, I intended to write about depression and anxiety from a spiritual point of view. I wrote a few posts to that end, but in all honesty I am not willing to share my deep dark secrets with folks I am not close to. I am also wasn't ready (mentally or economically) to explore any of the traditional and non-traditional healing modalities to deal with my issues, beyond self care.
What I've realized this week is that music is my healer, and my joy, and one of my biggest spiritual outlets. Well, okay I knew this already, but what I didn't consciously realize is that sharing music is part of my healing and growth process. Sharing music on this blog has been incredibly fulfilling to me. Even if I only have a followers right now (and very few comments *over-dramatic sadface*), it brings me joy and healing to share music that inspires and moves me, and I can hope that it is inspiring or moving or healing for those that listen.
So after pondering for many months about what to do with this blog, I've decided this is going to be a "pagan music and lifestyle blog." I'm going to keep sharing music by pagan artists. I'm also going to share my own music - the chants I write for rituals. I'm not entirely sure what the lifestyle bit will entail, but probably more of what you've been seeing lately, like photos, crafts I'm working on, and such.
Are you excited? I know I am! :)