At present, my summer is shaping up in a pleasant, if not voluptuous manner. For about the past two to three years, as I have gotten more and more out of touch with the Tibetan language, having studied it formally for over two years prior, I have been praying to be able to live with someone who speaks the central Tibetan dialect fluently.
Well guess what? My prayers were answered and then some. It is as if the wisdom beings have been conspiring to spring this huge surprise on me for some time. Somehow I am presently staying with Dr. Chok Tenzin, who is one of the department heads of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. He is teaching me how to pronounce the basic Tibetan syllables… I’m no longer sure I ever learned them “properly” 🙂 Wow! Going back to the basics will obviously help as I have a decent vocabulary which, if I dust off the rust, can get me bumbling through many topics.
So that is one awesome aspect of this coming summer. Second, I continue to work (FULL) “part time” at a local golf / tennis resort, which also sends up hot air balloons and is between C’ville and Ivy. I’m not allowed to mention their name in my blog, so I am doing everything but. I am waiting tables for the most part and enjoying the rare room service day, plus my schedule is always changing as I am one of the only people to “volunteer” to work whenever they need me. Youch!! My body is getting tired of this over-work though, which brings me to my next, more up-beat piece.
I am sharing office space with a local acupuncturist, Kim Starbuck. She has an absolutely beautiful office and I will be able to do sessions with clients (bodywork – Craniosacral Biodynamics, Somatic Processing, Visceral Manipulation) in the mornings. I am looking forward to this as I get a lot out of giving sessions (such as feeling more centered, grounded and balanced as I offer presence and unconditional kindness to others). Very cool.
Then, in August, I am excited as I am planning a trip out West to visit friends, family, warm beaches and potential graduate schools for next year. I’ve not planned all the details, but there is a good chance for a dolphin swim, whale watching, attending a huge rodeo, riding a Pacific train, and doing a bit of wind surfing. This will be a five week excursion, which is about the only thing keeping me going as I work 50 – 60 + hours a week.
So basically I am living in several worlds at once, or in the same “day.” One world of healing facilitation (morning) or Tibetan language (morning), working with well-off worldly people in the evenings and studying Somatic Processing and working with the Vagus Nerve whenever I get a free moment. And of course, resting down as often as possible and practicing as much self care as is kind on top of it all. Holy jamoly!
Wish me luck if you like as I gratefully ride this full wave.
Thanks for reading.