The animals have once again tapped me on the shoulder telling me then have PSA that needs to be delivered NOW! Their pleading has been so great that I left the delicious embrace of my garden to be of service to them.
Here is the weekend PSA from the animals:
Hello my favorite human,
I observe that on weekends you are able to rest and relax. You become much more present in your body and you are more intune with the flow of energy and listening to what your body really wants to do. This seems to well deserved break for that grueling activity you call WORK.
I invite you to think of weekend R&R as a training session for work. Just like when you are training me and I do the desired behavior you heap the praise and treats on me. Now as you rest and listen to your body and make choices that promote staying connected to yourself I want you to imagine me saying in a loving, approving voice “Good job! That’s right, good listening! You are so smart. That’s what I want more of.”
My intention for this training is that you can find a balance in your life where all your days can be in a good flow and you are tuned to your needs and approving of yourself and treat yourself kindly. Because as this day starts to draw to a close I feel your attention start to shift out of the present and orient to this thing called WORK. And all the training progress we made goes out the window. Like when I pee outside the litter box or lunge at the annoying dog passing by and you are frustrated - I feel the same bewilderment of "Wait what just happened? "
So now we need to talk about this thing you call WORK? Here is my observation of work.
This WORK energy feels out of balance. It feels there is an urgency, a push, a demand that this WORK thing is more important than you and the connection to yourself. After these two days of being present in your body and allowing your body to direct the flow, you engage WORK and you drop the connection to yourself as if you dropped my leash. And you seem to jump into that energy with your mind without taking your body along.
You sit in front of those boxes that light up and tippytap on those boards. Those boxes and screens mesmerize your attention. Your breathing gets really shallow and your body, your poor body is forgotten, it is as if you vacated the building.
I am trying to do my part of being a good Trainer and redirect your attention back to your body - by sitting on the keyboard, by barking or by coming in and out or by staring intently at you. Instead of yelling at me, and being annoyed with me for god sakes, people thank me. It's a celebration! You just moved, you came back to your body, your home.
Take a moment before going back into that WORK energy and wiggle those toes, run your hands along your legs, swing your arms around. YOU HAVE A BODY. BE IN IT! BE PRESENT!
Here are some questions I have about this WORK thing and I am seeking clarity about. Please take time to think about them and tell me the answers before tomorrow's WORK thing starts. Literally, talk out loud, trust that we are connected and communicating.
With all of your answers see if you can talk to me from you belly and see if you can feel the answers for example if you say “Yes it brings me joy.” Let me feel the joy it brings you. ( Here’s my loving training voice “You are so good. I know you can do this. Just be in your body, trust you body.”)
Do you like your WORK? Please tell me from your body not your head what you like about it. I need to feel it.
I see you talking to people and doing stuff on your computer. What does your WORK do? (Besides disengage you from your body.).
Neave's translation here is to tell them the name of company you work for and literally tell them about the company, what they do, why they do it and what your role is.
Are you happy?
Observing you at your computer where you are in your head, not breathing or moving that does not look happy to me - just saying. Convince me with your body. OR if you are not happy - let those feelings be felt as well and tell me about them.
Why don’t you move around? What ways can you think of to be more present in your whole body at this WORK thing?
Thank you for telling me about this WORK thing and going through the questions. It helps me understand what’s up with you and how to be a better companion and trainer for you.
You are a HUMAN BEING.
Not a Human Doing - so BE a HUMAN Being in your body.
Please observe and join me often, I have got this presence thing down - I AM a MASTER TEACHER.
Lie in the sun with me for a while till your bones feel as if they are going to melt. Take delight in the birds flitting about . Bark at the delivery man- we have to let him know we are watching him. Pause and groom yourself clean off the energy.
All of above suggestion moves the energy and lets me know you are alive!
Each time you do something to bring yourself back to your body and back to the present moment! Remember I am praising you and saying "Yes, More of that behavior, more of that!"
I am looking forward to relaxing and a more present WORK week with you.
Much love my sweet person!
As I say often we are the lucky ones to have share our lives with these wise beings