The other day I was with some friends and one of them gave the other a business card from their mutual acquaintance. The card was beautiful and when my friends said as much, a petulant voice within me protested, “What about my cards?! They’re pretty too!!”
It’s stupid, right? The idea that I’m diminished in any way when someone gives a woman I’ve never met a compliment is ridiculous. And over something as insignificant as business cards of all things!
As many of you know, I was blessed with the opportunity to go to Esalen for their work scholar program to study the Energetics of Consciousness with Paul Selig for one month. It was an incredible experience and one that I’ll be unwrapping for a long time. I communed with nature, cleaned a lot of toilets, had some extraordinary energetic attunements, made friends for life and uncovered aspects of myself I hadn’t previously imagined possible.
I have so much to share and so much that I’m still processing, but one of the things I’m most excited about is the discovery of a new ability that I’m tentatively calling Akashic Healing. The easiest way to describe it is to tell you how I came into it, so here goes:
For about ten months now I have been graced with recurring yeast infections. They’ve been minor, but still extremely irritating, and very, very persistent. For those of you who’ve never had the delightful experience of a yeast infection, it shows up as itching and inflammation in the lady parts. It’s horrible, basically, and has been a constant in my life since January 1. I literally got the first symptoms on New Years.
In light of the tragedy yesterday I was reflecting on what, if anything, to post and the Hoʻoponopono mantra came to mind. That was instantly followed by a visceral WRONG. It's too soon to forgive. Which brought me to this post on the topic of forgiveness which I wrote on my personal blog several weeks ago. So I'm re-posting it here with an intention of blessings, healing, and light to everyone touched by the devastating events yesterday.
So here goes- Forgiveness. It’s one of the main teachings in every religion and a central tenet of all the woo woo stuff as well (Abraham-Hicks, Course in Miracles, I Am the Word, etc). Forgive everyone everything. When you don’t forgive it’s like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Sound familiar? I totally get it and 100% believe that our growth is limited by the degree to which we wish others harm. How could it not be? And yet...
by April b.
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