I just love the Winter Solstice: the shortest day of the year, the longest night. It marks the beginning of nature’s winter slumber, which is really no slumber at all. While nature looks to be deeply at rest, vast transformational changes are in the making within the inner being of members of the natural world, and the fruits of these labors will only be evident in the future, come spring.
To me the winter solstice is New Year’s Day—from here the days get longer and open into more light. It’s a celebration of new beginnings and the life-giving, life-directing nature of light in the darkness, growth in the stillness. Today marks the beginning of nature’s annual essential rest period—a “gearing down” that leads to revival and abundance.
For Us it can be a time to orient our attention toward the sacred nature of our own rest, our own inner being and our personal transformation. A time to discover the depths of creative energy within and all around us. It’s a time to learn how to tap into this life-giving energy, to authorize our next steps—in a very real way…energetically becoming the author of our own life no matter what’s happening outside of us. As nature shows, the tree still evolves in the frigid, seemingly unfavorable conditions of winter.
This now moment is such a good time to ask the question: What would my life be like if I could embody the energy I most deeply desire and fully enjoy the experience of my reality?
Another way to say this is to ask, “What would it be like to be a body of joy?” or “What would it feel like to experience inner bliss no matter what’s happening in my exterior environment?”
In the spirit of new beginnings, I decided for 2022 I’d like to share more of what I know with you about answering these questions through this blog. The process of how we become and embody what we desire is the art and science of transformational wellness. For me, meditation and energy healing have been the two most valuable tools for me to stay focused on my inner evolution, and over the past couple years have been instrumental in staying grounded, balanced, well, useful to others and quite frankly, sane.
I’m excited about this new venture and about Us, and here’s why: I believe we each came here, into this time and this place to be agents of cultural change. We are here to be more love and to bring a more loving awareness to being human, to be fully human and fully Divine, right now. I understand that this idea is at once a big one and a nearly impossible task considering what we are all in the process of globally, but in the same breath I would say these are perfect conditions to bring about this new reality.
I know this because every day in my vocation as a healer, I SEE YOU DOING JUST THIS! We are doing just this! We are sorting out what we don’t want, and we are learning to create more of what we do want, and we are doing it one heart, one body, one life at a time amidst—and despite—unprecedented isolation. We are learning that peace and harmony are an inner phenomenon, not a state-of-being that external conditions create for us.
Within the sanctuary of our inner being, the process of transformational change can feel disruptive and that’s because it’s a metamorphosis, and metamorphosis is inherently, necessarily disruptive. We are moving, in an en masse evolution, from one state-of-being, one state-of-consciousness to another, higher state-of-consciousness and elevated state-of-being.
Disruption is key to innovation, or as we who were raised under financially impoverished conditions say, “necessity is the mother of invention.”
If as you read this you are thinking that change is too hard, that it takes too much energy that you just don’t have, that your mind isn’t settled enough, that life is too stressful, that there’s not enough time, that your job is too demanding to focus on yourself, that your body hurts too much to start something new, that you’re too old or too sick to change …that’s what I am aiming to help you with through this blog. I want you to remember some key things:
- If you can think, you can change, you can transform. It doesn’t matter if your mental house is like a Nascar race. You can learn to slow it down and choose your thoughts, which are the starting point of your creation.
- You’re not broken and there’s nothing to “fix” even if you’re severely ill: there is only transformation from a current state-of-being to a state of greater wellness and coherence.
- You didn’t create your illness, but through conscious awareness and practice you can support your own healing in ways you may have never thought possible.
- You didn’t do anything wrong, and you’re worthy of all goodness. Period. Worthy! Of all goodness.
- You’re not alone and are by design connected to the All-and-All of creative energy, and it is at your service. Just ask and allow. And for most of us, that takes some practice.
Dr. Wayne Dyer, who I love so much and consider to be one of the greatest influencers of my life, said, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” This extremely powerful statement is supported by the laws of quantum physics and is worthy of contemplation, but simply put we are creators and observers of our personal reality. We have to look at things differently in order to change our reality. We must observe ourselves into the change we want to embody. Nobody will do it for us and as we all know, we can’t really count on the external world with its non-person institutions to accurately, reliably, equitably do it for us.
Dr. Dyer’s statement drives my passion for this work and it’s what I hope to help you do: to change the way you look at things, and watch your relationship with yourself, with others and with your life change for whatever you define as “better.”
I’ll be sharing with you what it’s taken me almost a decade to get the hang of…and my fervent prayer is that in sharing my story and what I have learned, your journey of understanding will take way less time and be way less of a painful direction-seeking struggle.
Nine years ago I consciously disrupted my life by ending a 24-year long career in a vocation I started when I was 19. I loved what I was doing, thought it was meaningful for humanity and the planet, and my business was at the height of its success. While many people couldn’t understand my choice, I felt I had to answer a question that had nagged me for a while…it wasn’t a clear question, really, it was more a sense that there must be more to experience. I was doing soul-satisfying work that I was good at, but I wanted to know more people and to have new experiences in my life.
My intentional disruption of my known life caused me to undergo a process and it’s taken me years to identify that this process has clear steps. I’ve done it over and over again, intentionally disrupting the known parts of my life in order to create a better experience for and within myself. That’s what I’ll be sharing with you.
For me, this journey has led me to study behavioral health, the science of biofield and energy healing, meditation and breathwork. It’s led me to the wisdom traditions of the East and the emerging science of epigenetics, cardioneurology, psychoneuroimmunology, quantum physics and more.
Along the way I discovered many things I had not only never been taught, but I had absolutely no language around: energy anatomy and the infinite, wise, connected healer within.
I would call this process learning The Anatomy of Self-Love or Falling in Love with Your Wholeness. Why anatomy? Because your body has a highly-ordered, self-organizing anatomical energy system that is always working with and for you. It IS you! You can get to know it, to feel it, to follow its guidance, and, amazingly—live in it’s bliss.
Why love and wholeness? Because that’s our true nature, our true self. The practices of energy healing and meditation provide direct, first-hand experiences that reveal this truth.
If the idea of self-love seems selfish, just check in with yourself and challenge that. Because I can assure you one thing: when you love yourself more, when you feel into and fall in love with your wholeness and can see that you have creative power over your life experience and personal reality, two things will spontaneously happen: you’ll love everyone else more and you’ll want to share.
And won’t more of those two things heal a whole lot in our outer world?