Recently in a Mindlight Institute training, Lillian Moore, co-founder and lead trainer at Mindlight, talked about the size of well-being a practitioner holds in relationship to their client’s current perspective. The idea is, that no matter what kind of content or self-judgment or pain or series of events a client brings up, the practitioner offers a world of well-being that can hold it all – that can hear any kind of scary thing and maintain balance and goodness. This is called a scope of practice. The scope within which a practitioner offers an unshakable knowing that everything will heal and right itself for the person in front of them.
Lillian made the metaphor that clients can be held in a house of well-being so big and safe, that it feels like a mansion.
The practitioner attendees of the training took this in.
From that point, a practitioner raised her hand with a question:
“I have worked really hard to build my mansion, and now my question is, how do I maintain it? What do I do to resource myself consistently?”
Lillian responded with a beautiful offer:
Acts of service pull more rejuvenation through the body than any bubble bath or smoothie can offer.
One of the truths held at Mindlight is that we gain our power through connection.
To refill your cup, rather than always taking solo time or having a self care day, consider being in service. You can do this by picking up trash, doing a neighbor a favor, cooking for your family, volunteering in your community, gifting sessions to those you can help. Being in service gives you a wellspring of compassion and generosity that replenishes from within. It also calls you forth as a leader and strengthens your capacity to be a force of good in the world.