Bright & Beautiful Newsletter
Late Summer Greetings From Mia Park
I am injured. 2016 is my year for bodily trauma and healing. In February, I had oral surgery, in March I caught Satan's flu, in May I had major oral surgery, now I have a painful knee. What's up with that?! I'm usually strong with boundless energy on the go-go-go.
I'm still strong and my energy remains boundless. What I'm acknowledging is that my go-go-go has got to slow-slow-slow if I want to fully heal. My default is to do one thing, leap into the next thing, revisit the first thing, start a third thing, revisit the second thing and so on. I love my enthusiastic, inquisitive nature. To properly nurture myself, I am now enthusiastic and inquisitive about who I am when I'm more still.
What I'm allowing myself to do is deeply self-nurture and physically be more still. If I want to heal my knee, I have no choice. I'm grateful for injury because it leads to inquiry and this is a gift. Pain is forcing me to listen to what I need. The non-verbal intelligences in my body communicate in a way that require my sensitivity and patience in order to understand their messages. The more attentive I become to my own needs, the better I understand others.
My time in this physical body is short, as the Tibetan crown of skulls reminds me. When the physical body is compromised, so are the subtle bodies of energy. mind, emotion and spirit. When I work on healing one of these bodies, I'm healing them all. What a gift! Thank you to my companions sickness and injury for the opportunity to understand and grow.