So today was the day of the first photo shoot! It went well, we didn't get a girl for this one but I figure it was meant to be. I got a chance to check out the park ahead of time and see some of the scenery options. And I forgot to bring my notes this time, it seems all of those great ideas I had here just vanished when I got there so now I know how important it is to bring them!
I'm also considering changing my look a little for the second shoot. This beard and hair may have to go. I like the way it looks in some of the shots but not in some others. I want to appear manly but not elderly. lol It was a great first experience and Glenn will be sending me more photos as he goes through the ones he likes. Here are three of my favorite so far.
And my favorite one of them all, me levitating.
If we get a model for tomorrow I suppose I would need to get all my ideas sorted a bit quicker. But I will do the photo shoot when the opportunity presents itself, I will not delay unless guided to. One thing I've learned is that it is better not to count on things turning out EXACTLY as we plan. In fact it's better to just know what we want, do what we can, and allow things to unfold naturally. Then see what we can do with the results. This allows a sort of play between our creative plans and spontaneity. It IS about going with the flow, and too much planning and structure may feel rigid and only a stubborn mind would fiercely pursue that without opening up to some spontaneity. I've also learned that a little planning is also important much of the time or it may be chaotic and unfocused. Sometimes that's good though, if it is just to get some ideas, it's like doodling for an artist. Zero structure or planning sometimes helps to just loosen up and get us into a playful mood!
I am glad I am doing this. Very quickly I feel I am moving from sensing myself as this being who is not quite a grown up, and yet no longer a child to a full grown man who is in touch with his inner child. It's a little scary, I look older than I feel, but I am done with presenting myself and others with a false image of who and what I am. I feel it stiffles our growth when we can't fully embrace and admit where we are. If we keep hiding from ourselves and putting out a false image of ourselves we spend more time and energy upholding that image than is healthy. And that energy could better be channeled in taking ourselves from where we ACTUALLY are, an into a more expansive and empowered existence. But honesty I feel is paramount to progress.
And now my final statement of the day...
The more we "show up" to life, the greater our ability to fashion our lives effortlessly. The more we hide, the more we breed unconsciousness, and that just means we are running on auto pilot. This also means our life is on replay.
All things creative.