This Good Friday, I am thinking about death, an appropriate topic, I think. I went to see a man by the name of Stephen Jenkinson speak about death. He is a lovely, gentle man with a warm sense of humour and a deep love for people and great compassion for the human condition. He spoke of how we try to medicate away death. Anesthetize ourselves from having a profoundly human experience. We don’t even want to name it. Instead we call it palliative care, hospice care and speak of achieving ‘a better outcome’. What is a better outcome when death
As I write this entry I am in the midst of an 100 day Radiant Lotus Women’s Qi Gong home practice. Today is day 14. It has been an incredible experiment! I have been asked to implement the teachings, physical practice, meditation and sounding into my daily routine, and also to notice any changes taking place in my mind/body/emotions.There are three key concepts my teacher Daisy Lee has passed on that I am now working with, which are; Vertical alignment, Neutral compassion, and Lead energy.
I have been working with a number of techniques to help me understand and change my thoughts and feelings about money. I will warn you though, often when we ask for improvement in an area of our lives, the universe will bring us strong and contrasting experiences to help us resolve our old, unhelpful ways. It can be quite an emotional ride! I am new to applying these ideas to money but I have used them with great success in other areas of my life
I went to a workshop yesterday called IdeaFEST for women run by SheEO. Supporting, Financing and Celebrating Creators, Makers & Entrepreneurs on Their Own Terms This company is helping women entrepreneurs move ahead with their ideas and businesses in a way that honours their own values and needs. It was an amazing event. If you are an entrepreneur or are thinking about becoming one, I highly recommend their events. SheEOs are women who leverage their passions and strengths to create new mindsets, new models and new solutions for a better world.
Whenever I think about money it brings to mind the Abba song “Money, money, money”. (I’m dating myself I know!) The chorus goes: Money, money, Must be funny In the rich man’s world Money, money, money Always sunny In the rich man’s world Aha-ahaaa All the things I could do If I had a little money It’s a rich man’s world Indeed most of us feel that more money would make our lives better. Was this not at the core of women fighting for equal pay? In the modern world money equals freedom and women want that freedom. So