Face to Face

The universe is an amazing place you know – and when all the planets line up for that moment in time, life could be described as pure bliss. The more we let go of the things we no longer need, the more room we make for opportunity, self expansion and our own happiness. A little over a week ago I was asked if I would like to do Face Reading at Brisbane’s annual Body Mind Spirit Festival. Initially I thought ‘Really? You want me?’, but I quickly changed that thought to ‘Yes!’ and grabbed the opportunity. What better way to start my career in psychosomatic therapy than jumping straight into it. It’s like taking a swim in the sea… if you tip-toe your way in because the water is cold, it can take forever and feels pretty uncomfortable. On the other hand, if you choose to dive in headfirst, the anticipation of feeling the cold water can be a little scary, but before you know it you are swimming around calling to the tip-toers to hurry up and join in the fun!

Leading up to the festival I got a good dose of the flu, it was rainy, cold and all of a sudden there were a multiple number emotional changes happening with friends and family around me. I could have quite easily lost myself in the events unfolding and fallen into the trap of thinking that this really wasn’t a good time. Self-doubt started to raise it’s ugly head again, but this time I pushed it well to the side. I felt like the universe was throwing everything at me to deter my focus and determination, knowing that in the past my weakness has been around courage and taking the first step. But I blew that one out of the water and boy did it feel good!

I worked for three days with true Masters of Psychosomatic Therapy. I felt so privileged to be sitting along each one of them. Especially with Hermann Muller who is the director and founder of the Australasian Institute of Body-Mind Analysis and Psychosomatic Therapy. He has dedicated most of his life to teaching this therapy all around the world. It wasn’t surprising that Hermann’s Face Reading appointments booked out in no time at all. If you ever get the opportunity to hear Hermann speak – grab it! He truly is one of the most wise and compassionate people I have ever met, making a remarkable impact on many, many people’s lives.

Over the weekend I looked into the eyes of over 50 people. For some, they found the eye contact a little uncomfortable at first, this would be because the eyes are the window to your soul. When we look into another’s eyes we are seeing them for who they really are – it can be a little confronting for that person if they are not comfortable with who they are in the first place. The more we practice being at ease when looking someone in the eye, the more at ease we will begin to feel with ourselves.

After connecting with the eyes, I start to look at the features of the face: shape, forehead, hair line, eyebrows, nose, lips, ears, cheeks, the lovely lines and wrinkles. They all tell the story of who you are. It would make me laugh when people said ‘You got all that just by looking at my face?!’. Of course I did – when you woke up this morning, washed and looked in the mirror, the story of where you are today is written all over your face.

What I started to see was that so many of us are waiting for someone to look into our eyes with compassion and see who we really are and how we got here. Waiting for someone to acknowledge us. This may be because our world has become so busy that it’s easy to miss each other. It’s much easier to send a text, Facebook someone, multi-task and not pay attention to the person you are talking to. Remember to take time out with each other. If someone is looking sad or the sparkle has left their eyes, don’t just ignore them thinking that they wouldn’t want to talk about it, or that you have a million things on your to-do list. Look compassionately into their eyes and let them know you can see them.

Not only that, but start acknowledging yourself. When you look in the mirror and see your reflection, particularly your eyes – say hello! 🙂 Smile and tell yourself you are doing great, you are doing the best that you can. Also remind yourself to stay in touch with who you truly are and if you don’t feel like doing something then don’t do it. There is a line between helping others and helping yourself 😉 This too was a theme over the weekend.

So now I’m looking at markets around Brisbane so I can keep Face Reading. I’m pretty excited and am keen to keep the ‘headfirst’ momentum up, as I don’t want to be a ‘tip-toer’!

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