- On May 11, 2020
When I’d ask an older, wiser, but most importantly, “Southern” friend of mine, “how am I supposed to find time to recharge with all my competing demands and responsibilities?” He simply replied with his Tennessee drawl, “Every craftsman has to stop what he’s doin’, no matter how important, and make time to sharpen the saw.” He continued, “Ya’ cain’t cut wood with a dull blade.” Amen, brother. So when I need to retreat, re-postion or can’t get the melatonin production in my brain to overcome the blue-screen onslaught from my cellphone, I repeat this “mantra.” It was given to me by my Gentle Therapeutic Yoga instructor (Miami Beach’s famous Allaine Stricklen). “May this moment reconnect me to my body, ground me in the here and now, and heal me from any pain or suffering. I ask for clarity and for strength to let go of any limited beliefs that keep me resistant to change and unavailable to growth. Instead, may I open my heart, see beyond reason, accept without condition, and love without hesitation. May this moment be blessed.” After I have found my center, I can feel my energy vibrations shift to a higher frequency and voila, “saw sharpened!” I’m instantly ready to recharge or make sawdust out of the next wooden obstacle blocking my path. Give it a try and Namaste’ my Spa-Craftsmen and Craftswomen Wizards!