It’s my last bass lesson tomorrow. I’m so sad. I learned so much from my teacher. He taught me how to do walking bass for jazz. Tonight I learned how to play the slap bass riff from the song “Higher Ground” (RHCP). I wouldn’t have been able to do that without the guidance of my teacher. I’m so stoked to have learned to so much and at the same time I’m so sad that I have to give up my most amazing bass teacher. If you ever want to take bass lessons in Jyväskylä, I can totally recommend Mr. Jere Lehto. He’s got an amazing band as well. If you like progressive music, you’ll love his stuff. Here’s a link:
They say that all good things must end. Thankfully there are plenty of beginnings as well! One things leads to another. One door closes and another opens right? I think it’s so important to learn. I have always believed in the phrase, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” That’s certainly been true for me.
Speaking of new beginnings, I’ll be starting Reiki classes in a couple of weeks. I don’t know how much I really think I’ll learn or be able to do but why the hell not? It’ll be fun to learn something new. Reiki, if you haven’t heard of it, is healing with the hands using an exchange of energy. I know, I know. Sounds terribly hokey doesn’t it? But what if it’s not and its totally amazing!!?? I gotta find out and I will in a couple of weeks. You can bet I’ll be blogging about it.
My stress levels have been all over the place this past week. My better half is off to India for 2 weeks and I’m here with the kids. We’re all feeling the pre-departure jitters and the kids are a bit off kilter. I’m sure we’ll get through it. I just hope my sanity survives. Extra rounds of Yoga anyone? So far, no need for pills this past week. I did take a Rose Root though. I still take that from time to time when I need it. I try to spare the prescription stuff as much as I can.
Last weeks practices were:
- Sunday: Drop into stillness
- Monday: Yoga Nidra
- Tuesday: Create space in the mind… and Morning Stretch
- Wednesday: Drop into stillness
- Thursday: Drop into stillness
- Friday: Yoga Nidra
- Saturday: Drop into stillness
I tried a few different things. I really like Drop into stillness. Peter Cherry has these wonderful meditation sessions that are extremely relaxing. I especially like them because I can choose the position I want to be in. I can either sit up or lie down. Check out his sessions if you haven’t already.
My advice this week…be open and be ready. Though something might be ending, that new wonderful thing is just around the corner. Each experience you have now is a getting you ready to do great things later on. Keep on keeping on.