Past equals present, present equals future

 

In the land of right and wrong there is only the separating experience of right and wrong.

 

 

If one longs for connection, right and wrong isn’t important.

Your motivation for connection is what is important.

The skill: to move beyond reaction to pause and explore your intention.


by Renee Lindstrom

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I was reminded of how sympathy can influence not being seen or heard

For me it is an experience of one merging their pain with an others.

Going into sympathy reflects merging old pain together with an others circumstances.

Let me explain.

In a circle with Dr. Marshall Rosenberg in 2004, he began demonstrating a deepened empathy pattern and I found myself curious about how some of us in the circle were independently holding the space and others where crying in sorrow.  I asked an advanced trainer who had worked with Dr. Rosenberg for many years about the differences in experience.  I was told that those who were not sobbing  didn’t have a similar pain as the person who was receiving empathy.  Those who were  had that same abuse in their lifetime that stimulated old pain.   Fortunately this intensive was to transition from moral judgments and right and wrong thinking.  This explanation was shared with clarity and as a matter of fact.  What I learned was that those identifying with the pain had an opportunity to heal themselves in witnessing the resolution in the person who was receiving empathy from Dr. Rosenberg.  The key was to feel their pain rise up and let their thoughts rest.  The skill was to resist  going into their own story that would hijack the circumstances away from the speaker.  I call this the ultimate witnessing ability.  (This is when you can stop yourself from hijacking someones story away from them and making it about you.)

Empathy practice, the NVC way, is to fully hear what someone is saying without interpreting it back through your past experiences and personal perspectives.  The only way someone is going to feel seen and heard is if you are able to listen to their words while being attentive to what you are hearing.  The following ways of habitually listening are not empathetic, instead they challenge the speaker.

  • Comparisons – telling your perspective or someone elses
  • Being an authority
  • Moral Judgments – no right and wrong, not speaking to what’s wrong with someone
  • Assessments
  • Diagnosis
  • Labeling
  • Criticizing
  • Coming up with solutions
  • Asking questions – your job is to listen, not understand

Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Author or Nonviolent Communication
NVC – Nonviolent Communication

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Moon Influence:  Gratitude, Sharing, Enthusiasm

Currently the moon is in it’s waning cycle.  A great time for finishing up projects and clearing clutter.  Not a great time for new projects.  It will be diminishing until the next new moon.

For goal setting this phase of the moon is it’s Disseminating phase.  This is a time to share your goals with others and ask them to celebrate you and your intentions.  In this case needs that your are meeting for yourself.

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Full Moon in Sagittarius at 12:12 pm – June 5th

 

  • Life Area governed by Sagittarius:

Education, Growth

  • Body Parts governed by Sagittarius:
Hips, Thighs, Pelvis, Arteries

 


As the moon journeys through Sagittarius it’s energy reflects taking risks on instinct.  This is the sign of many visionary pioneers.  Sag is a mutable fire sign that generates  a comfortableness (mutability)  with change (fire).

This full moon’s traditional name is strawberry moon and it takes place during a Lunar eclipse.  Many are predicting a time of radical change as the moon experiences it’s shadow side while travelling through the Earth’s shadow.

Today is a power day for intentions.  It has the strongest energy for aligning with the change you are seeking.  Today’s full moon is a milestone for the goals you have been considering since the last new moon whether consciously or unconsciously.  Did you know all your thoughts, hope and dreams are actions of intentions regardless of being self-empowering or self-depreciating?

What have you been thinking and hoping for these past days?

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Introducing the Cerebellum

Cerebellum is a Latin word that when translated into English it means little brain.  The circled part of brain pictured here is the Cerebellum.  It is located behind the brain stem just under the two lobes of the brain.

Early in my Feldenkrais training a video was shown of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais working with an infant who was borne without a Cerebellum.  Her name was Elizabeth.  Elizabeth’s parents had been told by numerous Doctors after her birth that she would never be able to learn, walk, talk or think.  Their predictions and recommendations were dismal.  In their first meeting Dr. Feldenkrais told Elizabeth’s parents that she was far more intelligent than her earlier Doctors had predicted.  As it turns out Elizabeth did grow up and attend University and had the ability to walk independently.  Thankfully her parents didn’t listen to all the earlier diagnoses and continued their pursuit of supporting their young child to reach her potential!

Why am I writing about the Cerebellum today? 

This body part became a dominate focus of attention in meditation this morning.  While sitting I guide my focus of attention through my body parts for a sensory check in, especially if I feel agitated. My intention is to discover  where the agitation is located.  Having a strong Kinesthetic sense means that if one part of body function is agitated balance is off. This sitting and scanning pattern allows for awareness of what is out of balance and gives the opportunity to pause and observe the agitation.

Usually recognizing it without going into story or strategies is enough to clear it.  If not, this recognition cultivates awareness of how this imbalance may influence the days functional abilities giving more choices of how to respond versus reacting.

It’s important to increase understanding of the impact the Cerebellum has in our moment to moment living experiences.  It governs key functions such as speech, mood, fear and pleasure response, balance and posture, mental function, movement, motor learning, and vision.  ​It receives information  from other regions of the  brain and body to coordinate and control voluntary movements.  Recognizing the world events is influencing  my cerebellum gives me pause to consider that it will be a major influence in others current experiences as well.

The Cerebellum is known as the fear and anger center which communicates with the pre-frontal cortex.  Five tangible ways you can choose to increase the window of tolerance in the fear and stress responses of in the cerebellum region:

#1

Read More on Physical Reactions to Fear

Watch Video of Elizabeth receiving Functional Integration as young adult


#2

 

Read more on Mental & Emotional Responses to Fear

#3 & 4

Read more on Pre-frontal Cortex Responses

#5

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Your focus is where your attention goes…….

Your focus stimulates your connection physically, ethereally, perceptually, emotionally, mentally and ultimately your connection and contribution to life, environment and planet.

 


One of the physical areas that is a hit right now in my Feldenkrais work is  eye focus.  It seems that those spending time using Zoom have been getting coaching on how to appear through facial expression and eye contact.  It seems that the focus has gone from full body expression to facial with this current medium for staying in touch!

This leads to a question for consideration.  Do you focus on the world and take aim with your eyes or do you let the world come to you?  If you had to guess, which action would be intense and which action would be soft?

What I am hearing as a need from those on the receiving end of a Zoom connection is for empathy expressions.  Those who haven’t accomplished slowing down and softening their eyes are unable to mask their lack of empathy over Zoom.

If you would be interested in discovering more about ways to cultivate this skill through simple micro-moves connect and arrange a Zoom  session.   This is not a trend for healing yourself or others, it is simply increasing your functional facial expressions that increases your accessibility.

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Today’s energy essence in numerology is a number 4, like that of 2020

This is what I posted about #4’s essence at the beginning of 2020 as reference of the years numerology focus:

The qualities of a number 4 is optimism, enthusiasm, strength, discipline, fortitude, commitment and focus .

The areas of it’s  influence are:

  • order
  • responsibility
  • stability
  • family
  • home
  • manifestation
  • conservation
  • peace
  • physical reality (what’s actually happening in the present)
  • practical situations

As a society there is huge potential this year for focusing on its welfare and making things happen.  This is optimistic and suggests many individuals will use their gifts and talents to eliminate obstacles and accomplish goals that will benefit the planet.  After all the planet is humanities four walls.

This year is one that has a focus on building dreams.  Dreams that matter and #goals, #lifeinfluences, #numberologiy with the will to engage and move forward with courage, doors will open making them real.  The number four represents work and fortitude.  With strength and discipline obstacles will easily be eliminated and remarkable opportunities can be created.

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