I just have to share this win with you.
So upon hearing about an incident between my 11 year old niece and her step father
And before I share the win, I need to add why I felt so empowered to really go for it. It was because at Wizards this year I took responsibility for what I created as a child. Mostly around my father and the experiences/ creations I created. I can't begin to express my joy at this integration. And also because I witnessed another student do the same. I feel very grateful towards her for her courage and a relentlessness that still wells me up when I think about it.
So when the moment presented itself, I expressed to her that it was time for her to start taking responsibility for what she experiences. She replied with "do you mean with what happened with my step-dad?". But my intention for her was/is so far beyond that that I said "no I mean everything that you experience". She felt me. And through some light conversations about her late father, what she'd prefer to experience and her attention, things just led me to demonstrating Restoring Attention Exercise. She got it. And we pretty much left things there.
So here is the win ( as if demonstrating a Resurfacing Exercise wasn't it lol). Olivia played netball later that afternoon. A few days later I found out from her mother that she played the best game she has ever played. I instantly tied this to me connecting with her that morning. But it was only just now that I spoke to her and she told me that she did the exercise right before she played netball. And further more she's been randomly using it and embracing it. I actually feel silly for feeling that this being who looks up to me, who placed their hope in me, would do anything but. I told her how and when I use this exercise. I gave a couple more examples as to when she could choose to use it. And again, we pretty much left it there.
Harry, I can't tell you how my relationship with her has changed. I feel like I am seeing her as a Source Being as opposed to "my niece". My reverence, patience and appreciation for her have increased dramatically. Not to mention the elation my mother is feeling right now, or the follow on affect for Olivia and the rest of my family.
I feel grateful to be able to support her (and my family) in this way. I sincerely appreciate you Harry for creating/ discovering the Avatar materials. Thank you so much. Thank you for all the stretches you have made, for all the work you have put in to support others and to light the path.
I appreciate you Harry.
George Sechos- Australia