the magic of fear

Hey friends!

Before I head to Wanderlust Aspen for some high-altitude awesome this weekend (I'll be documenting the journey here), I have one simple reminder (and a couple reaaaallly excellent invitations) to share with you. 

1. The Reminder
None of us will ever escape fear. 
Fear is part of being human; its job is to protect us. But with little mortal danger to actually protect us from these days, it gets bored and gets to work manifesting as resistance, procrastination, exhaustion, anger, and so forth and so on, and on and onnn. 

If we let it run us, we end up emotionally, mentally, and creatively constipated. 

BUT this is where it can get good.
Inside every pocket of resistance, just beyond the place where fear locked us up?
Right there, my friends, is a truckload of creative energy that wants to come through. 

This is the good shit. 
It's the stuff we're all searching for. The stuff of inspiration and incredible work, of artistic genius and supreme generosity. The very same creative energy that grows our flowers and our fingernails and turns sunlight into food. When we're not busy limiting it, it is unlimited. 

And if we let it come through, it will turn our stagnation into brilliance. 

Freedom lives just on the other side of discomfort. 
Fear is the signpost telling you exactly where to find it. 
Look where it's pointing,
and go there. 

2. The Invites
Thursday 7.9  -  July's one + only Get Down
For all of you who've been meaning to make it but haven't yet? This is the one to make. 
The Mast joins us for a super special performance that begins with a 6:30pm sonic meditation and builds into a frenzy (so by the time I'm on at 8:30 you're already sweaty). Tickets are moving fast!

Sunday 7.12  -  Suzanne Sterling + I join forces for our first collaborative workshop.
If you're ready to dive a little deeper and let a little looser, this one's for you. 

3. The Music 
Tunes from last night's Deep House Yoga @ Verboten 

Go get em tigers. 
xo Tash

Whatup beloved music heads!

I'm just back from spinning in the mountains at Wanderlust, and pretty inspired by the potent reminders that took it upon themselves to (lovingly) smack me upside the face. 

It's come to my attention that some of even the most loyal readers of this email stop scrolling when they hit the end of my little love note to you. You guys!  There is ALWAYS at least one dope mix of new tunes at the bottom.  Today there are SIX. 

Now that you never have to miss the music again,
there's just one takeaway from this weekend I want to give you. 

The shit that really gets in our way is rarely some huge, glaringly obvious thing. 
It's the thousand tiny things which sneak up on us over time and limit our badassery: 
It's the way we hunch our shoulders and bite our tongues and procrastinate,
and it all adds up, over time, into our life. 

And there's no time for that crap. 

The planet needs you to be a superhero NOW.
We have to use every resource we've got to shake that shit out every single day. 
We have to check ourselves on the regular and quit stifling our own light.

We come to the dance floor, yoga mat, meditation cushion (basketball court, studio, sketchbook, hiking trail) to tap the creative genius that cuts straight to our bones & ruts out the stuck places, 

so we can let go of what isn't necessary and let the good stuff come through, 

so that it fills up the thousands of tiny decisions we make every day and becomes our life.

Do what you f'ing love.
Listen to the fire inside.
There's no way to extinguish it without extinguishing yourself.
Light it UP.

That's what we do at The Get Down, and we're doin it this Thursday from 7-10pm.
Join us.

Love you big as light.
xo Tasha

Here it is:  Six choice mixes recorded live at Wanderlust Vermont