Quality or Quantity, Hmmm?

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The light shines within., going out in connection to the Divine Creator.

I had an interesting dream recently and the details are not important to share, but what came out of it for me that is the main thing.  What did come out of it for me? It was a sort of culmination message on this journey and particularly as regards my vocation. 

I signed up for bunch of meet up groups to hone my skills, gain new skills and to network.  After this dream and a few other things that I have observed I realized I am not a fractured atlas, nor do I want to be.  I am by God’s grace I hope not that at all and a very focused woman who is focused enough to create, to channel her energies into being very discriminate in choosing select venues through which she creates. Also, by God’s grace a woman who realizes that it is not about quantity of people she networks with, but quality of people, and that is why it is best to have a very well chosen, well thought out list of venues two or three that one works with and creates with, from.  My running around the city with a bunch of meet up groups, and knowing a whole bunch of artists etc… is not God’s calling for me.  Creating from scratch, learning as I create with others as they create, and being selective, and wise in my choices that is the calling, especially as a sign of maturity.  What is my choice of venues for creating etc…that I hope to work with and focus on:

  1. My kaartist blog and bandcamp site
  2. The Church/Catholic community
  3. Poet’s House -plan to become a member
  4. Italian-American Writer’s Association

I also thought about my mom who is in her 90’s and how to best honor her and realized the best way to honor her is to keep friggin life as decluttered, streamlined focused on quality, not quantity as possible, even in my social life, just have a few key deep profound shared culture and faith centered relationships that make my world shine and I make theirs shine.  If God would bless me with a life partner, also to be a partner in the arts, awesome.  That is the best way I can honor her is to do what we used to teach our ESL students K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Sweetheart.  I hope I can do just that, simple, sweet, decluttered, quality, not quanity.

 

Healing, Wellness, What Do We Mean?

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The Journey That is Life.

I can only work with my gut instinct and intuition along with my training in energy healing, metaphysics etc…and research.  I would suggest for regular detox and release on a day to day basis: meditation, detox tea and please make sure it is a supermarket or health food store tea, not something you don’t know what you are getting and walking, nature contact of some kind.  If you are like me, you like walking when you don’t have a whole bunch of people around, when the streets are more quiet, so I will tend to do my walking later in the day, when the weather is nice, really nice in the evening, every evening practically.  I also would recommend if you can and not everyone can handle this, so those of us with Fibromyalgia have to be careful with exercise, what kind of exercise, even massage, but if one can I would recommend both on some kind of regular basis.  Deep tissue massage and certain massages are great and if the person has a solid intuitive sense, is an empath, know energy healing and all that, they can really tune into what you require to release all the toxic memories from your tissue, muscles, your cells.  They will know the right music to have on, right words to use to help you let go and dextox at the deepest levels.  Wellness is about also how well and constructively you live your life and dreams, manage your time so you are focused, decluttered, streamlined in a way and living your dreams, your passion.  Then there is people aspect, important, very important, not about the quantity.  At some point you realize one can know a whole of people, but lack that one deep profound companion connection that surpasses all connections, that gives you wings to soar in a way that no other does.   I like the National Wellness Institute’s definition and work on dimensions of wellness, as a general guide, something I came across today. Here is their definition of wellness. The term wellness has been applied in many ways. Although there might be different views on what wellness encompasses, the National Wellness Institute–along with the help of leaders in health and wellness–shared many interpretations and models of wellness.

Through this discussion, there appears to be general agreement that:

  • Wellness is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential
  • Wellness is multidimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment
  • Wellness is positive and affirming

The definition of wellness, long used by the National Wellness Institute is consistent with these tenets. Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.  

They also give six dimensions of Wellness, which I agree with: emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual, occupational and physical. These all need to be addressed and if you go to website, you can read more about this and download the six dimensions handout. Their site is: http://www.nationalwellness.org/?page=Six_Dimensions

Wellness has many layers beyond the physical, and that includes memory cords, psychic consciousness cords.  Healing and wellness when we decide on a plan of action, balanced and wise one, needs to address what we know and what we don’t know we are carrying and that is no easy task.  If we can do things daily like watch what we do eat, detox tea, some kind of exercise regularly, massage if we can handle it.  I hope we can all find the path to our expression of creative, whatever that is for us, and wellness in full. I hope this helps you on path.  

Amen