My personal healing process and the gifts it has brought me to share with you.
White space, in art, is the space in a piece that has nothing in it. It is literally the white space on a page or piece of art. My intention this summer was to create more white space in my life so I could make room for healing my body and opening my heart.
I’m sitting here staring at my calendar, wondering where my intended quiet, peaceful, expansive summer went. It has been none of these things, yet I do feel more energized and whole having taken a break from my business for a short while. It’s totally impossible to pour from an empty bucket and I had reached that point this past spring. I’m grateful that in the years I’ve been doing this work, I have learned to listen to my body and spirit and follow what I’m hearing despite the discomfort it may cause.
In the short time I’ve been away from my work, many things have come to the surface in all areas of my life. I’ve begun to recognize the stories I tell myself. I’ve noticed the habits I’d developed while I was sick that stop me from fully healing and I have begun to integrate in the super power coach knowledge and skills I’ve developed this past decade. I leaned into my relationship with my sweet husband and focused on areas we’d been lacking. I put more focus on my son as he reaches his preteen years. I begun to volunteer more for a start up charter school. I applied for a job as a Health Coach for an incredible new organization to compliment my existing work. I organized my craft supplies and started doing more of what I love. I traveled, hiked, witnessed, experienced. I was inspired, strengthened, empowered, and cleared out.
Creating this white space in my life made room for me to identify action steps and to take them. Things are finally beginning to line up and come to fruition.
If you’ve followed me for awhile, you know that we (hubby and I) are working hard to start his construction business. Being fully into the first year and being in Colorado – the market is stronger than ever this year and we are taking full advantage of that. He’s landed quite a few large jobs doing commercial build-outs -but our big dream is to build custom residential homes. In the years since our last home build, the process and industry has completely changed. There were some extra difficult hoops for us to jump through in order to qualify for the construction loan. It’s finally accomplished and our loan goes in front of a committee over the next few weeks for approval. (Send positive vibes please!) If this is approved, every thing will change for us, giving my husband more control of his days and opening great possibility for us going forward.
You will also know about me that I have published a few books and that while in that creative process I was inspired by the idea of bringing creative practices into my work to support stress reduction and healing. I had a hard time bridging the concepts. This has finally come to me, a huge realization of how it all works. This fall, these classes debut. This will bring many changes to my platform and how I work with you, my tribe.
I did land that job. I’ll tell you more about that awesome company soon.
I’ve begun to work out more intensely – have much more energy and more consistent ability to handle the physical stress. I’m cooking more (if you’d call salads cooking), getting more sun, laughing more, and living more. Healing will do that for you.
There have been a lot of pieces to this complex puzzle of overcoming mold toxicity and gaining my life back, not to mention finding my way through all the inner stories to my intentions and vision for my life. I know it’s not the last time I’ll need to revisit my Self. I’m okay with that. I learned a long time ago that this journey isn’t about beginnings and ends, it’s about awareness, willingness, commitment and the process. It’s about me, it’s about you, it’s about possibility.
As I lean into what’s to come, I will wrap myself in a daily green smoothie (a blessing of lessons learned from fellow Alumni Robyn Openshaw, the Green Smoothie Girl), polish all my meals with a bowl of green food, stretch, breathe, get outside in my bare feet, I’ll paint, scrapbook, color, and glue. I’ll volunteer. I’ll build. I’ll create. I’ll expand. It’s going to be good from here. I trust in the Universe to take me where I need to go. Those of you who can learn from me will be inspired to reach out, get coaching or come to one of my creative coaching classes (livestream or in person).
Before I leave you, I want to share with you the recipe for the smoothie I’m starting my day with today.
Super Greens Smoothie
1 small organic carrot, washed, ends removed
2 hands full of mixed spring greens
1 teaspoon green powder (brand of your choice, but I used Kyo-greens)
1/2 teaspoon flax oil
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 plum, pitted
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
Blend until smooth, enjoy cold. (Serves 2)