Settling back into Canadian ways after a week of slow and sweaty Mexican vibes, I curled up on the couch to watch a movie. I stumbled upon this documentary on Netflix that was a perfect way to reflect on my trip. It's called InnSaei, which is an Icelandic term for intuition (seeing from the inside out).
Our society is often highly connected with it's masculine: making plans, thinking logically, in search for facts and tangible knowledge. Yet we've slipped away from accessing that intuitive inner voice, our gut instinct. It seems like there is a movement towards reconnecting with the feminine through meditation, being present, and feeling not suppressing emotions. We need to give ourselves space to breathe in order for the masculine to be fully effective.
The filmmakers talked to a range of people from psychiatrists and researchers to teachers and artists. One Serbian performance artist, Marina Abramovic touched on something that us creative types can really benefit from. In order for us to change and evolve we really need to push ourselves into uncomfortable zones and places, and new ways of seeing will open up. Our creative outlets will evolve with this. This is no foreign concept but we all get stagnant at times in the monotony of life. Maybe this is because we are creatures of habit or out of laziness or even fear. Extending ourselves will really help us to feel these new emotions, access our gut instinct more, and change our points of view, lending itself to new creations. A big undertone of the film was to do this in nature! You don't have to spend a tonne of money and travel across the world to do this.
So relax on the couch tonight, go feel the grass with your bare feet, and then show us something inspiring!