Greatest Day - Celebrating Your Milestones
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Alaya A. Dannu
September 2017
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Written by
Alaya A. Dannu
September 2017

I am currently in Avalon. I've finished a poetry manuscript. It took me three weeks and a couple of days. 

It's an epic poem. Not like the traditional epics we are aware (and unaware) of; it's an epic inspired by the genre yet written in a format I created four years ago. It's an introduction to a form of writing that honors the transpersonal [transcendent] experiences that help us to move onward and upward in our journey in this lifetime. It is a creative way to leave a legacy to those who would otherwise be lost without a glimmer of hope in their journeys [family, friends, the collective]. 

Because we all know, in today's world, those otherworldly, extraordinary experiences that serve to enhance our existence, are shunned, frowned upon, or dishonored. This is a form of poetry to capture as much as possible, through words.

And music tailored to its written creation.

And movement. 

I'll go into more details once the book is [self] published. The goal of this post is to share what I did after receiving feedback from two of my beta readers. 

I danced. I moved with joy. I moved about, filled with so much joy, that I knew I would cry tears of wonder joy if I didn't move. 

I grabbed my kindle, played a song titled "Greatest Day", composed by Martyn Corbet, produced by Audiomachine, and ran to the field my caravan rests upon. There was a moment in the song where the only movement I could justify embodying in those moments was spinning around with my head back, eyes up to the sky.

So around, and around, and around I spun until the unevenness of the ground caused me to tumble down onto the grass, laying flat on my back, all to the beat of the music! 

There's a Rinpoche in Nepal whose teachings I had the honor of being present for last November that said once you've accomplished something - be it great or small - you must celebrate. 

I don't know if any of you do this but celebrate your milestones. Be they great or small. 

It's not that the feedback is what I wanted to read [it was awesome anyway] - it's that I've finally reached that point in my experimentation of what works and what doesn't. It's hard sharing the dreams you've had [you know, the ones you have when you sleep and meditate] with people that don't dream or that do not have similar experiences. It took years [four to be exact] to get here. Patience and Perseverance were with me every step of the way, and for that, I am grateful. 

 

Pearl of Wisdom: Celebrate your milestone(s), no matter how big or small. 

YOU deserve it.

 

 

Photo by Aditya Chinchure on Unsplash

Greatest Day by Audiomachine

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