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Astrology cycles through

Hello dear readers,

The past couple weeks have been full of my peering at astrology charts! It is always interesting how I rarely ever get just one astrology client at a time. I wonder if these clumps of horoscopes together has to do with an attraction coming from within me or if it is an outer cycle working on me.

So far, I have not seen a pattern in my own chart. But I’m not looking that closely – maybe it is a progressed Moon aspect with Uranus (ruler of all things astro: outside the box and off-planet-as-it-were), or it could be an inner yearning of mine. I love doing astrology – part time – so this is perfect!

In the past, I think I tried to do too much for every client. Like trying to be ready for any question they might ask… I am getting better about that now. I prep for a bit and then I simply ask what my client’s intentions are. What do you want to look at or focus upon?

This is good though. In the past couple weeks, I have done three charts for clients, I have two more for trades coming soon and I am doing a chart as a gift for a friend (this is rare – she must be a good friend) 🙂

Sometimes however I go for weeks or months without having a chart to dissect. Waves and cycles passing through I guess. I am grateful no matter what is going on – for my dedicated hobby which pays some money from time to time! 😀

Thanks for reading and visiting!

~km

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Process Buddhism

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore. Please respect my creative property. And thank you for visiting!

In my last post, I discussed how I am beginning to offer some powerful combinations of healing facilitation modalities. Blending Polyvagal Therapy (autonomic nervous system resourcing and resiliency building), Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and Pre- and Perinatal Psychology (birth process work), some clients are experiencing some amazing shifts and insights. (Keeping in mind we go SLOW, we want to gradually adopt healthy resources and compassionately care for developmental parts of ourselves.)

I was thinking about what to call this new fusion, when I realized that the name had already been given to me!

If you go back and search the term “Process Buddhism,” you will discover that Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen, a revered teacher, monk and scholar in the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism (and one of my heart teachers), gave the name “Process Buddhism” to my main process-oriented bodywork teacher years ago. She was also asking what to call this powerful fusion of modalities.

So there we go! I’m not sure how I feel just yet putting Process Buddhism down on a business card, but I think I will chew on it for a few weeks and perhaps it will show up on my website soon.

Thank you for reading!

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As some of you know (avid readers of this blog that is), I graduated from a sublime massage school in Colorado about 3 months ago.

A little fire was lit within me at that time. The potential for sharing healing gifts and tools was taking root in my soul (so to speak). Now it seems this fire has become sharper, clearer and is burning more brilliantly.

In the past three days, I have conducted some awesome bodywork treatments. The people come in talking about needing massage because they’ve had a “bad” back for years or they always have problems on the right side of their back or they have had lumbar problems for ages, etc! And I say, “Oh have you tried Craniosacral Therapy?” (because this is the closest concise description I can use to categorize my healing tools in the spa). The answer is nearly always “No, what is that?” or “No, I have heard a little about that…” Etc.

And then the Deep Tissue massage or the Myofacial release treatment turns into an integrated session – combining several of the healing modalities I work with. It has been beautiful!

I am ready. Send me clients who are wanting and willing to do their healing work!

There is no more hesitation. I am in the flow when I am doing treatments and so far it has worked out quite well. It seems I am converting people who used to think Deep Tissue massage was all that worked for them. I barely palpate anything and they say things like, “That’s incredible! I’ve never felt that type of spaciousness.” Or “Wow! Just doing that little thing changed my breathing.” Yep! Healing does not have to hurt. We can take it in small bite size chunks, easily digestible, little tiny adjustments at a time!

I am so very grateful! Now to practice regular self care so I can be available for those clients who are in need of healing facilitation.

May all beings harmonize their Chi and discover the ease of alignment (with what is)!

Thanks for reading!

~km

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I posted last week about the incredible movie – “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” A documentary about the beautiful, rich, nuanced life of Fred Rogers – Mr. Rogers. I highly recommend watching this movie if you get the chance. The man was a Bodhisattva, a Saint, a truly Christ-like individual! (And I don’t say those things lightly.)

One part from the movie bugged me. And not because of what Fred Rogers did or said, but rather what the FoxNews pundits (or their ignorant, fear-mongering writers / producers told them to say). And yes, I mention the controversial “News” company. But what I am about to talk about crosses many lines throughout society – FoxNews just happened to show this mindset in its stark, raw form.

If you search “Double Bind” in my blog menu bar on the right, you should discover older posts where I discuss what a double bind is. Go back and look at that if you aren’t sure what I’m talking about.

What bugged me in particular is that they said that Mr. Rogers had been telling people that they are perfect just the way they are, and by doing so, it led an entire generation of people to feel entitled and to be lazy. Here is why this is a problem and it is just plain wrong:

Sometimes, by words said explicitly or by implied meaning, parents will say to their little kids, “You are only worth what you can produce.” This is harsh, but when parents haven’t resolved their own unmet needs, then guess what? They turn around and are not able to meet those same needs in their own children. What need am I referring to?

Babies and children of all ages (adults too for that matter), need to feel unconditionally loved for who they are. We need unconditional loving-kindness from caretakers and parents. We need protection. We need safety. We need to feel loved and lovable.

So those news “pundits” saying that Mr. Rogers message of tolerance and acceptance and loving our neighbor leading to an entire generation feeling entitled and therefore lazy… just Wow! Those same writers, news anchors, producers are all suffering from a lack of having this need me. They feel that they are only worth what they can produce. They are only worth the amount of zeroes in their annual salary.

The remedy to this particular double bind is to say to our little parts – the little fetuses, the new borns, and the small babies / children parts of ourselves: “I love you for who you are, not for what you do.” That is the truth. It penetrates to the core of the difficulty and dissolves it – if you want, if you allow it, and especially if you work with someone skillful and trained in working with pre- and perinatal psychology or developmental needs meeting.

If we needed to here this good mother message but we heard the opposite instead, then resistance will come up when we say this to ourselves. It won’t feel real, it won’t feel true, it will be hard to believe it. This is why we must work with someone else. In order to resolve and repair these early double binds, we have to get support from a skillful, ethical, professional individual or group. Process workshops are good – but we should do some personal growth work (counseling, Somatic Experiencing, process-oriented bodywork, etc) before diving into these deep pools of resource.

There are many examples of double binds in our society today, the media displays them for all to see. And until we resolve and repair and heal these wounded parts of ourselves, we might even believe those double binds to be reality. It is all we know. 😦

But there is a way to work through these unmet needs, to come back to our hearts and to rest down in ease and grace.

Thank you for reading!

~km

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Wow wow wow!

I just watched the documentary on Fred Rogers. I had very little clue he was such a radically present, nuanced, saintly progressive advocate for children!

And of course I cried miserably through two thirds of the movie. And I rarely ever cry – I’m lucky to cry once a year. I was weeping at this powerful, simple, divinely present being who spoke his truth to power whenever he got the chance. I am so glad to have been hit with this overwhelmingly beautiful wave of loving-kindness.

His simple presence and caring was felt by many many adults as well as children.

I suspect it will take a few days to fully start to digest it. One thing is certain now: I do not want to waste any time. It is time to benefit my community if I am able to.

Marvelous, wonderful, there aren’t enough superlatives! Go see it!

~km

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For those of you who practice Craniosacral Therapy, you have most likely encountered this meditation (from Franklin Sills’ book).

This is a journey through the ventricles of the Cranium that I recorded last year for Janet Evergreen. If you need to fall asleep, lie down while you are listening to this. And better yet – pop open an anatomy book or look at this site to familiarize yourself with a few of the terms that are used:

Anatomical Structures coinciding with Cerebrospinal Fluid

You start out by visualizing yourself as a tiny minnow, maybe you have a light body, and we start the journey behind the brainstem – in your head 🙂

Take a listen!

This meditation helps with the Holistic Shift – shifting your awareness to deepen your inner tides, deepening the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid. Moving into a healing and integrating mental space.

Enjoy!

~km

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I am writing this post to say thank you to one of my main bodywork (and spiritual teachers), Janet Evergreen.

I live nearby, so I can assist you in your classes with ease,

Tolerance, learning, growth, transformation, provocative loving-kindness,

Confronting old patterns, deepening into healing tides, discovering stability within,

You lead your students on a magical and evidence-based journey,

through healing our own stuff! Gently cutting through delusion, having true patience:

Fearlessness in speaking truth to power, in naming shadow material, owning our stuff;

I am very very fortunate to have met you in this lifetime!

 

By the way, Janet teaches classes and leads retreats in Charlottesville, Virginia, around the state and in Quito Ecuador. You can visit her site to learn more here:

Janet Evergreen’s website

 

As usual, thank you for visiting!

~km

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