The Right Decision

Once again it seems I owe you, my valued readers, an apology. I have been so busy with more of that personal work I’ve been talking about in my last few blogs as well as having doors of opportunity open, that once again I have neglected you by falling behind on my blog. I sincerely do apologize.

Not to be blowing my own horn (ok, maybe a little) but I have created those opportunities! 😀 I have recently been creating specific nutritional information and protocol handouts for my Naturopath to give to his patients. So far he has asked for 9 specific ones and we have kept the door open to me creating more for him. 

The second project I have been working on is gathering information and creating spreadsheets from the data for my Hypnotherapist, who is also my friend. We are collaborating on a few things.

I have some more good news, huge (to me) exciting news! This is the 3rd opportunity. It pertains to the work I will be doing with him (and his biz partners) in the near future. I’m not going to share what that is just yet as I would like to make sure he is comfortable with me sharing it here. Suffice it to say for now that I suggested a win-win solution to a challenge we were both facing and he (and his partners) have eagerly and graciously accepted the idea. I am very happy! 🙂 Very soon you will hear about it and for those of you living in the Vancouver area, you will be able to come and see me in lovely professional office/clinic space. I will also be adding another skill set to my range of knowledge that will allow me to really dig deep with my clients – by the end of this month I will be a Certified Hypnotist!!

 

Now on to the other topic that I absolutely have to address with all of you. I have been talking in my last few blogs about sharing more of my personal story with all of you. I felt very strongly when I first talked about sharing it, that it was the right decision. Yet since I made that decision I have been hesitant to do so. I have needed to take the time to figure out why.

Part of it was that I was in the middle of some more very intense in-depth work/changes. Once again they were all encompassing. I was taking my Vision classes that helped me discover my vision and purpose in being here and how I’m going to bring that into the world. That work along with the work I was doing with my Hypnotherapist was bringing forth a lot of intense emotion and huge shifts in perspective, thought processes and putting aside ways of dealing with things that were no longer serving me. I also had to learn new ways for those old thoughts/patterns because one thing I have learned from all my work is that you cannot erase the past, you can only change your perspective on it and on how you let it or use it to serve you. I have learned to see the broader picture or the same picture from a new perspective while still feeling and valuing my emotions. It has been incredible! I am living so much more in the moment than I ever have, and I honestly thought that I lived very well in the moment. 

My point being with all of the above (besides the fact that I did want to share with you where I am at), is that after a lot of thought and some discussion with a close friend I have realized that the reason I haven’t been able to tell my story is because I don’t want to look back to where I was last year or even further because I am not there anymore! I am not afraid of losing all the progress and change I have made – it has been done on the subconscious level and I won’t fall back, I simply don’t want to re-read (from my journals) all that I have gone through. It was all very intensely emotional and stressful. I cannot emphasize enough though that it was worth every moment of it, but I don’t want to go over it again. At least not at this point in time. This is the right decision for me.

I do however intend to be open with my personal story more often from here on out. I won’t make a promise I can’t keep as to how often that will be, but I can promise that I will share more often. Since my work is now leading me to helping others with making deep lasting change you will see more variety in my blogs. They won’t be as focused on nutritional subjects but will be more varied and well rounded towards the mental and spiritual sides of wellness! After all Holistic Nutrition is about the body mind and spirit connection. 

we are unlimited

You are never too late to find your power, share your gifts or use your talents to benefit the world. That is why we are all here!!

*If you would like contact info for my Naturopathic Doctor, my Vision teacher (mentor), or my Hypnotherapist, please email me at nourishment3@gmail.com. I will be glad to share and they would be glad to hear from you.*

 

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Spirituality, Journeys, Purposes and Visions

Hello all my lovely blog readers, once again I apologize for being so long between blog postings. As I mentioned in a previous blog I’ve been undergoing a lot of personal growth and change on many levels. I think I also mentioned that this work can become all encompassing for me when it’s happening.

I did a lot of work in this similar way last year at this time and it took up a good (and I mean good in all ways here) 4-6 months of my life. I gave myself- my mind, body and spirit- the time to adjust and incorporate all of that before being ready for more work this Feb. Now I’ve been having a spiritual journey that has been creating big changes deep inside me on the subconscious level. I’ve been working with my Hypnotherapist, my Naturopath and taking some courses with a Teacher/Mentor of mine.

The work is mentally and emotionally hard, which of course affects my body. They are all connected. My stress levels (cortisol and adrenalin) are higher. Sleep, diet and exercise habits have also been impacted. Add in “normal” life, having braces put on my teeth in mid March, and the exciting planning of a trip to Scotland with my bestie- we’re going in October, oh and I can’t forget hormones! I am 50 after all; so you can imagine how it’s been!

Let’s see if I can summarize and share some of what I’ve been doing. Working with my Hypnotherapist, we’ve been working on connecting with my inner selves at the various ages and stages of my life that they represent. Bringing them all together for the greater good. So I can move forward in my growth and be who I am. Also on connecting with my soul and what represents my soul. There’s more at work here, that I’ve been doing here, but it seems to be the hardest to articulate.

Working with my Teacher/Mentor, we’ve been discovering what my purpose is in being here and what my vision is for me and the world. It’s been a totally amazing discovery. Surprising and yet not as it has tied in with the work I’m doing with my Hypnotherapist. There has been a lot of emotion brought forth from all of it. Overwhelming at times, powerful  and empowering! I’ve started the second level of my Teacher/Mentor’s Vision courses last week, and in this level we’re working on developing our mission statements. So simple sounding but so profound in the impact it has on a personal level. It’s awesome that all but one of us from the first level class have returned for the second level. It’s nice to have that connection as we’ve each gone through and continue with our personal journeys.

My Naturopath is awesome! He helps look after ALL of me- the physical, emotional/mental and spiritual. He is supportive in his suggestions, his use of/recommendations for supplements and tinctures. He uses acupuncture to help support my body and mind through all of it. My body and mind respond very well to acupuncture. When he uses the needles on those spots for stress, I am so relaxed and mellow afterwards- all spacey and you’d think I was high ;). We are working with my Hypnotherapist to make the effects last longer as I can’t always see my Naturopath as often as I’d like to. He also reminds me to be gentle with myself and to “Trust that you are on the right path! Try not to focus on the “what’s next” now that you have discovered your vision/purpose. Instead focus on staying connected and in tune with that purpose, and I think you’ll find that the “what’s next” will happen organically.”  A wise man, yes? 🙂

All of the above work has also resulted in working on some other specific things like managing expectations, ‘what are expectations?’, managing the feelings around wants and hopes, changing how I react to situations, knowing on a deeper level that that is the only thing I truly have any control over, and more.

I’ve even experienced a panic attack and a huge epiphany within a week of each other with all this work! *Whew*, it’s scary and difficult and amazing and worth it and wow…

Don’t ever think that change and growth are not worth it. Don’t ever let the fear stop you. A quote from my Naturopath that resonates with me as I’m doing all of this work:

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~Jack Canfield~