Today I'm writing from FIKA, one of my favourite Toronto cafes. I remember working on my album Illumination here a few summers ago, swinging in the hammock in their cute backyard as the sunlight danced through the green leaves above me. It's one of those magical little nooks of this intricate and complex city that make it special.
Something I'm appreciating about Toronto is the vibrant powerful current. I am a highly sensitive empath, and sometimes it's intense navigating the swiftly ever-changing energies when I'm out. My main way of staying in my own vibe and following my flow of inspiration is surrendering to the river of life, swimming where it feels better.
Welcome to February. It's one of my favourite months because of Valentine's Day on the 14th, and my birthday on the 24th. I love that in the deep dark depths of winter, we have an opportunity to crystallize how we love ourselves and each other. I love celebrating Love. Yesterday I wrote this in my physical journal:
It's a snowy Sunday in Toronto, where I am rooting in for the next few weeks. I'm at a cafe I like called Impact Kitchen, settling in to write before attending a workshop about healing ancestral trauma. Since arriving in Toronto, a new song has been swirling and emerging through me, singing about "Blooming Darkness", which feels like an evolution of my song "Darkness" into more colour and soul connection through embracing the mysterious dark.
This evening I feel inspired to share some inspiration flowing through me about honouring our bodies. Personally as I awaken, I'm realizing how empowering it is to take care of this beautiful organic being, and furthermore, to honour her as a Divine Creation. When profound levels of respect, reverence, and care are present, Divine Love illuminates.
There's a trend flowing around social media to compare ourselves in a photo from 10 years ago to now... So I felt inspired to take a look into the past and see how I've changed. People often reflect to me how much I've changed in the last few years. Below are photos that are almost a decade apart. It's pretty emotional witnessing the difference...
Last night, I prayed for healing dreams. This morning, I woke up with an energy of happiness shining through my heart, like a gentle rising sun. I decided to do what would nurture and support this energy to expand. Closing my eyes, breathing deeply, soaking in the warm dreamy bed vibes with a purring cat by my side, I focused on the feeling.
I resonated it into a vocal melody that I then translated onto the piano... A new song began emerging! Personally, it's a very rare mystical thing when a new song is born through me, so I was delighted and blissed as it flowed in.
This time of year feels like a moment between breaths to rest and reflect; a sacred few days between the flurry of the holidays and the surge of inspiration to move forward with the new year. I'm presently housesitting in my hometown of Sarnia, Ontario which received a light blanket of fresh snow last night. I feel inspired to hibernate the whole day and it feels so nourishing. I'm loving that the inner movement is naturally flowing into a creative expression...