Change is what we do when we are flipping from one channel to the next, or when we choose a different hair color. It may bring something different…but you can always go back. Transformation, on the other hand, is evolution. Like baking cookies…you can’t go back.
A few years ago, while picking up some produce at Whole Foods, I happened to run into an acquaintance of mine. We exchanged the usual hellos, followed by remarks about shopping at Whole Foods–a wonderful grocery store, but rather pricey. Then, my friend said something that struck me immediately, and has stayed with me ever since:
“I figure you pay now or
you pay later.”
Ah, the joy of working with children! They can be so amusing…like the time I was with a young girl, maybe 7 years old, who opened her eyes in the middle of a session, arched her neck, and looked up at me as I sat at the head of the massage table to tell me, “You look funny up-side-down.”
They are also amazingly resilient.
Elaine and I met a few months ago on, of all places, LinkedIn. I am now a believer in social media! When I read her profile and saw that she was a Healing Touch practitioner, I knew we shared a special bond. Upon further inspection, via her website, I discovered that she teaches Sacred Geometry, a subject of great interest to me. The fact that she is an author and artist is the icing on the cake! So, I contacted Elaine and asked if she would be interested in bringing her classes to the Chicago area. She said “Yes!” We had our first offering of Angel Readings and Sacred Geometry-Level 1 last March. Over 40 people participated between the two events. The feedback I received was outstanding!
We are inundated with so much information these days–
Workshops, websites, emails, books,
Videos, social media…all are hooks!
I find myself overwhelmed with it all, and make a conscious effort to avoid losing myself. But, when I met Elaine Grohman on LinkedIn, I knew I had to take a look.
The next Healing Touch for Children class is being offered at the Northfield Park District as part of our local “Screen Break,” an annual event that encourages families to turn of their screens (TV, video, computer, phone) for a week and turn on to new experiences. Are you a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, caregiver? Plan to invite a child and join me for an afternoon of learning, relaxation, and fun!
March 4 (ages 6-8) 12:45-3:00 OR March 11 (ages 9-12) 1:45-4:00
Every January for the past several years, I’ve noticed that the parking lot is PACKED at the health club where I swim and take yoga classes. And, it never fails that I hear the same joke year after year: “Don’t worry. By February the crowds will be gone.” This year has been no different…but it can be!
How does one capture the essence of their life work in a single image? For me, it emerged in an instant, but only after many years studying holistic health, practicing Healing Touch and exploring the shamanic traditions of indigenous cultures. On a recent trip to New Mexico, an image caught my attention: the Zia sun symbol. I immediately recognized that it contained symbolism congruent with my life work and the vision and mission of Holistic Connections.