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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

disabilities and abilities

This is an awesome video about a young man, named Patrick Huges, who is blind and unable to walk. When Patrick was asked if he has disabilities, he stated that he only has abilities. He plays piano as if conducted by the angels. What a profound statement. It makes me want to rethink all of my weaknesses as strengths. Perhaps, if I can give my weaknesses a different spin thanI will also be closer to the angels.
As a healer, many times by the end of the day, I am aware of a great deal of physical pain in my body. I feel that I absorb other people's pain. Often it show up in my shoulders, back and legs . I have always had some level of pain in my body. Perhaps, I can see it as an ability to really connect with people and let myself hear the angels talk to me through the process. I would like to do as Mr. Hughes does and see my abilities a little bit differently.
I cannot upload the video but I can tell you to go to you tube and search for Patrick Henry Hughes , a father's love for his son. Sorry about that. Perhaps next time I will have the ability!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Temple Grandin, an exceptional movie

Temple Grandin was born in 1947 and by the age of 4 had been diagnosed with the label of Autism. This movie is an absolute testimony to the brave soul that has frontiered what it is like to live with autism. In the movie the them is constantly repeated that to be different is not less and that all kinds of door are opening for all of us. The message was awesome and Clare Danes protrayed Temple Grandin in an increditbly authentic and heart felt way.
Gorgeous movie and gorgeous message. This new movie was recently viewed on HBO and I imagine is also available from other sources, ie. Netflix and Blockbuster.
The movie allows us to experience the world in an autistic way. Trust me, afterwards when I was in Barnes and Noble in the Marketfair Mall, I was almost undone by the amount of sounds, smells, traffic, and general chaos that we all take for granted. Be prepared to cry with tears of joy,

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow day

Snow days remind us to slow down. We have had two no doubt about the fact that they are snow days in the past week . When it snows like this it feels like we are in an altered state. Just when we start to gear back up to our normal high level of activity we are again reminded to slow down.This is a good day to remember how much we take for granted . The ease of travel on the roads, the ease of finding really edible and delicious food, the ease of finding a good price on clothing that we like to wear, the ease of being close to friends and family. I like being reminded that we need to take time for being grateful for these things and so much more.
I played in the snow with my dogs, Roxie and pixie. It was so much fun to see them moving through the snow like bunnies so that they could clear the snow drifts. We have not had a white deep snow like this in a very long time. Enjoy the silence and the stillness. We all could use it.