How have these past few months been for you?
Do you feel a sense of newness in your life?
Personally I have gone through a series of deeply transformative passages this past summer. Transformation does not always include any specific ritual or a process, you don't necessarily need to go on an organised retreat, travel somewhere or make any magic tricks. This time, it has been all about BEING PRESENT with what really is there, all that makes life simply and deeply meaningful.
I had been striving to make things happen
in a way that was not completely authentic for me.
Even though I am all about purity, honesty and authenticity, there had been that lurking sense of having to 'make it' - financially, artistically, personally - in some 'bigger' way. Somehow more impressive, more awe-inspiring, more like I was really living the dream I have held dear and true to my heart.
It was not so much about what I was doing,
but that sense of it 'shoulding' be something even more,
that was stressing me out.
It took me some complete time off to release all those false expectations that I had allowed to influence me. It can be really hard to define success in your own terms, to DECIDE for yourself, how the most meaningful and fulfilling life truly looks like and feels like for you, without it having to impress anyone else. And like me, perhaps to simply realise that you already ARE living your dream!
VIDEO: Performing at the exhibition opening at Pentik Gallery in Posio, Finland.
Sculptures by Teuvo Tuomivaara, paintings and video clip by Pirkko Mäkelä-Haapalinna
I have contemplated again on how fragile human life truly is and how desperately we need to redefine what we decide to strive for. We all, as humanity are facing huge challenges. Softness, grace, inner expansion into grounded wisdom. Touching the human heart and soul deeply, is my passion that gives meaning and a sense of purpose for all that I do.
The inner fire has been glowing again
and the compass is set free
to follow my truth:
that purest voice within that is here
to reveal the highest path.
As life would have it, after releasing everything, once again, I feel completely renewed. And, as if by magic, my autumn has been full of creativity, new connections and performing in inspiring venues as well as connecting with friends and family in joyful ways!
So, how do you know you are on the right path for your greatest expansion?
Do you let yourself truly, TRULY decide what YOU need to be happy
and let other’s define it for themselves?
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