Each and every one of us needs nurturing. We need to be watered with love, and fed with kindness. I know that in my younger years, I longed for love, but that sustenance did not always seem forthcoming from those in the world around me. Much of the time I walked around unhappy and unfulfilled. As I have learned to love myself and empower myself from within, I am grateful and happy to report that love flows more freely in my world these days. Self love does that for you…it opens the heart and attunes the soul to the frequency of love. With self love, suddenly we find love dancing everywhere.
Although I share many techniques for learning “self love” in my book, “Dancing with your Dragon: The Art of Loving your Unlovable Self,” a good portion of my empowerment journey transpired during my time in film school back in 2002-2003. For me, the culmination of that intense year of study is my creation of a short film called “The Mother Tree.” It tells the story of a Martin, a 13 year old boy who’s father died and who’s mother has disappeared. Orphaned, he finds himself living with an mean Aunt and a couple of bully cousins. To comfort himself, Martin spends many hours sitting under a beautiful tree where he use to spend time with his mother. One day to Martin’s horror, he discovers his cousins have chopped down the tree. Then Martin meets a Shaman. Together they dig up the tree stump, make a drum from it, and Martin learns to play a rhythm that changes his life forever.
With Mother’s day just behind us, and the 10th anniversary of the making of my film just ahead, I wanted to offer you the chance to enjoy this inspiring little film. You can watch it by clicking here. Enjoy. And please feel free to comment and share.
May your day be full of wonder, joy, and oodles of love!