Wednesday, May 8, 2013
May 8, 2013 --Sweet Home Alabama?
It is already May and I find myself in Birmingham, Alabama. How did THAT happen?!
A Goofy Guru client, who happens to be an old friend, has called me to the deep South—perhaps I should not be so surprised to find myself in the setting of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic work? Most people here will blame the pollen for their inability to breathe, but I suspect people, including myself, are having difficulty breathing here because this PLACE has not fully healed from its recent turbulent history—the air is thick with sad and angry ghosts. I have to ask myself, “What am I REALLY taking on here?!”
As it turns out, my client has recently “awakened” and without the “spiritual” language/vocabulary or understanding of the concepts-du-jour, she is trying to INTEGRATE her new awareness into all aspects of her life. For the sake of privacy, I am going to refer to my client as “Bee.” I can already see Bee is trying to apply “Christ Consciousness” to all aspects of her life and therefore, I am having to adjust my language to what I call “Jesus Speak.”
I have also noticed that my health, which as of two weeks ago, was excellent-- has radically declined in the past two weeks. This is interesting because I just read that a Guru “swallows the karma of the student” and since Bee is living with two impressive dis-eases (HIV and Hep C!), we both suspect my health has “adjusted” in order that I can truly understand/FEEL what her life is like on a daily basis. Not accustomed to feeling low energy, fatigue, weird aches and pains, in combination with “allergies” and bi-polar weather—well, THIS is going to be an epic experiment!
The question for me, is how am I going to bring JOY, PLAY and LAUGHTER to this setting? It is going to take a lot more than mustaches ;)