A couple of weeks ago, I found myself enthusing with a regular client over a new analogy we had come up with for self care – one that utilised mathematical parabola to demonstrate the necessity of rest and reflection for expansion and well-being.
This got me thinking again on a topic that has been floating around in the old cerebrum for some time. I recalled what my teacher often says about how our “biases” – our personal and particular bugbears, passions, and rants – influence and shape our work.
For me, some biases have been there since I first started out in my field, and have grown increasingly stronger with time – such as a need to work towards inclusivity for all genders, bodies, and orientations. Some I have discovered and nurtured along the way – like a talent for supporting clients in sitting with what I call the “difficult questions”, and making peace with extremes of emotion.
And some… Some have just sort of appeared out of the corner of my eye, and come along for the ride whether I planned it or not.
One of these, which I have become more aware of in the last year, is the fact that I, apparently, teach tantra for geeks. (more…)
I have a client I haven’t seen in a while today. The space is prepped, the kettle is on, and I’m chatting to God.
“Anything I need to know? What do they need from me today?”
I ask the question, and then simply listen.
“Be the oasis. Be warm, be loving. Remember – Unconditional Positive Regard. That’s what they most need today.” (more…)