Christmas morning I woke up with feelings of gratitude and blessings. There is so much to be grateful for beginning with my sister Rose who was not only moved out ICU after being in a medically induced coma after getting Covid but she was discharged from the hospital days before Christmas. I have a lovely home and wake up to a loving family.
|Rose meeting Minister Carolyn Bennett|
Here is a fun fact you may or may not know about me. I have aphantasia which simply means I cannot form images in my mind of objects that are not in front of me. When I close my eyes and try to imagine an image, all I'm left with is darkness. The ability to create images in your mind is an ability that at least 99% of the population takes for granted because they don't know there are people like me in the world same as I had no idea that the majority of humans could form images in their mind. Some can even can hear music or if they think of something like cinnamon or an orange they can actually smell it in their mind. Wow!
I only discovered this about myself recently and It blew my mind. I discovered that the majority of the people in the world have the ability to create an image of the ball in their mind, they can make it red blue white or whatever color they want. Try it.
Because I can't rely on visual images in my mind, to remember people's faces or places my felt perception is enhanced, I feel deeply.
I have a picture of my late older brother Samuel Rossi on my iPhone because I cannot create an image of him in my mind I can however create the feeling I have when I saw him. When I discovered this about myself it made a lot of sense. It is the reason my sense of felt perception is so developed.
As a writer I draw from my memory of felt perception. I am intrigued by this about myself, and when I first learned about it I asked friends if they could hold an image in thier mind.
In 2021 I began a remarkable journey of growth and transformation after enrolling in a leadership course with Unstoppable conversations. Thank you Tony Kevin, Vik, and Tanyss. I got my life out of taking the course. I discovered how to show up in my life as large and stop living small, letting go of my ego. I discovered words like integrity and authenticity matters. I discovered how to recognize when I am out of integrity when my ego was running me. I further discovered, , people's unexpressed expectations of me are mine to fulfill, That concept I admit was difficult to comprehend! how could I be responsible for that!!!
After graduating twice from Being a leader I created a context that included what is possible for me to step into a created life with purpose, something bigger than me. This is a game changer. I founded a charitable foundation to transform lives. Imagine a world created without obstacles or your limited beliefs holding you back because of fear of the unknown. Imagine what you can achieve.
The biggest breakthrough for me was the discovery that I didn't have to be right and that if I was open to possibilities it would allow me to see choices that would be not otherwise be obvious. The discovery that I had aphantasia allowed me to be accepting and understand who I am. More importantly it gave me insight to the fact that we never know what other people's limitation or special gifts are, because we don't know what we don't know.
|Chewy about to rip his Christmas present open!|