When I got my System. I was reading through it. It's great. Everything just clicked with me. Great understanding. Taking training from the ground up. Not leaving anything out. It was a wonderful experience to my mind. This was after a year in Alfred's. I didn't like my lack of focus. Something was missing. Everything missing was put in on this System. My mind was in heaven. But then, I would look up from reading. I would see nothing but clutter in my home. Everything placed everywhere. My mind didn't like what I saw.
Now I'm not a person who likes to appear pretentious. I don't like to have things appearing really nice to impress anyone. I'm not impressed by that. I decided to change my environment to match up with what was now very uncluttered in my mind. I now have things uncluttered, put away, gotten rid of, set up to work best, and clean.
I've posted these and more pics before. I'll just post for an example of before.
I had things all over. This room was combined with both my exercise floor and my piano. Nothing was focused.
I've ended up with basically this:
I started by cleaning out two of my three bedrooms. I had boxes of stuff in those rooms that I really didn't need to have sitting in boxes. Devoted one of those rooms to my exercise floor. Got it out of the living room. I bought the stand for the keyboard, monitors also. Got the TV for the wall. I have two pair of monitors. One now stays in a closet until I change them. I also gave some stuff away. Sold some stuff. Things I really didn't need to have anymore. Didn't use them. Or couldn't see using them in the near future. After getting the place straightened up. I went out and straightened out my garage. I needed to build traps for sound. That is done mostly in the garage. I'm not done with the traps. I really don't want to post any pictures of that. It looks really impressive. I'm not doing it for that. Kinda embarrasses me to think of posting pictures like that.
The environment is much clearer and clean. It's nice. Matches up more with what is now going through my mind.
Now I've taken it to myself. The System says you always should do some movements before playing. Get the blood flowing before you play. So I always do something before. Doesn't matter whether it's Joint Mobility, Freedom of Movement., or Yoga. I do something. When anything is bothering you. That is something that is in your base mind. That is as much a part of your nervous system as your brain. If you move all six ways you can move, all in a row. That will wipe that clean. Leaves you clean so you can play without distraction. Makes it easy to focus on piano instead of problems.
I've also gotten back into exercise. Haven't been into it the way I should since driving a truck. The exercise is important for my brain. Much change is going on in my brain.
Yes, everything I have done has helped me. But it all really started with the straight thinking in my System. I now have a home that matches up with my mind. I think it really effects my nervous system or base mind. That is something that is very stupid and needs this kind of input. In the end, it's for learning to play piano. Which is quite a bit of training for the nervous system.
I hope I answered your question?
I wish all of you on Rachel's System the best. For me, Mary's Artistry Alliance is it. Just too much understanding of what goes into learning to play there.