Sunday, January 5, 2014

We Must Become

Hello folks! 
I hope your 2014 is going magically so far! 

I just wanted to write a quick bit about a connection I just made. 
My blog/whole artistic persona goes by the name of "How Strange, How Small". 
This is a reference to the mewithoutYou lyrics "How strange, how small we must become."
Which is a phrase I am very connected to and hold as a sort of life mantra. 

To me, in order to experience this life to its fullest, deepest and most wondrous, we must become strange. We must not be afraid to be odd, to get weird, to let the freak flag fly high. We must not grow complacent with being a comfortable follower, with being a sheep. We must live out loud, to manifest our lives as outward expressions of our inward revelations. 

And we must become small. We must learn to be humble, to still ourselves, to quiet our egos. We must recognize the vastness of this universe, of this human experience, and realize our part in it. We must put efforts to healing those around us, to becoming servants, to living the small things with great care and patience and wisdom.

And it just came to my mind how appropriate it is that  my word for 2014 is "Become", when it has been a part of namesake this whole time.

"We must become." 

We must become the person we are in our minds, in our spirits. 
Not because of resolutions, or societal expectations, or goals, or looking impressive on the internet. 

We must become because it is the only thing that makes this human experience worth it. 
We must become what makes us burn, what makes us passionate, what fills us with air, what causes us to float in the ocean of chaos. We must become the symphony within ourselves and spread it across everything our lives touch.

And speaking of words and how me may become them and manifest them outwardly in our lives, I am participating in Moorea Seal's "52 List Project". (Which you can find HERE.) The first week is to make a list of words that touch your soul. I didn't get 52 words, exactly, but it was still a fun and refreshing exercise.

And here is a bonus journal page, made on the first day of the new year. "Just try and stop me."

I am loving 2014 so far. I feel as if I have been injected with Quickbeam's personality. 
(Don't know who Quickbeam is? I wrote about him HERE.) 

I hope you are all manifesting the words that make you feel bright and vibrant.
 You make my life brighter and worth experiencing! Thank you!