I’m Curious, have you been experiencing this too?
One of the many things I continue to find fascinating about my work is there is always a running theme with my clients and myself included. For example, if someone is challenged with speaking up, it shows up as a core issue for most everyone that month…or perhaps people are digging deeper to feel more joy and purpose in their work. They are grateful for their job but something is missing. I see very clearly how we are all “working on” (or as I say “playing with”) similar challenges in our lives in different ways.
Most recently the theme has been one of inner conflict. I will use myself as an example. Part of me wants to do this…another part of me wants to do that. Something feels good but there is still a feeling of being on the fence or torn. I have a deep desire to free myself of some habit or belief and yet I am also hanging on for dear life.
Wow! How time flies!
It’s that time of year. Tomorrow is officially Summer Solstice and the first day of summer. With this new season comes new energy AND more time to play!
School’s out for the summer
The days are long and steamy
There is a feeling of spaciousness
There is a sense of freedom and adventure
Yesterday afternoon, my client and I were going over specific invitations (guidance) that came through during her Soul Play 1:1 Healing Session. These invitations are organically designed to continue the healing process in one’s day to day life. My client said to me “Anytime you mention the word “play” I have a physical reaction in my body. Play just feels foreign to me and I can only remember and feel good about it when I look at certain childhood photos.”
Sadly, she is not alone. So many of us have forgotten what it’s like to actually play and feel the freedom to do so. Can you relate? In many ways society conditions play out of us. We are often taught it can’t be all about you, follow the rules, don’t be too much, don’t ask for too much, be good, do it the right way and all of the shoulds and coulds.
It’s that time of year….Spring is in the air! The birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming. It’s as if all of nature is delighted to emerge after a long slumber. Springtime is delightful! It is a time of rebirth, new beginnings and new growth.
I was blessed to spend Easter weekend with an “almost 5 year old.” (He told the lady at the grocery store that he is “technically 4”). Being in the presence of a child always teaches me about living in the present moment. I was excited to see the delight in Michael’s face when he would spot a squirrel in the park as he ran from one huge oak tree to another. Or making up imaginary games on the spot. When he scored a goal for his soccer team or when he found the golden egg in his Bibi’s back yard during the annual Easter egg hunt. His sound of sheer delight made my heart sing!
It’s been a challenging 6 weeks….I’ve found myself having to do things that I resist because they’re really not that fun for me. Taking care of tax stuff, calling around and shopping for health insurance, refinancing my condo and the learning curve that comes with the process. I’m glad I persevered because the process was actually empowering. I didn’t give up, I asked for and got the support I needed, and it was refreshing to stay centered and in flow throughout the projects.
The icing on the cake was when I received a call from one of my best friends from middle school. Her Dad just had a massive stroke. This man was such a big influence in my life and like a second father to me. Suddenly everything started whirling around and I found myself in between two worlds ~ one foot in real life and the other holding space for someone I cared about whose life in physical form was coming to an end.
I’ve always loved the month of February. Perhaps it’s because I’m fond of heart shaped objects? Or that it’s the season of love? There’s just something about this time that inspires me to take a look at the love in my life.
I feel so blessed to have a partner to celebrate Valentine’s Day with, yet what truly makes this month special for me is I’m inspired to revisit and reignite my practices of self love. I feel drawn to deepen my awareness of how I show up for myself on a day-to-day basis, with those I love, and what I choose to shower with love (my work, my relationships, my home, etc.).
Happy New Year to all of you!
I hope 2017 is treating you well so far. Despite all that is going on around us,
I truly believe each and every one of us can make the year ahead magical.
As I sat down to write my goals this first week of January, nothing came forward.
I had a deep sense that instead of adding things to my life, I was called to do it differently and to let go. Every part of my being was craving more space….for stillness, openness, to breath and just be. Instead of planning and plotting out the year ahead, I was inspired to clean up and clear out. I heard “make more space to play!”
Simplicity ~ Ease ~ Inner Peace
Couldn’t we all use a strong dose of these about now?
Because it’s a busy time of year we often put our needs last and don’t take care of ourselves. We hold too many things at once….obligations, should do’s, promises, conflicting commitments, rushing around, feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.
Here are just a few of the comments (& questions) I have heard recently from my clients, friends, family and even from myself.
Miracles come in many ways….
I am SO full of gratitude because I experienced a HUGE miracle recently.
Before I dive in, I want to ask you:
Have you ever lost something that carried deep sentimental value or meaning?
Perhaps it was a meaningful symbol, a token or a treasure…
Something that was close to your heart…that brought you pure joy?
I have always had a fascination of hunting for treasure. I used to fantasize about diving for buried treasure with Jacques Cousteau.
So when I loose something special to me, I never give up hope because I feel there is always the potential for it to return.
Here is my story of Soul Playing with hope, gratitude, magic and miracles…
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