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18
Feb
Posted in Blog on Feb 18, 2019

“I don’t know”-
“I don’t understand” -
“I’m not in control!”. 

Each of these have questions and/or confusions, usually with a background of fear.

The first is actually a simple statement with an opportunity to learn.

The second often contains self-judgement,
with a scoop of unfair on top.

10
Jan
Posted in Blog on Jan 10, 2019

Most of us are familiar with all the external senses illustrated to the left — although we prioritize some over others, usually sight or sound.

Our brains actually process several more non-stop, and if we allow them into awareness, can change our lives in remarkable ways.

4
Dec
Posted in Blog on Dec 4, 2018

Many sacred days are here or just ahead of us. In practice, they seem largely dedicated to reaffirming existing beliefs, and sometimes the actions and usually the images we hold of ourselves and each other. The changing seasons reinforce this need at the cellular level.

Most traditions share values of honesty, helping, and even compassion. But when we look at the world around us, fear and judgement seem to be more in evidence.

16
Nov
Posted in Blog on Nov 16, 2018

It’s a wonderful tradition we have created — setting aside a time to gather and acknowledge all we have for which to be thankful. And, it can be challenging to carry forward even when felt, because of the hectic holidays that follow. 

Gratitude itself is not a ritual or a tradition. It flows from daily recognition of the value of life—our lives—all lives, because there is choice, and because we can always become aware of more choices.

13
Oct
Posted in Blog on Oct 13, 2018

The search for self-trust…

Discipline is needed for performance. This is because discipline has a preplanned outcome and predesigned components to produce it. By nature, performance anxiety is a near universal human experience. It may be softened or aggravated by a teacher or other performers, but we seldom have control over how they will contribute. The habitual nature of discipline allows those affected with performance anxiety to work through the mental blocks causing the anxiety.

22
Sep
Posted in Blog on Sep 22, 2018

For example, Fall is a beautiful time of year, a season that many are drawn inward, and
for some a sad one.

It also means to fall:
   … down
   … back
    .. over
   … from grace
   … in love.

Whenever a skilled or passionate speaker delivers a message, the language used means many different things simultaneously – and social media often exaggerates this effect even more. 

19
Jul
Posted in Blog on Jul 19, 2018

Change always starts from within.  Even if the signs are external, recognizing them requires that we perceive our environment differently. 

And, we are primates. We learn by encountering an example new or different to us, experimenting by trial and error if we want to learn or change, and then manifesting what we have discovered in our own unique way.  

8
Jul
Posted in Blog on Jul 8, 2018

What we all want is to be at home in
our bodies, with each other
and on our planet.

Our stance in the world is felt by others
to express our values,
willingness and power.

Recruiting movements and
expanding internal awareness not only invites updates to our self-image,
but offers more ease and
belonging into our lives. 

21
Jun
Posted in Blog on Jun 21, 2018

Begin by sitting comfortably upright.

Then, first choose a rule awkward for you to follow and wish to be free of.

Second, close your eyes and sense inside yourself any place(s) tighter than the rest.

Third, very slightly constrict one of them a little bit more and hold for 30 seconds.

Fourth, gradually relax that spot, pausing at each easing to recall what you don’t like about the rule.

17
May
Posted in Blog on May 17, 2018

Beliefs? - they change with experience  

Rules? - constrict as often as guide

Time? - varies constantly

What is certain is that all we can be aware of depends on our bodies’ inputs – and we can improve our ability to sense them.  

Adding both internal and the familiar external sensory channels to our waking minds will give more clarity, courage and self-trust.  

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