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Mair Alight's blog

You ask Why? I ask Why Not?

Dearly Beloved Teacher told me that to ask the “why” of a thing is a way to deny a thing.

Asking why could be a way to deny a thing.  Could be curiosity and wanting to know more about it. Could be because I can’t think of anything else to say to connect with the other person about what they are saying. Could be something else…

Asking Why Not is a way I can express my openness to expand, explore, experience…

Sometimes it’s just that simple!

How about you? What motivates you to ask why?

Comment to share your reply.

I'm Dressed For Success!

If you are curious about how I define "success" for myself, you can click to read my inner child blog post today:

MollyandMair.wordpress.com  I love being read. Satisfying needs to matter and for purpose and for play!

Thanks for reading me. Share me with your friends that you imagine might be enriched? Thanks!

The Story of How the New World Began: You and the Old Man Picking Up Starfish

coming to walk along the ocean in the early morning, you saw an endless stretch of dying starfish on the sand. As you walked along you came upon an old man picking up starfish and returning them to the ocean.

Why are you doing that, you asked.

So they have a chance to live, he replied.

What! you exclaimed, Look at this beach. There are thousands, maybe millions of starfish. What difference can you possibly make?!

He answered you simply, looking down at the one he was holding carefully in his hand. I make a difference to this one,he said,  as he tossed it into the waves.

 

You stood there silently. You heard the echo of his words in your heart. In your entire being. Something moved inside of you. Something moved. It was your hand, reaching for your cell phone. You typed a message to everyone you knew. A simple message:

 

Come to the beach. Starfish need our help.

 

Embracing Connection: Learn Into Love Freedom Project Telesummit Fundraiser Jan 2-8

What will it be like? Alive. Interactive. Inspiring. The presenters will be coming to share with you, not talk at you! We'll have the opportunity to hear ideas and heart wisdom, experiences, stories....and we'll ask the questions on our hearts and join in the community with listening and small group sharing. The technology allows us to speak and listen in small groups with others while remaining on the call.

First Ever! Embracing, Learning, Loving, Sharing, Growing....a WEEK of interactive calls celebrating Freedom Project's vision and mission as we show up for each other with heartfelt commitment. Supporting each person on our path of wholeness and well being. Freedom Project. Strong.

How do you know what you want?


How do you know what you want? 
I have spent much of October pondering this question. 
I've talked about this on calls, in person, in practice groups.  I've dreamed about it, wrote about it...wondered. I've done constellations, tapping, attentive listening, empathy exploration. I've searched on the internet.
What has served me most clearly and with a curious ease has been listening quietly to my "inner orphanage". 
And what I have been led to (again) is drawing. I lose track of time and just feel happy. Deeply happy. Wild and unreasoning happiness. The only experiences that rival that is time with loved ones, dear ones, like family, friends and those who I enjoy empathic connection with...

The Story of How the New World Began: You and the Old Man Picking Up Starfish

 

 

This is the story as it was told to me, and I now tell to you.

Coming to walk along the ocean in the early morning, you saw an endless stretch of dying starfish on the sand. As you walked along you came upon an old man picking up starfish and returning them to the ocean.

Why are you doing that, you asked.

So they have a chance to live, he replied.

What! you exclaimed, Look at this beach. There are thousands, maybe millions of starfish. What difference can you possibly make?!

He answered you simply, looking down at the one he was holding carefully in his hand. I make a difference to this one,he said,  as he tossed it into the waves.

 

How to Identify, Express and Live in Your Power

How to identify and live in your power? 
How to express your truth without criticizing or blaming others?
 How to build clear connections while remaining authentic when you don't agree with others words and actions?
How to not take things people say personally?
 

The answer is simple, reliable, learnable, practical. 


The tools (not rules!) of Nonviolent Communication offer the answer to all these questions.

When you identify what is motivating you to speak and act the way you do, you can express what is true for you without any criticism of others.

You can check with others about what is most important to them instead of assuming you know.

You can use language that invites mutual understanding and satisfying connections.

You can join with others in exploring what could work for everyone in the situation.

Never Say "NO" Again

How could you never say NO again? 
Simple. Speak your YES.
 

Gaians All - Living Love with Joy


I'm exploring the notion that Gaia is experiencing an autoimmunce disorder - human actions as attacking and destroying the healthy body tissues of our mother earth - Gaia. 

We are Gaians all; inhabitants of this blue planet in the vastness of space.

 

We have the opprotunity to create the antibiodies, through our words and deeds, to soothe, heal and restore Gaia's healthy state before some of the Gaians destory ourselves and our home so that it is not fit habitat for humans and other species.

 

I choose to think, speak and act in alignment with empathy and compassion so that I am "withing" instead of "othering".  With and present to and informed by each moment as best I can. I don't always, all ways, experience that fully, and yet rest into the satisfaction of doing so as often as I can. It feels satisfying. Restful. Aligned.

 

Transforming Conversation from the "You Said" to the "I Heard" World

Really!? How could just two words change everything?

Of course it is not the two words alone that changes everything.

It's what happens within the person speaking...and what happens within the person listening.  

HERE is the link to the recording of the one hour call.

Short on time? The takeaways begin at 59:00. I record here. Rae: "I heard that you are doing takeaways..and that's what I heard." 

The Center for Nonviolent Communication
9301 Indian School Rd NE Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87112-2861 USA
Tel: +1.505.244.4041 | Fax: +1.505.247.0414 | US Only: 800 255 7696

NEW fundraising opportunity for US residents.

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