How Body-Emotion Connection Leads You Home
Dis-ease breeds a lack mindset.
Or is it the other way around? I never know.
This is something I have observed in my clients again and again. Sick people lose track of the feeling of possibility in their lives. It’s normal.
That’s why the first thing I do when they come to see me is look for their hidden gems, hidden talents, hidden dreams. I look for the one small thing that can bring them closer to their cores and their aspirations.
I want my clients to experience the uplifting qualities of these little things or tasks. I invite them to reconnect with their creative sides through painting, knitting, writing, or whatever.
When they lose themselves in the creative energy, they forget time and space for moment.
They feel at ease and are able to re-learn what is good for them and how it feels.
Dis-ease is THE major wake up call for being on the wrong track in your life.
I remember how I felt when I was stuck in a life that wasn’t really mine.
It was painful, physically and emotionally. Slowly, I began to make my way into chronic disease.
I realized what was going on, yet, it took me years to look for help.
I told myself that my illness was “just the way life is,” and I tried to ignore it.
As a therapist, you would think I should know better, right?
I was so used to feeling the pain right under the surface that I became numb to it; I believed pain was simply a part of me.
If I’m honest, I probably knew subconsciously about the amount of inner work that was waiting for me. But, I wasn’t ready to see it, yet.
I maneuvered myself into a very bad situation at work that left me destroyed and defeated. Only then was I able to dig deep and find out what was really going on.
When I look back at my own healing journey, I can see now how I had closed myself off from the flow. I was stuck and thought I had no choices.
This is exactly the same feeling my clients have.
In hindsight, I’d say all my symptoms told the story of my life, like a history book.
But you know what? It is possible to move through your story and come out a bit bruised, but whole.
That’s why I’m so passionate about body-emotion connections. They are real and they will lead you back home, if you let them.