Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Energy Medicine With Me and Mine

I’ve written about my trip to Kripalu and the workshop mymother and I took with Donna Eden.  At the end of the workshop, it was recommended to all participants to keep doing the 5 Daily Exercises Routine and, for those interested in doing a study group, to buy the Energy Medicine:  The Essential Techniques.  My mother and I both jumped at the chance to do a study group and knew we would invite Shira, my daughter, and Erin, my daughter-in-law, to join us.  Shira, unfortunately, is in the midst of Con-Season and too overwhelmed with commissions and preparation to join us this time.  Erin, on the other hand, was interested. 

Starting this week, we are all reading through Energy Medicine and, towards the end of the month, we’ll be watching the first of the three dvds in the set.  That’s the plan, anyway. I’m assuming that life will get in the way of our progressing, that we’ll be blind-sided or surprised in some manner.  Nonetheless, here is the schedule, as we have outlined it.

(I’m pretty excited about all of this so, odds are, I’ll be blogging about it here and there.)

·         Rewatch EnergyMedicine Kit dvd
·         Commit to doing the 5 Minutes Routine every day
·         Read Part One in Energy Medicine
o   Chapter 1:  Energy is All There Is
o   Chapter 2:  Energy Testing
o   Chapter 3:  Keeping Your Energies Humming
                Energy Testing
                Daily Energy Routine
                Neurolymphatic Reflex Points
                Neurovascular Points
                The Aura
                Energy Cross-Overs
                Tracing the Meridians

July & August
·         Read Part Two of Energy Medicine
o   Chapter 4:  The Meridians
o   Chapter 5:  The Chakras
o   Chapter 6:  Aura, Electrics, Celtic Weave, and Basic Grid
o   Chapter 7:  The Five Rhythms
o   Chapter 8:  Triple Warmer and the Radiant Circuits
August 26-28 Watch Energy Medicine:  The EssentialTechniques Disc Two
                Alarm Points
                Rebalancing the Meridian
                Connecting Homolateral Energies
                The Ileocecal Valve
                The Diaphragm
                Nuances of Energy Testing
                Surrogate Testing
                The Immune System

·         Read Part Three of Energy Medicine
o   Chapter 9:  Illness
o   Chapter 10:  Pain
o   Chapter 11:  Swimming in Electromagnetic Currents
o   Chapter 12:  Setting Your Habit Field for Optimum Health and Performance
September 30-October 2 Watch Energy Medicine:  The Essential Techniques Disc Three
                The Chakras
                The Five Rhythms
                Energy Techniques for Reducing Pain
                Relief from Tension Headache
                Eye Patter Reprogramming for Releasing Stored Stress
                Healing the Eyes
                Tapping Fear Out of Your Body
                Tapping Joy Into Your Body
                Reprogramming Your Physical and Emotional Habits
                Closing Comments

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Summarizing May and Moving On

This was the first week I felt emotionally balanced.  No dips or rises.  Just present from one day to the next.  This means I have begun letting go of the grief and that was my hope in writing about Romanov’s death—to get to the point where I could let it go.  I will write more about Romanov but it won’t have to be about his death. 

Sharing this experience with Rob was interesting.  I observed a difference in how he coped with the loss.  I didn’t expect we would respond in identical ways. Not even similar ones.  But we were here for one another and that is the most important thing.

Kanika and I are working our way through One Year to an Organized Life which we began together by reading the introduction with the intention of actually beginning the monthly suggestions with the beginning of this month.  June’s focus is on travel.  She travels far more than I do—for work, her annual trip with her husband, trips home to visit her father.   I am limited to my annual trip north. 

What does any of this have to do with my recent experiences?  Regina Leeds, the author, describes going to Europe shortly after her mother’s death and that she learned something very essential about traveling.  Her advice:  Don’t travel soon after a personal loss (150).  This really struck home for me.  After all, I left to see my mother only four days after Romanov’s death.  Was this a mistake?  I came home and his absence felt more palpable.  I honestly felt like I was back to square one with the pain those first couple of days home.

Welcome home indeed.

Leeds says, “I might have profited from basking in the warm sun on a beach somewhere” suggesting that, rather than try to enjoy a European tour, simply lying around on a beach would have been healing.  I am so fortunate that my mother, and our trip to Kripalu, proved to be precisely what I needed in many ways.  Relaxing.  Healing.  Gentle.  Loving. 

And yes, I was sad when I came home.  I sobbed.  I ached.  I coped.

In the few weeks since I’ve been home, so much has happened.  Rob and I celebrated our third anniversary.  Kanika and I took a trip to the second hand bookstore.  We celebrated Mother’s Day with Shira.  Marc decided to apply to one more graduate school.  Joe and his family came by for a visit and went away on vacation.  Shira went to two different conventions—one in Chicago where she was able to visit with her brother.  Rob bought a Perry Ellis jacket for $18 and I got a new pair of contact lenses.

Second Hand Bookstore Haul
I also posted book reviews:
That was May.  And now June is here.  In two weeks I’ll have taken CPC exam and be preparing for Rob’s 42 birthday.  I’ll have gone back to my optometrist and asking for a change in my contact lens prescription because the one I’m wearing is uncomfortable.  I’ll even have gone to the dentist, something I am loath to do at any time but especially when it’s been so long since I last went.  My mother and my daughter-in-law and I will be reading through Energy Medicine together.  Kanika and I will have walked and waked and walked some more.

Most importantly, I am devoting the second half of June to really sitting with myself and deciding what I want to do with the second half of this year.  My life has been so consumed with studying that there was room for nothing else.  With the exam behind me, I’ll have a wealth of free time.  Yes, some of it will be devoted to organizing things.  But I expect it will be devoted to some other things.  Like my writing.  Like learning something new and enjoyable.  Like just being quiet. 

It’s been an interesting year.  And I’m not overlooking or avoiding the lessons.