February 2016 Newsletter
Hello, and a fabulous February to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
The photo above was in my first newsletter
2 years ago. I'm using it again to commemorate the anniversary.
It also says to me though it is still cold here in NY, it is
getting lighter and brighter every day, with plenty of reason to be
optimistic about what's ahead.
Today's issue has an article on appreciating all levels of illumination.
Loving the light, loving the dark
We're now about half-way between the darkest time of the year,
the winter solstice, and the Spring equinox when there is equal
daylight and darkness. This past year I feel I reached a new
stage of development in my vision improvement. I was
less bothered by the darkness, or felt restricted by it. In previous
years my energy sank with dread anticipating the short winter
days as autumn progressed. What did I do differently? Every day
I made sure I got outside for at least a short walk no matter
what the weather. Also, our early winter this season was considerably
warmer than usual, leading me to feel less vulnerable and more relaxed.
In contrast, I know some people who don't like bright light,
preferring the comfort and anonymity of darkness. This isn't me
yet, though I'm starting to understand it better than I ever have.
The darkness can be exciting -- I used to think it was just scary!
One thing I do appreciate about the dark is that it forces me to slow down
and be present. It's easier to rush in bright daylight, and rushing
is a bad habit I'd like to stop. I want to be fully aware, to
notice and savor all the sights around me.
Though it still feels like it gets dark too early now, I do enjoy my walks
at night, or especially at sunset. There's something magical about that
vibrant splash of color all across the horizon, glowing steadily while my surroundings
get dimmer. The growing darkness highlights the sunset, making it more vivid.
It wouldn't be nearly as special in broad daylight.
I'm noticing I enjoy cloudy or rainy days too now, appreciating the soft
muted light, when not too long ago I thought it wasn't bright enough
to see well. I often didn't go out on rainy days unless I needed something
badly -- I could feel the tension in my body, the nervousness about not
being able to see. Now this is not a problem at all. When I'm walking in the
rain, it actually seems more shiny, as if every raindrop is reflecting an
extra bit of light.
Do you stay inside on darker days? Challenge that assumption that you
won't be able to see well enough. You may have to go a bit more slowly
-- that doesn't mean you can't go at all! Similarly, if you reach for
your strong sunglasses before even venturing outside, see if you can
hold off just a little bit, and explore what you feel. Light is your
friend, and so is darkness. You might want to get to know both of them
You can read more about appreciating seeing after dark
Notice: session price increase coming soon
In the next couple of months I'll be raising my price on sessions
and session packages. You can expect to see this early in the second
quarter of the year. So if you've been hesitating about booking an
initial session with me, or booking more sessions if you're already a client,
take advantage of the current 2014 - 2015 prices.
There's no time like the present! And you are totally worth it.
You can contact me
about scheduling a energy coaching, vision, or dream session. Thanks!
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Enjoy the start of your February.
I'll write again in a few weeks. Take care!