“Who you are is a movement” – Thomas Huebl
These poppies that grow and bloom outside my kitchen window every spring have been my teacher and mirror for many years. Whatever happens to them I take personally, as shared delight and also reflection or guidance.
This sequence is such visual storyboard of the process we all go through during any transition, and it’s the process we are collectively engaged in as a species. Right now, it seems, we are in the phase where the pressure is building up in our old “furry-self identity”, a long contracted state.
First we feel the pressure that the old form is getting too tight for us. This pressure might cause fear or shame or anger or depression. “What is going on?” we wonder.
Perhaps we are losing our beautiful old “furry-self identity” and don’t know what lies ahead.
Why not think like a poppy and simply not think at all? Trust the process. Just emerge, as your shiny shimmery self.
As a teenager I remember this being described by Hermann Hesse in his novel Demian
“The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world.”
I don’t think we need to destroy anything accept the belief that our identity is static.
Our annual call series with Richard Unger is well under way.
Here is the weekly program for the entire year of what to expect.
Essentially, there are a number of different levels: soul topics (one call per month) fingerprint themes: the practice of soul tracking and an in depth exploration common life themes. palm topics (one call per month): line formations and personality. Ian inexpensive way to learn directly from the maestro.) advanced threading (one call per month, except holidays) client communication skills (one call per month, except holidays): Learn how to talk to your own clients by watching Richard talk to people about the core themes in their hands.
The client communication classes are a brand new series, that started this year. You may submit your own hands for this series. All the classes are video format and students can join the conversation and ask questions during the live call. This is a wonderful opportunity to interface with Richard and others on the calls.
Feedback on this new series: “An instructor can talk all day about technique and philosophy, but for me, Richard the teacher never shone so fully or penetrated so deeply. It’s like the difference between reading about music and just being swept up by great music.” – Kathlyn Phil
Who are these classes for?
Both soul and palms topics are for everyone.
Advanced Threading and client communication skills classes are only for hand analysts who already have some professional training.
Richard says, whenever you have a dream simply ask yourself:
“If I hadn’t had this dream what would I not be conscious of? ..
Consciousness isn’t just thinking. Also ask, ‘If i hadn’t had this dream, what sensations would I not be aware of?
If I hadn’t had this dream, what way of being in myself would I not be conscious of?’… the dream makes the sensation tangible and clear so you can remember the same sensation in your waking life… then, when you feel the sensations that the dream generates, the sensation of stress or tension, anxiety, panic, when you feel that same feeling in your waking life, you realize, oh that’s dream showed me …..how can I stop doing this right now?… ”
I find it fascinating that dreams help you become conscious of the exact same scenarios or issues as your fingerprints do! This is invaluable input if you are trying to become conscious of what causes you to contract, and your knee-jerk response to this situation. We can use dreams to remind ourselves of our biggest blind spot, our own internal programming, and, more importantly, that we can choose to respond differently, with self compassion, instead of knee-jerk triggering. Which is exactly the same reason for knowing one’s fingerprints.
Here’s an example: the other day a friend shared a dream in which she had shot a man and felt really really bad as a result. Interestingly, her life lesson, according to her fingerprints, is all about power and powerlessness. Not to shoot too quickly and not, not at all either.
Next time you have a dream with a strong emotional charge, think about how it relates back to raising your awareness in now time, of the life themes in your fingerprints.