Many of you have noticed that I haven't been contributing to the NV community very much lately. I have received many a well-meaning email about missing me and about my welfare. Thank you, you are all so kind and I appreciate having so many friends all over the world concerned about me.
Here is a small explanation:
First of all, I am fine. Actually better than fine, I am fantastic. I moved across the country with dog and cat in tow a little over a year ago from Michigan to New Mexico; Albuquerque to be precise. This, as some of you know, was a dream that I had shared with my ex-husband until he took a mistress unbeknownst to me and began changing his dreams to hers and left me. Well, as soon as I felt that most of our divorce legalities (the foreclosure he trapped me into was dropped for no apparent reason suddenly, as my fate lately would have it, credit score up!) would allow it and I felt emotionally ready, I still pursued that dream and left. It was one of the best decisions (and scariest) I have ever made.
I had a network of friends already here in ABQ and some smattered around Santa Fe and Taos so I didn't feel that I was totally in the dark by moving here. In the year that I have spent here I have acquired an even bigger circle of friends and feel very welcomed by The Land of Enchantment.
I wasn't sure what I wanted to do exactly to make a living but knew that being a cog in the wheel of Allopathic (Western) medicine was not going to sit well with my spiritual goals of HELPING people. Many of you know how I feel about Traditional Western medicine at this point so I won't belabor it here (if you want to know more, ask in the comments section). So I found a field that I knew could help people (yes, I researched it thoroughly) AND REALLY does no harm - hypnotherapy. I took an intensive course specializing in PLR (past life regressions) in November of last year with the most famous PLR'ist in the country (and quite possibly the world), Dolores Cannon, and was inspired to go ahead and take a month long intensive Certification course in general hypnotherapy in March/April of this year at the most prestigious school in the country in California.
I returned to NM with the intention of starting my own business as a Hypnotherapist but am not the best self-promoter so found that although I get the occasional client and love doing the work, I can't make much of a living doing it until I become a better marketer. So as a back up plan (which is becoming more of a front-burner plan) I am putting energy into my medical career now as well. I began to meet people that liked an idea I had to integrate the two practices (and even add more complimentary/alternative/Eastern medicine later) so much that they are willing to help me get my own practice going in the near future.
Another major change has been the quality of my physical health. I have become more and more aware of how fundamental nutrition is for human health and am now somewhat of an amateur nutritionist. I choose very wisely and do not feel deprived and feel more alive than ever because of it. Also, my exercise routine has become an integral part of my life to the point that I bicycled my first Century in May of this year. A Century is considered 100 miles in one day, but the Santa Fe Century was 106 miles and 4400 feet elevation!) Aside from childbirth, it was the most challenging physical thing I ever achieved. And, yes, I will do it again next year!
In the interim my spiritual life has broken free from chrysalis and taken wing. I have met some wonderful people who have helped me to see my own intuitive side as a real asset to my outer life. I took a course on the Tarot last winter and broke out my Runes after forgetting about them for many years. I have been honing my skills with these Divination tools to the point where I can honestly say: They haven't lied or been proven wrong yet!
Then there was a fortuitous event that has deepened my spiritual quest and set me on a more disciplined and compassionate path - the Summer Solstice New Mexican retreat of Amma. Amma is a non-religious enlightened being who goes around the world not only doing a multitude of charitable projects for those in need, but HUGS everyone who comes to her (she does this tirelessly, sometimes this takes 12-15 hours, she doesn't eat nor even go to the bathroom during these 'darshans'!!). So far it is estimated that this 50'ish year old lady has hugged over 30 million people all over the world. She is one of a handful of 'saints' or masters alive in this world. I can honestly say that being in her presence took me by complete shock as I had no expectations, I really just went to hear her teachings and be inspired. Just being in the same building with her, let alone the room, and oh my gosh, being hugged by her, immediately made me think that this is what is must have felt like for the people in Jesus' time when in his presence.
I was moved beyond words and cannot really explain it. One must just experience it to understand. It is a joyous gift to oneself.
Before meeting her and taking her on as my Guru (which just means that I read her teachings and try to live by them and I say a mantra every day that she gave to me in secret and helps me to meditate and be still at least once a day) I was already doing my best to be a compassionate being and live by the Golden Rule every moment. But since meeting her, this has been an effortless part of my being. This is partly why my writings and seedings here on the Vine have taken a MUCH less political flavor and become more about positivity. I refuse to fight anymore. Politics serves only to DIVIDE people (especially Americans and I am working toward to the opposite in my life - to REUNITE people and help to realize that we are all ONE, connected in every way. Why should the hand fight with the foot? How can the whole ever get anywhere in that circumstance?
I also became familiar with a man named Mr. Trivedi who isn't so much a spiritual guru as he is a brilliant genius with an engineering background who was born with the gift to actually transform things with the power of his intentions. His story is worth a thorough look at by the skeptics, atheists, agnostics and rational scientists among the NV community. He has been the subject of over 500 studies by very renowned scientists in highly recognized universities. What he can do with his mind and even how different his own human physiology is from the ordinary person is puzzling these brilliant scientists! I had a Blessing (his word for using his mind to help an individual, animal, a whole crop of plants, or anything living) along with a few people I care about in my life and each and every one of us have been amazed at the results! (the link on his name goes to a trailer but I recommend everyone goes to consciousmedianetwork.com and take the free 3 day pass and see the whole interview! (Look for him under Trivedi in the drop-down menu on left, while you're there look up Dolores Cannon too!)
Now I find that I am moving again, this time from ABQ to Santa Fe which is at the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains. This is closer to where I always saw myself living anyway and is where my new business opportunities lie.
I will be busy again studying for taking boards (a hoop one must jump thru every 6 years in my field), visiting family at Thanksgiving and Christmas and re-training in General Practice, so I will be too busy to participate on NV as much as I have in the past, but will be thinking of this community with fondness. You all helped me get to where I am today! I will pop in periodically to say , "Hey!" And, as things change, as they inevitably do, I will keep you updated.
So, as you can see, the 'meat world' has been monopolizing my time to the detriment of my time on the Vine (the 'virtual wordl').
Love & Light to ALL!!
(Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Atheists, Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Men, Women, Heterosexuals, Gays, Metrosexuals, haha, country dwellers, those in the ghettos, the suburbanites, everyone from all countries, nationalities, ethnicities and social status, and even those with more hate in their heart than love, no - Especially You! And anyone else I haven't mentioned for it's very early in am for me :~)
Yours Warmly & Sincerely,