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 Listen to my inner, well being

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Just like an inner child, you have an inner well being. A being who is always looking out for your most well self. This inner well being is often silenced by the thoughts and emotions in our head and heart but when we tune to the frequency of our well being, we can hear it loud clear.

How often do you listen to that inner being who has your wellness at heart?

I see this all the time with clients. It’s that knowing, that inkling. When the body asks for the client to add lemon to water in the morning, the client says “Oh, I’ve been thinking about adding lemon to my water for the last few weeks….”. This has been their inner well being telling them all along that it was the right move.

I am not immune to drawing out my inner well being either. We’re all human and we all get caught up in life and eventually our inner well being gets put last on our list, not first.

Here are some things that you could do for your inner well being today:

  • Have a quiet cup of tea, with no phone, no internet, no TV in front of you.
  • Enjoy a meditation
  • Go for a walk at lunch time
  • Have a glass of water instead of that third cup of coffee

Consider what it is that you’ve been thinking about adding to your routine or to your diet and see what small step you could take towards your inner well being today. Every bit helps to bring back that well being voice.

As always, download and save this Monday Mantra Image 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, please share it.

Monday Mantra:: I Take Time When It’s Needed

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I used this Mantra in two different ways this weekend – It’s perfectly okay to take time when it is needed.

Mantra Version 1
There was an incident in which I and a colleague needed to take time to care for someone who was quite unwell. This person was so unwell in fact, we almost called them an ambulance. The lesson was not only about taking time with the simple things, like ensuring someone is okay, sitting with them until their loved one arrives, even if it’s in silence, offering company in the midst of a scary situation for them but also in the not so calm times when a space needs to be ‘held’ for someone who needs to get their stuff off their chest or to feel safe to let tears come if they need to.

Mantra Version 2
After a very long week of training (9:30-6:30 every day) and being unwell for most of those days, I had decided that because I had committed to sitting in on some training as an assistant, that I needed to be there. Yes, it was very lucky I was there on the first day, given Mantra Version 1, however, when I woke up on Sunday, I knew I should be staying at home. My body had reached it’s point of “over-tired”. By lunch time, I felt so very unwell and needed to go home shortly afterward. I decided it was okay to take the time off because:

1. I needed it and
2. Walking the walk – showing others that it’s actually okay to say “I really need some time for me and my body, to relax this afternoon” It’s all well and good to tell the people around you to take time out and relax but we need to avoid burn-out ourselves by taking our own advice and looking after ourselves. In looking after ourselves, we are in a much better position to look after others.

Where in your life could you take a little time when it’s needed this week? Perhaps in the morning, to cuddle up with the cat while you enjoy your morning coffee, perhaps leaving work a little early to play the kids before they go bed, maybe juts actually taking your lunch break, your full allocated lunch break?

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.

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.

How to be a Number One A-Grade Client and Why You Should Be One.

 Here’s how to be an A-Grade client (yes, these are based on first hand experience):

  1. Turn up to your appointment on time.
  2. Complete the home reinforcement your body asks for. Home reinforcement is a crucial element of your journey to wellness. It supports the work we do together and the results we accomplish within your sessions. Home reinforcement also ensures that you continue to experience improvement even between appointments.
  3. Be open and honest with me – I’m here to help you.
  4. If you can’t make your appointment on time, call us to ensure that it’s okay if you’re a little late.
  5. If you can’t get to your appointment, call us. Honestly, It’s just plain rude to not turn up. I would much rather you call and cancel than for me to sit around waiting for you when I have a waiting list of clients wanting to see me.Would you just not show up to big important business meeting? No, I didn’t think so.
  6. Remember my name. I don’t expect you to remember the first two times but by the third appointment, I do expect you to know my name and how to pronounce it. A mistake once or twice is fine too but years of getting it wrong and me having to correct you is quite disrespectful.
  7. Please put your phone on silent during your appointment. Please do not answer your phone during your appointment. It’s not only rude and disrespectful of your practitioner, it’s disrespecting yourself, your time and your wellbeing. This one could very well result in you being fired as a client.

So there you have it, turn up on time, call if there’s any issues about attending your appointment, do the home reinforcement, be open and honest with me and re-book when you need to. Pretty simple really.

Why should you be a Number One, A-Grade Client?

As a practitioner, I give a lot to my clients both during the session and afterwards with the research I complete around what they’re trying to achieve. I love my A-Grade clients. My A-Graders are what I would consider my First Class clients. They consistently complete the home reinforcement that tests up in their sessions, they re-book when their body tests up that they should and they’re always looking for ways to improve their wellbeing on all levels. They arrive at each session with new ideas about possible behavioral patterns that might be holding them back and they’re eager to work with me to clear them. They are delightful to work with and as a result, I stay back a little late to see them if they need a later session, I come in a little earlier if they need an earlier session, I keep their preferred appointment times free for them, they always get the first right of refusal when a prime time slot or cancellation becomes available and I’m always happy to squeeze them in for an emergency balance. They get the first class, royal treatment. 

 

 

MONDAY MANTRA:: I am where & when I need to be

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It’s human nature to feel that we should be at some magical place of “the perfect weight”, in “the perfect job”, with “the perfect partner”, “be super busy with our new business”, “finished writing that book” etc etc.

Sometimes though in the midst of all the “should be” and the pushing for “what I want” we forget that we’re probably exactly where and when we should be. It’s a process and it’s okay to be in that process until the timing us right, until all the pieces of the puzzle are in place and until you’re ready to be where it is you are wanting to be.

You are where and when you need to be.

*note: the mantra image will be available here tonight for download (few technical difficulties). But perhaps that is where and when it needs to be 😉

Are you ready to chase your dream? Book a session with me now and we’ll work together towards catching your dream. 

Let’s get (Meta)Physical

Let's Get Metaphysical

In my sessions, I often explain things to my clients in terms of metaphysics. That is, the emotional reasons behind their physical symptoms. So many people come to me as a last resort and often they have neglected to look at the emotional component of what their body is telling them. Symptoms are your body’s way of talking to you. It’s always telling you something if you’re willing to listen.

I thought I’d share a few with you here today based on some of the most common one’s I’ve come across over the last few weeks. Please note that these are often different for everyone so try thinking outside the box, beyond these interpretations.

Stomach:

Who or what are you unable to stomach at the moment?
What is going on that you are unable to digest?
(New Information, study, emotionally charged situations)
Are you biting off more than you can chew?

Skin:

Fungal – what are you holding onto that is festering?
Pimples – anger, irritation, eruption of emotion
Who or what is getting under your skin?

Bladder:

Who are you pissed off at?
What are you releasing too quickly?
What are you holding on to too?

Knees:

How flexible are you being?
Who or what have you not forgiven?

Left Side of The Body: Yin / Internal (self, family, feelings, night-time etc)
Right Side of The Body: Yang / External (others, work, men, external influences, day time etc)
There are some great books out there about the metaphysical components to physical complaints. I can recommend:

Louise L Hay (You Can Heal Your Body)
Annette Noontil (Your Body is A Barometer of Your Soul)
Christiane Beerlandt (The Keys to Self Liberation)

Each has some interesting insights about specific ailments and their psychological origins. Remember that every person is different so you might find that one feels closer to the “real” explanation for you than the others.

I’ll post some more of my metaphysical awareness here over the next few weeks too.

When you’ve exhausted all other avenues to correct your health, it might be time to Get (meta)Physical.

Monday Mantra:: Silence Is Golden

I struggled to decide to put up as today’s Monday Mantra. To be honest, I had a few ideas but none o them really felt right today. I think that’s because sometimes, no words are better. We’ve gotten use to constantly listening to music, watching video’s, the TV and talking on the phone and that’s just in the commute, let alone at home or at work.

When you think about it, a comfortable silence between friends or lovers can be quite comforting. Sometimes that wave from across the street can feel better than a five-minute conversation and do you remember that feeling when you lock eyes with someone from across the room, you get that zing of attraction and it’s like the entire world around you fades into the background? So much better than words, right?!

So, this week, choose to see silence as golden. Take in the sights, aromas and feelings instead. See and feel how rich life can be without words. Immerse yourself in the silence – Silence is golden.

As always, save the full image to your phone home screen, your desktop or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it often. When you see it, say it. And if you think someone else would benefit from this mantra, share it.

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WHOLE-istic Wellness (Part 2)

Dana Atkin Kinesiology Wholistic Wellness

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?

Monday Mantra:: I Am Enough

As I am, where I am, with what I know now – I am enough.

So after many weeks of looking at articles, videos, tutorials and books on the internet, I’m at a point now where I think “Urgh, it’s all the same stuff!”. Same Parrot, Different Feathers. Which is why I’ve chosen today’s Monday Mantra as “I am enough”.

Sometimes, you get to a point where you know enough to begin. Sometimes, you get to a point where you’re done trying to be more than who you are (for all the wrong reasons). And sometimes, it’s okay to be comfortable and enjoy where you’re at for a while before starting on your next big transformation.

So, today, I want you think about all the things that make you enough for right here, right now. In what ways are you enough (or more than enough):

at work?
at home?
as a runner, athlete, walker?
as a mum, dad, son, daughter, brother or sister?

And now the most important one:

In what ways are you enough (or more than enough) for you? not for your mum, dad, boss, partner, children or pets – but for you?

I am enough. As always, download the image and save to your phone or desk top. print for your workstation or notice board and when you see it, say it.

when you see it, say it.

when you see it, say it.