It’s funny how we allow ourselves to get “stuck” and not even realize it. Last year when I lived in San Diego, I was a gym rat, went at least 4-5 times a week and did kundalini yoga at least 3 times a week. I moved back here to Utah and had to spend a couple months figuring out life, place to live, job…. Then winter came and I went into hibernation! I have a beautiful gym at my complex, one of the reasons I picked this place, and I didn’t even want to walk in the cold from my door to the facility. I went into hibernation.
Well, I had a session on Monday with an amazing energy worker and during the session he said to me, ‘your body wants you to walk” I thought to myself, I’ve just been saying i need to get back to the gym, but he must have said at least 4 more times during the session, “Your body just wants you to simply walk!” I thought to myself, you just don’t understand, I would much rather go to the gym! Walking causes such excruciating pain throughout my body, my hips, lower back and knees start feeling like they are hot coals burning me from the inside out after about 5 min. Then by the time I’m done, my legs from the knees down feel like someone took a sledge hammer and shattered every bone right down to my toes. “Just walk” sounds so simple, but not for me.
Well, knowing how in tune this man is, I thought I should at least try so Tuesday morning I got up and headed out first thing in the morning so nothing could come up and get in the way. I started with barely a 1/4 of a mile in fear of how I would feel and knowing my schedule for the rest of the week. It felt really nice, I even found a nice little spot to focus on some breath work for a few minutes where I could actually have gratitude for the mountains surrounding me and the beautiful scenery they provide instead of despising them for the snow and cold.
The next day I woke up and it was raining. I almost stayed in bed, but I said to myself, “If you let the rain stop you today then it will be something else tomorrow”, so I got up and headed out. This time I went about a 1/2 a mile, again knowing my schedule for the week. Usually by Thursday night after teaching all of my classes, my hips and knees hate me, so I wanted to “spare” some pain.
Thursday, came and I walked almost a mile, still concerned about whether or not I would be able to sleep that night. When the pain gets bad it is usually very difficult to sleep. Last night after class, I laid down in bed and realized I felt better than I had in a long time.
So, this morning I woke up and headed out… Today, I walked almost 3 miles and it felt amazing! I came back home and felt like I could have walked another 3. Normally I would be laying on my bed or in the tub trying to make the pain go away and the next couple days wondering why I did this to myself.
I’m so glad I listened! I spend my days coaching people and helping them navigate their path, yet I couldn’t help myself, I couldn’t see the issue clearly. We all get “stuck” sometimes, whether it is in physical movement or mental. The problem becomes when we allow ourselves to stay stuck. Reach out to those you know care for you and love you unconditionally. Reach out to someone new that you may be drawn to. Listen to people around you that are trying to pull you out. Energy Work is about unconditionally loving and supporting each other on our individual paths, so especially to all of my colleagues that offer these services, remember to REACH OUT and take care of you also.
- Celeste (@motherhealing) 🙏🏻💕🙏🏻