I’m so delighted that you found last month’s practice helpful! The whole reason I recorded this series is because I know how precious your time is.
I kept hearing you, my beloved friends, colleagues, clients, say “we really want to do the things, but we’re just so BUSY!”
Over the last 18 months I increasingly see the value in incremental change. I mean, yeah, it would be rad if we all had enough time for a weekly date night, candle lit massages and intimacy, and endless evenings of sharing our hopes & dreams, BUT… that just ain’t the world we live in!
I totally get it. And in a parallel in my life, I have had the same experience in my journey to wellness. By the time I do 15 minutes meditation, a 30 minute walk, 5 minutes of spinal exercises (and 30 minutes on my dennerol), take all my supplements (only 5 minutes!), do my tongue & breathing exercises (10 minutes), prepare my meals for the day (15 minutes), do a movement practice ( I do two, so about 30 minutes)…. half my fricking day is gone and I haven’t actually started my work!
So. I am aligned to (very small) incremental change, consistently over time.
As it is in wellness, in learning, in business, so it is in love.
This month is REALLY IMPORTANT. We have been shifting as a society from lauding IQ as the measure of success, to understanding the importance of EQ, and now there is a strong movement in wellness toward KQ: The intelligence of our bodies.
In any therapy modality, movement is a vital component to allow your body, mind, and soul to release the trauma, to release the tension, to release the issues. If you are “looping” on a problem in your mind, this is a really great cue that somatic therapy would be valuable for you.
See I believe that love is a verb, that means that the word is meaningless without the BEHAVIOUR to support it. And it is the cumulative effect of these actions over time that creates true intimacy & connection.
So, here is my invitation for you to practice this simple act of love for < 5 minutes a day over the next month.
You know, the thing about a practice is that… well… it is a PRACTICE. That means that you may not be great at it to start. And that you may not even enjoy it initially.
My invitation to you for this coming month is to explore:
- How does it feel to do this practice?
- What specifically do I feel? Am I bored? Annoyed? Grateful? Joyful? Angry? Happy?
- Where specifically do I feel that in my body?
- What comes up for me when I do this practice?
- How is my relationship changing as a result of this practice?
I love hearing your messages & feedback as you are implementing – let me know how you go!
Here are the links to Movement Koan and Michaela Boehm’s Non Linear Movement. You can find many of the Non Linear practices in her book The Wild Woman’s Way.
(I stock this book if you would like to order a copy!)