Guest Post: Judy Kinney
While I’m out most of this week, I asked Love Coach Extraordinaire, Judy Kinney, if she’d be kind enough to offer a guest post. She delivered! Read on to learn more about what Judy’s up to these days:
Surfing in the Desert
One of my goals for this year is to learn to surf. OHHHHH, I can feel myself in that zone where I am simultaneously connected AND free. I imagine myself being centered in my body, like when I do yoga, and carried along with something powerful, as if in the front row in a roller coaster. Whew! This is my kind of heaven!
I’ve surrounded myself with women surfers since making this goal in January. I have a 2008 women’s surfing calendar, a woman surfing as my computer desktop background, and a picture of a woman surfing on my dream board with the words ‘hot damn’ in a bubble coming out of her mouth. Yes! 2008 is the year Judy Kinney learns to surf.
It’s June and I’m well aware that I’ve yet to put any surfing plans in place. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had several messages about surfing cross my path. In my June monthly CD, Abraham uses a surfing metaphor to encourage all of us to enjoy the process. Abe notes that the thrill of catching that one great wave is worth all the paddling, waiting, and falling that inevitably comes with surfing.
It was about this time that I realized that I have been surfing this year. Yes, even from my home in the Arizona desert, I’ve caught some sweet, fine waves. Who needs a board and water? I’m still riding a great curl as I welcome a sweet, hot, and fun love into my life. I’ve caught wave after wave of inspiration, support, and fun this past six months with my coaching business start up. I’ve also jumped aboard many a wave with my family as my 90 year old mom ages on her terms.
I’m not saying that the ride has been smooth sailing-that isn’t what I ordered. I want the thrill of feeling ME IN THE ZONE-connected AND free. Since adopting this “life is surfing” metaphor, I am much more relaxed about those aspects of my life that feel like paddling, floating, waiting and falling. These are integral facets to inevitably catching great waves, yes?
So, I wonder . . . who else is making a similar connection between a physical passion and your alignment. Does your passion for riding your bike fast downhill, doing yoga, rock climbing, rafting, dancing, or walking help you understand and tap into your natural alignment?
Meanwhile, surf’s up in Tucson!
As the Chief Inspiration Officer for Dream and Flourish LLC, Judy Kinney is a Life Coach, Event Planner, and Inspirational Speaker supporting lesbian, bi and queer women to have the lives they dream of. She is known for her relentless commitment to inspiring and supporting LBQ women to truly enjoy dating, love and romance exactly as they desire.