I am most proud of motherhood, which gave my life a singular purpose. I still celebrate the opportunity to see the world through the window of a child, which reminds me everyday to practice mindfulness sooner and not sweat the small stuff.” FunZen heart♡note
Fast forward to the late nineties, life became a dance with grace when Sakura (Grace’s middle name) presented the challenge for me to accept my gifts so I could share them with her.
Here’s Iyanla’s endorsement:
One of my Mistakes to Glean and Grow On:
Grace used her mindfulness to look within and acknowledge that she was hiding her light so her friends wouldn’t be jealous. By being present and shining the light of her awareness through the darkness Grace remembered that she gets to choose who to be a worrier or warrior. She posted this blog (read) to share her spiritual life lesson about activating these wise loving words from Marianne Williamson. “There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you, We are all meant to shine, as children do.”
How did FunZen Tune-ups help Grace get back in the game, of “Love Wins”? For one thing, she acknowledged her “sweet spot” centering charm to activate “I am being my best to Let go and Let God-dess handle or do the rest.” Grace booked 2 amazing jobs in one week, a national commercial and a new favorite cartoon character coming soon. From my direct experience, when we keep things simple with precision and grace, what is true for one is true for all of us. For example, everyone can benefit from taking a deep breath, posture check, and a better attitude through gratitude. The confident brilliant performer within us can only shine through when we get out of the way. Emerson called this getting “our bloated nothingness out of the way of the divine circuit.” What follows are some useful mindful tools to help us do just that, get out of our own way. My passion is sharing the inner mechanics e.g. proper mastery of the fundamentals to access zen wisdom for our modern busy lives in a practical yet playful way.
Pressing your zen button helps you refocus, refresh, and find your flow, doing ONE thing at a time. Grace says that using this cool tool helps her effortlessly relax into the present moment, shake off tension, and clear any emotional negativity so she can face the music, and stay on point. Remember this: Calm = Strong, Scattered (anxious) = Weak.
Empty your Cup, Taking One Mindful Sip at a Time:
Mindful Sip Tip: Press zen button, whoosh, (pixie pause), now, catch your gratitude breath wave to relax, refocus and refresh in the present moment. The Miracle Diamond Posture check (see pic below): helps you sit or stand tall inside. Let’s take root, press down and ground sit bones, or feet and Sky-up by gently pressing up through your heavenly crown or head top. Note, feeling tall, light and firm, awakening your inner dancer.
One Ocean Breath Cycle, Exhale stale air, Whooosh, wearing your miracle diamond to feel tall inside to circulate more oxygen (the fuel that burns fat) inhale deeply (direct air to core) fill up, tummy rises, pixie pause, exhale slowly tummy falls, ahhhh sweet spot, reaching stillness to tighten up, lighten up and brighten your inner light.
Carry your miracle diamond jewel of wisdom: “When the body lifts, the mind shifts,
(from worrier to a warrior, fear to love, and gloom to bloom) and the spirit soars.”
Lifting up takes you there (ribcage lift-upright) and Lacing up keeps you there (tighten lower abs or core and engage navel to your spine, pelvic tilt -squeeze buttocks together or tighten lower glutes).My free gift to you is a Thank you for your heart’s attention. Like Dorothy’s ruby slippers in the Wizard of Oz, you have an opportunity to recognize that the magic or perfect power is already within you . The miracle diamond posture tool is a loving gift that keeps giving, it embraces and uplifts us on point and can bring balance in the dance of life.FunZen Tip: “Grace under pressure makes miracle diamonds.”
“Focus, Find your Flow, and Have Fun to get in your FunZen Zone!” FunZen Girls Motto The best part is that The Miracle Diamond Mindful Posture Tool is a gentle reminder to be your own bestie (best friend), with your 3Gs, Grounded – in the here and now, Grateful – counting your blessings not your stressings, and Gorgeous-Be yourself, comfortable and joyful in your own skin, radiating authentic confidence. The Takeaway is a high performance tool to reach excellence; the Miracle Diamond of Mindfulness (click here) to recharge you to feel zenergized from top to toe, on pointe, and renew your purpose and meaning. The magic mood booster is calming anxiety to improve concentration, and ignite your confidence and courage to smile at fear to activate your compassionate worrier to warrior spirit of *alchemy and bravery. *alchemy: < Greek kēmeía transmutation; lead into gold, any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance,usually of little value, into a substance of great value.
Whenever a dancer stands ready that spot is holy ground. Martha Graham
Miracle Diamond Girl: Artwork: Rodney L. Richardson email: Rodsart76@yahoo.com
A Course in Miracles: We are all teachers and students of each other.
Zen reminds us; When the student is ready the teacher appears, and when the teacher is ready the student appears. Ready? let’s connect the dancing dots and turn what you know into what you do. Life Coaching can help you to exercise your spirit to believe in yourself and your dreams, and to courageously allow or make them come true. Simply reading this blog is the first step to nurturing the soul seeds of spiritual awakening already within you, waiting to grow.
Looking ahead, to Grow, Glow with the flow, and Give back Generously!
To get the ball rolling: First Tele-coaching consultation call is Complimentary, “The diamond that cuts through illusion” is the zen saying that represents transcendental wisdom and enhances our intuitive abilities. Together, we’ll get to the heart of the matter so you will discover that all the answers you need are within you.
@zenmommie My goodness what an incredible lineage! I sat at the First Zen Institute and Love the teachings of Sokei-an.
Amazon Books, and Bio, for Dr. Brenda Shoshanna who I fondly call my, teacher, mentor, and zen angel. Her writing helps me deepen my zen roots, and she brilliantly connects her readers to the beautiful practical side of Zen which I call “living your practice or art.”
@Zenmommie: Tweet: your writing helps me everyday to accept my zen lineage. @BrendaShoshanna: So deeply happy to hear this. And what an amazing lineage you have, too!
A zen mommie finds the mindful me in mommie, she learns to love (take care of) the me in mommie in tiny mindful heart steps. Here’s a quick example of why self nurturing and boundaries is relevant in modern life. Many people, not just mothers feel like they don’t have enough time and energy to get the things done that they wish to accomplish on any given day. Scientific research has proven that mindfulness reduces stress, boosts your immune system, increases energy, and promotes downtime to replenish the brain, and nurture creativity.
@SueMonkKidd says it best, “You have to find a mother inside yourself. We all do. Even if we already have a mother, we still have to find this part of ourselves inside.”
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees ❧
Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity.
“Michiko Rolek helped me find my inner core, which has enabled me to succeed in my dreams. She teaches fundamental breathing principles with exercises that are easy to learn, apply and weave into your day. I am so lucky to work with her spirit and light as a guiding force.”
“Ms. Rolek is creative, fun and innovative in her approach. I encourage ALL parents just to give mindful parenting and FunZen a try. My children and I are living examples of how this approach has changed our lives A coaching session with Ms.Rolek is like experiencing a wish with a little sprinkle of pixie dust.”
“Telecoaching and one on one life coaching with Michiko for me as a mother has helped me calm my anxious mind and given me mindful tools to gain perspective on what really matters. Sharing FunZen with my family, husband and two children has been positively life-changing. ”
“What a delightful book Michiko Rolek has written. It is so very important to breathe every day! Thank you for helping me to simplify my life in a joyful way.”
In loving gratitude,
FunZen Girls oxox Michiko (lil mama) and Grace
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