Updated: Dec 11, 2019
A 5 part series, exploring the different dimensions of emotional & physical pain, self-criticism, & disconnect
As a Holistic Wellness Coach & Reiki Master-Teacher, having worked with thousands of women over the past 20 years, as well as having healed myself from chronic debilitating physical and emotional pain, I can say with certainty that healing does not happen happen with one dimensional, band-aid approaches such as exercise, diet, motivational videos, self-help books, & pills, & therapy alone.
While these can all be useful tools in your toolbox and may bring some relief, it is my belief that we can only really take complete control of our happiness & release what holds us back from experiencing inner-peace, when we explore, honor, & nurture all 5 dimensions of healing. Anything less and you may find yourself on a longer than needed quest for joy, clarity, & fulfillment.
I struggled for years unnecessarily because I didn't know where to turn for answers. Let me take that back.. I was working in a doctor's office at the timewhen I started to struggle. I had doctors as family members. I was trained as a holistic wellness coach, and I had the best insurance money could buy. It wasn't that I didn't have the resources to find the answers, it was that I was looking in the wrong places and I was neglecting to listen to my own intuition about what I needed.
I was looking outside of myself and trusting that the professionals who were the "experts" that knew more than I did, when I had the answers within me the whole time. I just didn't know how to access them and I didn't have enough confidence in myself to trust that what I was feeling was real. That was a hard lesson learned..
What started off as general anxiousness, overwhelm, and a lack of balance between family and work life like many other moms and caregivers experience, turned into paralyzing anxiety, sadness, and an inability to cope with life's daily stressors. I was exhausted, maxed out, disconnected from my family and those around me. I had been taking care of everyone else's needs but my own and resenting everyone in the process. I was feeling guilty for not showing up in a way that made me feel proud and for living in my head all the time instead of living in the moment. I was watching the precious moments go by and feeling guilty for it every step of the way.
I went from solution to solution, doctor to doctor. Tried all the diets, read all the books, and attempted to out-exercise my stress. Eventually, my body, mind, & spirit said "enough is enough." I crashed and burned. I was alive, but not living. I was an empty shell of who I used to be and it was affecting everyone around me. Eventually the emotional pain turned to physical pain.
By the time I was 31, I was considered disabled with Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and spent a good part of the day in bed, unable to care for my two young daughters. This made me sad, guilty, angry, frustrated, & more determined than ever to find solutions. I remember laying in bed and listening to my daughters playing on the floor and wishing that I could be on the floor playing with them, but not knowing how I was going to physically do it. It tore me apart.
By the grace of God, I was connected with someone who knew exactly what was wrong and exactly how to fix it. He shared with me that the approaches that I had been taking were only slapping a band-aid on the symptoms, rather than actually looking for the root causes and fixing them on all levels. He took me by the hand and gave me a step by step plan to address what was no longer serving me on every level.
Physical. Mental. Emotional. Spiritual. Energetic
One by one, I started to put the pieces together. Doors opened for me to work with practitioners who understood a holistic philosophy that takes into consideration the mind-body-spirit - energy connection needed to heal on all levels. Through this, I found myself, my inner-peace, & my purpose. I now enjoy life in a way that I didn't know was possible and I move through struggle and chaos with a sense of calm & an inner-guidance that I trust.
In the video below, I am going to talk about the first dimension of healing that I believe is critical to address in order to bring balance physically and therefore emotionally as well. Since the mind and body are intimately connected, we must address our physical foundation if we want to have energy, focus, clarity, good sleep, and emotional balance.
5 days & 5 dimensions of healing struggle- Day 1- Physical Healing
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