Challenging day yesterday! First, one of my frequent couples was frustrated with each other, and there was a lot of finger-pointing going on. I managed to diffuse the situation by focusing on how they could move together as a team, instead of laying blame. Then in my group class, one woman got very distracted and started dancing her own movements! She was our only follower, so this was definitely a problem. I 'laid down the law', and pointed out that having fun was great, but not at the…Continue
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on February 28, 2017 at 10:40am — No Comments
I recently started kizomba lessons with my wife, and we headed over to a dance hall yesterday to practice. It was the first time in a while I've social danced apart from my studio, but I had a fantastic time! It was awesome seeing how what I'd learned so far could be applied with different people, and gratifying that it worked with almost everyone I danced with. Can't wait to do it again!
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on February 27, 2017 at 11:04am — No Comments
The studio got a call yesterday from someone who manages the accounts and schedule for a couple I just started teaching. Kind of caught me by surprise, since they hadn't mentioned him. It was a bit worrying when he explained who he was - I suspected I was about to get shouted at for talking them into using money without his permission - the secretary warned me he was a bit 'odd' when she gave me his number. I managed not to overthink it however, as I dialled his number and introduced myself.…Continue
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Sometimes I have trouble acting like I know what I'm doing in a lesson - I frequently ask my students how they like the pace, what dance they want to work on, if they want to practice a step one more time or move on, all under the guise of 'I need to make sure they feel included in the process'. Thing is, I'm coming to realize that many people don't want to question the process like this - they just want to be directed, so they don't have to think. Yesterday, I used this greater authority to…Continue
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I've noticed lately, that I have more moments when I can back to myself and feel the emotions that are arising in response to a particular situation. And when that happens, I feel a greater sense of control, that I can release the frustrations I feel simply by allowing this moment to be. I've read a good deal about how all negative emotion arises from resisting the situation I'm facing at the moment, but this past week represents the most consistently I've ever applied it. It has created…Continue
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I was playing a video game yesterday, like I used to. I also used to play far too much of it. I noticed before too long however, that I was growing bored. It didn't seem to have the same power over me it used to. It felt good to stop on my own accord.
I've begun a game as a way of raising my vibration and invite more abundance into my life, and I enjoy it more every day. It works like this: Create an imaginary bank account, either with a table on your computer or in a notebook (I use the latter, so I can carry it everywhere). At the top of the left column, write Deposits/Withdrawls, and on the right, put Balance. On day one, write an imaginary deposit of $1,000. Then spend it all! Write down thing you bought, the more detail the better,…Continue
Spent a lovely romantic weekend in Elora with my wife - good wine, good company, and much needed relaxation. And I even got in some good filming while I was there :)
So, I've kicked the video game habit. Again. And after thinking about what might have caused me to relapse, I've come up with a new plan, one based on raising the vibration and knowing myself better. And taking the time to rest when I need to.