Thursday, November 21, 2013

Caroline Myss

Thanks, Diane for taking our picture!
I went to Chicago earlier this month to see Norm Shealy & Caroline Myss present a seminar on Medical Intuition. This is something that applies to my healing & massage work, not as much my work for John Morgan.

I first saw Caroline before Why People Don't Heal came out & she just had the audio tape in 1996. I also studied with her & Norm when they presented a class on archetypes back in 1998, when I lived in WV. I think I have every book and audio series she's put out, but there's always something new to learn. Plus Caroline is just very funny & a good storyteller. As far as content goes, I learned a lot of new stuff from Norm, specifically his acupuncture rings.

I met some great people there. On the first day, before class started, a woman came up and started talking to me. She was v. kinesthetic, swaying back and forth, in her own little trance. I stopped looking at her because I was getting sea sick. She said something like, "In my second house I have such-n-such." I said, "Oh, where is your other house?" She replied, "My astrological house." Silly me! You know you're at a Caroline Myss seminar when "second house" is not a literal second house. Haha

One of the refrains throughout the weekend was:

What is in one, is in the whole.

Here are a few more quotes from Caroline:

Your highest potential is revealed to you when you will do the least harm to your fellow human beings.

Anyone still in the last century? Hands up!

How little you know about yourself but you expect other people to.

I don't care who you are, gravity wins the day.

Loving the package you came in is essential to healing. Have reverence for yourself. What is holy, sacred about you?

Prayer will bend any mystical law for you. A miracle is a law moved and bent just for you.

You owe everyone the best of you. What is in one, is in the whole. Each of us has to count on all of us. We are all in it together.

I was on a political rant . . . which I know you find hard to believe.

At one point during the seminar, Caroline was talking about how she doesn't take supplements and Norm does. "How many do you take?  24?" And he said something like, "No, 40." And she started to physically gag at the thought of swallowing pills. So I rushed up front to offer her some ginger candy for settling the stomach. Later, as I was recounting this story to John Morgan, he said in that dry delivery,"Right . . . because everyone has an emergency stash of ginger on them." Hahahaha   I had it left over from my England trip when I was eating it like candy as a passenger on all those windy roads.

While I met some interesting people and had some great convos, I missed my chiro-sis, Ruth. She's such a huge Caroline Myss fan. We should have a name for that; Myssonite, maybe? Does that sound too much like a Myss-take? I crack myself up. Anyway, luckily Norm & Caroline are presenting again together next year, so we're going together this time. Much more funner!

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