I got the chicken pox when I was a kid, missing the one chance to go to the circus. I remember my mother nursing me and at least one other little sister. We had to watch reruns of F-Troop. I never got over it, missing the circus!!! My older brothers and sisters brought us back gifts from the circus, mine was a kind of tiger balloon head on a stick.
As I prepare myself emotionally and mentally (and hopefully physically) for a new year which I look forward to with zeal, I think of how the things we miss can inspire us more than the things we don’t miss out on. I never have been to the circus, I realize. Not really, not one with lion tamers and elephants doing stunts and tigers flying through flaming rings. And maybe that circus I missed as a kid helped me create the one in my mind, which, in a way, might be better than a real circus. I like using creative visualization because you can create whatever you want to experience right there in your mind and heart. The more I do this (usually before falling asleep at night, but in the studio, too), the more real these meditation-visualization experiences feel. So, with this in mind, I wish everyone a Happy New Year full of real experiences, and real imagined ones, too!