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Principles and Practices For The New Year
By: Katie & Gay Hendricks
Since I’m still in recovery and transition from the holidays and travel I thought I’d share some transformative practices from the great work of Katie and Gay Hendricks:
1. I plan to commit and recommit to opening to discovery and learning in each interaction as the foundational practice of my days. Since, as my friend Bruce Lipton has said, your community of 50 trillion cells is either protecting or growing, I intend to be growing lifelong. That is the filter that I most value to choose to bring to my connections. I am focusing primarily on generating new structures, as the old ones are bankrupt and boring (and that’s just for starters). What blocks us from opening to discovery?—fear. Here’s a version of Fear Melters for you to enjoy and add to your centering practices.
2. I intend to continue practicing the integrity skills that we’ve been exploring for several decades. For those of you interested, you can find short explanatory videos here. Our new Integrity Decks give you a creative way to include integrity skills in your life. These practices have allowed me to contact essence, who I am from the inside out, and to live and contribute in the world with ease.
3. Appreciation and acknowledgement of the wisdom keepers and the lineage of shared knowledge are precious to me, and I intend to celebrate what’s possible, to share solutions that are being invented and to collaborate with those who resonate with the power of integrity.
4. This is a biggie: I’m in a dialogue internally and with the world about “How do you know what’s true?” Currently I’m focused on what I call matching: is what I’m communicating closely expressing what I’m actually experiencing? Can I hear the clear matching in others’ communication? Am I willing to say, no, that wasn’t accurate–here’s what I’m feeling/sensing, thinking? I go to my body to find the truth, and in the presence of embodied accurate being and sharing, new models for being together can emerge. More experiments to follow.
5. I focus on agreements as the basis for collaborative decisions. Short form: Do I do what I say I’m going to do and not do what I say I’m not going to do? Period. Others too. Impeccable agreements create a matrix of generosity and contribution. From clear agreements I become reliable, and my collaborations have power.
7. Bodify, bodify, bodify. How are you experiencing this in your body? Your brain lives throughout your whole system. I have honed my body-brain to resonate with what is occurring so I can fully respond, while having a great time. I can and you can continue generating love, connection, creativity from whatever is happening.
8. I’m looking for where the possibilities are, where is the opening, what is really wanting to happen, to be communicated, to be felt and loved, touched and appreciated. One great way to open to possibilities with your partners and loved ones is to practice 20-seond hugs. Here’s a video Gay and I made about how to hug (and how not to). Enjoy!
Desire to be challenged? Inspired? Listen and learn from this guy Tim Ferriss, a new addition to my (imaginary) board of directors.
By: Tim Ferriss
In this together,