Day 7 - Gratitude List / 2 Minutes of Appreciation: My Brain Gym Twin, Marjie Citron
My Brain Gym Twin Marjie Citron. I met Marjie, soon after I moved to New York. We both learned about, studied, and became brain gym teachers around the same time. We were doing things on the same timeline without knowing each other. When we met it was like, "I think about brain gym this way." "Really? so do I. I wrote this on my flier" "wow. that's almost exactly what I wrote on mine" and so on and so forth. We have shared many "balances" or brain balancing sessions since we met, and in recent years we have increased the frequency with which we balance each other's brains to almost once a week. I am so grateful to my time with her not only because she is an awesome person, but because we can totally be ourselves with each other, and simultaneously learn and grow. Our balances together grow us, not only professionally, but personally, spiritually, emotionally, and so much more. I have had so much bodywork and energy work and brain work over the last 10 years and I have become very selective about who I entrust my being with. I can say whole heartedly that I trust my brain with her, and know that she has my best interest and growth in mind, and I do for her. It has been such a blessing.....to be able to share this continual growth process with her and to watch both of us continue to unfold and blossom. Oh, and by the way, she is funny! The best thing about our sessions is that even when we are working through things that are very tough, and laughter seems like the farthest thing from what is possible, we can find the humor in it and laugh laugh laugh while we are working. She is one of the most genuine, good-hearted, and integrated people I know. She also works with kids and it makes me happy to know that there are lucky kids (and VERY lucky teachers) out there who have her to balance their brains and love them. I am so lucky to have her in my life.
Day 3- 2 minutes of Gratitude--art/artists and the creative people who live it and also make it their life's work to create experiences for others. Tonight's post is late--it's technically already day 4, but I returned late from seeing "sleep no more" and my mind feels piqued but sleepy. It's not a show, it's not a play---it's an immersive experience, one that is of your own creation, limited only by physical factors such as the physical space, the actors and the other people who are also moving around. The company that put it together made five floors of rooms and scenes to explore. We were also made to wear masks and not talk during the whole experience. The performers also did not speak and they were all amazingly talented. The attention to detail was superb. For three hours you could find yourself chasing after different characters up and down five floors of rooms, or get caught in a detail, some object in a room that catches your eye and you stop and go in. You can open the drawers, read the letters, unroll the maps, look inside things. It's a lot of work to bring a vision to life. I want to thank the artists in my life for creating these types of experiences in your own ways for the rest of us. My eyelids are closing before I can tag all of the wonderful artists I know on this post. Artists, you know who you are. I send you lots of love and thanks.
For those who are interested, here is the link for Sleep No More
Changing the brain is the new frontier to changing your life. I am not only the practitioner but also a continual client. My own brain as well as those who entrust me with their brains, never ceases to amaze me in its capacity to change, re-learn, and create!