Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Say "Work!" like Maynard G Krebs

Ha!  For anyone that can remember, Maynard was the beatnik buddy of the Dobie Gillis TV show in the 60's.   Just kidding though, I think we all ought to love our work.  ...I do, cuz  I am "hooked on energy" and am just as fascinated today as I was when it all started over 20 years back.  Recently, I began a study course for the re-certification of my business license.  Getting into the course, I found it was great and exciting information, and then it dawned on me that the person who developed it had pretty much dropped the ball about 2/3's of the way through.  It has to do with muscle testing and accessing the core of a "body project," and then activating ear acu-points with laser light to balance energy.  Well, that's all cool, but I have a problem with the ear.  It's just really small, and there is a lot of body to fit into it, if you get my drift.  Anyway, it would have been best if the creator of this course stopped there, because she went on to other things that were not really covered in any way to do them justice. At that point, my excitement fizzled out.

The end result of all this is that it got me thinking about all the modalities I have been using for the past twenty years, and how I can use them differently, and more effectively through structure. So, I have been pulling it into a practice format, and I like where its all going! Suffice it to say that I am moving quickly away from Chinese Tui Na massage, and moving toward acupressure done less on the body, and more as reflexology. Using colored light on the points ("colorpuncture") is awesome. So is "bathing" the body with colored light. Most people don't even have a clue! Color is a vibrational wavelength, and we attune to vibrational wavelengths. Think of it like music that is below our level of conscious sense.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More magic!

One of my resolutions for this year is to make magic every day. Part of this magic is giving myself a new wardrobe. Here is what I created a few days ago, and had a blast in the doing. I call it my Romaine (lettuce type) tunic. It is completely done on the serger, and this is a surprise for me, because I used to hate that machine. Not only is it a challenge to thread, but I was such a dressmaking perfectionist/snob that I considered it so below my quality standards that I only had it and used it for the pattern company I worked for. After finding some gloriously Grungy clothing on Etsy, I drug it out and barely dusted it off to get myself started. Now, I really must give it a proper cleaning and oiling so I don't ruin it. ...I have plans, you see.

I haev already finished the Wild Grasses vest. It goes nicely with the tunic as you can see here...

Now, I am designing and plotting other garments. I love the look of cowls, and can see them carrying over into warmer weather. Shrugs are also a great thing for every wardrobe. Both items are merely accessories, but they are totally practical, which, in my book, that makes them indispensable!

There's just one thing though. ...Where are the pockets????