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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Power of Loving Presence - A Firsthand Experience

Yesterday I had the honor of hosting my new friend Lydia Hayman of Goodness Greatness Me at my studio-
We had met previously only on Facebook, where we both belong to a business sharing group. Somehow, when she walked in the door, I felt I had known her for years- and almost hugged her straight away (turns out later she felt the same way!)

I had invited her to my studio because I wanted to get to know her and have a chance to show her my Metal creations for real.. to see, feel and get a real sense of them.

We sat and talked - she told me of her path up too this point, and I did as well.

Lydia is a life coach with a background as a successful English teacher, coaching/teaching hundreds of kids over the years. She is a warm loving person- there was something about her presence that felt safe and trustworthy.

 I had been walking around with a lump in my throat and heart for a few days and at one point, while telling her my story- tears welled up, and in her empathic presence, they were able to flow out. Suddenly my whole body posture changed - I felt my spirit lifting- and a sense of relief. As a result, all kinds of ideas on how to leverage myself came up, spontaneously on there own.

I am a great believer in Empathy - that certain quality of presence - that undivided, loving, not-trying-to-fix- things-for-you attention- which plays a powerful, if not THE most powerful, part in healing.

Meeting her was great and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking to work through her emotional relationship with herself. She'll be offering a a small group workshop soon -I know I'll be there - I can't wait to be in her presence again!

I am happy to say she also bought this Hamsa which gives a quality of protection and beauty to any space. Thank you Lydia!

1 comment:

  1. Yael, I am speechless!
    I am overwhelmed by the love and generosity of your spirit in writing such a spontaneous and beautiful piece about our meeting yesterday. I, too, was very moved by our meeting - and by the trust you placed in such a new (yet, somehow, ancient!) friendship. I feel a very deep connection to you and to your work, Yael, which speaks to me on a soul-level. The simple elegance of your designs and the delicacy of your metal-work are a true reflection of your inner-beauty.
    Yes, I am a Life and Empowerment Coach and meeting you in your studio yesterday, empowered ME beyond measure. Thank YOU, Yael!