Saturday, March 24, 2007


the wing project is in flight from equinox to solstice!
members of the axis of oh MY goodness to be posted soooooon!
until then, springy spring!!
this video link below made me smile.....the life of the cell.
amazing is happening right now inside you!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

the psyche project - axis of oh MY goodness

leaving the cage i decided i needed to make some traveling wings back in december. i have since been waiting for the right moment to launch them....the right flow of air currents or thoughts to set them in flight.

i was longing to have a means to notice and celebrate goodness in people, to make inspiring connections and to be part of a
shift in the cultural psyche toward empowerment in the face of "current" events, somehow in communion.

current: flow of energy, flow of events, flow of elements

did you know that sound is merely a vibration of air, creating currents that flow to our ears, vibrating hammer, anvil, stirrup, and ear drum, morphing sound waves to static eletricity as the waves rub on the ear's hair follicles, and sending that air turned to electrical impulses to our brain?

it is miraculous and natural to change energy, ie food, fuel body, well-being - simple miraculous.

i recently read in the dec 2006 resurgence magazine that for the greeks, the word "psyche" means both butterfly and soul.
i started reflecting on the miracle of metamorphosis while the radio was saying something about the "axis of evil".
i laughed thinking it would be great to morph that idea by making a group called the "axis of oh MY goodness",
a club where folks acknowledge and cultivate their highest heart and encourage that in others.

i am so tired of rumors, leaks and propaganda all of fear and i am sad with the reality of death, war, violent crime, and corruption. tell me stories of change, healing, serendipity, kindness, brilliance and love love love overcoming to bring balance.

i read this poem recently called, faggots of song, by john moat. in it he says "the starlings are back, famished, living on rumours, on what they whisper."

where does the resurgence of joy, collective joy, start? a little whisper, a little rumor that changes the sound of fear to the sound of bravery, hardwiring that into our brains.

so here it is this little current, humble and powerful, that i hope will resonate with you.

i'm sending these wings out with this note:
Dear Friend,
Enclosed is a traveling communal art project. The outer work of the project is to participate in making/decorating the butterfly wings. The word “butterfly” also refers to “psyche” in the Greek language. With that in mind, the inner work of the project creates an opportunity for participants to focus on the goodness in themselves and humanity –
to morph and transform fixations on “fear” and “evil” in a metamorphosis of the individual and collective psyche.
1) “Write” love on these wings by adding something to the frame. (wire enclosed)
2) Wear them, dance with them, fly them around, animate them in someway, just for the fun of it!
3) Take a picture
4) “Tell me something good” about yourself, your life, your community, etc.”
5) Send me the digital picture with your reply to step #4.
6) Send the love (butterfly wings infused with thoughts of goodness) around the world. (Or at least to the next participant on the list enclosed. Please do that in a timely manner!)
Completing these tasks will make you an honorary member of the Axis of oh MY goodness whose sole mission is to transform the collective psyche from fear and evil to the good that is now and is possible for our future. If there is a law of attraction (you get what you think and focus upon) then dedicated members of the Axis of oh My goodness will change the world, one whisper at a time, creating a new butterfly effect on the planet.

email me if you want them sent in your direction!

axis of goodness asks us of goodness
evil backwards is live
axis backwards is not bass ackward
but six a
six a live to change the evil axis.

so....i'm hoping for these wings to land in at least six places on the planet.

it just takes a breath, a little ripple, a whisper to begin.


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

year of the pig

decided i'd post this update....still in a blur of activity and have been waiting for kairos the perfect time to send out my wing project. but that will be the next post. til then highly recommend the book, dancing in the streets, by barbara ehrenreich!
(previously posted this on the lelavision blog.)

Happy 2007!
The year was a blur of activity!
In addition to touring and premiering a new show, Ela has designed and is building a house! This is a lifelong dream for Ela and will continue to be lifelong entertainment for him to embellish aspects of our 5 acre property.
The house should be done in a month or least done with inspections!

(These are from a few months back - our radiant heat floor and the bathroom tile going in.)
It will be lifelong entertainment to continue work on the homestead we are calling, "The Love Shack" (after the B'52's dance tune). But the "Ela BuiltTough" structure is definitely no shack, withstanding the 80 mile per hour winds that blew through the northwest last week, re-landscaping our property. We had 5 huge madrone trees totally uproot in addition to about 10 other firs and alders! We are thinking of milling them for the next building project - the sound recording studio!

We were without power for a full week....It went off while we were watching "An Inconvenient Truth". The light returned on Solstice though we were thoroughly "de- lighted" to have had such simplified holy days!

That is what we are wishing you for the new year - simple moments of ease infused with gratitude for life.
We also wish you wild enthusiasm about the little things....playing with leaves, skipping down the street, holding the hand of a loved one and running against the wind with arms outstretched!

Peace in and out!
Ela and Leah