I never write about my students.
But, these days my heart seems to be filled by them.
Over the last 13 years I have traveled from Boston to Denver to Albuquerque to Santa Fe. Then to back to Albuquerque. Then to Brooklyn, and now I am in Seattle. Living in each city, I have met hundreds of students over the years and have seen a lot of healing and transformation unfold before my eyes. It is a great joy to see such things. It is the reward of the blood, sweat and tears of my life – to see human beings becoming brighter.
These days, I am feeling so grateful for all of my precious students.
This month in particular seemed to be a kind of harvest of the love I have given to so many students over the years, coming back to me in the form of small gifts. I received lots of gifts in August! Cd’s, bracelets, youtube video clips and songs, flowers, all kinds of vegetables and herbs from the garden ~ even money! And perhaps the most precious gifts of all were small texts and notes to let me know me how my students are growing and evolving in their lives from the work we have done together.
Here is one beautiful text I received from my beloved student in New Mexico who I haven’t seen for over two years. It brought tears to my eyes: “Even though I am physically bigger than you, it seems that you carried me through our time together…. you showed me a relentless undying unconditional love, one that truly healed my brokenness. I have not been the same since.”
Another text was from a girl who I Skype with in Long Island. She sent me a picture and it made me so happy:
The caption reads “Slowly replacing negative thoughts with beautiful colors and positive energy”, and the woman is washing away her anxiety with beautiful colors.
I feel my heart light up when I think of my students practicing diligently with their minds and bodies, making healthier and more positive choices and changes in their lives.
Last weekend during the Finding True Self workshop, I witnessed eight people tearing down the walls within them to awaken their Souls. It was beautiful to participate in it with them. I had a global feeling – I thought “Yes, the walls of this world must come down. This is the work that we are doing right here, inside of ourselves”.
This world will change as each and every one of us changes. That’s how important our light is.
So, my students who I have had the honor to meet and work with for the last 13 years, I am so thankful to you. You have taught me so much. I have grown because of you. I love you very much and I believe in your pure Souls.