Going Creative Kira’s Story – Part Two – My India
Posted on February 8, 2013 by karen
Kira Kenley will share her creative dilemmas and decisions every Friday over the coming months. Read Kira’s Story Part One and find out how it all began.
It is almost 6 months since India, which opened me up in places I didn’t know existed and where I felt fearless. My India was filled with wonder and magic. Creative juices flowing, I learned most from the children I was supposedly teaching. They questioned me about things that as an adult I seemed to be taking for granted. Somehow, they saw past all my social padding, seeing me as I was and not as I wised them to see me.
Recently, I spoke to a friend who was interested to hear all about ‘my India’ and I told him pretty much what I’ve just written. He picked up on my fearless comment and we considered what had made it so. The conversation turned to harmony and I saw that somehow the two were connected, but how?
Is fear absent when there is harmony? To live in harmony I must connect to the energy that sustains me, however I connect. Perhaps the true art, that of living, is about removing blockages and simply allowing this energy to manifest and create the world around me.
Going creative required I leave a profession, which made me feel blocked. I was the wrong energy to bring about this work and I created a blockage, a disharmony. In addition, I felt fearful in my deceit.
When I write and sing I am joy-filled. I feel it instinctively; I am doing what I am wired to do. I don’t know why? But perhaps the why is irrelevant, I simply feel and the why disappears. I am reminded of my flat-mate, who while recovering from food poisoning asked me whether she should eat something. I replied that maybe she should rely on her own body rather than anything I could tell her and perhaps smell her food. Eager to negate my suggestion, she smelled some nearby coffee. A few seconds later, she threw up.
My time in India saw me doing unprecedented things; taking a music appreciation class with teenagers, teaching small children and performing in front of almost 500 people. I did all this in a fearless way, soaring on this joyful energy. I was ‘harmonizing’ with those around me.
To deliver a presentation to the same amount of people in another subject would have been possible but it would have been void of that vital element necessary for life to flourish, passion. I remember this passion now. I feel it and let it drive me.
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