Welcome to 2021. Like many others, I began this year with a great amount of hope and optimism, excited for the positive change that I anticipated unfolding. So I found myself in an unexpected place today after I had a bicycle injury that fractured my shoulder in two places. I would soon find out that I’ll need to keep my arm in a sling for 6-8 weeks. As I’m navigating my life with one arm, I’m reminded how amazing it is to have a healthy body and how easy it is to take it for granted. Embodiment is a core aspect of authentic relating, and so I’m grateful to the universe for giving me the gift of this experience, so that I can become more aware of my body. I’m sure it will also come with annoyance and inconvenience at times. Being mindful of this discomfort, I can learn more about myself and how to better stand in my truth. All of this is in service of bringing me into deeper connection with others, myself and the world around me, which is what authentic relating is all about.
I wish everyone a safe, peaceful and loving New Year. May 2021 bring us all an abundance of connection.
Our next Authentic Relating Games event will happen on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 7:00 - 9:00pm PT. This event is free and limited to 16 people so you're encouraged to sign up early.
What are Authentic Relating Games? Authentic Relating Games are a place to practice different ways of being human with others. AR Games interrupt our habitual ways of being, and offer opportunities to stretch ourselves emotionally, mentally, and relationally.
What are the games like? Some of them are played one on one, some in small groups, some with the whole group. They can be fun and playful, or serious and edgy.
Please note: Authentic Oakland events will be online only during the covid-19 pandemic. Each participant should join from their own computer in a quiet space. After you sign up, you’ll be sent a separate email invitation.