(By the way: here's a major disclaimer: This blog? I tried making it about something other than ME but I've failed. So. It's about ME....Things I think or feel about NHA, they are just that - my thoughts, my opinions, my stories.....and yes, for me, the willingness to invite you to read this represents a nurtured heart success story. Mine. )
Why do I love the Nurtured Heart Approach this much?
It simplifies me. Which is a great relief.
I can pretty much fit anything I need into it, around it, beside it, etc…and no one can object – because this is a blog.
The main thing I'd like my reader to think: I may be better/worse, less or more crazy, less or more successful...than you or anyone else but NHA cares not a whit. It is only a measure of me to me....this is the gift I get to share with the intense children, intense parents, intense teachers and most of all, my intense selves....and finally anyone else interested in receiving it and giving it back to me.
Why do I love this approach so much lately? It's the election…. I’m happy with the outcome. Mostly because I am a hopeful type and I feel hope right now in our country. There were a lot of people out there who didn’t actually SAY what they were thinking…but they came out and voted anyway. Quiet types, maybe not so happy with the state of affairs in our country…but not blaming one group or one person either… types who don’t have to have it all perfect, who are pleased with “good enough”…types that just want to be headed in the right direction.
To me this is the key. Just a degree or so off is the difference between the Titanic versus the Love Boat. I don’t mind being in the treacherous waters sometimes, I just don’t want to sink in them. NHA, although it is about igniting the fires of Greatness within (these are my words) ….is also just so pragmatic. I like to be grounded while on fire.
It’s about staying focused and clear. It’s a three-pronged approach. There are the negative and positive poles and then there is that lightning bolt of absolute clarity that rests in-between.... We may never get to touch clarity 100%, but there are moments when it touches us and the negative and the positive swirl as one.
Economics. My bookkeeping soul is very excited about this.
I’ve just learned that two things I love -- the Profit and Loss Statement and the Balance Sheet (invented by Fra Luca de Pacioli, 1447-1517, the Father of Accounting, and as far as I’m concerned up there with Socrates, Plato, and Da Vinci – all people I’ve studied at great length of course) -- have the same logic whether were talking one family, one company, one nation or the world. That’s right people. This is very big. It's called aggregate- based accounting. And if we can only get people interested in learning accounting, it can save the world!
(But only if God (us) want to.)
(And it’s incredibly similar and applicable to Nurtured Heart Approach. It may take me years to explain, but I’m feeling thirst for the challenge. I realize very few people have actually read this far, and that’s fine. Really. )
The Long and Short of It:
Today, while I was on the phone talking to another nurtured heart trainer…..my inner guidance system popped off in one of those loud noises I sometimes make. Here’s what she said after I let out that Tourettes-like scream-shout.
“It’s completely okay Erica. That doesn’t bother me in the least. Your heart is speaking and your brain just hasn’t caught up yet”
Is that what she said? Maybe it was this:
“That didn’t bother me a bit Erica. I can tell that as your heart is opening and deepening in your grasp of these profound ideas, your brain is rewiring, so your words are needing to change. You’re in transformation.”
Is that what she said? I’m not sure. But more shouting followed. And it felt gooood.
Thanks for reading. Really I mean that.