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December 23, 2010 | 10:21 pm
Posted by Tera Greene
“It Takes A Chasm to Emerge in the Inner Circle”
2010 started off
With the absence of the ‘r’,
the year unclothed me,
-exposed me -
to the true nature of people,
those with my best intentions,
and those just looking to leverage me
-and my generous energy…
Those opportunists! (even unintentionally)
With trust in relationships that to my Light were dimmers
-oh how 2010 was the year of the Break Up for so many in a permutation of occasions and situations-
Selfish people loomed, and I found myself drained.
Ho hum. Lesson one: People come and go.
The people who call you best friend, will usually just be using words of convenience.
As the truest of best friends become family, by way of words of love and in their actions.
Lesson two: Don’t take it personally. Smile! Take control of what you can - yourself. Your life!
So I decided to shed.
I could get back to filling my well to the place it once was,
to rekindle my soul and focus on healing the chasms
dug deep, dug to a swell.
Lesson three: Deep breathing. Taking. It. All. In.
There was a heavy swell that was emerging inside of me.
Waves, un-breaking, steadily shapeshifting,
I called in to my Higher Self and said,
“Patching up, dusting off,
back to Intending and Manifesting.”
Lesson four: Now.
If you can think it, it’s already yours. Else, how would the imagination know to think it in the first place?
Lesson five: Confidence!
I have met with the Mayor of Sderot and sat with innovators,
Applied to a Fellowship and voila! - wish was granted.
Interpreted the V’ahavta - inspired with My V’ahavta.
Sarah Silverman on my 27th birthday taught me the value of the Treat,
Kalil Cohen and Janelle Eagle, fellow bloggers, that truly this year,
and reminded me again
How to Believe.
Opened for Kelis, that chameleon like I.
I Went through 8 weeks of Shedding to Emerge on the other side…
...with original music showcased at the [Inside] the Ford Theatre,
An essay accepted into a Young and Jewish Anthology
out of Spertus University,
and my Individuality accepted into an Intensive Producer’s Program to learn to the depth of my honing.
Found myself no longer sullied,
Inner Circles of Excellence
being mentored by the Best of the Best.
Surrounded by a Class in an Act of our Own, Healing the World, one Creation after the Next.
2011 already booked through November.
Can’t wait to be Keynote Speaker at that day school in February.
January - DJ of Honor at a Wedding,
Full throttle… Lord, willing:
“Congratulations, kid. You came out sturdier than ever.”
Today: “Has anyone ever told you you look like Michelle?”
As in, Obama.
I guess I am smiling a lot these days.
I feel so supported, loved. Brand new.
I suppose I can say it was worth the start.
Lessons learned, time will tell, thoughts of joy, focused and clear.
#Happy Phreakin’ New Year!
Thank you for reading my contributions to “Oy Gay” in its inaugural season of posts.
Mind yourselves, value your time and remain fearless.
Synchronistically, as I hit save to post this entry, Britney Spears’ “Stronger” played on my playlist…
December 19, 2010 | 7:43 am
Posted by Janelle Eagle
As a documentary filmmaker, I sometimes get to go to exotic places and have experiences that are quite difficult to capture and describe. Currently, I am on one of those journeys; I am traveling in Nepal to film two documentaries about poverty-stricken children and the hope they bring to many. As it turns out, almost everyone I am traveling with is Jewish. Three of us are also gay- and everyone, including the young children we are working with, are enthusiastically in support of us.
A special moment happened during our first week here when Helen Nightengale, the founder of the Heartbeats Foundation decided that we should celebrate shabbat. How appropriate that it happened to be one of the clearest days on record in Bhaktapur and that we found ourselves on a rooftop overlooking a view of the setting sun reflecting off the Himalayas. We decided to say the blessings over the candles and then I suggested we throw in a Shechiyanu because it was our first Shabbat in Nepal. We then sang “Salam/One Love” and stood in a circle, sharing our traditions with the peaceful people of Nepal.
Shabbat is amazing on it’s own, but this was a particularly meaningful and special one.