I so appreciate you reading this – being able to talk with you about the details here and knowing that you read this gives me a sense that you care and helps me feel more connected to you…and that means the world to me. Thank you so much.
So here we go –
Happy New Year!
As you may know (or not), at the end of each year I like to retreat and celebrate what the last year has been, and to reflect on what the coming year is wanting to emerge through me.
And during that time I love to share my celebration and gratitude by sending updates out to my friends.
Here it is! I hope you enjoy sharing it with me as much as I enjoy sharing and celebrating it.
Gustavo & G
Home, Home on… the Potomac??!
It’s almost a year now that I’m here in my Fairfax, VA apartment (near D.C.), thanks to beloved Gustavo Coronel and Maria Williams. I must say I feel extremely, extremely fortunate, grounded, and satisfied here. I’m enjoying fantastically fulfilling new friendships and community (thank you Tom Goddard for amazing support to help me feel at home here in DC!!), quiet work from home (which I love), hosting small gatherings (my first time to host a Christmas evening dinner, for example), and relishing time with Molly (my Pomeranian) and Rick/Rumi (the jester/preist I’ve been incessantly gaga over for about 7 months now, and with whom I’m extraordinarily happy).
Rumi & G
I’m hosting friends and not even scaring them away with my amateur interior decorating! Wow!
Seriously though, I’m not exaggerating when I say I find myself almost daily in tears of gratitude and appreciation for my life. Of course it’s not all roses, but it does seem very true to me that the more I appreciate what I can, the more to appreciate shows up…and even *that* I’m grateful for.
Personal Health Care – Chocolate and Tequilla?
While I feel pretty healthy for 40 (all things considered), my health could be a bit better. I’m in regular conversation with RLS (restless leg syndrome) which enjoys keeping me up nights. Do you know any powerful remedies for this? And my exercise and endurance are way lower than I like. I’m considering getting bodywork (massage) to reduce muscle tension which I hope will lessen the RLS symptoms, and Rumi’s been encouraging me to more and more movement (gotta love that buddy system!).
Meanwhile thanks to Rumi loving to cook, I’m also eating even better than before. Of course, then there’s his whole love of chocolate (he’s also a chocolatier), and me eating the chocolate he makes, which I suppose counters the whole “healthy eating” thing (hehe)…
But my decadence knows no bounds – thanks to dear friend Omar in Canada I’ve also been enjoying a mean Tequilla – the smoothest, sneakiest tequilla I’ve ever met. Result – I’ve gained somewhat of a name for bringing tequilla to parties. Tequilla as the new healthfood? Ok, thank goodness that Rumi has gotten me hooked on kamboucha and herbal teas!
Omar (Evil Tequilla Man)
A New Year’s Vision
I’m also feeling celebratory this week for other reasons. I’m just now finishing a very very sweetly restful and rejeuvenating end-of-year 3-week “sabbatical”/retreat. I do one of these every year; I spend 2-weeks mostly unplugged from emails, TV and the telephone, meditating and doing a process where I appreciate what I cherish about the previous year and listen deeply to discover more about what I’d like to do and be and live in the coming year. This year I took an additional week so that I could get my taxes done early without having to file an extension this year (for a change) and I got that done too wooo hoooo!
My retreat has given me even more clarity this year than years prior. My focus will narrow this year as I live into my highest values in these ways:
New Year’s vision – Living Into “Maya”
– helping release fears (toward greater freedom)
– helping system thinking (toward easier experiences)
– learning and sharing info about “standing-wave physics” (toward supporting human evolution and thriving)
Here’s what I mean by those lines:
For living into my highest self even more fully, and as a reminder/call into that space, while I continue using my work as a life practice (I call my work TIA(tm), pronounced “TEE-ah”, short for “The Integrated Approach” – it’s a catalogue and collection of hundreds of best practices), I’m also thinking of using the name Maya or Maya-G sometimes. Hearing the name reminds me of my deepest self. What do you think of that?
About the “releasing fear” thing — both for myself and also so that I can contribute to others, I practice two right-brained methods for doing shadow-work / reducing stress / releasing tension and frustrations. One is a 5-step integrated method I call, “SORTTing It Out ™”. The other is an integrated process I call “TIA(tm) Release/Healing work”.
In case you’re curious, I’ve listed a bunch of topics below where I and other people use these embodiment practices.
About the system-thinking thing, I like sharing TIA(tm) with others to help empower them and make life simpler. The combination of best practices + releasing tension and stress is really powerful, and can really beef up your attention and energy.
Living and offering this is how I fulfill the Boddhisattva vow I made when I was 12.
Meanwhile, something new is also calling me really madly. (“No I’m not joking, and don’t call me Madly.”)
No, this new calling clearly is not a great ability to tell jokes.
What’s calling me is a study of a set of principles related to standing waves (3D waves), vibration, sound, sacred geometry, ancient civilizations, and physics – it’s all about how vibration relates to matter and our universe.
Some people get all glassy-eyed when I say “physics”, but really it’s not all difficult like that! And I’m excited about how much it relates to.
This stuff gives verrrrrry simple answers to all sorts of questions like, “what is the nature of reality?” and “what is the nature of Consciousness?” and “how can we prove mathematically that all things are interconnected and that our thoughts and emotions and fear directly create our reality?”
More practically, it relates to non-invasive healing using sound, electro-magnetism, power generation, propulsion, and levitation (using wave principles). Since it’s all about how matter relates to wave forms (how matter is created) it also relates to transmutation, alchemy, and deliberately creating the kind of experiences we desire. Powerful stuff!
In the scientific community this stuff gives us the ever-sought-after unified field theory. However, very much like our twisted history, science is taking it’s time to learn that the earth is neither flat nor is it the center of the universe. So you won’t hear a lot about this stuff in the news – at least not yet.
Sometimes I all of this, “new physics” and sometimes I call it, “standing-wave physics”. See my Still And Vibrating Universe for more info.
This topic fascinates me to no end. Don’t ask me why it is calling me so strongly, or why I’m finding it so easy to learn, but while it calls me I’ll honor the call and see where it leads!
I’m so loving what I’m learning that I’m considering putting up videos about what I learn as I go, and talk about it in easy-to-understand, practical ways.
What do you think of that?
Ange (my Seeester)
Home and Family
Ange (my sister) and I are talking more often these days, which I enjoy. Even with her grumbly anti-love anti-“mushy” style, I love her low-key sense of humor (that also reminds me of my dad). I had a dream about him recently where I told him I missed him, and woke myself up crying in grief. It felt good to “see” him though. Since my sister still lives there in that house, she’s a connection for me to home, family, and the laughter we shared growing up together. I cherish her deeply.
Yes, I Work Sometimes Too
Yes, I’m still coaching (topics below), and more and more I’m coaching coaches and people who want to become coaches.
I’m really celebrating (and grateful for) the support that lead last year to my TIA(tm) Coach Certification Program (TIACCP) getting Upgraded. If you haven’t heard about it, the TIACCP is a Coach Certification course that integrates across traditions, and adds practices I’ve tested for and proven over 19+ years as a Coach.
I’m excited about the new upgrade – it makes new material and new videos available. Also, the upgrade makes the course available as a a self-paced home-study course that anyone can take whenever they want.
The only way I could offer this is because, last year, I finally found developpers who could offer me an online community platform that does exactly what I wanted. Finally!!! After the thousands of dollars I’ve spent and years and years of trying to find programmers and a good fit to work this out, I’m verrrrrry grateful to finally have a solution I love. Big huge thanks goes out to George Tran for his unparallelled vision and energy that made this possible!
So now the site is up, although I have it in Beta testing. You can see material I offer there for free, and eventually I hope you will come offer your best practices and material there as well.
If you want to check out my freebies just create a free account for yourself – here:
Poke around and please give me feedback. I’m adding more and more material every month, and am curious what you would like to see more of out there.
The End of the Gypsy/Vagabond Era?
Next, I’m MASSIVELY happy to be grounded home with NO TRAVEL until March. (Funny to hear myself say that, after moving almost every year from the age of 17.)
Facilitating "Leadership from the Core"
This last year was unexpectedly busy in the travel department. With CNVC Board meetings in Albuquerque, Nassim Harramein event in Joshua Tree CA, and 3 workshops I facilitated out of town, I was “away” far more than I expected. I’m looking forward to offering more of my work from the comfort of my sacred sanctuary (home). Wanna come hang out and share some hugely liberating and empowering life practices with me? Come visit!! I have a very cozy and lovely guest room suite – and the complex has a fantastic pool and indoor fitness center!!
One of the events I hosted at home most recently was a small gathering (11 of us) to talk about co-housing / intentional community. Over the years, I’ve wanted an alternative to living alone, but I have not enjoyed the ways I’ve seen others do it. So I wanted to start the conversation from scratch. Rather than focusing on all the things I didn’t like and don’t want, I want to get clear about what I DO want.
The conversation was inspiring for me, and got everyone revved up enough that when it was time to end, everyone wanted to open new conversations to tackle more ground and “get some legs under this thing”. I am so grateful for the people who came – big hearts, deep souls, open minds. It was absolutely delicious.
Cherie Beck & G
Fun and Playtime
On a final note, besides hanging out with dear friends Cherie Beck and Nicole Oxendine, for fun and play I’ve been loving stand-up comedy (ex: Steven Lynch, Jo Koy, Lisa Landry) and fun things on YouTube. Here are three examples:
Laughter 1 – http://is.gd/65rzq
JK Wedding Video: – http://is.gd/65rPv
Laughter 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P6UU6m3cqk
So there’s my update!
How about you? What are some things you cherished from the last year? What are you looking forward to this coming year? Do you have any New Year’s resolutions or visions?
I’d love to hear your celebrations, joys, and challenges.
Meanwhile, I’m sending love to you with hugs, and –
Cherishing you, your support and your friendship,
2010 Topics I’m Coaching and Hosting Events around:
- For Women – Empowerment Through Releasing Fear
- For Experienced Pracitioners – 20-Minute Shadow Work
- For Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders –
5 Steps to Open Productivity + Creativity
- For Couples and Polyamorous Folks – Reducing Relationship Drama in 5 Steps
- For NVC Friends – Freedom From Triggers with Body-based NVC
- For Spiral Dynamics and Integral Friends – Practices for Raising the Self-Line to the 2nd Tier
- For Nassim Haramein Friends, Walter Russell friends, or friends of the 2012 conversations: Preparing Ourselves and Humanity for the Coming Age
- For People Seeking Healing – Easy Ways to Free Yourself from Trauma and Pain