All tagged letting go

When the Heart Speaks, Or that Time I was Falsely Accused of Racism

In the fall of 2017, I suffered from a few palpitations. I chalked it up to severe exhaustion from participating in the development of a new broadway-bound musical. There is no excuse for art that breeds this level of exhaustion, other than the promise of a bottom line I will never see.

A few weeks ago, in the midst of yet another broadway-hopeful musical, the palpitations came back. In those moments when “symptoms” appear, the ghosts of diseases past whisper “did you miss us?” While my heart pounds pitter-patter in my throat, I worry the fairy tale is over—Prince Charming was a beast all along who can never be loved, changed, cured, or remedied. Miracles do not happen. I will always be broken, and the disease never left at all. Just another set of lies I like to tell myself in moments of doubt.

The Ritual of Letting Go

Drawn from Pegan beliefs, the November full moon ritual practices the art of letting go,  entering the new year with less baggage. 

Rituals come to us in various shapes and sizes, labels and religions.  They range from a bedtime face washing routine to elaborate holiday ceremonies.  In a well curated life, we draw and create rituals from our outer and inner inspiration.