by Elena Tonetti, November 10th, 2003
Hello there, beautiful everyone! Hello!
You were a great group! It was very easy to work with you. I hope you are staying connected. You attracted each other into your lives, and as I don't believe in accidents, now you have each other to support by holding on to the home frequency and by holding a sacred space for each other. I've had classes where people relocated to be closer to each other. In a sense you now know each other better than your family knows you. But also, be respectful of each other¡¦s boundaries; don't dump your energy on other people when and if you go into some strong emotions.
I'm looking forward to working with you again. Here are some afterthoughts: Please remember, that confidentiality is mandatory. You are more than welcome to share about your experience -- what happened to you, but other people's stories or description of processes are off-limits. Also please remember, that adequate self-care (enough rest and nutrition) is not an option - it is, too, a mandatory part of that training (see Julia Ross "The Diet Cure").
Make yourself available for your Muse. (The reason our workshop felt so good is because of exactly this -- you took yourselves out on a date with your Muse!) And then - go even further - embody your Muse! All it takes is to vibrate your key, upgrade it time to time and crank up the volume! It's all right to be happy): It's a good thing): Only by being happy can you give other people permission to be happy, too. It will give you a great payoff to figure out what exactly gives you the real joy, not fashionable keeping-up-with- Jonses kind of joy, but the true real one.
Allow yourself to be in the flow, let the flow do the doing. The universe is there to support you. Did you notice how suddenly after the workshop your world became a friendlier place, not only that -- it became a safer, easier to move in? Did you notice? That question I actually expect an answer to. ( preferably, yes.)
The main thing: regard yourself as the most precious thing in the world. It is true. Your world wouldn't even exist without you!!! CREATIVITY=SPIRITUALITY=SEXUALITY=LIFE FORCE=HAPPINESS!!! It's all the same one thing, just different flavors. That's what it takes to produce a happy, healthy baby or any other form of a masterpiece!
Vibrate your "key"! Get that juicy sense of aliveness. Pamper yourself! Do whatever it takes to get your creative juices going, to give yourself pleasurable experience of owning your body. Of course, in a self- referential manner without causing grief to your environment. I love you, guys! E.T.
P.S. Books to read: Julia Cameron "The Artist's Way", Michael Gabriel "Voices from the Womb"