I am grateful for much in my life! So much has happened in the past year and it’s difficult to comprehend sometimes just how different I am. I am different, but I guess I’m just getting back to who I really am, instead of living from all the fear, guilt, helplessness and everything else that I grew to know as the true me.
It really is super exciting for me to learn about the real me, my true self and to learn about how to live from my heart, from my truth, so that I don’t get caught and lost like I had in the past. One of my favorite things to do is to breathe into my heart and bring in all the light and love from the sun, from the universe, from my higher self and breathe it down into my body and feel it. I love feeling my body start to tingle, to recognize that I am connecting to it, that I am in a sense coming home to live here, in my body, instead of being scattered all around. I really love feeling the calm and the beauty inside when this happens, I am starting to use that feeling as a guide, that when I’m not feeling it, I’d better stop and breathe and come back to me. I don’t remember every time, but it is getting easier and it makes such a difference!
I had a beautiful opportunity the other day to teach this to a little girl who was distracted, uncomfortable and in pain. She had just participated in the kids class that I teach called Playing From the Heart: Kids Connect (www.playingfromtheheartkidsconnect.com) and we had shared a picnic together and then we were all playing at the park. She was upset about her hands and her mom was trying to get her to rinse them off in the splash pad because they were full of sand. She seemed quite agitated and she couldn’t quite hear her mom, she was too upset about it all. The girl was close to me so I asked her if she had a “bobo” on her hand because that would be quite uncomfortable with sand in it. She stopped and looked at me and was calm for a moment, then they went back to trying to rinse it off. She ran away. When she came back, she was standing right in front of me. I asked her if she could pretend like she was holding a fruit in her hand like we did in the class (for more information about the fruit meditation we did, please check out my other website at the following link!: http://playingfromtheheartkidsconnect.com/2012/07/22/using-the-fruit-meditation-at-home/).
She cupped her hands around the imaginary fruit. I let her know that all the love she sent to the fruit, she could now send to her hands to bring the love and calm to her hands so she could feel more comfortable. She seemed ready to do it, so I asked her if I could help her too and she agreed. So she held her hands together and I put mine around hers without touching them. I closed my eyes and sent all my love to my hands and then out to her hands. I could totally feel it going out and over to her hands, it was super awesome, super loving, super beautiful. I opened my eyes and asked her if she could feel that and she had an interesting look on her face, so I kept doing it and then I knew it was time to stop, so I did. Her mom was right there and I explained to her that we were doing the fruit meditation and sending the love to our hands to ease her daughter’s discomfort. I looked at her daughter and asked her again if she felt better, if she had felt the love and she loudly breathed out and she had these huge shivers, and she did that a couple of times. It was super cool, she looked so calm, so incredulous and so happy all at once. It was such a gift for me to be able to offer that to her because in the past, I have been so closed off and so scared of uncomfortable situations. She stood around me for a minute and then it was time for her to go and she left. I was sitting there smiling so much, so excited to be in a place where I can pass on these tools that I have had to learn for myself to be comfortable again.
Thank you to that little girl for that beautiful opportunity!