Ellen F. Franklin, PhD
Happy New Year and welcome to 2017. Every year is filled with promise and numerous opportunities to promote harmony, balance and living a more integrated life. In our classes, and from the founding of our company, we have always spoken about the need to focus with clear intention on how we live our lives so that we are able to be fully present for those we are called to serve in whatever capacity we are able to be of most value. Some of us work with individual clients, others with organizations and communities. Many choose to share their knowledge with family members to promote self-care. Others work with animals, the environment, disenfranchised communities worldwide, and the planet, and many of us try to do it all. Whatever path you walk, use the tools you have at hand, tuning forks, chimes, gongs, singing bowls, your voice, ceremony and ritual to promote harmony, optimal health, wellbeing, transformation and peace. However you are called to work in this world we offer our thanks to you and our blessings for 2017.
New years is also a time when many of us make resolutions regarding what we hope to achieve, attract, or do in the year ahead, let’s resolve to be kind to one another and to ring out words of encouragement, inclusion, and peace.
This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of our company in Seattle, WA. 1997 was a year of research and curriculum development that lead to our first class being offered in early 1998. In this newsletter Paul and Jude Ponton share some of their history with Acutonics. Throughout 2017 we will feature other stories about the first twenty years of Acutonics and invite you to submit something to us for inclusion. We are proud to be at the forefront of integrative medicine and feel blessed and grateful for all of the people who continue to help us carry this work forward, as the medicine continues to grow and evolve touching the lives of people around the world. Acutonics embraces knowledge from both the West and the East with roots in Taoist principles and Chinese Medicine, as above so below, as within so without, there is an inseparable unity in all things—at the core of our teachings. We strive to demonstrate through right action that we respect and honor one another.
Winter is definitely here, with cold temperatures, high winds and just enough snow to go out snowshoeing. Donna, our nephew Nolan who was with us over the holidays and I have been out a few times and we are hoping for more snow this week. The growing dome is such a blessing at this time of year providing us great greens, including chard, bok choy, kale, spinach, beets, lettuce, many great fresh herbs and a few remaining Meyer lemons. The fig tree is dormant and lost all its leaves. However to cheer it up, its now dressed in solar lights creating a very festive nighttime environment in the growing dome. At the end of December Donna and I visited Elle MacClaren’s gallery show, As Above So Below at GVG Contemporary on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. It's a great exhibit, we are so proud of Elle and this incredible collection of new work. Another artistic project nearing completion at the Mothership, is a wind harp designed and built by Roderick Oknich as his Acutonics student thesis. This project will be featured in the February newsletter. The corrections to Acutonics® There’s No Place Like Ohm 2nd edition have been made, and it will be reprinted very soon. Additionally, Donna’s new poetry collection (with photos from Ellen) Days of Endless Capture will be sent off to the printer very soon.
Blessings of Peace, harmony and Light for this New Year, we hope to see or hear from you very soon.