I'm feeling called to cut my hair. Not in a crazy-ass-traumatic-Britney-Spears way but rather in a it's-time-for-new-antenna way. My hair is ten years old! All those Burning Mans. All those Vipassana retreats. My children's childhoods. Graduate school with my beloved teacher. Tons of travel. There is a lot of information in this hair that grew up and out of my crown chakra. What am I thinking? Well, I'm thinking it's time to wipe the spiritual blackboard clean and grow new antenna. Besides, I've had a pixie cut before. As much as this is a big ole deal, it's just not. It's hair and it'll grow back.
So why now? I'm harnessing the power of a pre-existing set of agreements to travel for work to San Francisco and for adventure with my son to Burma, with consideration of the moon phase to determine the most potent course of action. It seems obvious to me that I work with what is already in motion to be bold, be fearless and to go for it! So much of my identity is wrapped up in this here hair. When it's down, it's stunning. Strangers stop me and tell me so. And when it's up in a knot and held in place with one of my magic wands, I'm uniquely focused on whatever task is in front of me.
I remember back to times when I had super short hair. Previous lives when I was up to other things. The most profound thing I remember is how serendipitous life was with short hair. It's a thing with me, actually. I am inspired to consider that phenomenon might happen again without the distraction of so much information hanging off my head in the form of hair. It's like pruning back the roses. New blooms appear when I cut the overgrowth. Same with the hair, I think. It's nature doin' its thang. I'm just making room for more flowering, that's all. It seems really obvious and lovely.
Also, I have other things to be inspired by - rewards I'm building in to celebrate taking the plunge. I've commissioned three new dresses from a custom pattern I'm having made that is an amalgamation of three different articles of clothing I have: a boat neck shirt that flatters my neckline and covers the chest tattoo, a dress-shape from a garment I bought in India two years ago and finally the length of a third dress. I'm also adding a belt and zippered pockets. And the fabrics? Oh my, let's just say they're high-vibe! I'm thrilled to have a series of Aurah-costumes in the works. I'm also working on a series of ceremonies to punctuate the whole sequence of events. Eyes wide open, complete with a death, a bardo experience, a re-birth and of course a celebration! More soon. So much more.
Two parting comments:
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