Each of us has a primary element that is the lens of how we operate in the world.
Water - Wood - Fire - Earth - Metal
For example, those of us who are strong in the Earth element tend to be the peacemaker, the caretaker, the teacher, the nurturer, etc.. And we LOVE the Earth.
We also hold the space of calm during transitions.
This all sounds pretty great, but when this element is out of balance it looks like over compassion, worry, enabling, and taking responsibility...
How good are you at letting yourself want what you want?
I'm talking about what you REALLY, REALLY want?
Not what is safe to want.
Or what you think you "should" want.
Sometimes that seems confusing and sticky, doesn't it?
I mean, is it okay to ask for what you want?
Does it seem like you are being ungrateful for what you have if you want more, or something different?
Oh, and what about if you have NO idea how to get it? Do you still let yourself want it?...
Would you like some chocolate covered poo?
What if we added sprinkles on top?
I bet your immediate answer is: NO WAY!! That’s gross.
But you know what?
You are probably serving yourself this “treat” more often than you think.
Chocolate = Positive thinking
Poo = Unresolved emotions and beliefs
Sprinkles = “Self-care”
One of the common things that is coming through my talks with healers is our undeniable commitment to “Talking and Thinking Positive.”
Even though you are hiding. I still see you.
As healers, we are being pulled to be more, step into our power, and be a bright light.
But it scares the bejeezus out of us.
And we hide. Thinking this will keep us safe.
But in reality, it stunts our growth. It dims our light.
And it becomes more and more painful because we are not honoring who we are and the gifts we are here to share.
It feels like a part of us is dying.
We may even get sick in our physical bodies with an illness or an injury....
That's kind of a trick question.
In the healing world, this is a pretty common practice of shielding ourselves from outside influences.
* Creating bubbles around ourselves.
* Standing in firm boundaries.
* Avoiding negative people.
* Using crystals and essential oils to help do the protection for us.
All these things are great, but....
The TRUTH is that protecting yourself is one of the WORST things you can do to yourself.
It's actually one of the biggest culprits that makes you...
This was originally written in 2013, and as I came across it in my computer, it has become another gentle nudge to bring me back to this space.
It has taken me years to finally understand (and accept) something about myself. While, it’s been there all along, it wasn’t until I recently came back from a yoga retreat that I have fully become aware that I like to be guided. Not in the tell-me-what-to-do kind of way but more of a gentle invitation to experience something new.