Often times I come across these beautiful little snippets about healing that are all magical rainbows of light, and I think what the hell am I doing wrong because my healing is everything but rainbows, unicorns and magical glittering fairy dust.
Truth is... healing is messy.
Healing is ugly. It's chaotic. It's dark. It's uncomfortable. Those little magical snippets are glimpses of hope of what comes after the healing process. The revelation of lessons learned and darkness transmuted through a magical, alchemical shift... Yes it's in the darkness the real magic happens.
What's the darkness?... It is the shadow self, the ego side, those negative and uncomfortable things we work through. When we choose to address these feelings, we are energetically diving into the darkness of the shadow self. We allow those messy thoughts and feelings to envelope us. We surrender for a brief period into the dark to truly dig to the roots of the issue. When we find that old wound we inherently bring the light of awareness to it. We change it. We begin that alchemical process of transmutation of darkness into light. It is not that we deny our shadow self, or ignore it, but rather we truly begin to heal it. That, my friends, is the magic. That is spiritual growth and more magical than any unicorn.
If you get stuck in the process of healing or not sure where to begin, schedule a Soul Coaching session with me. Together we will uncover root issues and determine the best healing rituals to help you through your transformational journey of healing and spiritual growth.
It is easy to get caught up the physical attributes of pain. We feel it. We know it's there. It's been nagging for attention over time, yet ignored. We can usually pinpoint the area that aches, or feels tight, maybe even pinches or causes sharp shooting pain, but what about the energy behind the pain? Are you aware of what it is telling you?
Massage eases the physical pain, but it also frees stagnant energy so that the life force energy can flow throughout the body as intended. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is the stagnation of this life force energy that causes dysfunction and dis-ease within the body. Hands-on bodywork like massage, cupping, gua sha, Reiki, acupressure, shiatsu and acupuncture work by freeing this stagnation, restoring not only blood flow, but energy flow.
This stagnant energy also tells us a lot about your emotional state. If you experience issues around the sacroiliac joint (SI joint), lower back, glutes or hips we need to also look at the energetic qualities of the sacral and root chakras. The connections of these energy centers and manifested pain in this area suggests an inability to fully release from emotional issues. Hanging onto this energy and allowing it to continue to cycle instead of processing, creates a blockage that prevents incoming energy to flow. We know this is incoming energy because we are working on the back of the body. So imagine being stuck in the same feelings, not moving forward, but not moving backwards either. Just in this state of repeat. This can be reflected by similar outside situations being repeated in your life, or just feeling emotionally stuck where you are. After a period of time this negative energy flow will begin to affect your ability to trust, creating an unstable foundation that keeps you afraid. Your passion begins to wane and clouds your feelings, thus maintaining that repeated cycle unable to move forward.
So you see, pain is not always just physical. It may stem from energetic blockages over time. When you see a therapist that is aware of the mind body connection, you're not only receiving relief from the physical pain, but the energetic root causes as well. This is why I developed Intuitive Massage. It is a blend of numerous clinical style techniques to address the physical pain and also the energetic clearing needed to help restore balance to the body and the mind.
Are you suffering from low back or hip pain? Schedule a session with me and let's work on moving you out of pain and into healing.
Massage & Bodywork, Shamanic Reiki, Coaching
4915 Arendell Street, Suite I
Morehead City, NC