As I have been playing with this concept of acknowledgement, I find myself automatically labeling what I am acknowledging as good, more so than as bad. Being of a curious nature, I began to ask what that was all about. What was GOOD about that experience, that choice, or that situation? What does good really mean?
As I explored further, I found that by going beyond GOOD, I found a treasure of information that I could connect to on a more energetic and empowering level.
This awareness came to me one day while I was in session with a client. I was acknowledging how good the session was going and it hit me – What is good about it? So, I began acknowledging what was good- we were connecting clearly, the client was stepping into a clearer direction for her life, and my increased level of awareness and confidence with what I was offering to her. This information took my acknowledgment to a much deeper level that allowed me to own my value more so than by just having an acknowledgment of it was a good session.
Come journey with me as I share a few more examples that I have had as well as what my clients have shared with me.
Parent- Things are good with my son.
Mary- What do you mean by good?
Parent- I am being more in allowance of him, he is responding to my requests, and we are not arguing like we did before.
Notice the different energy that showed up as the parent connected to what is GOOD? There are values worth connecting to, that would have been missed by just using the word GOOD.
Me- I had a good day today.
Me – What was good about it?
Me- I connected with people on a deeper level, I appreciated the sunshine and the richness of nature, I appreciated the help I received from a friend. Today held a definite GOODNESS to it that I can now connect to through these acknowledgements.
Notice the difference once again? What do you know about the difference between GOOD and GOODNESS?
Me: That was a good meal.
Me: What was good about it?
Me: The flavors burst forth in my mouth, I had a sense of AWE as I allowed the tastes to come through, each flavor blended with the other, I acknowledge that this dish was my own creation.
Again, a whole new awareness of what was being acknowledged when we allow ourselves the time to connect to what we truly know. Is your mouth salivating?
How often do you use the word good to gloss over your experiences? What connections might you be able to make when you stop and ask, “What is good about this?”
Now when I hear the word GOOD, I know I can go further into acknowledgement. I wonder how this question might make your acknowledgments more empowering.
I created this Good Day Meditation earlier this year and as I listen to it, I get a deeper sense of what makes a GOOD DAY. I joyfully share it with you.
Mary shares her desire to create different possibilities for families and individuals who are looking to live a more conscious and aware lifestyle. BE YOU Parenting is for parents who want to BE all that they truly BE and to allow their kids the same privilege.