Thirteen years ago I picked up Louise Hay’s book, You Can Heal Your Life. In it Louise talks about how our thoughts create all the circumstances in our life, good and bad. I was only 24 at the time and I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea that I was the one who created all the painful situations in my life. But once I started to really pay attention to the things I said about myself (both in my head and out loud) I saw that she had a point.
I needed to love myself more. I needed to change the way I thought and spoke of precious of me. And according to her theory, all forms of dis-ease stem from a lack of love. So I made a decision thirteen years ago that changed my life. I started investing in support. Because I knew I couldn’t do it without help. From naturopathy to homeopathy to chiropractic and acupuncture to spiritual response therapy, reiki, theta healing and more I have spent thirteen years and tens of thousands of dollars to transform myself into the person I am today. And that’s on top of my formal training as a Yoga Goddess!
We all need help to heal and there is no shame in that. In fact it takes a lot of courage to shift out of the dark place of stuck-ness and take the leap of faith you need to heal and be happy.
Are you’re willing to invest in getting the help you need?
If you’re facing a painful situation in your life right now and you could really use support then I encourage you to ask: Am I willing to invest in getting help? If you say yes, then yay you! I’m holding the vision for you to receive exactly what you need. If instead of yes, you’re saying ya-but then I’m going to challenge you. Are you standing in your own way by using one of these reasons?
1. I can’t afford it
My Goddess Business School mentor Elizabeth Purvis taught me when you want something badly enough, you can always create the money you need (her training cost me over $10k!). Money is very seldom the real obstacle to creating change. The real obstacle is whether we feel worthy enough to invest in ourselves. Usually we wait until whatever pain or lack we’re living with (whether it’s emotional, physical or financial) becomes intolerable before we say yes, I need help. If there is a service out there that you want, but you’re telling yourself you can’t afford it, I invite you to exercise some self-love. Before you reach your breakdown point go and get the help you need. Just yesterday I was going through an emotional crisis and I invested $150 in a single soul clearing session over the phone! If you have a job and a paycheque chances are money is not the real issue.
2. I’m not ready
It’s not the right time. Or the classic I’m too busy. Just this past May, I had the opportunity to go to Montana to get certified in a modality I love called Theta Healing. For the past year I have been receiving healing sessions almost bi-weekly. And because Theta has helped me so much I want to learn how to do it for my clients. But I convinced myself it wasn’t the right time. I had just launched my website and I didn’t want to go MIA. I also didn’t want to put the trip on my credit card and go into debt. As soon as the opportunity passed, I regretted it. It actually was the right time but I convinced myself out of doing it. Now the chance to train with that teacher is gone. When you want something and the opportunity presents itself, that is a clear sign you are ready. Otherwise you wouldn’t have heard the call.
3. It probably won’t work anyway
The power to change is within us. Anything we invest in will help us to the degree we are willing to show up and do the work. If we invest in a class or a program and we don’t show up or we do our assignments half-heartedly it will reflect in our results. My student Susan was so committed to having a baby she was willing to do anything. Intuitively she knew that she had to give up control. Being an A-type personality and successful project manager it was a stretch for her to surrender to the process of life. But she knew she had to do it. She completed the Moon Goddess program with me and committed to doing her own 40-day meditation practice at home. Susan put all her faith and trust into the process and she succeeded. She conceived – twice. My mantra is ask for what you want and believe you can have it.
Meditation to follow your intuition
Sometimes when we’re facing a really difficult time in our life it’s hard to discern between the voice of fear and the voice of intuition. Especially when we’re faced with an opportunity to make a change and invest in receiving support.
Click play if you want to take a leap of faith but you’re feeling unsure.