Published in Sibyl Magazine 2017
Sibella Circle Member & Visionary Leader
Discover your Authentic Self
Masks have been around throughout history; they are often used as a type of muse to hide one’s identity. A mask gives the perception we are someone other than ourselves. They change depending on the situation we are in. The big questions are: Why do we wear them? What do they cover up? Where do they come from?
When your body speaks to you please listen - listen with all your senses, emotions, intuition, thoughts and smells. Our body is one of our best teachers if we honor its power and listen to its messages. It is like a storybook that communicates with us on a constant basis.
March 2017 - Cover Story
My grandfather and his 8 brothers came to Canada from Scotland when they were boys and spread the ‘Lightbody’ name across the prairies in the 1930‘s. I am now the last of our family that carries that name. It took me years to understand the significance of the name.
If a tree (or a person) falls in the forest and no one is around to hear, will it make a sound? A philosopher, George Berkley, has posed this question about a tree for a long time but what if it is a person and they are not heard, will they survive? This is more than a physical happening - it is a metaphor of life journeys.
In the last few weeks, two friends experienced a serious fall. One was on a cycling trip and was blindsided by a passing cyclist. The other was walking downhill with a basket of groceries and missed a step. Both hurt knees, wrists and other body parts. Nothing was broken but the trauma, shock and severe pain are still present. In a moment in time, their worlds were turned upside down.