How many message from the Universe do you have to receive before taking action? My number is three. It usually take three times for me to take the bait and take action. I used to say I was a slow learner but that was a lie. The truth is that I'm stubborn.
I've received three Cosmic Postcards about Aikido
. It's time to take action.
Message No. 1
Several week ago my friend, Vickie Gray, the Adaptive Coach
, started taking Aikido. Her tweets on Twitter and her posts on Facebook are reflective of not only the strengthening of her body but of her mind and spirit as a result of practicing a martial art.
Message No. 2
While researching a topic for a workshop on the Karpman Drama Triangle
(also because of Vickie), I ran across another website, Martial Development
, that offered a solution for breaking the drama triangle by making an analogy with Aikido. It suggests moving into the center of the drama triangle and maintaining sensitivity, compassion and responsibility until the attacker halts the attack.
Message No. 3
An article on Psychology Today
by Susan Harrow, an author and media/PR consultant, Calligraphy, Aikido and Kotoama: How our bodies reveal themselves in art, sport and chant
, was on my Google reader this morning. Susan says:
The phrase, "How you do anything is how you do everything" has truth to it. When you put yourself out in the world and connect with others everything shows up: whether you're doing calligraphy, cutting a flower, speaking to your children, or handling yourself on-camera, we see who you are.
See the connectedness? The first Sunday of ever month, Aikido School of Central Ohio
, has a free introductory class. Guess where I'll be on the first Sunday in December?
Have you received any Cosmic Postcards recently urging you to take action? What were they? What did you do? What's holding you back?