A Different Kind of Sunday Session

by RB

It was only 3 years ago, on a Sunday afternoon, that I would be at the pub; listening to live music, drinking a beer or glass of wine after having smoked a joint before leaving the car. I would feel anxious about being there, worrying if I looked good, nervous if guys talked to me, and really quite uncomfortable… but, to avoid feeling all of that, I would just get stoned and have another drink. I would eat junk food as it was easy and cheap. I wasn’t really enjoying myself, but it’s what everyone else was doing, so I thought that I should be doing it too. I did not know any other way.

Last Sunday was so very different, so relaxing, and I enjoyed every moment. I spent my Sunday arvo doing a session swap with a fellow esoteric student. We shared ideas on how to be more responsible with our savings, we discussed healthy recipes, and I shared what I had learnt at a recent workshop with Chris James. We were both connected with each other, listening and expressing, taking the time to fully listen to what each one of us was saying. We both laughed and had a great time.

Thanks to the courses that Universal Medicine has presented, I have learnt so much. What is so great is that instead of just learning, reading and gaining knowledge, I have been able to connect to me again, and make this connection my way of life. The connection to me has been created by my taking the time to tune into my body and feel it – rather than ignoring my body and its loud signals, and living life based on what ‘everyone else is doing’. I no longer need to do certain things at the expense of my body, just to fit in to what society considers normal, even if it is quite harmful.

Now I do know another way, and I wouldn’t want my life to be any different. Being present, aware, drug and alcohol free is what makes me feel so great today.

396 thoughts on “A Different Kind of Sunday Session

  1. Reading the first paragraph brings me to my teenage years. Moments of doubts, insecurity, shyness… hanging on with people, but not really enjoying the moment because I was very dependent on what others may/would think about me. Alcohol was a perfect relief, like an antidote that made me feel ‘better’ but not really happy. At that time I was not even aware of what I’m sharing here, I just did what everyone did. Today having new role models in my life is a blessing. Each person who I met by attending Universal Medicine workshops inspires me in some way or another to appreciate who I am for the beauty that lies inside me and which I forgot about for so long. I had no idea about who I really was and today I know about my depth and delicateness, about the way and the quality I can bring in my day… with no perfection, but an openness to embrace all of me, mistakes and all. There is so much to appreciate and embrace about the changes we all are making, step by step, supporting and inspiring each other to live the light we are. Living today is a blessing, an opportunity to learn and evolve daily, till my last breath.

  2. Such a simple way to share the amazing changes that you experienced R.B. Like the worm transforming into a butterfly, to opening up the wings and flying high. Thanks for sharing

  3. When we seek things outside ourselves to make us feel great, they may offer momentary relief but that is all, because true contentment and joy come from within, and the tension and anxiety we feel from not being true to ourselves never goes away, no matter how much alcohol and junk food we drink and eat in an attempt to dull our awareness.

  4. I sometimes ponder on how many people appearing to have a good time at the local pub or night out are actually having a good time. When you take drinking and drugs out of the equation, you get to feel that it isn’t so great and doesn’t improve you life one iota. There was a reason for wanting to dull what you can feel, just to keep up with what everyone else is doing.

  5. “Now I do know another way, and I wouldn’t want my life to be any different.” A beautiful choice to change your life and live from a place of connection and expression.

  6. It is called divine pleasure when you commit to being with your body when you do things. What this creates is whatever you do is loads of Joy. Nothing is no longer boring, mundane, 9 – 5, same stuff different day .. it is an expansion or confirmation if you so choose.

  7. The things we do to fit in even if it means trashing our bodies. Personally, I have never been much of a drinker but it didn’t stop me trying over and over again; mainly to fit in and have friends because I didn’t want to feel lonely or stand out for being ‘different’.

  8. What a transformation RB. Your pub Sundays seemed like they were a waste of time that seemed to bring up your insecurities while you simultaneously numbed them with your pot and wine… but your new Sundays are purposeful and committed to actively engaging in the responsibilities of life. Well done.

  9. It is a deeply beautiful experience to feel how settling our connection to who we are is, as we realise that through this connection we get to know and live who we really are and how nothing can compare to the power, joy and freedom of loving being ourselves.

  10. I have had many times in my life where I would observe others, and myself taking part in activities that I felt were futile and a waste of time but didn’t know how to access something different which was more meaningful. That was until Universal Medicine came into my life and showed me that life is about purpose and that these things we do to mask that are all just distractions away from our true purpose.

  11. Great turnaround. I would say that why you feel great today is because you are connected more the inner beauty inside you which was also shielded off by drinking alcohol, taking drugs and eating foods that did not honour or support your body.

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