I spent 10 years of my life trying to “fix myself." Different diets promised to fix everything from my love handles to my brain fog to my sex drive. So..much..money spent on self-help books, different practitioners, and the wrong supplements. Exercise that I didn’t enjoy. I was swimming in a sea of self hate. I succumbed to the idea that there was something inherently wrong with me. And, if I could just find the right combination of diet, exercise, and sheer willpower, I would succeed.
I was wrong. Oh, so wrong. It wasn’t until after I healed myself and started seeing clients day in and day out, that I realized how easy it could be to heal. I see these wonderful people coming to me, and they wanted me to ‘fix them’. Well, guess what?
You aren't broken. People come to me everyday saying, "I've tried everything and nothing is working" or “My doctor says there is nothing wrong with me, but I just don’t feel good”. They have fatigue, or anxiety, or depression, or pain, or allergies...you name it. Everything my clients have tried to this point isn't helping enough. But, have you ever thought, maybe that's the point? Maybe it's time to realize that there is NOTHING TO FIX. You are already whole. You don't need fixing. You are a child of God - a God who doesn't make errors in His creation. You are one of His creations, so how in the world can anything be 'wrong' with you?! What if you let go of the idea, just for a moment, that something is wrong? How would it feel to believe that?
From the outside, we may seem “broken” with different chronic imbalances. But at our core, we are not broken. In the past, we have believed that when things aren’t perfect, something is wrong. This is completely untrue. When things seem ‘un-done’ it is usually a time for rest and change and growth. When we get our minds stuck on the belief that something is wrong, that belief keeps us locked in a cycle of chronic illness that we can’t get out of.
"When there is a problem, there is not something to do, there is something to know.” –Dr. Raymond Charles Baker
Next time your body provides a symptom (aka: message) for you, just listen. What is your body asking for? To slow down? To get some extra sleep? Are you just plain hungry? Is it an old pattern, emotion, or false belief system that is ready to be released?
You aren't broken. Nobody is. The only thing “wrong” with us is the belief that something is wrong with us. That’s the only thing we need to fix – that untrue belief. Change that belief, and you will change your life.
Follow this simple video exercise to activate peace and healing.
You can initiate your own healing response by doing this exercise every time you feel weighed down by physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual distress.
- Put one hand on your heart and one hand on your throat.
- Take 3 deep breaths.
- Imagine yourself inhaling peace to every cell of your body.
- Say, outloud, “I now lovingly release the patterns that have brought me (fatigue, anxiety, digestive issues, etc). I am safe to heal and thrive. I love and accept myself. I now choose to be positive and peaceful. Every cell in my body radiates with vitality.”
Need to dig a little deeper? Sometimes people carry false beliefs and underlying emotional traumas that block our ability to heal. For me, it was a trapped emotion of humiliation from childhood that was negatively affecting my thyroid, which turned off my body’s healing response.
If you think you may be holding onto past hurts that are keeping you from thriving, it may be time to dig a little deeper into healing.