Once a month on Sundays when I’m in NYC, I try to make it to meditation class. One of my favorite meditation teachers is Kadam Morten Clausen. Kadam Morten is the Resident Teacher at KMC-NYC, Eastern US National Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition.
The current meditation series Kadam Morten is leading is an introduction to Tantra. Everything begins in the imagination. Tantra in simple terms uses meditation to imagine the possible. I’m really super simplyfiying here.
Reality is and always will be challenging. Yes, we gotta face reality and at the same time allow ourselves time to create the future in our imagination.
For me, theater, dance meditation and music are vehicles I use for transformation on literally, a personal daily basis.
This week has been relentless and I’ve really had to work hard to remember to believe. Just when my mind was just pounding me with fear, doubt and shame, Lena Horne popped into my head. I remembered Lena Horne as Glinda the good in the Wiz, singing to Dorothy…”If you believe” with all those little babies dangling uncomfortably around her.
The Wiz is spiritual. Seriously!!! Think about it. Dorthy always looked outside herself to get home when in reality, she had the power all along, it took her friends, her community to help her find her way back to believing in the power of her own imagination. The world she believed in was the world she was able to create.
It seems really simple, it’s not. Transformation never is. A belief can transform a fact into a different reality. We see this happening every day…why not use that simple logic to create good in our lives.
Bohemoth corporations and systems all began as thoughts in someone’s mind. Remember the superhero that lives in your imagination who believes. If you need a little inspiration…. Click Here and experience Miss Diana Ross from the 1978 movie version of The Wiz…sharing the power of belief.
visAbleblackwoman productions officially launches Friday December 1, 2017…BELIEVE!!!