Few people know that I’ve been grappling with an inability to move my body pain free for about the last 1.5 years. Ahhhhh. It’s been a journey (to say the least).
Pain is a powerful teacher.
She guides you (if you listen), to say yes to what your soul needs and to say no thank you to that which no longer fits. The more resistance you give it, the more she speaks to you.
When I post that your soul wants you to breathe and let go, I say that for me. The reminder. The nudge. The remembering of the messages that my soul is giving me.
Do I get frustrated along the way?
I. Sure. Do.
How couldn’t I be? It’s frustrating to live a life of powerful movement- only to find myself starting again from the ground up. I’m wise enough to know (and ‘feel’), that it’s not that I “tweaked something” or “slept wrong”. 🙋♀️
In the stillness of my own breath, I now ‘know’ what I need to tweak. And the truth is, I already knew. I just wasn’t listening cause I haven’t felt ready or capable.
Maybe you can relate.
If you are moving the way pain makes you move, moving the way fear makes you move and moving the way grief makes you move, I empathize with you. I’m also nudging you. Don’t let that be the period in your sentence.
Sit in it – not to wallow, but to acknowledge.
Stir up the edges of it and listen for what needs to be heard. That little voice … it’s powerful, even if it seems like a whisper. Nod your head. Gather your breath and take the smallest step in that direction.
Don’t let your fear and resistance to what could be keep you in your current state.
It’s not a lack of stretching, medication or pillow shopping that’s keeping you here. It’s resistance. The work feels like work but you know what feels worse? Thinking that ‘this’ is your new and permanent reality.
Or rather, it doesn’t have to be.
Healing is always available.
Your soul and your body (as one) are far more brilliant than you could ever imagine.
Keep moving forward – even if it’s the smallest of steps