We open on Sunday.
Lately we have all been thinking about what it is to engage with our internal life, our magic, and our vulnerability, while still remaining with one another, and in space. So often we go inward in order to forget, or we go inward and disregard that which is around us, or we have realizations and a beautifully vivid world that only exists for us alone. Right now we are attempting to learn what it is to exist in both worlds simultaneously… to dig down into our chests, climb inside, and from there, open our eyes and learn to articulate.
I always talk about being suspended between grace and gravity in rehearsal. It is one thing to talk about it, it is another to truly achieve that suspension.
Perhaps strength in art (and in life…) is learning to be articulate about our vulnerability. To truly allow ourselves to be unguarded, so that we may rediscover our own abundance. In the end, we hope to stumble on gold, but in order to find it, stumbling is vital.
As the form is set, we are hoping it will be our vessel of abundance, our reconfiguring net. We hope to look inward and outward, so that the form is the harness for our cosmic chaos as we learn to see and feel.
What a mighty task. A lucky task. Lucky us.
Some of my favorite musings on this subject…
"When science and spirit are reconciled, the world becomes enchanted, full of wonder and magic. The great conversation is happening around us in many dimensions.
Magic might also be called the art of opening our awareness to the consciousness that surrounds us, the art of conversing in the deep language that nature speaks. And magic teaches us to break spells, to shatter the ensorcellment that keeps us psychologically locked away from the natural world.
To open up to the outer world, we also undergo inner changes and development. For we are part of the living earth, and to connect with her is to connect with the deepest part of ourselves.
We need the discipline of magic, of consciousness-change, in order to hear and understand what the earth is saying to us. And listening to the earth, doing the rituals the land asks us for, giving back what we are asked for, will also bring us healing, expanded awareness and intensified life.”
~Starhawk from The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature