I’ve so enjoyed reading and commenting on everyone’s blog posts – I’m learning so much just from doing that activity 🙂
Some of the MKMMA members wondered if I’d be OK or be able to keep up the work when being outside the alliance. I seem to be IN THE FLOW, so my thanks for all of your caring concerns 🙂
I’m realizing that I required time to work on the logistics of my business – of creating the documents I would send to online or live clients. Since stepping out MKMMA, I’ve been receiving enquiries for online sessions and I’m feeling very good about them. They’re a win-win situation in that people can work from the comfort of their home, rather than driving long distances – or me having to drive long distances and take a 40 minute ferry and basically leaving home 3 hours before the beginning of a first session or the beginning of a class!
How else am I in the flow?
1. I read, comment on, and am inspired by mkmma blogs every day.
2. I’ve created the time for my daily “sit” – something I had not accomplished while I was still active within the MKMMA. I had a really great sit after working on a neighbour’s little dog last night after the turkey dinner our neighbour made for my hubby and I as a “thank you” for our computer / specialized kinesiology services. While the “chef” and my husband continued working on the computer crash, dog and I sat together on the floor after his session and I took advantage of the quiet to do a lovely long meditate. It was heavenly!!
3. With having travelled by plane a lot this past Fall, luggage weight was an issue, so I folded everything up to become that “functional bookmark” (such a great idea, Mark J). I had slipped into my old blueprint a bit when unpacking, so my “pages” were not always filed away the binder right away. There’s now a place for my MKMMA material, so that makes me very happy 🙂
4. I’m doing my own brain – body – sensory – motor integration exercises every day, which was something I’d found harder and harder to find time to do while in MKMMA. Since that my actual “work” too, that had become a big stressor for me. I use Mark’s “Do it NOW!” when doing the reflex integration activities that are the ones I most need and least like to do ;-))
5. I’m trading online sessions with a colleague who has several of the modalities I have in my practice, so that’s very beneficial. She was delighted with her session today – and saw for the first time how our work can be done via Skype or Facetime 🙂 Lots of sharing went on, too, so I’m thrilled to be receiving my first Facetime session with her on Wednesday this week.
6. I’ve gone back to MKMMA basics and am happily adding music to my “Do it NOW!” and “I’m in the FLOW” (the latter is to the tune of “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” :-)) What FUN!
7. I’ve found old newspaper clippings I’d saved which, together with new articles, have given me ideas for how to make contact with the Sheshalh Nation regarding my DMP of creating a Centre for Emotional Healing – for the survivors of the Residential Schools. Many articles from the web have also appeared and I can see how these articles will help inform how I approach the Sheshalh people. Someone’s blog also mentioned the difference between healing the Traumatic Experience and healing the Traumatic Belief that arose from the Traumatic Experience. Whoever wrote that – Mahalo! That may have changed the way I approach working with PTSD clients!
8. And, I’ve decided to return to my week 1 Virtue on my Franklin activity – organization. That was one of the main reasons I felt I had to step away from the MKMMA, with only 9 weeks to go. Yet, that was 9 more weeks in which my husband would have to wait for our home to begin to be decluttered. Last evening, in my “sit” beside my “dog client” (who had been a buddy of my dog, Seamus, who had to be put to sleep 4 months ago yesterday), I realized that ever since we buried Seamus under his favourite tree in the front garden, I’d been burying my hubby and I with clutter. So, ORGANIZATION it is for the next month, one youthful step at a time 😉 And I’ve decided that “I greet this day with LOVE in my heart” and “Looking for, seeing, giving and receiving KINDNESS” are always going to be paired with my current Franklin Virtue – and that the Virtue will be experienced for 2-4 weeks at a time. With the Logic brain being the happy brain and the Gestalt brain being the Sad brain – and with my early preference for Gestalt brain activities – the Sad view of life were the habit. I’m planning to immerse myself in these Virtues for longer than one week, so that I can really incorporate them easily within my continued 7 day (positive) mental diet.
9. I’ve been saying for years that I’ll get to bring harp playing into my life again. 2 of my students are now at a level of playing where we can play harp ensemble works. We’ve had 2 such harp ensemble afternoons thus far. This coming Friday, my students are taking me out for lunch to celebrate my 65th birthday and then we’re going to spend the afternoon playing harp together. How beautiful is that?
An Abraham-Hicks inspirational quote for 15 February 2016, which is very MKMMA, and which I shared with one of my clients today, read:
“When you continue to ask the question, you continue to practice the vibration of the question, which is different than the vibration of the answer. But when you quiet your mind, so that you are no longer keeping the question active, then the answer can come to you. Because you are not holding yourself in the tension of the unanswered question.”
Mahalo to the person i MKMMA who introduced me to the Abraham-Hicks website. And, Mahalo to everyone for your inspirational blog posts and Tweets this week. I’ve learned so much and I am most grateful. I trust you’ll enjoy the A-H (ah 🙂 quote above as a show of my love and gratitude to everyone in the MKMMA.
Yours in Gratitude, Light & Love, Peace & Joy