There are many reasons to celebrate the birth of our country, but, for me, it has particular resonance. For those of you who have been following Good Vibrations with Kristin, you know that I had quite a run in with bullies in my teen years. From that time on, I became a champion of the underdog. Our liberation from England was absolutely an underdog triumphing over a bully situation.
Becoming independent of the demons that have held me hostage from my teen hood has been a bit of a roller coaster ride and thankfully, I love rollercoaster’s! Seriously though, after I left the place that I went to high school, I couldn’t seem to shake the fears I had taken on from my experiences. And they weren’t even normal fears. I auditioned and became a member of a summer theatre landing a lead role in the musical, Grease, even though I had never had a major singing role in college. I moved to Chicago, knowing absolutely no one, because I had a dream that I was happy there. I did those kinds of things without a thought.
But, I would have these images of the brutality that I experienced in high school and become afraid that people from that time would find me and try to hurt me again. I never listed my telephone number or ever gave out my address (in the days before social media). Even as I moved into the world of solo performing and self promotion, the fears stayed by my side. It was working with the LaHo~Chi (the healing energy that I was trained in) that allowed the fear to be replaced with Trust and Knowing.
It has been quite a roller coaster ride for sure ~and certainly not over yet ~ but, I can truly celebrate my own Independence Day alongside that of my countries with joy and love!
Angel from Montgomery was orignally written by John Prime and so, click on the song here to see a performance by the beautiful Bonnie Raitt
listen and claim your independence