As part of my submission to the Functional Forum's community video series: The Future of Functional in Five: I created a short video sharing my heart to all who pursue a path of holistic healing. Inspired by the nourishing teaching and support of so many with the U.Va. School of Nursing's Compassionate Care Initiative, I have attempted in this video to distill their collective wisdom into a 5 minute reflection. I hope you enjoy this video and please feel free to share it with friends carrying its messages wherever life takes you. I am beyond grateful for Banu Cole who made this video a reality, hobbling around in a boot just a few weeks after ankle surgery. God bless your kindred spirit!
I cannot express my gratitude enough for James Maskell and the Evolution of Medicine for reaching out and helping to get my resource out to as many people as possible.
Please enjoy my podcast with James as I share a piece of my story and the reasons behind the creation of the resource- featured in our Food for the Mind Section: Resources for Health.
I hope you enjoy this conversation and are inspired to share your story as well as your gifts, all in service to our greater, collective purpose. Enjoy!
Transitions come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they are of our own creation as we choose to pursue a new endeavor with vigor and vitality. Sometimes they are thrust upon us amidst changing external circumstances. And sometimes they are delightful mosaics, crafted from the desire to explore and adapt when the moment requires new action- Genuinely wishing and willing to dive in when the moment comes calling. One of my personal mantras/questions that has guided me true when uncertainty or doubt creeps about during such transitions is this: "What does this moment require of me?" Not "What do I feel like doing?" "What does someone else expect of me?" or even "What would be a reasonable way to act?" For the present moment and all its opportunity is where we must try to remain dancing, still and silent, listening to our Divine. While I believe in the phrase: Ask and you shall receive, perhaps a slight edit would make it a little more truthful: Ask, quiet your mind, and you shall receive. The emphasis, you see, is not on the asking or attachment to the receiving, but on quieting your mind so that you can actually understand what it is you are asking, and how exactly you will be able to receive "the answer" that comes falling into your being.
Currently dancing myself in a delightful mosaic, with the end of medical school close on the horizon, and the calling of God urging me to expand my space of healing, I have decided to cultivate a new page for nourishment. While you can still revisit all of my previous posts from Rabbott Tracks in the Archived Blog section from the header of this webpage, this space will be my new sandbox to collaborate with my spiritual and genetic twins extending compassion, generosity and stories of faith.
Working within my capacity to give, I hope to make regular, weekly contributions to this blog, encouraging, and perhaps, challenging you to think a little differently, open a previously closed window, and release your heart to the mysteries of the present moment.
Explore this page as you wish and please leave comments, suggestions, words of encouragement, anything that you wish. This space is for you, me, us, all beings, and we desire nothing more than to refine, curate and nurture this space so that it nourishes all aspects of Our Collective Wholeness.