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Music and Murals: In the Flow

Music and Murals: In the Flow

Have you ever ever got down to do one thing easy and what you bought again was one in every of the biggest presents of your life? I had no concept I used to be preparing for an about-face in my life once I met up with Jordan Serpentini to speak about her mural artwork.

For the document, I don’t drink espresso (it makes my coronary heart go loopy) and I don’t are typically tremendous down, like I used to be in the days main as much as assembly Jordan. I don’t make a behavior of blindly following the recommendation of strangers, and I additionally don’t are likely to cry in entrance of them. However right here we’re, and inside the subsequent few hours, all on in the future, I did all of that. And I’ve by no means been happier.

Assembly Jordan at the time that I did was not solely good, however extra wanted than I noticed. I used to be drained, overworked and feeling ungrateful. I had no focus, and I used to be on a unfavourable inward spiral. Jordan jogged my memory how necessary mindset was in the throes of main change, and how trusting in one thing higher than your self can reward you in additional methods than you would ever think about.

For these of you who’ve pushed by our favourite Parkersburg wholesome dwelling retailer over the previous few months, you’ve in all probability observed a really welcome addition to one in every of the major exterior partitions of Mom Earth Meals. Retailer proprietor Dave Hawkins invited Jordan to color a big mural on the aspect of his constructing. However even this was far more magical than only a shopper/artist transaction.

I used to be out photographing the Colours of the PKB task late final summer time. I used to be driving round, in search of the most colourful, lovely slices of my city to share with the ClutchMOV group. It simply so occurred I used to be driving by Mom Earth, and was blindsided by this superior mural in-progress. So I ended to take a fast photograph, and ask somebody working at the retailer who the artist could be. They gave me her identify, and I got down to speak together with her about her artwork.

Excited, I hopped onto Fb and aimed to speak together with her extra. Little did I do know she’d deliberate on being finished with the whole HUGE piece by the subsequent day, and then was shifting on. I wanted to work quick if I used to be going to satisfy her. We made plans to satisfy up the subsequent day. She referred to as it divine synchronicity. The extra we spoke, the extra I agreed.

Once I arrived at Unity Cafe, Jordan – an unassuming, relaxed gal with an enormous smile and arms made for hugging – gave me an enormous howdy, and proceeded to complete a fee for extra work that might be her subsequent cease, after leaving Mom Earth. Based mostly in the Cleveland space, Jordan has been touring the nation portray, skateboarding and enjoying music to the locations that want her. She defined to me that each one of her plans have been divinely guided.

“So this whole tour I’m on, the Music and Murals Tour, actually came through inspiration of meditation. It just hit me like an energetic bag of bricks, you could say. The guidance that got me on this tour was ‘You can go on this tour, and follow your passions, you just have to omit all fear, that’s all.’ I’ve been trying to get to this level of fluidity for a long time, that ‘go with the flow.’”

“I was at Unity Cafe and a friend I was with wanted to skateboard really bad. But then I saw these thunder clouds rolling in, and I got this guidance to go to Mother Earth before they closed. When I was there, this guy – this embodiment of a wolf – asked me how a mural I was working on was coming along (about an hour South of here, in between Ripley and Ravenswood at Ruby Lake). I told him I had finished it, and he asked if I knew Dave and that he was looking for a muralist. And I said ‘Can you connect me?’ And he was headed to dinner with him!”

They only informed me that they needed it to embody gratitude, and they needed individuals to be humbled by it, and they needed their eye to be led from one aspect to the different, towards the entrance door.

“Later that day I was guided to camp on the river, and I did a Google search and my finger went to the first place I saw. And I thought ‘I must not be staying there very long,’ but my heart must want me to stay in the area. That’s how I try and govern my entire life, is with my heart. It wasn’t always that way, but it’s become that way, from a series of synchronous events. Anyway, 30 minutes later, Dave calls and says ‘Where are you staying tonight? Do you want to stay on my farm?’ and then I met up with him and we talked for so long. He invited me in and I’ve been staying there every day (since the beginning of the mural project). He lets me do everything I need to do, so effortlessly, it’s like family.”

Once I requested if Dave gave her a

particular concept/visible for the mural:

“No, I drew up the picture. They just told me that they wanted it to encompass gratitude, and they wanted people to be humbled by it, and they wanted their eye to be led from one side to the other, toward the front door. I just put out a prayer, and drew up a watercolor. And they let me put it up there. I’ve been working on it for about 5 days. And it’s the biggest I’ve ever done. So the fact that I’m gonna finish it in about a week is ridiculous!”

This feels wild, proper? To reside your life as if the universe has your again? However how do you contest it for those who truly see it working. Jordan shared a few of her mantras and beliefs, and prompt I might even have them for my very own:

“I am always supported by the universe, the universe always has my back, and I have everything I need, as I need it. I’m changing the world through my creativity. I’m always inspiring others. I always have more money coming in than I do going out – even while I sleep. It’s not being ignorant to your reality, it’s about being powerful to your ability to create your reality. Instead of chasing my dream, I became my dream and it became me. And I never looked back. There is literally only this ceiling that I place upon myself.”

And the way is all of it working our for


“It’s been a great journey. I’ve never had this direct kind of guidance in my life. I guess my soul always had it, but now I’m really letting it come through. It’s coming through the music, it’s coming through the murals, literally into the perfect flow. I actually stopped relying on past guidance. I’m just fully in the flow of divine synchronicity, that became my reality. The right place, the right time… I’ve literally been guided to music festivals and they needed a performer at the last minute. I was wondering where my first stop would be on my tour, and then someone sent me a message asking if I was going to the Summer Solstice festival on the Serpent Mound. My name is Serpentini. I asked for very clear signs, and I keep getting these ironic, beautiful signs. And everywhere I go, it seems they need a muralist…I asked how this could get any better, and they’re showing me how. You want to make sure you’re always putting out positive stuff.”

Could seem slightly wild, proper? However are you able to absolutely deny a life that’s being led by means of move and belief, and appears to be understanding?

“It’s been the most fulfilling thing, ever (to live in the flow). I’ve been blogging about it and it’s been such a big lesson for my whole family. My family wasn’t really supportive of my skateboarding. So really, it was what my mindset was doing, the seeds that I’d planted in my mind. A lot of people were nervous about me going on this tour, and I told them I couldn’t do anything else, because this was what my heart wanted to do. I planned nothing, because I wanted to leave everything up to the divine. I asked for sponsors along the way, I ended up at the X-Games, I went to extreme sports camp for free, and have a key to the place. So much craziness happened.”

“My dad was like ‘You have all this stuff lined up, you have murals and shows?’ And I said ‘yep!’ So it’s a really big lesson for them to see. My mom said ‘You’re exactly where you need to be, doing exactly what you need to do’. It’s been really nice to have that support. And now my dad is getting on board. He sees that it’s something bigger than him. I want to keep him on the same level, so I update him, I tell him ‘Hey, this happened today-right place, right time. This happened because I said this. I brought this to life.’ Because I just want him to know.”

So what’s subsequent on the tour?

At the time of our dialog, Jordan shared “I’ll be continuing it for the mural in Cleveland. Even though that’s my home. And then surprisingly, oversees a little bit, in Italy. And after that, it’s called the Riff-Raff collective in Princeton, WV. It’s a collective of artists, of muralists. They want me to do a live-in residency in January. And then this town pretty much gave me everything in Quentin, NM. One of the guys owns a vaudeville theatre there, and he takes me upstairs in the theatre, and shows me his state-of-the-art recording studio, and tells me he wants to barter and says ‘Dude, can you fix our mural that was destroyed in the weather, and I want to put on a concert for you, and I’ll record your album for free.’ And I was like, ‘Let me just pick my jaw up off the ground.’”

Since our dialog, I’ve gone again into a lifetime of extra gratitude and stream – fairly probably greater than ever earlier than. And I’ve to say, I don’t assume I’ve ever felt this fulfilled. I really like her mantras on abundance and trusting that each one is understanding for the larger good… and it actually does movement higher whenever you let go of worry. Once I cease worrying about what’s coming subsequent and simply know that basically cool tasks are on their method, actually cool tasks have been displaying up extra and extra, and I’m not mendacity. In case you don’t assume you’re in the stream proper now, these phrases haunted me the most from my whole dialog with Jordan:

“Everyone’s in the movement of

one thing. Perhaps you’re simply in the move of one thing you don’t need to be in

the stream of. This can be a loopy journey. I really feel like I’m lastly in my truest

coronary heart, dwelling my truest life.”

Perhaps you’re only one breath away from a greater, extra true-to-your-heart move.

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