Moving Through Portland / by Loren Wheeler

Janani and I are on a road trip to portland, to see my long time friend and former partner Christie King, as well as my good friend Po Li. Po is who I learned tea from; he is a tea master of the highest regard in my world, and has taught me much about the deep medicine available from the tea plant and within tea ceremony. Janani are considering a move to Portland in the next month or so, checking out areas in town that would be supportive for the next waves of creative expression for each of us: for me, music collaboration, photography, videography, ecstatic dance; for her, teaching yoga, bicycling, and learning more about her craft. It's a big step into the unknown and an opening into the possiblities of expanding into our parallel lives during these times. Finding ways of learning together, and moving fluidly with one another, exploring, pushing our edges, and opening our eyes and hearts to one another, radiating within the love we have for one another and expanding from there into creative endeavors, writing, teaching, growing in this life and feeling the joy that naturally bubbles forth, and the lessons available with every turn. basking in this river flow ...