Sankofa Song video blog: Episode #4 – Wonder Woman + Funhouse Mirrors

Remember when we talked about itchy reflections?

I just bumped into a perfect example of this while doing a session for a client.

And she was cool with me talking about it, too.

Which is awesome. Because this is seriously important stuff.

And by seriously important I mean the-nitty-gritty-of-really-shifting-stuck-for-good.

Check it.

Wanna talk more about reflections?

I’m totally down.

How do you spot these reflect-ey bits?
What do you do when you find them?
How do you hang with stuck/suck/struggle that’s not shifting?

I’m all ears.

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4 Responses to Sankofa Song video blog: Episode #4 – Wonder Woman + Funhouse Mirrors
  1. Wulfie
    December 2, 2010 | 6:08 pm

    Very Cool example and explanation.

    There are lots of mirrors/reflections in my life. I’m quicker now to spot them than I used to be. I still miss (resist?) some because, you’re right, they usually deal with issues of Sucktastic that I don’t want to acknowledge let alone deal with. But if I don’t face them, then things spiral downward until I HAFTA. Which sucks worse.

    I spot mine by echoes. I’ll be bombarded with music/conversations/situations/examples that reflect what’s driving me crazy till…it drives me crazier. To deal with them I have to make myself settle down – not easy for a hyper person – and allow myself to feel my through to the roots. Only then will my brain actually allow my Muse to spit out some positive ways of dealing with the situation. You know, cause the first ones always deal with explosives and stuff. lol

    If I’m stuck stuck stuck? I have this awesome friend that lets me rant and then pokes me ever so gently. Kinda like a reboot. (sometimes like total reformat!) But that’s my “I can’t do this!” fall back position. This is especially good for the ones that we can’t even see as stuck or as reflections so we need someone else to point it out. Not always fun, but very helpful.

    Thanks for the great vlog. You know I WUVS the vlogs!
    .-= Wulfie´s last blog ..Where’d you get THAT idea =-.

  2. andrea
    December 3, 2010 | 8:09 am

    the video isn’t playing for me 🙁 but i will try to watch it later today.

    i think life is a mirror. i tend to see everything as a reflection of my own consciousness and perceptions.

    when i’m in the stuckness or seeing something i don’t like i bring it to my journal. painting and writing in there helps me to get at the truth which usually tends to be: there is a small part of me that is scared and freaking out and needs some love and gentleness.

    or when i am superstuck i need a bubble bath and a nap and maybe a trip to the spa before i really want to look at it.
    .-= andrea´s last blog ..ABCcreativity interview with connie from dirty footprints studio =-.

  3. andrea
    December 3, 2010 | 8:23 am

    oh yah! as soon as i left the other comment the video worked 🙂 i LOVE this fabeku. LOVE.

    this happens all the time in my work! when people come to me with creative blocks it’s hardly ever about a creative block.

    i’m trying to think of even one client whose actual block was the thing they came to me for and i can’t think of any.

    my answer about what to do with it stays the same… my journal helps me sort through to the root of it.

    i am trained as a new thought practitioner and part of that training was to learn how to get to the cause, or root, of the issue but the way we were taught was to use thinking and i think thinking can trip us up. intuition and feeling lead me to it faster – but i trust my intuition and feelings more than i trust my head.
    .-= andrea´s last blog ..ABCcreativity interview with connie from dirty footprints studio =-.

  4. Fabeku
    December 9, 2010 | 11:00 am

    @Wulfie – The spiral downward thing is a really good point. That can totally happen sometimes. It’s like the reflection just keeps showing up, and getting louder, until we kind of have to pay attention to it. Which makes the suck even more suck.

    I also love thinking about these as echoes. Makes total sense. And it’s exactly how it felt when I was doing the session for my client. The sound was bouncing all over the place.

    And yay for friends who help us reboot! Woot!

    @Andrea – Glad the video gremlins went buhbye so you could watch. (I’m thinking it was the mention of a nap that did it.)

    And yay for journals and painting and naps and bubble baths! Delicious! All of it!

    I also totally agree with you about trusting your gut and your feelings on this stuff. The head stuff can be helpful. But sometimes that’s where we get hung up in stuck. So trying to use the part of us that’s snagged in the stuck to fix the stuck just makes the stuck worse.

    And I think our gut can give us nuggets of aha! that our brain can’t. Which is pretty cool, really.

    Thanks for sharing your smartnesses, both of you. Totally appreciated.

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