Allowing Yourself To Heal
The process of breaking down can seem very stressful, whether it is on a personal level, like divorce or losing a job, or going through the loss of a loved one, or events such as earth quakes and other disasters come into our lives. Especially, when we have so much access to world-wide information…via the web and the news stations, we are feeling so much more connection to these events.
These disasters are also ways of the breaking down process, allowing new ways of being and living to come into existence. I am also feeling that many will be choosing to leave this plane, as it is easier for them to leave and return then it is for them to shift into the new energy. Some will be choosing to stay in the old energy of duality and suffering.
We are also feeling these events energetically, as we are all connected.
It is ones own choice to suffer. Of course, most suffering is not on a cognitive level! We do not wake up and say to ourselves, hey, I think I shall suffer today! That would be really crazy indeed! So, start your day by making a cognitive choice of loving yourself, and other feelings that feel good to you.
It is important to understand that this is not a “doom and gloom” message. It is now time to “get” that you are the creator! Know, that this is a choice. And, you can make a cognitive choice in each and every present moment.
It is time to take responsibility for your thoughts and feelings, and ultimately, your actions.
We use the old adage of “out with the old and in with the new”. But are we really applying this in our lives? Many of us do not even know where to start! How do we clear and get rid of all of the old stuff? How do we promote change in our lives? Our patterns are deeply embedded within us. And, for most of us we are not sure what those patterns are. It can be difficult to see ourselves.
On the other hand, we are aware of some of our thoughts and emotions that can cause our suffering, as well as our physical pain that we have. Most of our suffering is self created by our very own thoughts and perceptions of what is happening in a situation. Some trauma is more surfaced than others. We all have our stories to tell, and it is our thoughts that create and manifest into our experience. So, how can we clear those old stories and move with more ease and grace and joy in our lives? How can we expand our consciousness and awareness and create in the present moment? How can we become more present and aware?
Persons are traumatized when they face uncontrollable life events and are helpless to affect the outcome of these events. Chronic tension, confusion and unpredictable behavior, as well as emotional, physical and mental abuses create trauma symptoms. Many distortions that we live by are simply our minds attempts to describe confusing and overwhelming circumstances that we have been unable to understand, feel and integrate. They live with-in us in a sort of flash frozen state and our minds record descriptions or stories to go with them, to try to make them fit is some way.
Sometimes after being wounded the most difficult thing is to allow life (energy flow) back into the place where we are hurting most….to be able to trust and open up our bodies and our selves again. The areas where we felt abuse on any level, physically, mentally or emotionally are not places we want to return back to. However, these stories that continue to emerge from us and redefine who we are and how we are moving through the world we live in.
However, when we do return, we can then truly discover and re-discover what it means to be open and intimate with ourselves and each other, and with life itself. During massage or energy work places of wounding are touched, and brought into the present moment to be shifted.
Wounding causes constricted energy flows, and in turn, causes muscles to tighten, blood flow becomes restricted, the breath is held, fascia adhered and the tissues hold memories, messages and stories. Trauma can create a very gray life indeed. Through massage and energy medicine work the body/mind can be restructured and we can redefine our stories as they are integrated into ourselves.
Healing our scars and our woundedness is a continual process, and a long term commitment. There will be times where we can stay with it, trusting and speaking our truth with transitional points that allow us to move forward on our paths with speed and ease. There can be other times where we revert back to old patterns, mostly because it is something that we are familiar and comfortable with, even if it causes us to suffer and take us off of our paths.
When we can commit to living our lives in the present moment, creatively expressing ourselves through our bodies, no matter what has happened in our past, we can then return to our woundedness and have a different perspective on that wound. And, from that new place of awareness we can touch and be touched, allowing our energies and life to flow through us as we expand our consciousness.
Are we distancing ourselves from opportunity or are we opening ourselves up for change in this new year. Body/energy work can become a way of transforming long held patterns of thought and movement. Energy work and massage provide opportunities to commit to a new way, a new life affirming process and offer pathways to a stronger and empowered you!
And, so I say to you in this new year of 2011, take an opportunity to redefine the notion of who you are by opening yourself to the old wounds (or new) and transcend the previously held concepts of the old stories and the old scars.
ALLOW yourself to CREATE happiness, joy, ease and grace onto your life.
Are you ready to start your healing journey?
Please write me and tell your story if you wish. I am honored to facilitate your sacred healing path.
I wish you many blessings on your life’s journey.
In peace and truth.