Category: Curiosity

What Kind of Story are You Running?

When I, Susan, was in 7th grade, I was sitting in social studies class not really paying attention when a thought went through me like a lightning bolt. Suddenly, I realized that not everyone thought like I did. This may seem obvious to many but at that moment I was really glad I was sitting down for my world seemed quite different.

Flash forward to two weeks ago and almost half a century later. I was walking with our construction manager Manny between our house and another he was now working on in the neighborhood. Manny was fixing a leak in our fountain and on his way back to building walls at the other.

I asked him if he enjoyed having a break from the labor-intensive work at our neighbor’s while working on our fountain.

He looked at me blankly as if I was speaking a foreign language. (Actually, I was speaking Spanish at the time). He said, “Work is work.” I realized then and there that I was running a story based on my perspective that labor requiring greater physical exertion was harder for me and that it must be for him too.

Stories are movies we run in our minds that can wake us up or keep us asleep.

I’m still learning to notice when I make assumptions or judgments because of the story I’m running that keeps me asleep. It may be a lifelong series of lessons.  And Manny in his wisdom gave me the opportunity to notice the story I was running.

Have you recognized a story you were running lately?

We’d love to hear from you. Please share your thoughts or stories below.

Love
Susan and David
Wisdom Rx

Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap

Something inside us instinctively knows we are part of something bigger. Some call it Source, The Divine, God, Life itself…. The words don’t matter. What does matter is that it is time for us all to close the gap that keeps us separate from Source.

This gap was created long ago, it’s in the DNA of humans, it’s impersonal but we have the power to change it.

We’ve learned that the most gentle and enlivening way to promote this homecoming is through curiosity, wonder and joy, and the wiliness to surrender what we “think” is true to what we “know” is true. You know, the truth that your heart sings not always what your personality wants.

This is the difference between leading with our own will versus allowing the will of the Life that is greater than we are to inform us first.

It’s why we emphasize noticing habits, conditionings, and belief structures that get in the way of our capacity to really know what is true and loving for ourselves.

In reviewing our history of joy, the greatest experiences have come to us not because we willed them but from a state of allowing, being surprised, serendipity and dancing in the moment.

How amazing is that? That we are so loved that we can pretend separation knowing that eventually we will admit we are held in love beyond our ability to reason it out.

It is time for closing the gap.

Take a breath before acting.
Allow the Spirit in the air to inform the next moment.
Feel the bubble of the joy of life percolating in your blood. It’s really there.
Let yourself be surprised beyond anything you can imagine.

We don’t have to wait until we die to close the gap even though it’s how we’ve been trained to believe.

And we’d love to hear your moments of surprise and delight where the miraculous shows up and there is no Gap. Like when the parking space magically appears or you think about someone and they call.

Don’t Take Beauty for Granted

In the morning, looking out our window this is what we see. It’s a wide angle view that may seem ordinary but these grasses call us up into the beauty of the day. We choose to look for the beauty.

On Google there are 2,770,000,000 references to Beauty. It’s a word that comes from an experience inside us that is really beyond words. It’s a simple word with such enormous power and we need to learn not to take Beauty for granted.

Why? Does seeing and feeling something beautiful really do much for us other than in the moment?   Well, Yes.

Here’s the wide angle view first thing in the morning but there is
beauty treasure that really is our focus.

As we learn from all the people we have been close to as they heal and transform, without the presence of curiosity, wonder and the willingness to experience beauty, healing doesn’t get a chance to go “all the way” with us.

This is a time in the world when the ugly, the profane, and horrific are on loud. There is a vast sickness loose and we realize that the antidote, indeed the transformer to our current horror show is the presencing and noticing of beauty.

Not as a distraction but as a call to action- an action that changes darkness into light. There is a nurturing quality that beauty stimulates within us that we really need.

If you will just notice, even the tiniest glimmer of beauty’s presence you will add enormous power to the engine of change that wants to be present so that we don’t need to live in the stinky shadow of the ugly.

Noticing beauty in whatever form touches you kindles true transformative healing.

What we call beauty is the sacred getting our attention. The sacred is the presence of Life that goes beyond all the ordinariness of our minds and reminds us that if I allow it I can notice that I am swimming in beauty and have unreasonable joy even in the hardest of times.  Joy is the energy that shows up in our body when we let the sacred and beauty be present.

Where we have irritation present whether it is a sickness or emotional disturbance, if we let beauty in it helps us let go of old ideas, limiting beliefs and feel the majesty of what the life we are really is.

Beauty is the door opener- it allows life and love to prevail and paves the way for healing or the miraculous to show up.

It’s a form of obvious magic that surrounds us just waiting to be turned on by our acknowledgment of beauties call to be noticed, felt inhaled.

We have to be willing to notice.

img_2541This the beauty treasure we rest our awareness on.

When we awaken to the call of beauty we become
aware of new ways of being in the world.”
John O’Donohue

Give noticing beauty a try and let us know how you feel and share what happens in your world be it a miracle or a momentary breath of fresh air.

Let us know what beauty you can choose to focus on in the comments section below.

Thanks for journeying with us.

Love,
David and Susan

P.S. We will be offering a retreat here in San Miguel de Allende  Awakening to Beauty  the last week of March 2017 with our partner Gwen Mazer.  Look for more information toward the end of the year!!

What Did I Just Say?

Do you ever hear yourself saying or thinking “hey wait a minute what did I just say?”

It’s easy to keep going and miss a critical moment of clarity that wants to come home inside you so your wisdom can grow. Next time you hear or feel yourself say something juicy, stop and review your immediate experience of whom you’re with and ask yourself what am I really understanding.

Just asking that question will radically change how you live yourself. Wondering like that is a curiosity activator that will grow your wisdom and give you the power to change the course of your life. After all, they are your bits of wisdom wanting you to notice.

Curiosity is our friend and teacher. It is the first step in receiving our own wisdom.

Radio Interview with David Mackenzie

The World of a Medical Intuitive- Radio Interview with David MacKenzie

We met Dr. Emmett Miller and his wife Sandy in San Miguel de Allende Mexico a few months ago.  What we liked about them was that they were each dedicated to self-healing, wellness, success, and global transformation. David Mackenzie

And to our surprise, we didn’t know that Emmett had a radio program. He interviewed David on his show Conversations with Extraordinary People.

David talks about his background and valuable lessons we have learned from all those we’ve worked with.

They had a lot of fun exploring together.

Here’s the link:

The World of a Medical Intuitive: A Conversation with David MacKenzie

The Importance of Trusting Uncertainty

You don’t know what you don’t know.
It’s a simple and powerful truth.

What if, when we don’t know there’s “a special knowing” that’s there for us?

Uncertainty is like spring. When a daffodil bulb feels the call of the sun warming the earth, it can’t see the light but it knows it’s there. And through a gesture of faith, it begins its journey to the light.

Curing “Blindness”

Curing "Blindness"

There are many forms of blindness.

There are those who stop seeing because physically their eyes or their brain are no longer capable of producing the result we call sight. And there are others’ whose thoughts are so thick that they see the world through a logjam of beliefs, ideas and ideologies, expectations, hopes and habits resulting in a different loss of sight.

We’re referring to this logjam kind of blindness. How do we cure “blindness”?

Got Questions That Won’t Go Away?

Questions that won't go away

We live in a time when questions aren’t supposed to last very long. With a few keystrokes we can get an answer to almost any question we might ask.

What if there are some questions that aren’t supposed to go away?

What if the first answer isn’t always the right answer?

What if part of the foundation of a rich, loving life is having some questions that stick around?