encouraging news - at the end of this year i will have my LMFTa (provided the classes fall in line) (send good thoughts out for me). What is so exciting about the "a" part is I am billable (a.k.a self-sustaining) provided I have a LMFT supervisor ~which i have~ freedom!! here i come :)
i am getting ready to head out on the road, but it is my commitment to use Monday's for my Compassion Talks ... i think it is funny when thinking of the 'finding compassion' title. what does it all mean. i think it took me a long time to find enough compassion for myself to begin actually offering my talents, and still i struggle at times . . . certainly an on going process.
i am certain i want to foster in others ~ compassion ~ but first i want for them to have compassion for themselves. i want each person to reach into his or herself and find what it is that is most needed.
for myself, what i mostly need is energy. i have a funky thyroid & am very sensitive in general, but for this illustration lets just focus on how my body responds to what i eat. mostly when i eat i feel tired, and feeling tired means i don't have the energy to do anything different. on the other hand if i don't eat, i feel shakey and all around cranky. i am sure there is a complete discussion here, but what i want to share with you ~ is my forth muse.
when i spend time with this friend i begin to slow down and become mindful about my choices; specifically the little choices in what i am eating, how i am thinking, how i am more or less pursuing mindfulness.
if i can't begin to eat better i won't have the energy to get up and get going. there are a lot of things out there to learn, and a lot of learning has to be done hands on.
if i can't begin to eat better i won't have the energy to:
- think creatively regarding the type of food that is served at our table
- thinking creatively regarding the type of activites my daughter and i do
- read all the really wonderful compositions out there
- learn new art skills (my current is doodling)
- write letters, real letters, to my far away friends
- show my love to my husband in intimate details
- get in shape so i can live long years
- explore new adventures
- etc, etc, etc
i love owls.