Quote of the Week

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, some day far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

Opening Doors

December 2, 2009

Hello To Each Of You!

"There's always one moment in life when the door opens and lets the future in."

~Graham Greene

There is a powerful way in which we can help life open the door for us and it is perhaps one of the most challenging things we will be asked to do in this lifetime!  It is the act of forgiveness.  This is also an often misconceived practice.  When working with people we often come to the subject of hurt and anger, two natural and common emotions in life and relationships.  The challenging part is how to deal effectively with these emotions to process them and not carry them for years.  What we know with scientific proof from people such as Dr. Bruce Lipton, The Biology Of Belief, holding onto negative emotions and reinvesting them in our daily lives with thoughts that support anger and pain can begin to create disease in the physical body.  This is not to inspire fear around any experience with negative emotions but encouragement for processing emotions and allowing ourselves to gain the lesson of relationship and experiences. They are only here to teach us more about ourselves.  If we constantly focus on the other person we miss the knowledge of how we participated, reacted and attracted the experience.  We miss the gift which is knowing ourselves more, opening the door to loving ourselves more!

Often we feel if we were hurt or wronged in some way that choosing forgiveness would let that person "off the hook" for what they did.  There is a strong part of our own ego that doesn't want to let go of the experience and insists on painting ourselves in the victim role and the other in the villain role.  We miss the vital importance of what forgiveness does for Self.  It is emotional and physical freedom from the past.  It means we are no longer carrying the pain for someone else's actions!   An even bigger challenge can be forgiving self for the things we have done in the past.  Holding onto that anger, pain and the judgment that supports the emotion is a costly practice to mind and body.  When we see ourselves as victims and hold onto that energy we are more likely to recreate the pattern of victimization with others in our lives.  When we practice forgiveness we allow ourselves to experience of lighter emotions such as joy, love, peace and calm.  Our physical cells respond to the higher frequency of emotions supporting health and energy while remaining in the lower frequency of anger and pain over longer periods can result in lethargy, depression and loss of health.

One woman was choosing to change her life and open her doors.  She was brought up by two alcoholic and abusive parents, coming from that energy she began a journey of drugs and alcohol herself.  Feeling unworthy, unsafe and unloved she sunk lower into self abuse and attracted a mate in the same state of experience.  He died of a drug overdose and she was left to find herself in a world that still seemed unsafe and now completely alone in her pain.  She had become clean of alcohol and drug use and was on anti-depressants and still battling with her emotions, thoughts of her early childhood and loss of her husband, (his death three years earlier).  She was referred to breath work and choose to attend to work on her emotional issues.  She was highly motivated and knew she had a life waiting for her but couldn't seem to walk through the door.  The change she experienced emotionally in one session was tremendously powerful, she realized she was angry with her husband for leaving this plane.  She also worked on releasing the anger she had toward her parents and herself.  Resolving this anger allowed her to cut her medication in half and after the next session she was able to let go of it altogether.  She did this in unison with her doctor's care and was letting that care professional know what she was doing as well as feeling.  Together they made the decision to alter her medication and she is able to speak of her past with calm and appreciation of all that it taught her.  Her ability to move forward in her life and feel new freedom in letting her mate go is testament to her healing.   She is now remarried and part of a blended family parenting children.  She knows that life will have bumps yet she also feels she has an array of tools to deal with life and its lessons!  The light radiating from her being is bright and beautiful.  She has processed the experience of her past and allowed herself to let go.  She is free and present!!  She is modeling for the rest of us, it is all possible!!

Healing is completely possible as we choose it.  We are more powerful than we know to heal our minds and our bodies!!  There is a new book by Caroline Myss called Defy Gravity and I would highly recommend it as it retells the story of many people's spontaneous healing so we can be witness to this knowledge and understand the power we too have within ourselves.

The time is now for us to be well and choosing to let go of the past so we can be fully present now!  It might seem challenging to let go and yet even setting the intention to let go of anger and pain will set you on your path and you will find a new freedom opening the doors for you!!

Come Breathe with us and allow yourself to let go of the past and be present and aware to consciously create your present and future!!

Sending love and light,

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile."

~Mother Teresa

Future Dates:

Breath Classes MWF at 6:30 to 8:30  please call or email to reserve your space!!  class is $35

Special Breath Class New Year's eve early at 5:30 so you can still join in any festivities free and joyful beginning your new year  space limited to 8 people!!

Second Saturday January and February of 2010 at Mira Costa College, if you know anyone going through the rupture of divorce please share information about this educational class for women!  There is also a class for men please inquire if you need information for that class!!   More to follow as the dates get closer

EFT Sessions Tues. Wed. Thurs. private sessions, call for apts.

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