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I'm Being Brave

Sharing what I'm passionate about and it may ruffle some feathers...

Have you ever wanted to say something or talk about something you’re passionate about but fear how it will be received? So, you hold back how you really feel, stuff your feelings and bite your tongue? Well, this has been going on for me for a while…

I know the answer is to just be brave and share it…to be my authentic self and say what I feel pulled to say and trust that the right people will hear it. And the rest will fall by the wayside.

I love the saying,

“The people who care won’t mind,

and the people who mind don’t care.”

This concept of being brave applies to so many situations in life, in relationships, at work, with family, everywhere really. For me, what I want to share is the way I look at life and it’s the basis for why I’m a happy, optimistic woman over 50. So, telling you this is me being BRAVE and sharing with you what I’m passionate about. It may turn some of you off or not, but I feel pulled to talk about this…so here we go.

In a world full of fear, I choose to talk about things that spread hope, and promote strength in each of us and part of that intention is sharing knowledge that I have learned over the past 10 years - based on what I’m interested in, what I know to be true (based on science) and what I’m passionate about.

I’ve been fascinated with the human body my whole life. How our hearts beat, lungs “breathe us” and our food is digested without us ever putting a thought to it. Not to mention what makes our hearts beat…that energy that animates our bodies...

I studied psychology in college, and physiology as a pilates instructor. I’ve studied spirituality through yoga, and have read dozens of books on the subject. I’ve studied the law of attraction and how it works in the Universe and in our lives. I’ve read many books about the power of positive thinking. I’ve researched the benefits of meditation and how accessing the subconscious mind is the key to real change. I’ve also learned through my study of science - quantum physics to be exact - that everything in and around this planet is made up of energy, including us.

I’ve never been a “woo woo” kind of person and have always needed some sort of proof to be able to believe in something. 

All the talk about “manifesting” what you desire, and energy talk always seemed too “out there” for me. Things like astrology, numerology, reiki healers and the like were just things I heard about, but they never made sense to me. But, like many of you, I was in search of answers about myself, the world, and how I could be the best ME I could be. So, I began to research and learn about things I was interested in.

I’ve had many “a ha” moments of awakening and awareness around my beliefs and habits over the past 10 yrs. But I want to share a story that was one of the most profound “a ha’s” I’ve ever had.

I’ve always been a pretty healthy person… I’ve struggled a bit with weight over the years but nothing else really. Back in 2018, I was writing my book (“This Time It’s About YOU!”) and I had written about 70% of it when my book-writing coach had me send out a “chunk” of what I’d written that I was proud of to 10-15 people for early testimonials. I poured my heart & soul into my book; it was raw and real - I didn’t hold back so the idea of sending any of it out to be read scared the shit out of me! (It never occurred to me that anyone would actually read it!) Well, I did what she suggested and sent out the emails with a giant knot in my stomach. I felt sick to my stomach for the next few days as I waited for feedback.

Within a few days I received email after email saying, “Oh it’s great! Can’t wait to read the rest!” all positive…which felt really good. The next morning, I got out of bed and my entire lower back was OUT. I couldn’t brush my teeth without my elbows in the sink because I was in so much pain. And I didn’t DO anything to create this pain. (at least I didn’t think so).

The pain was so bad, and nothing helped. Chiropractor, Acupuncture, massage - nothing touched it. I couldn’t even sit at my computer to finish writing my book!  

This went on for 6 months.

During this time, I had been introduced to Dr. Joe Dispenza and read his book “Becoming Supernatural” and learned about Epigenetics. If you’re not familiar, here’s the gist of it. We’ve been told for years that our Genes determine our health (if your parents had cancer / heart disease - you’re likely to get it); however, in the 80’s they mapped the human genome and learned so much more about how our bodies work. Turns out, it’s not the gene itself, but rather the GENE EXPRESSION…and that is determined by its environment. Meaning, the environment around the outside of our bodies AND the environment around the cells of our bodies - INSIDE OF US.

They further proved through epigenetics, that low level emotions such as boredom, worry, fear, guilt, shame & anxiety create a particular “chemical cocktail” inside our bodies (it's what we “feel”) and that cocktail DOWN REGULATES the gene expression. And that is how disease (dis-ease) is created in our bodies. It’s kind of like making a copy of a copy of a copy. Pretty soon the “copy” isn’t legible.

The opposite elevated emotions such as bravery, hopefulness, satisfaction, joy and love UP REGULATE the gene expression, promoting a crisp, clear gene expression that leads to health and healing in the body.

I also learned that our thoughts are electric (a brain lights up with thoughts & synaptic connections) and our feelings are magnetic (the body is made up of water, minerals & hormones) and the combination of these create an electro-magnetic field around our bodies or our vibrational frequency. These different emotional states vibrate at different frequencies… Positive emotions vibrate high and negative emotions vibrate low.

THIS IS WHEN THE LIGHTBULB WENT OFF IN MY HEAD!

Holy crap! I get it… this connected all the dots for me - bridged the gap for me between the woo and science - and I got it! It’s also when I realized that the stress of writing a book and sending out the chunk for testimonial put me into such a state of fear - that I manifested this back pain in my body so I couldn’t write anymore and avoid more of my fear and anxiety of putting my story out there!

With my new awareness, I decided that I was going to heal my body through meditation (it’s what Dr. Joe teaches). I committed to daily meditations and within just 2 weeks, I healed my back pain completely. I focused on how I wanted to feel in my meditations, accessing my subconscious mind, and imagined my back better and how great that would be. I visualized my ease of movement, sitting at my desk again and finishing my book. And the rest is history.

This was my lived experience and unshakeable evidence that I am capable and powerful and that my thoughts & feelings play a major role in my overall health and wellbeing. Through further reflection, this new understanding has helped me to connect even more “dots” in my life and answer more questions for me. And so, I now share this knowledge and understanding with my clients, as it applies to all areas of life. 

It’s not just about healing your body, it’s about healing your life.

It’s all connected.

Now, I want to address the elephant in the room… Why is this not mainstream information? Well, from a western medical standpoint, there’s no money in people learning about and understanding that their thoughts & feelings play such a major role in their health…Or that they can actually heal themselves on so many levels. We’ve been taught to outsource our health for so many years, we let doctors tell us what’s needed and treat us to bring us back to health.