Day 6 - Stillness
I met Michael in New York when I was writing my book and we became text-every-three-months-how-are-you-thinking-about-you friends. Recently, he referred me to someone who referred me to a New York chiropractor who needed someone to do editing work on a wellness project he had undertaken.
Did you follow that?
The work is perfect for me. It's all about health and well-being and food. I'm in heaven. I'm getting paid to read and adjust text.
I've spoken to Dr. Ray Omid a few times, but we've never spoken face to face, and here's the thing: I want him to succeed, so I'm going to work really hard. Why do I care how some dude does way over in New York? I don't know. Part of it is that he trusts me with his project. Part of it is that I think he will help a lot of people with his work. It's already helping me--I'm learning as I read and type and so my future is brighter because I'm getting an even deeper understanding of my body and its needs as I work.
I went on Youtube to get an idea of what Dr. Omid's style is, and I watched this video I've attached below. I'm going to watch it again. I may watch it daily for some time. Why? Because I want the message to sink in. I want to hear about the power of stillness, of source, of alignment. I want to remember the world has my back if I trust in the process of simultaneously setting goals and letting go of expectations.
All of this happened since I started my gratitude journal. It's so obvious--we're told over and over and over that if we are grateful and if we approach the day with an open heart, love and abundance will come back to us tenfold, and yet. And yet. I fight it. I build walls. I hold tightly. I sometimes stand in fear instead of flipping the traditional narrative of safety first, safety first, safety first on its head of and leaning into grace. But we are flexible beings: our bodies and minds were created for fluidity. Music calls for us to dance. Our blood sings the private song of I am alive when we move. Our bones thank us by becoming stronger.
I am loving this work that I am doing. I am so grateful for it. And I love this talk of Ray's: https://youtu.be/ftoTpi3_kfU.