In the previous post, Stage of Light, I thought about my own choice of stage lighting. What will I choose? How about you?
Does light stimulate you?
* "Bright Blue Light from electronic devices sears itself into our minds and fools us into thinking it's still daylight outside....falling asleep seems unnatural." We love our digital connections~TV, computer screens, tablets, phones of all kinds and more~We love it all.
** Recently, I tried a moderate digital detox with excellent results....I felt my vision sharpen, sleep improved, and I was less anxious and quick to anger. I minimized TV and even watched some shows with eyes closed! Blocking out unnecessary stimulation and eye strain. Same with creative screen time and connections to social media. I might even run in for a brief ten minutes here or there, then "come back later." I liked moving more, free of sitting still too long.
I like running in and out of a TV program, depending on the subject, yet getting a full effect.
With less screen time, I found I could actually be more in the present enjoyable moment, focusing on family and friends is easier.
*** I heard, "I draw into the present moment with joy and ease," Deepak Chopra
I especially liked "draw" myself into the present moment, It's the "joy and ease" I am working on~
Better yet I have been "on time" for events and classes recently. I like that! I like the freedom from of last minute rush out the door. I feel increased calm.
"Now" Back to (Y)our Show~
What about your stage setting? What will you present? Or invent multiple presentations for your audience with topics you love. Think of this as a creative meditation, a daydream, of unlimited possibilities.
I'd have an easel with a blank canvas on it~brushes, paints.
I'd choose Deuter's Wind and Mountain, calming yet energizing.
My stage light would be "blue" as the primary color~I might have wisps of pink for a bit of brightness. I love blue light~hands down.
I'd start with a bit of warm up Tai Chi/Qigong, as I do at home before painting. Audience can follow if they like, then~
While painting an unplanned scene, I'd invite question and answer from the "all ages welcome" audience, fun and spontaneous. Relaxing, enjoyable. What will I paint? Unknown.
A bit of cool down exercise Qigong after the show, to settle and calm myself and audience.
Everyone gets a random number. Someone in the audience will take the painting home. Who will it be?
*** "With an expansive spirit we feel unlimited, joyful, and creative," Oprah Winfrey
**** "Enjoy Your Own Show~" Master Chen
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* Rebecca Jones, freelance writer, Get Some Rest, printed in Feb 2016 newsletter TherapybyKim.net, Health and Wellness Newsletter, Kim Collins, LPN, LMT, Stevensville, MI USA, Laser, Massage, and Nutrition Therapy.
** Dr. Oz Show, 2016, the digital detox, can you go for 30 days without digital? "Not Yet!"
*** Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, 21 Day Meditation Experiences, various topics, chopracentermeditation.com meditations for free or purchase. These quotes are from April 2016, Shedding the Weight, Body, Mind, and Spirit.
**** Master Chen, book Master Within, Passion for Life, www.WuDangTao.com
Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor
Images by Dahlis
Blue Butterfly Sketch, ink drawing
Cheetah, Fun With Paint, photo by Dahlis