For a while I set appointment times on my calendar to be reminded of how many things I have to feel grateful for & how lucky I am. Now, I can more naturally find ways to remember this. I engage my whole being in the feeling, allowing it to become a visceral response.
This seems to help it be more than just an activity; it becomes part of my internal landscape, my energetic makeup. During these moments of revelation, I don’t rush through it. I take time to “try it on”, like I’m trying on a new set of clothing.
I allow myself time to fully experience what it feels like to Revel in Peace, Joy, Unconditional Love (so powerful!), Contentment.
My body becomes familiar with what it is like to be relaxed. It is calm and fully supported by a force stronger than itself. This is becoming more my normal state, yet I continue to reinforce it as often as possible.
Oh, things still don’t always work out as I plan, but when that happens, I find I don’t have knee jerk reactions like I was prone to do in the past. I can sit with something and ponder the best approach, not assume the worst, and try to take varying perspectives. I ask my deeper self the best next step and often find the response makes sense.
For me, actively altering my physical apparatus from being tense, vigilant and wary to relaxed, open and allowing has helped me to be able to live from a happier place.
Find more satisfaction and joy.
Be more mindful of the Now. It’s really not hard to do; the hardest thing is remembering…which is why I set my calendar.
The good news is there’s nothing really that different about me, if I can do it, anyone can!
Barbara Solomon began this life in Pittsburgh. While she’s spent most of it in Oregon, she was back in her hometown from 2010 – 2014, gaining a new appreciation for the area.
She is a nurse and licensed acupuncturist. She is certified as a Qi Gong instructor and in several vibrational healing modalities, including Reiki, Reconnective Healing and Chios Energy Healing.
In addition, she is a holistic coach and facilitates workshops on various aspects of aging. This includes being a certified Conscious Aging facilitator through the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).
Barbara has worked in the health care field since the mid 70s in a variety of areas such as ICU, staff development, long term and end of life care, private practice and clinical research on both biomedical and complementary/integrative studies. She understands the importance of the mind/body/spirit connection in our physical and emotional lives. She loves to share that information with others.
She volunteers with the Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) program, Portland Veterans Acupuncture Project (PVAP), Volunteers Interested in the Emotional Wellbeing of Seniors (VIEWS), is a court appointed special advocate (CASA), a member of the City of Gresham Art Committee, and on the board of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Alumni Association.