How Do You Do You, Best?
On Friday, May 5th at 8:15 am PT we closed the Spring 2023 eclipse season with a lunar eclipse in Scorpio.
Eclipse seasons offer a chance to pause our manifestation work and witness what’s being released, what’s being born, and what has changed.
When we pause our manifestation work, what remains? In this spring season of rebirth, what creative expression wants to come forward?
As we move forward from eclipse season, I want to use the May Full Moon as an invitation to explore how far the phrase “you do you” might take us on a journey of self-expression…
Exploring the practice of self-expression naturally begs the question, what is the self? No biggie 😬
I’ll share my thoughts on this question, and how the Knight of Wands is a fantastic teacher, but Charles Wright really says it perfectly in the lyrics:
“It’s not what you look like when you’re doin’ what you’re doin’
It’s what you’re doin’ when you’re doin’ what it looks like you’re doin’
If you aren’t familiar with this song, do yourself a favor and check it out on my Knight of Wands playlist here. Let the horns explain…
To state it without the benefit of funk: we intuitively recognize true self-expression when we see it in others, but being seen isn’t a condition of authentic self-expression.
For example, my grandmother loved to admonish/brag to my mom about the time when I was a little girl, sitting in the grocery cart, singing a made up song. A kind stranger said to my grandmother, “What an adorable little grandchild you have!” Always courteous and wanting to teach me my manners, grandma instructed, “Meredyth, say thank you to the nice lady.” I turned to the stranger and flatly said, “You ruined my song.”
Children are always expressing their authentic and creative voices with no desire for recognition or fear of impropriety. Even if they behave like little jerks, their…