While listening to “Say Yes” by Floetry a thought hit me…my mind wanders in funny tangets sometimes towards clarity.
In the video the lady is writing about how the guy makes her feel and the man was drawing a picture of her. Both in seperate seats, both thinking about each other.
The Chorus of the song goes:
“All you gotta do is say yes
Don’t deny what you feel let me undress you baby
Open up your mind just rest
I’m about to let you know you make me…”
Aside from the sexual reference the clarity that came to me was “Fill your mind with what you want/desire”. Of late my brain has been on a downward spiral of what I don’t have (no job, no personal income, no stability, no whatever). I have filled my brain with stress, sorrow, depression.
Last night lying in bed with Master I felt incredibly tired holding on to this stuff.
For self preservation I need to fill my head with better stuff.
“First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”
Thomas a Kempis, 1420
German mystic & religious author (1380 – 1471)
I’m glad you asked. I will be presenting at the Burke Educational Group in June on electrical play. I quite enjoy playing with electricity, although esclave can generally leave it. Not that she get that choice often. There is a physical and a psychological aspect to the play you don’t get with some other types of play. If you care to learn more, and are near Burke County, NC in June check out the event on FetLife. I’ll be talking about how to include electrical play in your scene with things from tens units to stun guns. I hope to see some of you there.
Well folks, it is getting close to that time again. Time for my favorite convention. BlackBEAT 2012 is coming this August (16-19). I will be there again this year as the Director of Security (mainly that involves a bunch or running around with my iPad and saying “Can I see your badge?”). This year is the 10th anniversary of the conference, so it should be extra special.
It is an amazing event that I cannot say enough about. I recommend that you check it out.
And don’t forget to say “Howdy” if you see me!
I haven’t mentioned this in a while, but Master Black Zeus runs a twice weekly conference, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is usually very informative. A great (and gentle) introduction into aspect of the lifestyle. It is open to all. I think you would enjoy it, and I do enjoy attending myself. Thursday this week, the topic is on “Manners, Etiquette, and Tradition.” It is online and easy to set up. If you have a few moments tomorrow night, I would go. You can find out more here.
I’m a slow learner, slow talker, and slow thinker. I have to take time to contemplate things to really understand them.
For some reason I have been contemplating someone’s questioning on whether they should keep the leather they earned. Sitting here writing about a completely different lesson about my personal journey the below just became clear to me.
Leather is personal. It can be earned through a set of instructions given to you by someone but it is what you put into those lessons that make it earned. Completing the instructions are secondary to your personal journey. It is like the sensei talking to the pupil, try and grab the grasshopper from my hand. The goal was not to grab the grasshopper but I imagine it was for the pupil to learn why he wanted the grasshopper, what would he gain by completing that task, what will happen after he completed the task, how completing that task will change, affect, grow their life, etc. It is the process of earning leather not the destination. It is yours, earned through your lessons learned and no one can take that from you.