award-winning documentarian: radio + music + photography
The DELVE recording was completed at Fantasy Studios as of 7pm on September 30th, 2013. I thought we would need six days to record but our preparation required only two days!
On the one hand it feels like an epic milestone in my life, and on the other hand, the next day was filled with the minutiae of laundry, making breakfast and lunches, tag teaming with my husband to make the morning flow to get the kids to school on time, soccer practice, pick ups, little people coming over to play. Normal life as usual even with this thrilling creative project in process.
I've noticed that, as DELVE progresses into post-production, friends, family and colleagues are either thrilled, inspired, and supportive (which are most) or uncomfortable with my appetite for risk. I also notice that I am learning to stand in the middle and not take it on, either way, just let it flow. We all come from what we know and sometimes, when faced with others, two minds either line up or they don't. Both are ok.
Today I drew an image in my journal of a light orb surrounding my body so as not to absorb projections, negative or positive. As long as I remain wholeheartedly true to the intention of being in service, then I just continue onward, opening deeper, and trusting that my path is unfolding exactly as it will.
A few years ago, in the midst of being completely weathered from living inside the cave of mothering two small children while professionally lost at sea, I was given a book by my mother. It was Don Miguel Ruiz's The Four Agreements, which helped my life begin to transform from tormented anguish. I re-read them a few times today to remind me of what sparked my attention then.
BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret...Have patience with yourself. Take action. Practice forgiveness. If you do your best always, transformation will happen as a matter of course.