Thursday, February 24, 2011

Latest Mantra

In the last few days, I've developed a new manta. Oh, don't worry - "let go of the attachments that no longer serve you" hasn't gone very far. It's one of my favorites, if I do say so myself. Good for any and all occasions.

The new one came to me after really thinking about what I could do to bring "nurture" back into my massages. Of course, self-nurture is key. After all, you have to put the oxygen mask on yourself before helping someone else put their on.
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The new mantra is "I honor the Divinity in you." It is sort of one half of the Namaste translation: The divine in me recognizes and honors the divine in you. Or something to that effect.

It is meant to be intentionally humbling to me. I use it to remind myself that each and every person I come in contact with (or could potentially come in contact with) has the Divine in them. As such, if I wish to honor the Divine, then I must honor them. I also use it to remind myself not to project my feelings and frustrations on to other people when, really, they have done nothing wrong. Especially to me.

I have been using it before and during massages in an attempt to reconnect with my clients, and it has been working. I don't say it out loud because, frankly, I don't want them to look at me like I'm a nutter, but I say it silently. I feel my massages have been improving, and I am once again beginning to feel energy and the body "talking" to me. I haven't felt that in weeks.

I am still in need of time off to replenish my own stores, but this seems to be helping me. I haven't yet tried it during my morning commute. Mainly because I'm afraid it'll come out sounding like a string of curse words.

Baby steps.

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