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Live an extraordinary life - it is your design

Live An Extraordinary Life – It IS Your Design

You ARE designed to live an extraordinary life.  Did you know that?

You’re programmed and designed to be a YOU-nique BEING, with a you-nique place only you can fill.   You Purpose is to fill it by learning, growing, evolving into the best version of YOU that you can. When  you fulfill your Purpose, you feel alive, connected, fulfilled, and love what you’re doing.  Your life fits you, and you fit your life.

Isn’t that in itself amazing, incredible, remarkable?  I think it is.  Oh, and by the way, “amazing”, “incredible”, and “remarkable” are all synonyms for “extraordinary”.

Live an extraordinary lifeI invite you to first consider what “extraordinary” means to you.  It means different things to different people.  Some, because of their “definition” don’t believe they’re meant to live an extraordinary life.

I’m not suggesting you’re necessarily meant to rise to the top in your profession, win a Nobel Prize, nor become famous and filthy rich.  I’m suggesting simply that you are you-nique, and something of value is contributed to the WHOLE when you aspire to being the best version of “YOU” you can be.  Then you’re showing up fully for the world, living your Purpose to the best of your ability, letting your Inner Light shine brightly.

Think about it.

An Intelligence created 100 Trillion cells of “YOU” before you were even born, from 2 completely individual single cells.  Isn’t that incredible? And, it isn’t done.  There is much more of “YOU” to potentially be created, maintained, and evolved.

Your nervous system is key in carrying out that Plan.  It’s continually making adjustments based n your experiences, situation, circumstances, etc.  It’s in charge of keeping you going, functioning, healing, evolving, living.

The ease with which your system can follow the Plan is affected by whether you align with, and support, it in your choices and responses, or you thwart it.

How do you know when you’re thwarting the Plan for your extraordinary life?

Follow the Plan for an extraordinary life - or get off courseYou feel stressed.  Yep.  Stress is an indicator that you’re out of alignment with your Purpose. Any stress, i.e. any sign of living less than an optimally healthy, high quality life is an indicator.

When stressed, your nervous system has to work overtime to make up for the alteration in the Plan.  It’s showing you how to get back on track with symptoms of stress.  If you ignore or tolerate the symptoms, or simply go for a quick-fix to eliminate them, you miss that “re-direct”.  And, you stay off-track.  Thus, you live a less-than-extraordinary life.  It may well be ordinary, or average at least.  But, it isn’t extraordinary.  Click here to see a great TED Talk YouTube video on this topic: “How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary”.

Listening to your Inner Wisdom guiding you through the symptoms of stress you experience can help you better align with the Plan for “YOU” so that you live an extraordinary life.  One in which you feel alive, connected, fulfilled, and passionate.  A life that feels like the right fit.

Are you TRULY satisfied with your life?

Or are you settling….. for ordinary?  Ordinary is ok if you are ok with life’s aches, pains, health issues, and the other symptoms of stress.  It’s your life, your health, your choice.  Only you can decide what is and isn’t acceptable, extraordinary.

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Listen to Your Body - Heal from the Inside Out

Listen to Your Body: Heal From the Inside Out

Listen to Your Body

In my last post, I suggested that if you are having health issues, experiencing chronic pain, or are stressed, something is calling for your attention. We are going to dig a little deeper into how to “answer your call”: listen to your body.

Stress, pain, and health issues are a part of being human.  Therefore, we will continue to experience them to some degree as long as we are living, breathing human beings.

However, that doesn’t mean you have to let them rule your life. They can be a rich opportunity to engage intentionally, proactively, co-creatively to in creating your reality, which may reduce and/or eliminate them depending upon their root causes.  . And, if you can’t eliminate them, you can still approach them as an opportunity to learn, and grow.  You can listen to your body, and your inner wisdom.

Richer Life Because of the Crisis? Survive, or THRIVE …..

Most of us know at least one story of someone who dealt with a crisis, or a life-limiting illness, and who’s life became richer as a result.  They had a wake-up call.  Their perspective changed.  They saw themselves and their lives differently, and responded.

What if that was their fate to experience the crisis because they didn’t answer “their call” sooner?  What if it serves some bigger purpose?What if answering that “call”, is in essence, looking at the bigger picture in a deeper way by following the guidance built within you toward health and wellness, and a greater way of Being?

What if you were to tune in, listen to your body deeply, and respond NOW, averting the crisis, and enriching your life sooner rather than later?  Maybe you won’t avert it, but by tuning in you can at least weather the crisis with greater ease and peace.

Would you rather thrive now, or simply survive?

3 Steps to More Energy, Peace, and Joy

As humans, we can only change so much, so fast.  And, we are all built certain ways that seem intended to always be.  But what if you became the best version of yourself, with the least stress, and best health you can have?

  1. Tune into your body and ask yourself:

    • What do I notice in my body?
    • How does my body feel?
    • Where do I not feel well?
    • Do I feel open, closed, tight, loose, heavy, light etc.?
    • Do I feel balanced and equal from side to side?
  2. Pay attention to the areas in which you are experiencing discomfort, dis-ease, or imbalance.

    • What functions do they perform?
    • How are they used?
    • What common metaphors might be associated with their function?

listen to your body - your sore neckLet’s look at the example I mentioned in another previous post, the common problem of a stiff or sore neck.  Asking the questions above, you may answer the following ways:

  • Your neck holds your head up.
  • It turns your head so you can look around.
  • It allows you to bow your head in grace.
  • Your neck is a connection between your head and the rest of you, especially your heart (interesting factoid from embryology here: early on in development, your heart is “above” your brain, and they eventually switch; there remains a connection in the 3rd cervical spinal segment to your heart).

3. Look at the way you are currently meeting, experiencing, and/or living life, including the themes and the metaphors that apply.

For example:

  • How would you describe the way you are meeting/experiencing/living life? Struggling? With grace and ease? In between? Avoiding it? Facing it head-on?
  • What themes/issues are in your common stresses?
  • What metaphors might describe your situation in 1 & 2 above?
    • Having trouble keeping your head above water?
    • Having trouble holding your head up high?
    • Sticking your neck out?
    • Feeling challenged to look at and know what is around you, or change your perspective?
    • Always looking over your shoulder?
    • Are your head and your heart fighting each other?

Listen to Your Body – Connect the Dots

With practice, you will begin to notice the relationships between what is going on in your life, and what is going on in your body.  There are patterns between physical sensations, and issues, and what is going on in your life. Once you notice the patterns, you can make new choices for your life and health from an “informed” place of awareness to address your health, and your life.

Why is This Important?

Isn’t this a different perspective, which offers insight and real solutions?  Doesn’t it make sense to go deeper and discover the causes of your stress and pain?

Yes, you may benefit from changing your pillow, or getting a new recliner, having a massage, or taking pain relievers.  However, if you are still struggling with the same life issues, your neck is still taking the hit, and prone to succumbing because your body still instinctively works in the same way despite the symptomatic relief you are applying. Your body is programmed to survive, but not necessarily thrive.

You Can Intercept the Program…

When you are aware of what is happening within you, you can intercept the process and improve your quality of life.

Looking at what is going on inside your mind relative to what is going on in your life, and connecting that to what is going on in your body can give you clues to how you can adjust your perspective, thinking, beliefs, and approach.  Those adjustments and course-corrections can bring different results.  Then you are solving the problem with a “different mind than the one that created it”.

Change originates inside of you that way.   This is an inside-out approach to wellness.

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Listen to your body and your inner wisdom.  What are they telling you? How can you look at things differently from a higher perspective?  How can you respond, i.e. course-correct?

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How can you adjust your thinking so that you are less stressed?  You will feel better and be healthier for it.

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Listen to your body and your inner wisdom. I have found with many clients just having the awareness of what they are really thinking, how that makes them feel, and the effect that has on their body opens the door for new ways of thinking, doing, and being.  It happens organically.  And, they are better for it.

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How does your mind work?

How Does Your Mind Work?

How does your mind work?  What are its different aspects? How do they work together to create your reality?

Having answers to these questions about your mind can help you be healthier, happier, and more confident.

Did you know that you are unaware of 90-95% of what goes on in your mind?  You live and exist primarily in your conscious mind, which is the part of your mind of which you ARE aware.  It gives the orders, like the captain of a ship.  It is also that part of you that you tend to identify with as being “me”.

Your conscious mind communicates to your inner self and the outer world through speech, pictures, writing, physical movement, and thought. But, did you know that it is only about 5-10% of your brain activity? I bet it seems much larger than that, doesn’t it?

An estimated 50-60% of your brain capacity is what is called subconscious or preconscious.  Your subconscious mind is in charge of your recent memories, and is in continuous contact with the resources of your unconscious mind.

Your unconscious mind is the remaining 30-40% of your brain capacity.  All memories and past experiences, including repressed trauma, and those simply consciously forgotten or no longer important to you, are stored in the unconscious.   Your beliefs, habits, and behaviors are formed from those memories and experiences.

Your unconscious and conscious mind are in constant communication with each other via your subconscious.  Your unconscious mind provides you with meaning in all of your experiences in the world as they are filtered through your beliefs and habits. You perceive your unconscious mind through your feelings, emotions, imagination, sensations, and your dreams.

To Summarize:

A ship’s captain may give the orders, but it is the crew that actually carries them out.  They do their best based on previous experience and training.  Your subconscious and deeper unconscious minds are YOUR crew.  They are what is actually driving and running YOU.  You follow?

The aspects of your mind

 

5-10% of brain capacity = conscious mind – speech, pictures, writing, physical movement, thought. Your “captain”.

50-60% of brain capacity = subconscious a.k.a. preconscious – information stored for quick recall;  recent memories, information  currently in use – phone numbers, names; recurring thoughts, behavior patterns, habits, feelings. Your “crew”.

30-40% of brain capacity = unconscious mind; long term storage of memories and habits, patterns, etc. Your “crew”.

The information stored in your unconscious and subconscious is essentially the equivalent of programming in your computer.  They receive input from the world around you and your conscious mind, run that input through their programming, and create responses based upon the programming.  The programming began long, long ago….. and can be updated – though not necessarily easily.

Their “goal” is to keep you safe and ensure your survival based upon all of the input you receive.  They are assessing the level of threat to your survival and creating needed responses and changes accordingly. If “it worked in the past”, i.e., you survived, their logic says “it” will get you through similar situations again using the same means.

However, Their Priority IS Survival, Not Quality of Life.

Their primary function is a very primitive instinct built within you, with no regard to how misguided, or painful, or unhelpful the outcome is to you in the world.  Thriving, and enjoying a quality life are something that develops with training and experience, i.e. additional programming.  We will get to that in a future post.

Remember that stress results when there is a perceived threat to your survival.  The resulting stress response in your body favors functions needed short term to survive at the expense of those associated with long term thriving.  This creates dis-ease, premature aging, and a host of problems when it becomes chronic, i.e. your “norm”.

Your survival depends upon direction, coordination, and regulation of many bodily functions by your non-conscious mind.   In other words, the crew of your ship is constantly reading various gages, and making adjustments as needed to keep your ship working.  This includes such things as your heart beat, respiration, digestive functions, hormone production, blood sugar regulation, elimination, blinking your eyes, swallowing, immune system functions, temperature regulation, sleep/wake cycle regulation, etc.

Your ship can continue to sail, whether in rough seas, or simply a course you neither love nor enjoy.  Light winds and calm waters wear on it less…..

Sailing a course for which it is not designed may damage it.

If you are not the right captain with the skills, knowledge and talent for the course you are following, you may also be giving the crew orders that are detrimental to your ship, too.  They may have trouble following your orders if they weren’t adequately trained, talented, prepared.

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Different ships have different purposes….. Using the right boat for the right application is only part of the challenge. You are YOU-niquely qualified to operate a certain boat on a certain course and straying from that too far can create dis-ease, stress, and other problems. For what are you designed?

And, if you are attempting to use the ship for something other than its designed/intended Purpose, aren’t you also in trouble potentially?
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Much of this is actually difficult to empirically prove, and has been debated and contested over the years, but has become a largely accepted model that serves many very well.

You are the captain of your ship.

Is your ship designed to do what you are directing it to do?  Are you sailing it according to its innate Purpose?  Or, are you pushing its limits?

Or, perhaps it is sailing at less than its full potential….. Or, maybe it hasn’t left the dock yet…..? What’s it costing you wasting its potential?

Are you “qualified” to direct your ship in the way you are sailing? Is your course aligned with your gifts, traits, talents, and experience? Is your mission aligned with the design of your ship?

All of this relates to what is YOU-nique to you.  How you have been you-niquely designed, and what you are potentially able change or influence to change your reality.  It is about being respons-ABLE, not about blaming yourself.  As a human you are subject to the human condition.

I leave you with those thoughts for now.  We will explore the implications of all of this in relation to your ability to change your journey in future posts.

Here’s to Smooth Sailing!

How does YOUR mind work? What is going on beneath the surface in you?

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Mind-Body Continuum

Mind-Body Continuum

What do I mean “mind-body continuum”?

We often talk of the mind-body connection, as if mind and body are separate, but I have come to think it as a continuum: mind=body. Different aspects of the same……

This is similar to how vapor and ice are different states of water.  As the kinetic energy, i.e., energy of motion, within changes, so does the physical state of the water.   In the right set of circumstances, all states could exist at the “same time, same place”.

Your Mind Is Your Body like water is ice

I find this “mind-body continuum” model better serves me in understanding how “I work”, in managing my life and health, and in working with my clients.  I suspect it can serve you well, too.

Explaining “Your Mind is Your Body”…. Mind=Body

Let’s assume for argument’s sake here that it is true, as quantum physics now says is proven, that you (like everything) ARE energy (the scientific debates around this kind of do require a degree in rocket science to understand……). Matter = physical substance, i.e., your body.  Matter IS energy. It is simply energy in a very condensed state, which behaves in its own ways.  Like ice is very condensed water vapor and behaves differently than water vapor….  And, the water can contain other substances and components.

Wouldn’t you typically say thoughts are energy, not matter? They have a vibration, a quality that lifts you up, brings you down, or is somewhere between – neutral.

But wouldn’t you also agree that they also fuel creativity, whether it be the next greatest invention, dinner this evening, or peace in the world.  Aren’t the thoughts that created those things still embodied in those things?

When you think of “mind”, don’t you think of “thoughts”?  Your mind is thoughts, memories, etc.

Thoughts with that have a connection to feelings also make you calm, nervous, laugh, or even cry. They fuel responses in your body to make you sit up, run, stand, walk, etc.

Talking, laughing, relaxing, crying are all your body in motion, a state of being.  What if that were the same as water being liquid, snow, or ice based on the conditions, i.e. the “thought” at the time….?

What if it is thought, a function of “mind”, that is creating your body?  All of your body as you know it…… In other words, what if your body still embodies the thoughts that created it.

Suppose some of that “thought” creating you, is higher, bigger, greater than what you think of as “you”, or your conscious mind/Ego/intellect?  Even bigger than your subconscious mind…. What if that bigger, higher, greater “MIND” is what is meant by the term “superconscious”?

I am using these terms simply to represent an idea, a neutral conceptual framework for contemplation. It is not intended to have any affiliation with any spiritual or religious beliefs, and is intended to neither support nor negate any such beliefs.   These are paradigms that we are contemplating, exploring, researching, each in our own way.  The term “superconscious” can be substituted with the term for your higher power, for example.

What if you, and Life as you know it, are simply a beautiful, complex, awesome THOUGHT based in the superconscious MIND?

Why Do I Share the “Mind-Body Continuum” With You?

Why do I continue living my deep desire to inspire you to think out of the box, and open your heart to new possibilities?

For one thing, this IS what finally changed my life and health for the better when:

  • a traditional medical model alone did not help
  • that medical model not only didn’t feel like the “right fit”, it actually could have made me worse
  • that medical model disempowered me
  • I had no idea that it was time for a change in my life, until I listened to the now louder whispers of my non-conscious mind
  • I discovered “I” indeed had way more to do with what was happening than I realized
  • I realized how the past was still actually “my present” in unresolved patterns and emotional responses
  • I feared my condition would continue to worsen, and I may become disabled
  • I knew my life would lack meaning if I didn’t have the opportunity to bring the same awesome, life-changing awareness and opportunities to others

Another reason I persist?  I have already done the work, the learning curve, the trial and error, and I can save others from tripping over themselves, wasting valuable time and money trying to find their solutions. Not only can I help them find relief from their symptoms,  I can help them get to the roots of their problems so they have TRUE lasting change.

The information out there is vast, and it can be challenging to digest it all.  I can help you cut to the chase, take control of your life and health, get to the roots of your issues, dig for those pearls of wisdom in your stress and pain, and live your second chapter on your terms.  You CAN live your healthiest, best life yet.

Our beliefs influence our perceptions.  They can be limiting, or open us to new possibilities.  And, they tend to find evidence to reinforce themselves, unless we are willing to open ourselves to new ideas when the old ones aren’t working.  If you are stressed, your old ideas aren’t working…..

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Going Deeper into the Mind-Body Continuum

In my next article I will dig deeper into the different aspects of the mind, and the roles they play.  I trust that it will make this concept of the mind-body continuum even more intriguing, and understandable…..

In the meantime, I do believe you have enough to think about for now……

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Unresolved Emotional Issues Can Cause Health Problems

unresolved emotional issuesDid you know that unresolved emotional issues can cause health problems? And, did you know that your beliefs play a part in those unresolved issues?

When you experience anything, you have thoughts about your experience or situation, whether or not you are aware of them.  Your thoughts are filtered through your beliefs to determine the degree to which you are safe (vs. threatened).  That degree of perceived safety creates feelings, such as fear, terror, rage, anger, happiness, joy, bliss, gratitude, awe, etc.

The greater the perceived threat, the greater the (negative) stress response – fight, flee, freeze – to survive the “danger”. Your system’s default is to help you survive.

Your body’s stress response is intended to escape/survive a short term threat, then return to thriving.  The stress response tends to support inflammation, and is not healthy when it becomes chronic, or your “norm”.

Your physiological responses to stress are the same no matter what causes them.   They are primitive responses that were intended to escape the proverbial tiger.

tiger chasing youAre you being chased by tigers regularly?  Probably not real ones.  But, your body doesn’t know the difference.  Running late for your day, trying to be 6 places at once, getting a speeding ticket, having a bad hair day, forgetting to pick up the dry cleaning for tomorrow, multi-tasking while the dog gives you “sad eyes”, worrying about retirement, and hating work, are all stressful. They ARE your modern-day tigers.  And, your physiological response is still the same, varying by degree depending on how significant (i.e., threatening) your stressor is to you.

You process thoughts all the time about your situation, whether or not you are aware of them.  Those thoughts trigger feelings, which trigger emotional physiological responses.

Unresolved emotional issues exist, in part, because of your beliefs about your situation at the time, and your resulting ability to process the situation.  They are a stress response that becomes your “norm” when you are not able to resolve them.

BACK TO MY LAST ARTICLE, AND THOSE EMOTIONS BUILDING BENEATH THE SURFACE…

What happens when you experience something that leaves an emotional mark?  Your belief about what is happening triggers a response in you, remember?  Perhaps you are simply too young to process what happened in an emotionally mature, resourced way.  Perhaps the situation was traumatic or overwhelming, and at the time your physical survival was on the line, channeling your resources to simply staying alive.  To survive, you coped, compensated, and moved on, losing sight of the emotional aspect of the event.  Or, maybe you were just human, very sensitive, and are still “hanging on to it”, whatever it was…..

That energy of the unresolved feeling, that patterned response, is still within you to some degree.  It is like fireworks going off continually within a bag.  Bumping, wearing, tearing, burning, hurting.  Inflaming.  Setting the stage for dis-ease.

And, every unresolved similar experience you have had since layers upon that, and adds to it.  More fireworks in the bag.

unresolved emotional issues create energy cystsWhen those fireworks are focused in a particular area of the body, craniosacral therapists call it an “energy cyst”.  It also may manifest as a tension pattern in the fascia, muscles, and organs, especially if there was a physical injury at the time of the event. It is like a dent in your car.

It actually can disrupt the fluidity, movement, and function of the tissues, glands, and organs involved.   It interferes the flow of fluids.  The disruption from the unresolved emotional issue and tension creates dysfunction, chronic pain, and limited range of motion.

Stress adds more layers and further complicates things.

Think back to the last time you had an ache or a pain that bothered you enough to remedy it.  Maybe a stiff neck.  Maybe a sore back.  Remember the list of “causes” you contemplated: “Did I sleep on it wrong?  Do I need a new pillow?  Did I lift or twist wrong?  Did I over-do it on the ski slope, or in the garden?  (Or….. the infamous “its old age catching up to me”..).”

Or, perhaps, it has been a chronic problem since that time you fell off your bike, slipped on the stairs, were in that fender-bender, or had that baby. Maybe it has been with you since you were in the womb……

unresolved emotional issues can create health problemsDid you contemplate the insults, injuries, slips, falls and accidents that have built up over the years and how those unresolved issues may be impacting you?  Your physical injuries may not have completely healed no matter how you handled it emotionally, but they also may not have completely healed BECAUSE of how you handled it emotionally.

Did you ask yourself what stresses you, and what the beliefs are that are causing that stress?

Of the hundreds of clients I have had in the 15 years I have been doing bodywork,  I have never had anyone say to me that the possible cause of their pain or health issues may have been a belief they had.  They may have gone so far as to say it is stress, but they stopped there.  As if that is the norm, and there is nothing to do about it but relax for a while.  AND, then go back to living the same way…. Lather, rinse, repeat.

I used to be the same way.  I didn’t know better then, either.  It is the way we are raised.

It isn’t how I live now.  I always look at my Inner World.  Always.

IF YOU HAVEN’T FIGURED IT OUT BY NOW, STRESS COMES FROM YOUR BELIEFS…..

It isn’t your kids’ fault for asking too much of you.   It is what you believe about saying yes/no.  It isn’t your spouse’s fault because they left their dirty socks on the floor.  It is what you believe about the dirty socks being left.  It is the choices you make, even when you say you “have no choice”.   It is your Inner World……  Follow me?  You can control that, but not THEM. Notice, I didn’t say it was easy, though.

If you really want to stop the pain, stress, and health issues, you need to get to the roots of it.  You need to release the unresolved emotional energy.  You need to address the underlying beliefs.  Make sense?

And, by the way, surgery to remove the painful part doesn’t release that energy……  Neither do pain killers.  Can you guess if muscle relaxants do?  Nope.  These are all symptomatic treatment, which may be necessary, but don’t address the roots of the problem.

ON THE FLIP SIDE, RECENT STUDIES SHOW THAT POSITIVE EMOTIONS REDUCE INFLAMMATION.

Inflammation is considered a precursor of disease.  While it is a necessary and natural part of the healing process, you don’t want too much of it.

Negative emotions contribute to inflammation, where as positive ones reduce it.

Do you know what the most positive of all human emotions is?  If you guessed awe, you’d be correct.  It is the most positive based on its association with the lowest levels of Interleukin-6, an inflammatory marker ( http://www.medicaldaily.com/awe-inspiring-moments-lower-inflammation-marker-cytokines-positively-impact-health-328092 ). In other words, it helps reduce inflammation more that the other positive emotions.

As I said in my last article, focusing on positive thoughts doesn’t mean the negative thoughts don’t exist in the background.  It would be the same as saying what is behind you, i.e. out of your line of sight, in this very moment isn’t there.

Spending time thinking and feeling positively is still beneficial to your health.  The question is, how much of that do you need to do to off-set what is going on negatively in the background? Is that realistic and attainable? Do you still want that old tape running beneath the surface?

What obsolete beliefs and unresolved emotional issues can cause you health problems? What lives within your Inner World waiting to be resolved?

You can only handle so much at one time.  You are human, and it is natural to resist change when it requires you to step outside of your comfort zone.  And, it may be way more comfortable being uncomfortable.

You may not be ready to accept dirty socks as the new floor covering.  And, that’s ok.  As long as you are aware of what is going on, and choosing the best you can for yourself at the time.  Or, maybe you are trying let it be “ok”, but you just can’t seem to….yet.  Being aware is different than not having a clue.

It is also possible that whatever lies beneath the surface eludes your conscious memory because it was too painful to recall, or you were too young.  It may have happened before you were born.  That’s ok, too.

You still can release it, and the unresolved emotional issues that go with it, whatever it is.  You can take a step toward better health.

NOW YOU THAT YOU KNOW UNRESOLVED EMOTIONAL ISSUES CAN CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS, WHAT DO YOU DO? 

The older you are, the more likely you are to have unresolved emotional issues.  It is a part of life.

You may or may not be aware of them. You may have thought you were “so done with that” and moved on.  You may not have realized how something has impacted you.  You may be aware of those difficult moments, and your challenges dealing with them.

Do you have chronic stress?  Chronic pain?  Health issues?  Anxiety?  Depression?  Difficulty sleeping?  Low energy?  If you answered “yes” to any of these, you may have unresolved emotional issues.

There are many ways to address unresolved emotional issues, each having pros and cons.  You should determine which is best for you and your particular situation.  The important thing is to make an informed decision, and DO something.  The longer you wait, the more layers will be added on, and the more difficult it can be to get to the bottom of them.

A holistic approach encompasses all aspects of the unresolved situation – body, mind, spirit.  Some approaches are not holistic.

I love, and use, craniosacral therapy and transformational coaching, especially when together as a Well-Being Program. They helped me, and others, when nothing else did. They are not intended to substitute for necessary medical or psychological care, but can suffice or complement when you are well resourced.

These holistic approaches get beneath the surface, without using the same mind that created the problem to solve it.  They go deeper to help the energy move out that needs to, releasing those energy cysts, releasing the tissue tension, transforming obsolete patterns into empowering ones. And, because we are working with the energy of the situation, and the non-conscious mind, you don’t need to know, or necessarily recall the details.

Now that you know unresolved emotional issues can cause health problems, and your beliefs contribute to that, what will you do differently?

How can I help you today?  Contact me for a consultation to determine how we may work together to help you attain optimal health by releasing and transforming unresolved emotional issues, obsolete beliefs, and chronic tension patterns.

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I see your Light!  I see your Greatness!  Have an awesome day!

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BTW, my girl Adrienne Cow arrived safely at Farm Sanctuary on Thursday April 7, 2016.  She was greeted by giant Jay, and given a warm welcome (sorry for the grainy quality):