Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Emotional Liposuction

I recently had my resolve tested. I had sincerely committed to work on my wellness. Little did I know the degree of physical pain I would have to endure on the road toward wellness. With my partner in crime in tow, my daughter Kaleema, we met with a local practitioner, Master Gary J. Clyman. Like Master Clyman I believe that we hold emotional traumas in our body that continue to plague us unless we heal them. Different techniques of bodywork can expedite this process. One of the processes that I recently discovered is referred to as emotional liposuction. It involves the practitioner utilizing oriental medicine wherein pressing certain pressure points on the body releases emotions that are stored there from past traumas.

Looking back we paid him to impose excruciating pain! lol No really, there is no way to describe his technique other than he touches pressure points that hold emotions and he presses until you either pass out from the pain or the emotion dissolves and thus the pain. You can see from the pictures below that the pain is real and it is excruciating.Actually it appears that we are laughing when in reality we are grimacing from the pain.

So, did it work? All I know is the pain that was produced from pressing certain pressure points no longer produces any pain. The pressure points were: bitterness, anger, abandonment, guilt and rage. Are those emotions healed? Not completely but I believe that I have moved so much further along in my healin process as a result of the body work done. If you are interested in checking out Master Gary J. Clyman, L.Ac. at the Chicago Wholistic Health Center you can contact him at: 312 446 8318 or 8000 782 4244.

Question: What do you need to heal in your life? What are you doing to facilitate the healing?
Blessings! Rev. Qiyamah

These Pictures Speak Volumns!

Faculty and Staff Takes A Well Deserved Break!!

Meadville Lombard Theological School Faculty and Staff September, 2009 Veteran's Memorial in Downtown Chicago, IL That is me on the left holding the rear down!

A Well Deserved Break
Working non stop can take its toll. It seems that I am not the only one paying attention to ways to cultivate a positive mental attitude, particularly in the work environment.

Recently the faculty and staff at Meadville Lombard Theological School took a day off to rejuvenate ourselves. We went on a boat cruise with one of the local water taxi's that included a scenic tour through downtown Chicago pointing out the architectual history of the buildings followe by a delightful ride out on Lake Michigan. Chicago is so beautiful in the summer that one can almost forgive the bone chilling cold of the winter! I said, "almost."

Mother Nature cooperated and faculty and staff had a wonderful boat ride and concluded the day with a bag lunch in downtown Chicago. One day out of the year is only a drop in the bucket but it can add up when we remember to do little things to nurture positive relations including a positive state of mind! Hurray to the President and Provost for funding and planning a day out. Now let's do it again next year or even sooner!
Question: What are you doing to nurture a positive work environment?
Blessings! Rev. Qiyamah

Caught in the Act! Rev. Dr. Lee Barker text messaging during our retreat!

The view from Lake Michigan

Downtown Chicago

Water Taxi in downtown Chicago

L-R Adam, Douglas, Sharon Welch, Mike Hogue, and Tina Porter

L-R Justine, Debbie Bieber, Nerissa Legge and Bradley Sterrenberg

The gang's all here!!!

Are we having fun yet!??

Let's get this show on the road!