This is week 8 of the Moonday Experiment. A close friend of mine who actually reads my blog was confused by Moonday. She thought that there was only one Moonday post. So that means I haven't been clear enough. Moonday is my weekly response to Monday. It is me zapping the "do! do! do! go! go! go! hurry hurry hurry!" chant in my head with a different energy, Moon energy. Its a way for me to honor the intuitive and creative on a day that is known for being all about business. As I'm an artist who does my level best to do something creative every day, I use Moondays to do something-- at least a tiny little something-- uninhibited and for sheer love of the thing, without a thought to whether or not its good.
I've been encouraging people to participate in the experiment by sharing their creative ideas and outpourings in this supportive space in the comments. There haven't been many takers yet, but the ones who have shared something have been incredible and so much fun.
This Moonday I will be dancing at the Metropolitan Building at 7 PM (its free if anyone happens to be reading this and lives in NYC) with Dunya Dianne McPherson's Dunyati Alembic. The Alembic is meditative dance, Sufi practices translated for performance. Our director's instructions are simple but challenging: relax and breathe. Our job is to stay inside of our bodies, and not to think 'is it good, is it bad, do they get it?' just stay with ourselves and let the dance unfold. It feels profoundly healing to dance in this way with witnesses, and our hope is that its also deeply relaxing to watch. We've gotten some great responses that indicate that it is.
So that fulfills the Moonday quota! And this completely unedited post does, too.
I'd absolutely adore it if you'd join in. Post a link to your site with your artwork/videos/poetry/etc. Share some writing-- a thought, a poem-- in the comments-- it can be a quote that inspires you, too. Or a link to some art of any kind that inspires your own creative freedom.
That seems to be the theme bubbling up in me today. Freedom. Inner Revolution. So if you like, answer this question: When do you feel free? Where are you? What are you doing?