This morning I felt a spark of inspiration to write a blog...
I find it fascinating how the dark of winter creates a tunnel vision for my creative inspiration. I’m going through a deep time, as winter in Canada is often (and appropriately) challenging, with the lack of sunlight and the cold weather. My medicine is asking myself, what do I feel inspired to do? Often there’s an action or creative outlet, a tiny spark of light amidst a sky of black, that I swim to with all my might. So here I am, showing up to write.
I feel inspired to reflect on cycles in life… Perhaps because in the thick of intensity or challenge, it can feel like a state of being will last forever, when the truth is it is a part of a greater cycle. Zooming out to see the larger arc of evolution can help to appreciate the flow of this moment.
As I reflect on my life, around this time last year, I had just completed my own little songwriting retreat in snowy Toronto. I was in a pivotal moment of not knowing what to do, where to go, and freaking out inside, to be honest. Of course doing card readings helped, and even though my consciousness was comforted by spiritual guidance, it was hard for my human aspects to trust the Universal Flow. I ended up flowing back to my hometown of Sarnia on Valentine’s Day, then going to the psychic fair in town that powerfully changed the direction of my life.
Looking back, I see how things turned out to be quite wonderful. My greatest challenges are becoming my greatest strengths. I’m also amazed that a year later, the song seeds that were received / planted / nourished are now maturing into full bloom, in my new album Eufloria. Even though it requires discipline to focus my time and energy on this work, this winter has been amazing for cultivating new songs and allowing a deeper expression of my Soul to emerge.
In this moment I feel like, will I be working on this album forever?!?! I know from experience what big projects they can be, yet I’m also setting the intention to be surprised by how easy it can be (wisdom from one my favourite artists Autumn Skye)… I only have a few more songs to complete lyrics and record vocals on, then I’ll be entering a new creative phase, adding harmonies (my fave part) and diving deeper into production (also my fave part).
I love being immersed in the creative process, yet am also aware this album will grow up and bring me into new worlds of adventures. Zooming out to see the bigger arc, I’m excited about the possibilities of touring, of creating music videos, of embracing the unique Medicine of each song and sharing it as fully as I can.
I love Music.
I love these Songs.
I love being an Artist.
This album is darker than any others in many ways. I am so in Love with it and am so excited to share it with you!!
Love, Connection, Music ~*
February 15, 2020