Saturday, March 17, 2018

Continuing Through the Labyrinth

When coaching clients, I suggest it unwise to discuss things perceived as negative or unwanted unless it helps the person telling or helps the person hearing. Someone sharing a challenge with another can be positive if it results in that other person assisting with the solution or healing. Sometimes I relate tales of difficulties personally encountered along with things that helped me through to inspire others on their journeys. It is my belief that sharing from fear, gossip or simply to get attention just makes the problem bigger and attracts more of the unwanted into our lives.

That being established, I share things that could be perceived as less than desirable in this message. Yet, as pointed out in my previous post Happy Love Month, who is to say what is positive or negative but our very perceptions! Besides, there is always observation – in which one notices things without making judgment of them.

For about six weeks I was without my computer. This was a huge game changer for me as so many aspects of my life, humanly speaking, are on that piece of technology. Unlike others, I don’t use a smartphone although I have been offered one by a number of generous friends. And dang technology! My antique phone as well as my usually awesome camera were playing shenanigans of their own. On top of that, the place I stayed for a month didn’t have cell reception or wi-fi……something I didn’t discover until after committing to stay for a month! For me this was a perfect storm of inability to communicate on a human level. If I was self-sufficient in my secluded tropical Paradise Island of my dreams, this lack of communication would be just fine with me. But operating in the manner I have been, gypsy style, it certainly made life interesting to say the least. 

Also noted previously, both Costco and Dell fell short big time with regard to my computer and customer service. I will only go into more detail on an individual basis if it is helpful to someone making decisions involving either in the future. At the same time, I would like to shout from the rooftops the praises of AXICOM. They not only ran the extra mile on my behalf, they ran a technology marathon for me! They have the most amazing IT team and I encourage you to look into their offerings. Whether you have imminent needs for IT support, service or products, or just have them in your resources for the future, you’ll be glad you found them!!

Staying at the beach close location was originally anticipated for six months. Two days in, for various reasons, it was clear I’d only be staying for the month I was already obligated. This significantly changed my hopes and affected many of my activities not knowing how long I’d be in the area. As usual, it is simply one day at a time (or often one minute at a time) as I continue to navigate the labyrinth of life as peacefully as possible.

One of the most amazing gifts the month of February did present was the opportunity to experience beach magic every morning and evening. For me there is nothing like the exhilaration of running barefoot in the sand with occasional kisses splashed by the warm waves. Most of my mornings started under a magical celestial canopy of ever-changing moon, twinkling stars and familiar planets. Being my church, the beach would witness my gratitude, my questions, my hopes and ideas as each new day dawned. Evenings found me, yet again, in my happy place. While happiness in an inside job, there are certain locations that make it flow more easily and naturally. Everyone is different regarding the spaces that help them recharge. For me, the “right” beach can make all my challenges, doubts and wishes simply dissolve into wonder. Dolphin friends appeared on a number of occasions to lift my mood even more as they distinctly played with me. And the sunsets….Majestic!

I do have a funny Green Flash story. For over a decade I’ve heard the stories of others seeing this spectacular flash of green light the second the sun went down. Hundreds of sunset performances later – especially watching intently at that last second – I saw nothing resembling the reports. I began to think it was just an optical illusion caused by one staring at the sun so long. Researching youtube videos didn’t help my perception much. I’m thinking, that tiny hint of green they videoed with much hullabaloo is “The” Green Flash? While reviewing my photos (after I got my computer back) of the oodles of beach photos I took, one captured my attention. My camera obviously caught something I hadn’t seen. The Green Flash! So here it is for you to enjoy and decide what levels of excitement you wish to attribute to it 😊  Note: You may need to enlarge the photo to the right to actually see what I'm talking about. Or you can ask me to email it to you!

At the current time, it appears I will remain technologically connected enough for Wellness Coaching by Phone. If you’ve contemplated getting a boost with the way you navigate your personal labyrinth in joy, contact me and we’ll set up a complimentary consultation to determine appropriateness.

Wishing you much delight and happy surprises on your journey. Watch out for those impish fairies and leprechauns. Here and there I’m hearing tales of their playful mischief……

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Universal Wellness: Happy Love Month!

Universal Wellness: Happy Love Month!: I was almost going to skip this month’s blog post as I didn’t know what upbeat news I could brighten your life with. Don’t misunderstand. ...