Back in my pen name days, I decided to share a bit more about myself via a blog post that all bloggers recommend every blogger write: Five Things You Probably Don't Know About Me.
The "Five Things..." post is a great way to break down the walls and let you see a bit more into my day-to-day world. I find it really fun to do because I get wrapped up in my mission here at the blog and don't really socialize the way I should ;-)
It's been three years, so I thought it would be fun to do another one, now that I've stepped out from behind my pen name.
LET'S GET STARTED!
1. I AM STUDYING REIKE
Yup. After years of being told that my massages (family and friends), products, sometimes just my presence, have/has a calming and healing affect on others, I decided to take this intuitive knowing and learn a little more.
Reiki is a healing art, developed in Japan, and I am gobbling up all the information in the class I am taking. It just makes sense.
At this point, I'm not interested in any sort of hands-on healing. I am only interested in learning how to heal the world around me through distance healing while coaching my clients and infusing my products with the same healing properties.
2. I AM A HUGE TYLER PERRY FAN
Tyler Perry is a contemporary. We are the same age and have walked similar paths. I love his world view, the life lessons and the tough love he shares via Madea, a character that he also portrays in his plays and his movies.
He is a creative powerhouse. He writes, scores, directs and performs in his plays and movies, whether Madea is involved or not. And, a nod to his pure creative nature, he never shies away from the ugliness of life. It's there in all of his works. Bad things happening to good people is expected in a Tyler Perry Production.
He is a devout Christian, I do not identify, as such, but we both found direction in our lives via a spiritual path. I don't fear or scoff religion, so I really do appreciate his message, without getting caught up in the verbiage. It all comes from Source, no matter how you choose to comprehend it. His expression of Divine Guidance is always heartwarming and entertaining. I always hear something I needed to hear.
We both love and have been guided through rough times via the Oprah Winfrey Show (notice I acknowledge the platform - I'm not an Oprah worshiper but she is most certainly a mentor ;-) Tyler Perry, on the other hand is now good friends with Oprah and works with her regularly.
Yes. That's him under all that. They obviously used some T.V. magic to pull this off ;-)
He makes really good movies that take place outside of the world of Madea. He also acts in other people's movies, as well. He was in the first Star Trek reboot movie. A childhood dream come true. I'm a Trekkie, too, so I can totally relate.
He also makes T.V shows. I'm not a huge fan of these, but I am a fan of many of the actors on them as they have been in his plays and movies.
3. I LOVE BINGE WATCHING AMERICAN HORROR STORY
I know. Crazy. Right?
But, yeah, you will find that the uber-creative really love this show due to the levels of excellence all across the board. The acting, writing, photography, costumes, sets, directing, production - all of it at a level never seen on T.V. before.
In my circle of friends, it seems that those of us who have dabbled in theater or performing, at some point in our lives, love it the most.
I wait for it to come out on Netflix, this allows me to read spoilers and see visuals so I am not so freaked out when I finally watch the show. Every season is a cathartic, roller coaster ride that refuels me creatively and helps me cope with complicated emotions that just naturally get crazier with age ;)
I've watched every season at least 3 times.
(I write my blog posts in advance. This fact led to a whole post about why someone like me, who can not stand horror movies, would love this show so much. Stay tuned!)
4. I AM A CHRONIC HERMIT
Even before the advent of the Internet, I could stay home for weeks, and never leave the house, if you'd let me. I'm a creative person. Get me busy on a project and I will lose all track of time.
Being around other people can be very draining for me, as well. I find if I protect myself before going out, I'm OK. The older I get, the more resilient I am in this regard. But, when I work outside of the home, my days do include some serious, conscious, down time so I can refuel for the next day.
5. MY GREAT UNCLE PHIL WORKED ON THE MANHATTAN PROJECT
You know, if you are into all that higher-level, spiritual perspective stuff *wink-wink*, you will find that each generation has a purpose. A bigger, more spiritually meaningful purpose than all of the obvious cultural changes that will naturally occur.
It has been noted, time and again, through our behavior and time of arrival, that Gen X are warriors. We are warriors because we came here/were called here because of the Atom Bomb (along with others - there are three waves - but our task has been to pave the way - to make room for a better way).
Yeah - I got a crazy chill when I first learned that. But, wasn't surprised at all because, in my heart, I've always known the Atom Bomb is what brought me here.
HOW ABOUT YOU?
I'd love to hear something about you that I don't know!
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Until next time!