I’m well overdue for a new posting… Where have you heard that, before, on a blog site?
I’m working my way through the process of becoming a MLL instructor. Part of the process includes repeating the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes. I repeated the Beginner and Intermediate classes earlier this year. In early October, I repeated the Advanced class. The class is three days of learning about 80 new shapes, more than 140 new colors, and how to create a “144” grid. The class is also about interacting with the fellow students and the instructor. Eventually, we wrap up by each creating a 144 grid. I had the privilege of taking the class from my long-time mentor, Zeeba. There were four other students from diverse energy work backgrounds.
In spite of already being familiar with the new shapes, colors, and grid, there were many new insights and findings for me. I also gained a much better appreciation for the subtleties and nuances that are important for a good instructor.
I did a special grid as part of the class. The “144 grids” are intended to be–as always–for the higher good, to achieve an end objective without quantification, and have no duration or end. My grid was titled: Earth’s Natural Resources. It was (and is) my way to pay back Mother Earth for all that she has provided for us as inhabitants, in spite of how we have treated her. Isn’t it ironic how we bemoan the “acts of nature” such as tornadoes, tsunamis, forest fires, etc., but we forget about what we have done in the form of strip mining, oil pollution, carbon dioxide emissions, etc.? OK, off my soap box.
I also did the grid for a friend to honor her wish for a community grid. She chose the basic topic. I chose the specific title and the grid’s construct. The Earth gains the benefit. Win. Win. Win.
Something else came out of the class. A small group of us started up a community grid writing network. We share our experiences and technique tips. We share of passion. And, we share a cause. The initial focus was on preserving and growing the bee population. If you are so inclined, please share your energetic tools to help out. As a potential instructor I gained a much better understanding about any number of things: how individuals view MLL, how individuals practice MLL, what passions individuals hold, how individuals express their emotions and passions, and the list goes on and on. It certainly helped me to put a lot into perspective. I hope that I can adequately represent all that I learned–and will continue to learn–as I lead classes of my own.
Renewal and rejuvination.