Hello lovey Batties, this is the first post for 2017 so a very Happy New Year to you all. I’m determined to start the year as I mean to go on with regard to being authentic to myself, (lol, who else would I be authentic too!)
I recently read a post from a gentleman by the name of Nicolas Breeze Wood, who has decided on a Tiger Drumming event this coming Thursday (patience, I will get to that!) This fits in nicely with my intention of being authentic, so here goes.
As I mentioned in my previous post, we are in a time of great turmoil and what on the surface looks like outright madness, in the political and corporate arenas. With Donald Trump’s inauguration coming up this Friday, it is a good time to be thinking about what we as individuals stand for. What are our boundaries?
Here are a few areas to consider; work colleagues, parents, children, spouse/partner, friends, retailers, healthcare professionals, politicians, etc.
How often do we allow ourselves to be bullied into something we don’t want to do, or have a procedure we’re not sure about because of pressure from family or doctors, or time limits? It’s no good getting mad with individuals who we’ve conceded to, as we alone are responsible for our actions. I’m finding the courage to use my voice with the understanding that not everyone is going to like it!
So now for Tiger Drumming – it is drumming with the intention of bringing up the Tiger within ourselves. It is not about attacking anyone, it’s purely calling up that primal instinct within, which says, “I know who I am and I am not taking any nonsense (being polite here) from anyone else.” If you don’t have a drum, you can use anything that makes a noise, or play some drumming music and have a stomp around. How often do we allow ourselves to be truly uninhibited? This is about total wild abandon, even allowing an inner roar or two to surface!
Anyway, Nicolas is doing this on Thursday and is inviting folk around the world to do the same in their location, alone or with friends. It’s a healthy way to let some frustration out and could become a regular practice for me. I can’t wait to get stomping and grrrrowling, lol!
I will leave you with this quote from Nicolas Breeze Wood:
“A tiger knows who it is in the forest – be like a tiger. We live in difficult times – remember who you are and hold onto it – you are precious.”