Saturday, January 10, 2015
This was another day of connecting, compassion and listening. However, I was dealing with angry, oppositional and opinionated people for six hours. Meaning, I pushed my limits. I managed to stay present and performed well, but I was very tired at the end of the day. I can push my limits once in a while, without harm. However, it is important for me to recognize my limits and stay within them. Rest, solitude, food & water are called for.
Friday, January 9, 2015
A day of connecting, compassion and listening. I had one client in particular who was telling me things that did not agree with what I had thought previously. I needed to put my preconception aside, expand my point of view and listen openly without judgment or assumption. I also asked for help and guidance, repeatedly. I did all that successfully and also realized that my normal pattern, in the past, was to allow my preconceptions and judgments to overshadow and block my listening.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
The potential significance of the book I just wrote is beyond my understanding. The book is about the power and importance of love. The book also revolves around the concept that we are all part of that power, which some call god, and that we can nourish that part of each of us. I use the concepts contained in the book daily and have touched on that power. I use it, but do not really understand it, a situation that works for me.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
I was pleased to be reading in the most recent “National Geographic” tonight about the finding that conditions such as love, connection and nurturing are necessary for optimal brain development in babies and toddlers. In the article, it was quite clear that non-measurable conditions such as love, connection and nurturing were critical and fundamental in the development of neural circuitry, that those factors had a physical impact. I have been using those same conditions along with other non-measurable factors such as prayer, meditation, visualization and healing touch, for years, to manage my disability, with remarkable success.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Today I checked several sites on the internet about current research trends and advances concerning my disability (cerebellar degeneration). Current research is focused on associated changes in chemicals like brain proteins and neurotransmitters, things that have not helped me at all. As I said yesterday, I have found things like attitudinal healing, mindful meditation and healing touch to be useful in my healing or at least modifying my condition. In my experience, there is a tremendous amount of health and healing in these practices, which are not mainstream, at this point. Love heals.
Monday, January 5, 2015
The health and healing techniques that I use daily, things like attitudinal healing, mindful meditation and healing touch, go well beyond the standard, western medical model approaches, yet they are very effective for me and numerous others. Admittedly, western medical practitioners and medical schools are beginning to recognize the utility of things like love, nurturing, connection and attitude, which is wonderful. However, those practitioners attempt to fit those techniques into the simplistic paradigm of cause-and-effect, which can elucidate some of the superficial elements, but not the deeper, more meaningful elements. As I have found out, love is a very powerful healing force.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Generally, actions motivated by fear are oriented at preventing some future event from occurring and based on beliefs stemming from the past. Meaning that fear-based actions are not due to living in the present, though the actions can certainly be useful a times. On the other hand, love-based actions are motivated by the peace of the present moment and assume that the outcome of the actions will be just right. I have been socialized to believe and react as if I do not control a given situation, it will not turn out well, a belief that causes me stress and is not accurate.