I always start my Monday morning with an intentions call with a few friends. I love living intentionally so the premise of the practice is a good fit for me. But add in the laughter and love we share during these calls and becomes a perfect way to begin the week. This week we called in the “Groovy Angels” to hang out with us, and I’ve been giggling, laughing, and having so much fun. I’ll have more of that please!
My journal page, Spin Doctors, cracks me up.
I was having a conversation about how interesting it is when new terms get incorporated into our language. I had such a clear image of language being this living organism, and new words and phrases getting stirred into the proverbial soup pot. When my friend used the expression “that puts a new spin on it,” my mind immediately went to the idea of spin doctors. What if instead of the definition we’re currently using, it really defined a practice where doctors prescribed various spinning positions to optimize the health of their clients? A veritable haven of human whirling tops spinning into alignment with perfect health and happiness. Delightful idea, no?
Hence my page. I chose the image of a vintage bisque doll as homage to the fascination I’ve always had for those ancient Chinese medical dolls/figurines which allowed female patients to point to the area of their discomfort without actually having to connect with their own bodies.
While I’m not sure it’s totally clear from the photo, I attached the figure to my page with a brad, so she does indeed spin. And because she’s also folded to be able to fit in the spread when the journal is closed, I was able to journal on her backside. And of course I had to add the cookie fortune. It delights me no end to get medical advice from my desserts.
It wasn’t until I had finished the page that I realized I’ve actually been busy spinning myself. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve begun practicing a Quigong form called Swimming Dragon. Here’s a peek at a brief youtube demonstration. Lovely isn’t it?
What are your thoughts about spin doctors? Doing any spinning of you own? Are the groovy angels hanging out with you as well? Do tell – you know I’d love to hear.