Journey of a Modern Mystic: A Life Long Practice

As with any adventure you embark on, as the adventure unfolds, you tend feel like nothing has changed because day to day, the shifts aren’t always obvious. Yet, often when we look back at who we were, where we were when we began, we can see the difference and the changes that have taken place. It’s a real before and after that is quantifiable, tangible. that can’t always be seen while we’re in it.

My journey through the School of the Modern Mystic has been subtle in many ways, especially with the day to day working on and working in the material but when I look back at who I was before hand, how I felt before hand I can see and feel that I am very different than I was before.

While many things have shifted, I feel perhaps the biggest gift this beautiful school has given me is the gift of knowing what my own energy feels like.

Before this training, I felt tired, unwell and agitated about so many things. Now, when I am continuing these practices, I find that I have more energy, when I’m unwell I am not unwell for long and while I find myself getting agitated here and there, I know I only need to return to my practices to feel a sense of stillness again. I know that these practices are integral for my wellbeing, for my self-esteem, for my life to feel smooth and life’s challenges something that can be overcome.

I am human of course and I often fall off of my Modern Mystic Wagon but the support from my fellow Modern Mytsics is always there to help get me back on track. It is after all, a spiritual practice.

Without these practices, I know that I am a short fused, illness prone, tired, grumpy person. With them, I am energetic, I am still, I am comfortable in who I am and I make smart choices without really needing to work through them. They just seem to be easy to make.

If I get my energy field right, everything else just works. And I can tell you that fist hand. I’ve loved it so much i’ve begun level 2 to deepen the work of level 1.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the School of the Modern Mystic as well as more information about your energy field, your chakras and how you can work with them so that your life works, check it out because the enrolments are open now.

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Belinda Davidson's School of the Modern Mystic starts September 29th!

See my other Journey of a Modern Mystic article here.

Monday Mantra:: I Honour My Well-Being

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I’m writing (typing) this from bed today. I had spent all week last week fighting the beginnings of a cold. I mostly ate healthy, nutritious food, I upped my vitamin C and upped my fruit & veggie intake just to be sure.

Then I made sure I took it easy all weekend. The most I did was assist in the re-arranging of all the kitchen cupboards on Saturday.

And even though I did all this resting, all this healthy eating, I woke up this morning feeling worse than I did all weekend. The funny thing is that when I woke up, my first thoughts were “oh no – we have that really big meeting this week that they’re going to need me in for so I have to go in to help out.” Like the little devil sitting on my right shoulder and there on my left shoulder is my inner voice telling me “You tell everyone else to rest, that in the grand scheme of things, your health is more important than any big project or meeting you have on.” That coupled with the fact that I work in wellness was the clincher.

For the record, the inner voice won, which is why I’m writing from bed. The point is that your wellbeing needs to come first. If you don’t look after yourself, then you’re not going to be in any shape to be able to help others if and when they need it.

This doesn’t just apply to calling in sick when you need to either. You can ask yourself in all manner of situations, what would your well being want you to do?

At lunch, when faced with a long menu of all kinds of foods: What would your well being want you to choose?
When out with friends who want to kick on for a big night: What would your well being want you to do?
When you have what seems like a hundred people at work hassling you for documents or presentations, you can get angry or you can remain calm and recognise that you can only what you can do consider this: What would your well being want you to do?

 

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

WHOLE-istic Wellness (Part 2)

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It always bugged me that I spelt holistic wrong. Every single time, I had to correct it. And now I know why. It’s because it should be Wholistic. Not Holistic. And since yesterdays post  I’ve been pondering this even further.

Here’s where my trail of thought is going at the moment.

The definitions of Holistic:

“Characterized by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.”

The medical definition of Holistic:

“Characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.”

Then why, is spelt as if there is a hole in the person? We are after all whole beings.
Hole-istic wellness suggests that somewhere within us is a hole. Always. So therefore, can there really be any true wellness if there is always something missing?
Whole-istic wellness would suggest that at all times, we are whole beings and that parts of the whole are not as well as they could be. Far more likely that wholistic wellness is to be aimed for, that feeling of completion, that feeling that every part of your being is connected, is whole. There is certainly nothing missing because as a Kinesiologist, I understand that our bodies know exactly what we need in order to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
That is, wellness beyond symptoms, beyond the physical, beyond the nutritional and chemical, beyond the mental, emotional components but deep in to the cellular level and much further out and more expansive that the body far beyond the spiritual essence of our being. We’re more wholistic than we intellectually think we are.
What are your thoughts on holistic or wholistic wellness?

When Men Should Ask For Help

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When Men Should Ask For Help

“Everyone stand up. Raise your left hand as if under oath, now take your right hand and hold your ‘boys’ and repeat after me…”

This is how a facilitator at a conference once introduced his overriding message at a male dominated industry staff conference many years ago. The oath these men took was to recognize when they needed help, to seek help and not put off going to the doctor because their life might just depend on it.

This clever, funny and to the point introduction to a conference has stuck with me. It broke the ice around some important issues and helped people feel more comfortable because men’s health generally seems to be an awkward topic, even for men. And in the lead up to MOvember, I thought this would be a good topic to cover.

Tradition, society, and beliefs put women into a role of being looked after. Women, generally speaking, instinctively know when to take time out for ourselves, when to take ourselves to the doctor and where to find a sympathetic ear to which we can “download” our concerns to.

While there are a lot of men out there who are just as instinctive about when to ask for help, it is far less common.

In tradition, society and some beliefs, men are regarded as the ‘rock’ or the strong one, the provider. And as such, a lot of men believe that they can’t let their guard down or appear vulnerable or stressed.

Male or female, we are all human and all have the same hopes and fears. Keeping this in mind can make a huge difference. Remember the last time you were scared of going to doctor, fearing the worst. Now imagine that a mate of yours has a similar issue and is putting off going to the doctor, or your brother or your dad or son. Would you want them to wait it out worrying and hoping for the best or would you rather they get it seen to as soon as possible to know exactly what they are dealing with?

So men, here’s some basic rules of when to ask for help around signs and symptoms you might be experiencing:

  1. It is always okay to ask for help.
  2. If it’s not normal for you and your body, ask for help.
  3. If it is normal for you but you’re worried, ask for help.
  4. If you’re not sure if it’s anything to worry about, ask for help.
  5. If you’re overly stressed and don’t know what to do about it, ask for help.
  6. If you sometimes feel like it’s all too much, ask for help.
  7. If you’re lost for a solution, ask for help and
  8. See rule number one.

This help can come in the form of a mate to talk to or a doctor to discuss symptoms with but regardless of where you go for help a moment of bravery to talk about it could be worth a lifetime with your family.

 

walking the walk

It’s been a while since my last post. A lot has happened in that time.  We’ve been to Fiji for a family member’s wedding, we’ve welcomed a new-born nephew and work has been steadily changing for the better.

What occurred to me today while putting pen to paper about my business, is that you need to practice what you preach.  While I certainly don’t refer to what I do as preaching (it’s more of a facilitation of change through recommendations based on what my client’s body needs), I believe that if you want to work with people who want to work on their health and fitness for instance, it makes sense that you too you should look and feel, healthy and fit! A walking advertisement for your own business – what a great marketing tool!

So, my next goal is to become the fit and healthy person that I would like to assist my clients to be.  Being the change I want to help facilitate in other’s worlds…

Following on fr…

Following on from my last post, I have set some wheels in motion.  By no means have I completed any of the items on my list however, it is already having an effect on my business.  Since my last post, I have acquired 3 new clients.  I think it’s vitally important to show the universe that you’re serious about your business and that you’re willing to put in what is required to warrant the trust that all is as it should be before the rush of clientele comes your way, particularly in a health care setting. 

Now I’m keen to look at what else I need to do and what potential positive outcome for my business and my clients can it provide. Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: 

“Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens.” – Carl Jung 

Happy awakenings….

Building a successful business

 

So i’ve been building a business.  A natural health & wellbeing business. I am passionate about helping people to release old patterns and see new choices. I’m studying Kinesiology and am currently in a position where I have 2 locations and am trying to build clientele. I went in with the enthusiasm of a child at seeing all the wonders of the world and believing that it would all just fall into place.  And i still believe that it will.  That said, I think I haven’t quite built the foundations yet. and once they are in place, I think it’ll build very very quickly.

 

What am I missing?

1. Correct financial software / setup

2. Correct tax set up

3. all my ducks in a row with regards to association memberships

So over the next week, I will arrange all of these items and will report back on how the clientele builds once these are all in place.  I’m a firm believer in you only get out what you put in and it’s time to ensure that what I put in to setting up the business will provide a stable and appropriate environment in which the business can build! Here goes….