The New Normal

DATE: December 17
TEACHER:  Kevin Lacroix
THEME: The New Normal
MEDITATION: Whoooooo are you? Who, who? Who, Who?
INTERACTIVE: God Shreds: Cultivating Spontaneity
BrianLook, you’ve got it all wrong! You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody! You’ve got to think for yourselves! You’re all individuals!
Crowd: [in unison] Yes! We’re all individuals!
Brian: You’re all different!
Crowd: [in unison] Yes, we are all different!
Man in crowd: I’m not…
Crowd: Shhh!

Kevin: The cultural landscape is littered with more Rock and Roll devotees and wannabes than trailblazers, such that sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between them. If you hadn’t heard of Led Zeppelin, you might think that Greta Van Fleet was onto something. And if you hadn’t heard of Muddy Waters or Robert Johnson, you might think the same of Led Zeppelin. Well – hang on. Ok. I guess now we’re getting into the differences between imitation, influence, and homage. And who’s to say that true nature doesn’t allow for imitation? Or, who’s to say that a seemingly unique performance/piece of art might actually be a completely inhibited contrivance driven by one’s need to be seen in a certain light; to be accepted or loved (by others, but ultimately themselves)? Who’s to say?! No, really! WHO? Tonight we’ll sit with that question as we peek behind the curtain of our experience. And in the second half, we will play around with being a passenger in the autonomous vehicle of our self-expression.

“I wanna rock and roll all night. Samadhi every day.” – Kiss