Sunday, April 10, 2011
I've got a big day of work ahead of me. More than one of my clients is/was involved in the making of the deal that helped avert a government shutdown at the last minute Friday. I can only imagine what kind of shape these people are in, which is why I spent an extra-long time breathing and meditating this morning. I'll need to be at the very top of my game today. The conversations that precede the bodywork should prove to be very interesting as well. Some day I'm going to write a book. Oh yeah.
Last night, one of my favorite Matchbox bartenders asked me to show him how to make contact with a spirit guide. This is a very young guy, smart, cool, and did I mention really CUTE? I am thinking very seriously about how to answer his question. Should I write something about how I think he should go about it? Suggest he come in for a session of trance in which he can meet and connect with his guide(s)? Both? However we go about it, it's going to make for interesting conversations.
A friend has an ancient dog, suffering from so many maladies, most recently a large, cancerous tumor in her mouth. It is time for him to say goodbye to his beloved dog, but he is unsure how to muster the courage to make the call. He has asked me to sit down with him and talk about how I finally came to the decision to say goodbye to Jake. Of course I'll tell him the story, of course I will. It will be a rich and interesting exchange, sharing and perhaps helping him take this awful step that is part of being a responsible pet owner. Whew!
I could go on, but you get the picture. This moment in time, at least in my little corner of the District, is providing folks with plenty of grist for the mill. The people around me are seeking answers, pondering big questions, working with deep issues, looking with open eyes and hearts at ways in which they can transform themselves. They are seeking, within their own hearts, ways in which they can avoid emotional and spiritual shutdowns. In their own way these people are dancing in shamanic alignment with what just went down in the Capitol. I'm in awe.
The only way to avoid systemic shutdowns is through change and transformation, which is always difficult and scary. Facing inner conflicts, striking deals between one facet of themselves and another, is hard work! So satisfying, though. This work is good!
Human beings are truly amazing, shining, radiant beings, they really are. I feel very lucky to be included in so many of these interesting conversations. Life is good, full, fascinating. I am grateful. Happy Sunday, y'all. Shalom.