When I went to get my hair trimmed today I had no idea I would be walking out with a new hairstyle AND highlights.
I am very slow to change so the result of this day is surprising to me. I believe part of the ease that I came upon today was the result of a group call I had with my fellow coaching friends. We are all certified for small group training through the Christian Pankhurst Heart Intelligence Academy.
When we begin our calls we take turns telling each other what we are feeling in that very precise present moment. One of the members talked about feeling the sense of excitement in her body. The type of feeling like I want to play! I want adventure!
As we explored her feelings, the clarity came to the conclusion of saying “yes” to new experience and even ways to encourage fun into any situation. For example we talked about how fun it would be to try on hats and try on a piece of clothing in a color never worn before. My friend expanded into the desire to express this sense of joy felt inwardly in an outwordly physical way. She decided to buy a hulu hoop. By doing so she has a way to actually physicalize her feeling. It becomes an anchor and action and not just a thought or feeling.
One of the amazing benefits during our calls is that by truly listening to others there are observations we take away with us. Sometimes we are very conscious of some clarity we see in our own lives as a result of the discussions. Sometimes a seed of desire is planted that may not even have been consciously thought or felt of before.
For me, I guess that small seed that was planted was the desire for change and movement. In this case I choose look at the word movement symbolically.
I usually take months to follow through with a new hairstyle. If it is a big change; people notice when long hair is shorter or a color is different. I am not always ready to be noticed. Thanks to picking up my buddy’s enthusiasm it hit me that I wanted to say, “yes” to change also. I wanted to say yes, I can cut my hair and feel the excitement of the new and express to the world , “See, you might have not have noticed, but inwardly I am feeling different.”
Once my hair was cut I immediately felt a weight being lifted. My hair was not pulling me down in a stagnant position. When I move my head, my hair moves easily. I feel air on my neck. I love swinging my hair back and forth just to feel the ease of movement and not the constriction of a pony tail. Symbolically is about not being confined.
Thank you to my coaching buddies. Thanks for helping me notice that the excitement you are feeling for adventure and freedom of expression I see and feel in you; I also see and feel in me.