“The flower is always the bud’s undoing. Let go then. Step into the river, lean into the wind, let the strength of the earth rise through you. Watch your fingertips burst into bloom. “
GAYE ABBOTT :
I burst into elderhood without a clue that I was the age my birth certificate proved I was. In fact I don’t think much about age, but instead about Being and what I have to offer within relationship, in community and out into the world.
Body surfing a wave into shore expressing pleasure with screams of delight, hands on a very old tree being to hear her whispered messages and feel her connective energy, ecstatically dancing and moving with others in soul motion energetic play, breathing in the fresh air where rivers run, planting and nurturing a seed to see what it will become, laughing full out when no one else, and everyone, is laughing, exploring mountain trails that go forever, allowing curiosity and compassion to take the lead, awakening as a moment to moment practice.
I have always been a person who goes far away (or a least a step or two away) from the cultural mainstream narrative. I tried mainstream living on many times and it simply never really fit. It deadened the wholeness of “me” that was awaiting to express the unique artistry of this lifetime I have been gifted with – the life that I am continually guided to follow. An “infinite game” versus a “finite game”.
Even through the shyness of my youth and young adult life, I dipped my toes into out-of-the box explorations and offerings; and within the mainstream medical world for 30 years I always found a way to integrate holistic thought and practice bringing compassion and wholeness into a system that was rigid and lacking. This always took an inner courage and daring that I still find myself cultivating on a regular basis
I practice treating the moments of this embodied life as a gift to unfold, even the challenging moments – -and there are many. Like a free form dance improvisation where each step is filled with discovery, spontaneity, and potential for increasing awareness. Surrendering to the mystery of each day as a sacred gift, while staying resilient and ever curious opening pathways to possibility, awareness and free untamed expression. (For more about me go to http://GayeAbbott.com.)
I would love to play, collaborate, tell story, have adventures, laugh and grieve together, and certainly get to know you better, as we live the joys and challenges of aging and embody the ever changing
“why” we are here.
This is meant to be a global community ripe with resources and to inspire the creative life artistry that we are here to bring during this stage of our life….even if it is only the simple planting of a garden and listening to the earth breathe.
Tell me your story and I will tell you mine!