Author: Susie Taylor

Kitchen

Hello…..Childhood home

Last night while searching on Zillow for homes in my area I woudl one day like to live in…I randomly saw a link to my old house.

THis house is no where near me and had only been on the market 17 hours or days or something but there it was. Up for sale. Another fmaily will get to move in and make memories.

My sister happened to come over after that to drop off my boys and we looked through the house and reminisced about our upbringing. It was fun to see the frame of our childhood on a screen in our current home and laugh at what changed and what didn’t and the wood panels they left on the wall.

It was nice to recognize the layers that life adds to our stories while we are away making more and it then remainder me and my husband that it is time to move…the home we are in is truly lovely…just like that house but it is not enough anymore and that is honest.

FOrcing yourself to stay when you know you need to go may be the cruelest thing you can do your yourself Nd those around you. Knowing it is time to go and allowing it still to be sad is truthful.

GOodbye always suck but it doesn’t; mean they aren’t for the best..becasue a goodbye means a hello is coming…

Xoxoxo
S

Kitchen

Hello…..PMS and Flip phone

We have become freinds. I get her. She comes over once a month…overturns all my neat little tables and calls bullshit as soon as she sees it. This week she focused on my youngest son.

He is me and I get it. Curious and kind and willing to test the boundaries. I went two weeks dealing with his behavior issue and giving him warnings and then when the Shit hit the fan he did what I woudl do and started to cry and act small.

Thing is I know this move and I am ove it..it makes you little for real in the end and less responsible so for his own sake I called BS on his excuse and naked his toosh to the wall

Bye bye smart phone Hello Flip phone.

Can’t be anything worse EGO wise then to pull out a Flip Phone on the playground!

But we did it bc the kid or anyone for that matter doesn’t;t need to deal with group chats that are out of line – it wasn’t;t social media..it was his “freinds”

I am happy he is at a new school but with these phones you are not ever able to restart so I did it for him..I still want his number changed but we’ll take that slowly.

Here is what I look like when PMS comes to visit.

Kitchen

Hello….pole

After watching over some of my videos I am compiling for a show I am going to be doing…AT lAST – i found myself watching myself taunt me..I was a few years younger but I seemed innocent and unaware or perhaps distracted enough to be able to connect to my Sensual Self…alone in a room with a pole.

I am not sure why everyone isn’t given thier own room with a POLE..i am still searching for mine bc nothing compares the the one I had at Iron Flower –
A dark pretty room to my self with several poles and a mirror and i am in heaven.

I have my own pole outside the back of my house and i just began to play on it again.. this is not MY pole it is the House’s pole and my little guy climbs it everyday which is cute but kind of annoying..I can’t build mojo when my son keeps resetting it to a playground toy but then again..isn’t it…a playground toy…

I love the jungle gym..I love my younger self.. I enjoy reconnecting to her often and in that to my sexuality becasue I believe my sexuality is linked to my creativity…and I was born like that…I believe we all are..

Born as creative sexual beings desiring to build somethign out of nothing.. and then as we become adults…all that energy gets spliced and owned and broken and taken and we forget..at the beginning..we were pure Cupids. Playfull, Mischivious and loving to no end…becasue we were limitless. and we knew it…but over time we forget.

..life forces us to dare to remember it and for some reason that pole…that spinning…soothes me back to that belief system and call me what you may…I dare you not to smile on the pole.

I rented a room at a Pole studio in Wynwood …it was different..nice..but different…I found little parts of myself…in this ever changing world of Miami that just as I was parking even led to me to that the 360 warehouse..the MITRANI warehouse that was called 360 four years ago and held my first performance piece – while I was looking for parking and happened to drive by and look inside and it was rubble…it was being demolished…all the creativeness was broken down…to be rebuilt..

This site of RUIN…ruins me and releases US ( ME and Miami ) we continues to evolve..you’ll never KNOW her…or me… and that is why we are sisters forever..

Kitchen

Hello……MoonDance

Woke up this morning and found myself in the light of the moon.

I was asking the universe to send me energy and then I looked down and my skin was covered in rays of light and shadows and i tried to take a photo but the iPhone failed me.

I was dancing in the moonlight in my back yard in the nude and clarity spilled upon me. I do my OWN work from now on about MYSELF.

Pretending I need to be part of other peoples work to be heard is xhausting and Pleaservile.

Even this casting submitions on backstage…

It is all still a small thread of NOT ENOUGH issue that pretends i can buffer and wait till I am ENOGH but as I preach…we are all enough…have always been enough…

Slow down Susie…relax and take your time YOUR TIME….build your ONE PERSON PIECE and take it from there…

Remember how hard it was just to leave the school and you went back then..maybe you needed them…but like that… you will NEVER look back once you begin this journey of your OWN work…never…

You are not responsible for anyone but yourself and no one is responsible for you either…

Daddy was dancing with me in my dream last night…I wish he was here to write a story for my show…

I am happy that most people are into telling their version of Susie for part of my play…and that know I will be fine with whatever they say becasue in the end I know a lot about who I am and who I am not and the distnace i try and close between the two through futile attempts of being OTHER than me..

For me I have learned who I am throgh learning who I am not and that takes a BRAVE PRINCESS TO go there…risk ego and structure and test the boundaries…but I have and I do becasue it is out my respect for what eludes me that I gain respect for those that are the ELUDED thing.

It is a moondance for me…a moement in the moon to take my time and be myself-for myself and no other…ha…easy to say…

S

Kitchen

Goodbye…..auditioning

I love auditioning…I love playing with an idea and being asked to go against the concept I just thought of.

That is what an audition can be like if it is a good one. Someone asks you to redue your piece with an adjustment…sometimes they give it to you and sometimes they give you the exact adjustment and you have to create it right there.

What is happening is that the casting people are seeing
1) can you act
2) can you take direction
3) are you versatile

I love this process and I think that I may love it WAY TOO too much…well older parts of me love it…like a past lover…you are over them but a part of you…may need one last go..to be sure and that is what this past audition was..

BECAUSE

Auditioning is the apitamy of pleasing..

I have long given that role up but in an audition when a director is asking you to make an adjustment you are trying to ultimately please her so that she will cast you.

It is a hot coal pleasing situation and I love it except…this last time..I noticed I was aware that I was pleasing…and that is a problem-

If you are trying to please but you know you are PLAYING the role…a type of awareness comes into the game which I never had before.

I use to love auditions becasue I am an amazing pleaser but now that I don’t spend my days pleasing or desiring to please hardly anyone..I was acutely aware that I WAS..in the auditions.. becoming the PLEASER and that was an extra layer of awareness that made my work feel crowned.

It was fine..I don’t believe I got the role and I hope I don’t bc what I just came to realize is that this is a TRAP!

Why I auditioned was so that I woudln’t have to go back up to the mountains for Thanksgiving with my husbands fmaily..being the NON pleaser in training I was looking for an excuse. I applied for the casting while on a week long last minute trip with them in a cabin and I was fine but secretly wishing I could RUN…

and I DO NOT WANT to spend another week there in November and I just may have to if I don’t have a reason not to and so I auditioned and well…

See…it isn’t even the holiday it is the repetition of the holiday these years…but I can’t sabotage my desire NOT to be around tons of people in a cabin with auditioning for another persons work. It is a TRAP!!!!!

I want to just own that I am doing my own work about myself and that is what is going to happen…I DON’T HAVE THAT MUCH ENERGY TO BE IN ANOTHER PLAY AND WORKING ON MY OWN PIECE.

I will end up letting go of something..I am a monogamous person in love and in work I believe and I need to hold myself to my own moon light and keep myself in line with what I want to do FOR MYSELF..and maybe that will elevaiate my resistance to join other people for the holidays.

I have auditioned for my whole life..I refuse to do it regardless of how amazing i am at it..becasue the audition is a gateway to the drug of OTHER PEOPLE’s work and I have come so far from that place.

TO begin again becasue I happen to have cabin fever and I am free is not what I need right now.. I need to
cut the fat myself
..becasue I SAY SO…
.create my piece and perform it..

that is what I am doing this year and I am not going to allow myself to push it off again.

It is like that author who walked 30 days to figure out why he can’t write.

JUST WRIGHT SUSIE

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Kitchen

Hello…One woman Show

I am building my one woman show out AT LAST. It is going to be about the archetypes I play, we all play, and how I flow in and out of mine…and at the end it will show who I am…at my core…without any of those roles by a proces of straining out the Bullshit..

I am thinking it is like trying to explain a lemon…in order to tell someone or show someone what a lemon taste like and feels like you have to put it in relationships…how it reacts to things and the thing it reacts to will have an opinion of the lemon…based on what they are…how aware of who they are and what the lemon is without it..

SO if I am the lemon…and I show how other “people” think of me all the while being the lemon…from their interpretation..their experience…I think that will show will be really multidimensional concept of the layers a person has..and how we may want to stop identifying with any one too strongly.we are all a combination of all our stories and in that not any one story at all.

I have asked my freinds to collaborate with me…I am thinking if I shall ask my family…I suppose I will-

I have my own footage of these past four years..and in the end I will truly answer and prove the question I asked in the show I did “WHAT IF: An experiment in pieces. I suppose I am putting the pieces back together again now…
So we shall see Can you analyze a person the way an actor would analyze a character….

And the answer is YES and the follow up is but do it through the eyes of LOVE…never analyze anyone without LOVE..
It is cruel and unkind and although we all are just stories of other people’s perceptions of us..even our own perceptions of ourselves..these are the worst stories that hold us the most…best to go through love….because we are all PURE energy…trying to pretend we are SOLID MATTER….and that in itself is an Oscar worthy Role we are all playing.

Keep up the smiles and the loves and never stay too long in a painful situation or story…as it takes just that long to get out of it…Ho’opononopno it away…as soon as you feel your little EGOS grasping for center stage…

WE are more like the paint on the wheel game colors and shades twirling on an axis creating…

Xoxoxo Susie

Kitchen

Acting….the mind of us and disassociative identity disorder

I just heard about Dissociate identity disorder and it reminds me of what method actors like myself deal with…

If people can develope DID from trauma ( during thier early years) that is repetitive then by accessing personal trauma to create a role and then repeating it in a play or movie you can also build an ALTER ego…which is hard to get rid of…and most don’t even try to or are aware of it.

When the ALTER CHARACTER for an actor is created by tapping into thier personal memory or traumas the ALTER will blend with YOU- intertwine…

If you have found peace with your traumas of your past and used forgiveness and asked them to forgive you and truly released the charge then…the ALTER/CHARACTER you create while you act is not meshed with your personal trauma and you can indeed get out of character when you finish the job if you allow yourself the time for rehabilitation.

If you don’t rehab- your fluid memory skills might absorb the characters taurma as yours…for example..think of a person who had a knee injury and after time is was healed but the person still limped..this is bc the mind hasan;t really been retrained to know the injury doesn’t need to be protected-

Also each trauma is an ego and egos don’t willingly die and the only way to RELEASE them- i have found- is with soft kind uncharged love..the least amount of energy needed will indeed release the trauma- becasue if you aggressively go in… you will have that trauma aggressively dig in or return in some sort of Trigger.

Thus my Method…S.U.R.F. Was created…a movement therapy like process that involves a performace aspect that releases the EGO through unconscious movement lead PERHAPS my our outhnic healed self..

I wish someone who worked with Dissociative identity disorder would talk with me and what I have learned about myself and other actors who use their pain for their art.

Two fold- they hurt themselves and others as they project pain into the content and thus isn’t the threads that weave our society

I feel training actors in the nearly 100 year old methods is out of date…it is brutal and it is abusive..

Acting coaches and instructors and mentors and managers and agents should be healthy and hold no anger so they can guide artist from a state of love and allow them to live a healthy life as an artist.

Kitchen

Hello…..Christina

We met at the first ever SUPER STAR SUMMIT in Miami—organized by MIami ICON Michelle villabobos I learned a lot- spent a weekend alone at the Mayfair and ended up clicking with a cool chick from Kansas.

I mentioned that I was heading next to BLOG HER in San Jose and as it turned out I had an extra bed in anyone wanted to join. Me. I mentioned this at a table of mostly women who I just met and they all kind of…turned to their food or their phone and igneored the forward invitation.

Then one day in the not so distant time I received a text from one of the girls saysing she was going to be in tSan Jose area and she woudl like to use join me in my extra bed in my hotel.

I was excited…When she arrived at the hotel door I opened it to see a MAN waiting at the door…then a beautiful head peeked in form the side…it was Christina Dan the Tran was her husband…

They just wanted to make sure I was real and after they agreed I was safe they dropped off Christina and away we went. We spent the whole time laughing too loud and swearing we woudl NEvER write a BLOG as it looked really intense..( HAHAHAHAH) and time consuming and such and we had each just built a business and new what that means..

Regardless of of NON blog desire we stayed close and she has since visited me several times in Miami. This last one..some four years since we met. We actually had two solid days together.

We hung out at Soho house – saw theater-ate great food-danced and motivated each other to move into our higher selves

We are planing a slow take over of Miami in the near furutre.

I finally have found that I have surrounded myself with REAL supportive people and I am lucky to have them and know them and Christina is one of them…

She is a soul sister like no other and one day I’ll have all my soul sisters meet and the universe will implode…with how beautiful we all are and how powerful the love we have for each other is…

I used to tell Steve..I don’t have any freinds in miami..ow I do..great ones…

Make new freinds but keep the old some are silver and the other gold.

Kitchen

Hello…ROLF

I teach about getting out of character..it is a movement class that uses your own inspired movement and song to help you understand the story you are in and perhaps allow your body to resolve it.

I went to a yoga class in HIGHALAND and the woman who owns it mentioned my shoulders were up- then we got to talking and she mentioned she does ROlfing…i was curious…

I set up a session and it was wonderful She maneuvered my musicales and tendons so allow my sockets to have space and and down down down went my shoulders and my neck straightened out.

Funny- I always tell steve I need space…The practitioner mentioned how much “potential”I had in my shoulders…wee just needed to make space I was thinking..as she pressed into the tightness and seemed to reset their positioning…

Kitchen

LEtting go of …LEMONS

I met with a woman who is teaching me about being a Pitta. Pitta is part of Aryeveda (sp) and I am basically FIRE and need to be aware of how NOT to agitate FIRE within me.

I had in the past few years been drink lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Both of which agitate the Pittas. So I switched to LIME juice When needed and no vinegar.

I am also supposed to eat a larger lunch – THis is a Very NEW concept to have a large meal at lunch and a small meal at dinner but I think it will eventually be OK.

I also am trying to return to chicken and remove red meat…I suppose I can do this…so far so good. I like knowing that I am fire and I like knowing I can be attracted to things that create more fire and perhaps that is why I tend to think I like things that are not good for me. I used to call is crossing my wires…but now I can see that adding something to me that creates MORE heat is not needed.

I want to run WARM not HOT and I have a tendency to get hot fast…but I like this idea of knowing I can cool myself down..It is why I have begun meditating the past maybe five years every morning.

I wake up HOT…really hot…with flaming ideas and I have to curtail that energy into something I can transmute.
I know this in my work and now I am doing this in my food.
I still haven’t fully adapted but I am getting there.
Large lunch small dinners is more of a social thing and I don’t even like dinners..I j