Archive for July, 2010

Laughter Therapy


2010
07.18

Well … In making a commitment to myself to not only be my own best friend, parent and creator of my life and also to listen to my inner guidance and intuition as to what best I need to do to best find and establish those new ways of being that will support and enable me to begin experiencing my best possible life, I felt positively definite that what I needed was a complete change of scenery and energy.

With this thought and feeling being uppermost in my mind and being, should I be surprised that I received a wonderful invitation to spend a long weekend n a magical countryside location with friends and loved ones laced with beautiful music, play, long walks and stimulating conversations and experiences ? ??  Well … No ! … I wasn’t surprised … I was filled with the possibility of it happening.  However, not only experiencing all of that lovely nurturing, fun and loving energy, what I was bowled over with was the joy and therapeutic benefits of Laughter ! …. And what I’m talking about is that real deep belly aching laughter that you feel from the depths of your being, in that moment, when not only do you feel that lightness and joy of the moment in that experience, but also that connective knowing that you’re sharing the same synchronistic experience with someone else … and that too makes the magical happening even funnier !!!  Couple that with one other person and you have 200% of an incredible funny momentary experience, but with each additional person the percentage stakes rise another 100%  ….  and then even more laughter …. it’s explosive and infectious !!!

I have to say that I spent the whole weekend just laughing, not only was it a fantastic core muscle workout !!! …  but both my serotonin and endorphin levels tipped the Rictor Scale !!  The ultimate healing benefits I received from this whole experience, I can’t begin to quantify but the lightness of my spirit was a gift !

The whole experience really made me think that sometimes when life seems to get really heavy and stuck, maybe all we really need to do is go out into nature, soak it up … every bit, spend some time with the gentle, loving and nurturing energies of friends and loved ones, embrace your inner child and play ! …. and just don’t take yourself or life so, so seriously …. see the humour that runs through the thread of life like a fantastic comedy.  It helps us to stand back and see ourselves and our situations more objectively, we relax and are more able to find creative solutions and our energy is renewed.  Not only that it’s Free …. And a Spiritual High …. Well, how magically healing is that ?!!!

Mind, Body & Spirit – Looking To Achieve A Healthy Balance


2010
07.02

Having just got out of hospital following an anaphylactic shock, I’m being physically forced to take life not only gently to repair, nurture and rejuvenate but …. slow …  Slow really doesn’t come easy to me and it’s a necessary skill I feel I have to learn.

However, I feel I’m being forced to not only investigate the route cause,  but also really face the seriousness of the episode, which could have been fatal,  and acknowledge it’s impact on me now which is not only affecting my physical being, but my energy levels and my spiritual vibration and well being too.  The mere fact that it feels I’m a captive audience in my body and mind at present has certainly helped me to focus on all the elements in my life and has reaffirmed for me that I need to do a life review of exactly what is important to me, and how I think, behave and operate now and for my best possible future outcome and happiness.

It’s interesting for me to realise that although the significant people in my life are top of my list of  “What’s Important”, as is what I “do” in my life together with how I support myself, I am now becoming more and more aware and actually feeling it by my life’s experiences, that how I “am” in all aspects, physically, emotionally and spiritually greatly affects how I view and feel about all these fundamental elements of my life that I hold so precious to me.

Again, it’s interesting to observe in myself, that although I regard myself to be comitted to investing in “the you” and would like to think that I go “all out”  to put in place the necessary support structures and ways of being to help me work towards achieving the best life I can have for myself and my loved ones …. and I think I’m doing it …. It somethimes takes, it seems, a traumatic event  where you feel you’ve reached rock bottom and the only way is up (or not) to delve deep and search your soul to find the necessary ingredients to rebuild yourself and your life into one that really does support and excite you.

I’m not for a minute suggesting that a traumatic event is a good thing, the impact can, and usually is, extremely serious, immense and overwhelming.  However, what I am saying is that if  we are able to approach the possibility of looking at the event in a different way, with time, support and focus, it can be a unique and challenging opportunity to really address looking at, and dealing with, all the issues that this event brings up for you and to find your best way forward towards rebuilding a better, more rewarding,  satisfying and miraculous life for oneself.  It could even be viewed as a second chance to obtaining your life’s true purpose and joy.