The Whole Person Blog: Week Five, Day Seven, Part 2/2 - Saturday Summary
Video presentation based on the book
Daily Meditations written by Richard Rohr on 12-Step Spirituality
Breathing Under Water online course
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Richard Rohr has played a significant and catalytic role in the transformation of My Whole Person: MindBodySpirit®. I'm so thankful for the wonderful gifts he has shared with our world, making God as accessible as our breath, our relationships, and reality itself. While Catholic by nature, he spreads a beautiful message of inclusive Love, as if it could be anything else. Unfortunately, for the ego, "love" is looking like I look, thinking like I think, feeling like I feel, behaving like I behave, and believing what I believe. And of course, conditional love is not loving at all. Having read just about all of Richard's books, each one will draw you nearer to the Love you've always craved.
I have a client I've been working with for about 3.5 years. We started with bodywork, and our journey has been evolving towards a MindBodySpirit Coaching engagement. We've recently discussed the importance of allowing FLOW into our lives, and pairing it with activities that express it. The following week, he came into our session fully engaged, phone in hand, FLOW meditation teed up, and leading our session with excitement and enthusiasm. It was a moment of great joy to see something in him changed, and it left me feeling inspired by and in awe of the power of the human spirit. HT: Scott Kaschak
Several people had reached out for me this past week, looking for my insights on very challenging situations from how to grieve a parent on the verge of passing while remaining available to others, how to manage intense emotional pain while raising a special needs child, and how to manage depression while working through a medical school curriculum. These interactions helped me see how far my career has evolved from personal training, and I'm thrilled to support others in this way!
My new online program, The Whole Person Project, is generating a lot of interest, as it shares a foundationally different approach to reaching your goals through a shift in identity and self-image. Our primary objective is to create emotional safety for our participants, empowering them to receive love, express their values, enjoy peace of mind, encounter life as a spiritual and transcendent experience, and enjoy freedom before they reach their goals so that they can reach their goals. The program runs for 30 days and kicks off Wednesday, February 12th. Registration deadline is Monday, February 10th, so grab a friend and sign up now. Details here.
LAST WEEK'S POSTS
Sunday: Do we need to ask?
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Monday: Payback time
Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
Tuesday: Skillful means
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Wednesday: Is this overkill?
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Thursday: An alternative mind (most views)
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Friday: What goes around must come around?
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Most people ask: What do I want to achieve? That's the wrong question! A better question is: Who do I have to become in order to reach my goal? And an even better question is: Who do I have to unbecome in order to reach my goal? This question shifts the focus from the goal to the Individual and the future to the present, where the attention rightly deserves to be. The only place it can be when a transformation is desired.
The beauty of a Movement-Based Lifestyle® is you can develop yourself as A Whole Person: MindBodySpirit, filling up many buckets at once. Physical activity can be leveraged to develop relationships and improve productivity, all inside of purposeful engagement.
As a MindBodySpirit Coach, helping people rediscover who they are apart from the painful experiences of their past is a religious experience, as the word religion means to rebind or reconnect. Despite the negative connotations with that term, we cannot throw out spiritual language with the bathwater. It's the tension of holding space that provokes healing and transformation.
Next week, I will be exploring The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Ever wonder why you do what you don't want to do and don't do what you want to do? Resistance is the invisible force at play, and Steven is going to tell you how to spot it, work through it, and enhance your self-relationship through the process.
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I created a new video, revealing how a poor-self image can chain reactively lead to low energy. If you like it, please share it.
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"God does not love us if we change; God loves us so that we can change." Richard Rohr