Seasoned Beginners

Seasoned Beginners understand there are no Do-Overs. There are no Second Chances. Instead they live each moment as a fresh beginning with new eyes to what impermanently surrounds them.

Seasoned Beginners bear withness and find antidotes to belief systems and patterns that enter through the daily programming of social media, news, our cultures and governments.

They choose to steer away from conversations that do not serve like recreational bitterness or playing “The Ain’t It Awful Game” with others.

Instead they live proactively in integrity, engaged kindness, courageous actions of compassion where it’s not about others…it’s about all of us.

Seasoned Beginners stand tall with an active and strong heart: somatically, mindfully, creatively, unceasingly.

Leap of Faith

When you don’t think there is a way…

It’s time to move out of the Preparation Stage with a leap of faith into the Manifestation Stage!

Enough staff meetings, researching the “best way” to do it, organizing the material in the “right way”. Enough moving the deadline further out to accomodate a potential and, as yet, unnamed and unforeseen obstacle (which may never happen!)

When procrastination somatically vibrates the fear of failing, get curious and leap into a more supportive energy field.

Then manifest one step at a time (with maybe another leap here and there). That’s how evolution works. That’s how we deliver!

Breathing the Breath of “Just This”

Inhale and silently breathe “Just”
Exhale and silently breathe “This”
Continue for five minutes.

Ink Enso on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper
Ann-Marie McKelvey

As you breathe, deepen into this moment…
Noticing
~How your body responds
~How your mind responds
~How that which has been hidden arises

Notice the experience of deepening into your mystery…
Just This.

Part II: Laughing Yourself Into A New Perspective

It’s been close to two hours. Have you done the 30 second laugh? If not, leap into this mind training exercise.

I know…I’m being a bit pushy. Yet this is not a time for an attitude of lassitude. Instead it’s a time to be liberated from a lower state of conscious.

Give yourself this simple, potent gift. Go for it. I am with you grinning wildly!

Laugh out what has been prohibiting you.
•The frustration, confusion, sadness, grief, annoyance, fear, anger, hopelessness…
•The energies you took in that aren’t yours
•The somatic tension, constriction, numbness, tightness

Laugh it out into the Universe. Sense the transformation. Walk into the world with this freshness.

Now what do you notice?!

Laugh Yourself Into a New Perspective

Spoiler Alert: This is FUN!

Ready for a fun 30 second exercise?
Set your timer and…
Laugh! Giggle! Snort! Chuckle! Guffaw! LOL!
(Loud…and long…and clear!)

At 30 seconds immediately go into silence.
Observe your body.
Witness what is alive in you.
Notice your current perspective
And move into your day.

How many times each day?
Many of our students do it at the top of each waking hour for 30 seconds…
You do what works for you.

Let me know what evolves…or dissolves!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI6Uyf29H34


To heal and realign…

To heal and realign requires listening into the silence, the diligence to respond to what is needed, and mucho patience.

It is a time for trust and confident courage
•To contemplate the next best thing
•To think the next best thought
•To manifest the next best action

…all of which is simply the outer manifestation of an inner state of being.

Bottomline: Healing and realigning is an inside job!

No exceptions

Whatever the story
Consciously choosing how to respond is always on you.

Always. 

No exceptions.

Guiding Signs ~ Let Yourself Be Found

Road signs direct us while being metaphors for living
YIeld. No U-Turn. Speed Limit 50. Slow Down. Wrong Way. One Way. Merge. Stop.

Midland, Michigan

What about the invisible signs?
The symbols, the whisperings, the sensations?
How do we recognize and amplify them as we live into our day?

To avoid your own personal traffic jam of life:
•Pause. Relax. Open. Recognize and trust what emerges.
•Allow the invisible signs to find you.
•Listen deeply.
•Let yourself be guided into the Mysteries of the Unknown.