Do you remember the moment you knew your next decision would forever change your life?I was “deployed” to Hawaii as a military pilot. In one of the most beautiful locations on earth, warm sun shining on the ocean, I was in my darkest place with no conceivable way out. My coping mechanisms that contributed to a successful life were failing, and all I could do was say aloud, “I give up. I don’t know how to do this. Please help.”
When you ask for help it arrives. Two days later my sister sent me a link to a Katie and Gay Hendricks’ relationship video. It was clear they loved each other, a dynamic of connection, respect, and appreciation that felt foreign to me; and I wondered how it worked. Investigating further, I learned where emotions were stored in my body, which led me to an energy healing session. I took a leap of faith into this unknown world and I felt the childhood pain of “bubbles” hiding under my ribs. I learned that fear resides in the stomach region, where the bubbles originated. I now realized I was scared as a child, which I had previously labeled as anger. Beginning with this revelation, I began to question, “What other personal beliefs do I have that are untrue?”
I am passionate about self-empowerment – knowing we have a powerful ability to mend and create a life we love. Everyone is doing their best within the construct of their personal experience. Dissatisfied with my own limiting beliefs, this lowest point in life has propelled me to seek how we can transcend these personal experiences to achieve our highest potential. We have an innate ability to release emotional and physical pain and thus have an opportunity to thrive in our lives. Now is the time to remember that connection to our source of energy.
I have learned the beat of our heart, along with our breath, are gifts that can mend ourselves. Love raises everything to its highest potential; such a graceful truth. Feeling this compassion opens the door for me to have that kind of love for myself. This is the gift of being human. I cannot fully love another unless I fully love myself; it is not an either/or concept.
When we share energy work with others with the purest intentions, we also receive the benefit of the energy as we function as an energy conduit. When I feel compassion and love for another, I ask “Am I willing to have compassion for myself?” My new answer is always, “Yes.” The mending beat of my heart, a positive 5000 units of energy, and the gift of breath, replaces pain and suffering with love. In living and loving life, I have the power to shift and integrate mind (thought), body (emotion/feelings), and soul (heart), working in harmony through connection to end coping with and tolerating life; and begin creating a future filled with opportunity and unlimited potential.
Original article appears in Sibyl Magazine: For the Spirit and Soul of Woman