be ground. be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are. -rumi

by michelle on December 9, 2011

What happens after Big News?

Well, the same stuff as the day before.

The garbage truck comes.

The animals need fed.

Junk mail piles up.

Jingle Bell Rock blares through the speakers in Target.

And yet, something is different.

A friend describes it within the metaphor of “plate-tectonics” — something deep in the floor of you has shifted. It might be a very small shift — millimeters of one foundational crust slipping to or away from another. But the ripple effect on the surface is enormous.

The ground of who you are has changed.

Thank you to those who have reached out with comments here, with emails, with e-hugs and real hugs, with thoughts of metta for me, for all. I have had the most intense and beautiful moments of connection in the past weeks — being seen, seeing another. No facade, no protection, no pretending. Just bare and raw and honest and real.

Oye, my neck!

With increased attention to expression, voicing truth, as well as a deep listening, I dedicated a class this week to the neck. I don’t suppose you could use any voice/expression awareness with family holiday gatherings coming up or anything…

+ This is a beginner class with lots of space and self massage.
+ If you don’t get what I’m talking about, just make up something better.
+ Great to have a blanket or big towel.
+ Start in Constructive Rest.

A student leaving class said This practice was so much fun, plus my neck ache is gone!

Just right click and “Save file as…” onto your desktop. Then open in iTunes.

Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions or comments!



{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Anna December 9, 2011 at 9:14 pm

“The ground of who you are has changed.” Yes.


Thais December 10, 2011 at 7:26 am

sending you strength during this time of transition. time will heal all wounds as you have noticed, it does not stop and continues to bring life to your door steps. Which is why i’m a big believer that all will end up well. xx


Robert Webster December 12, 2011 at 3:46 pm

“…Jingle Bell Rock blares through the speakers in Target.” Good to see you still have your sense of humor! Don’t lose it – laughter is good medicine!


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