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I began writing poetry and short stories in middle school, never thinking that it would lead me to the stage. I began performing in 1999 and spoken word became my habit- my heartbeat- my therapy. Sultry venues became my synagogues- my temples- my shrine. I began growing and getting to know myself, however getting to love me was a different story. I made self destructive choices, thought very little of myself during my times of performing. I took a major hiatus from poetry for almost 15 years after being heavily active for 5 years. During my hiatus I became spiritually connected to my Creator, to myself, to Mother Earth, My Ancestors, My Angles, and my Spirit Guides. I deeply dealt with the pains and traumas that plagued my life and went on a self healing journey that revealed who I was, what I deserved and my worth. Healing is a continuous journey that I am still on, but now I come forward to the stage once more, valuably enlightened, more intuitive and keenly aware of who I am and what I stand for. In this newfound perspective, I have consciously chosen to rise again.
October 6th 2017, I walked on the stage to my first open mic in over 13 years. My nerves were all over the place! I had a steady grounding group of people with me to encourage, motivate, love and think enough of me to show up. They were an anchor in this new, yet familiar venture in my life. The talent that graced the stage on the “night of the return of sunshyne” were signs for me. They were signs from my spiritual entourage that, I was indeed on the path that I need to be on. It was them nudging me telling me that “the power you see in each of these performers is in you”, “the greatness you see in them, they see in you.” So my path has been lit, the stage calls for sunshyne to rise again, but this time she understands her divinity, her light, her gift.... far more than she did before....
So join me on this beloved path as sunshynethadevine rises once more. Stay tuned!
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