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Chronic Pain… March 17, 2015

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imagesI started getting migraines in my mid 20’s.  They were never very bad until I hit my mid 30’s.  When they stared to get atrocious.  I tried everything: diet, reiki, massage, meditation, acupuncture and then finally meds.  Now I consistently use diet, meditation, meds and acupuncture.  (btw I use all of this for dealing with my MS, post back surgeries and during my cancer treatment as well) All this said I have a story to tell you.

When I was first diagnosed with MS I had a neurologist say to me, “If you had diarrhea would you tell everyone?” My response was a loud laugh and an emphatic “No!”  He then said, “If you did everyone one would have the thing that would heal/help you.  Or they had it or they know someone who had it.  All of this is done before you have a chance to figure out exactly how you want to handle it.”  This really struck home for me. So with every diagnosis I have had I have taken awhile to process before I let people know.

I then wasn’t prepared for what people said to me or how they said it.  So I realized that there were 2 different things going on.  1) All of these people were coming from a place of loving me and only wanting the best for me.  So they felt that they had information for me that could possibly help.  This gave me the capabilities to step back and not get wrapped up in the thought that they believed I was doing something wrong.  2)  I also had to look at how I was communicating.  What was I responsible for in this dance.  Was I very vocal… Was I coming from a place of looking for answers?  How I show up is how people respond to me.  There can be a lot of shoulds piled on when people feel they are coming from a place of help.  Be accountable.  Take responsibility for how you are and then go to radical acceptance of yourself and those around you.

So I’m currently hearing a lot of people telling me to do try acupuncture for my migraines which have increased in their frequency if that’s even possible… I have received acupuncture for many years now and LOVE it! So I am reminded that people only want the best for me.  They want to see me well and pain free.  As do I.  They love this health care option as much as I do!  That is what I choose to focus on.  The joint love we all have for being well.

 

Energetically,

~Sarah

 

 

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A Week Ago Today… March 13, 2013

HandA week ago today I had a torn tendon in my hand repaired.  With every thing that has happened in my life I am reminded regularly of allowing and patience.  The Universe asks me to walk the talk.  I think of myself as a patient person.  I’m often even told on a regular basis that I”m SO patient.  That said I’m regularly tested on this front.  Whether I plan a phone call to discuss an important issue and the person is out of town or I have ordered a time sensitive package and it is late or  traffic is crazy and I think I will be late (notice these are time related for me?).  It could be any or all of these scenarios.  I’m not even going to bring in the health issues that can occur.  I regularly write, coach or talk about allowing. Even saying this word gives me peace.

The Webster definition of Allow is:  1. admit (an event or activity) as legal or acceptable  2. give the necessary time or opportunity for.  “Give the necessary time or opportunity for”,  This is my favorite part of the definition.  When buttons are pushed as they can happen even to the best of us.  How do you return to the start of allowing?  Where you don’t struggle or fight with your given circumstances?  I am a Huge fan of breath… for more reasons than the obvious.  It helps us to return to our natural state of loving.  Loving of self and others.  It centers us.  The breath is a mini meditation. The ability to stay in this state is a bit like being a child.  Most children are very allowing because they have yet to learn their ability to control their surroundings.  They trust.  Ah trust…. So much of what gets in our way is our inability to trust.  If we stay in a state of allowing the trust comes more effortlessly.  Now I don’t mean allow others to do to you anything they choose but allow life to have its grace and kindness that we all seek.

What will you do today to allow (without getting hand surgery)?  To remain at peace with yourself?  How will you stay connected to your breath?

Lots of Love!

~SHC

 

Allowing…. November 26, 2012

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I think of myself as a patient person.  I’m often even told on a regular basis that I”m SO patient.  That said I’m regularly tested on this front.  Whether I plan a phone call to discuss an important issue and the person is out of town or I have ordered a time sensitive package and it is late or  traffic is crazy and I think I will be late (notice these are time related for me?).  It could be any or all of these scenarios.  I’m not even going to bring in the health issues that can occur.  I regularly write, coach or talk about allowing. Even saying this word gives me peace.

The Webster definition of Allow is:  1. admit (an event or activity) as legal or acceptable  2. give the necessary time or opportunity for.  “Give the necessary time or opportunity for”,  This is my favorite part of the definition.  When buttons are pushed as they can happen even to the best of us.  How do you return to the start of allowing?  Where you don’t struggle or fight with your given circumstances?  I am a Huge fan of breath… for more reasons than the obvious.  It helps us to return to our natural state of loving.  Loving of self and others.  It centers us.  The breath is a mini meditation. The ability to stay in this state is a bit like being a child.  Most children are very allowing because they have yet to learn their ability to control their surroundings.  They trust.  Ah trust…. So much of what gets in our way is our inability to trust.  If we stay in a state of allowing the trust comes more effortlessly.  Now I don’t mean allow others to do to you anything they choose but allow life to have its grace and kindness that we all seek.

 

What will you do today to allow?  To remain at peace with yourself?  How will you stay connected to your breath?

 

Lots of Love!

~SHC

 

Lane Rage March 22, 2011

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I have recently become a lap swimmer and find it to be some of the most calming exercise I have ever done in my life.  I can leave the pool and be more relaxed than after I have meditated. Connecting the breath with the stroke, my ears underwater somehow diffuse the craziness of the day and in turn create this delicious pod of tranquility for me.

Somehow yesterday I learned a new dimension of lap swimming that I had yet to come across since I have yet to paddle out of the beginner lane (still mending from back surgery).  I wandered in during a busier time then normal hence I had to swim in a faster lane…a little anxiety producing.  My question was how could I remain calm because I noticed some serious swimmers. Now when I say serious I mean in disposition not in ability.  So my course of action was to talk to the lifeguard being the shy retiring wall flower that I am 😀 .  I asked her How I could do my slow laps and not “drift” into anyone? She said,”Well you’re going to have to be careful of lane rage. People here get really crazy about the lane.”

Lane Rage? Really?  Like Road Rage? With Swimming? Really?  I didn’t understand…. It almost seems like an oxymoron to me. Like saying, a Stressful Ashram.  It got me thinking how can one be going through an exercise that’s all about breath and movement and still be wound up tight as a drum? I understand that this is possibly the only moment in the day that they have to themselves… But why not enjoy it? Breathe… Share the space? figuratively and literally?

Sharing a lane is a bit like a relationship granted it is with one you don’t know per se. Yet it’s a dance. Like life we float by these people even if only for a moment and I wonder how do we want to share this space? How do we choose to be accountable to ourselves and others.  How do we choose to carry energy in our body?

 

A tangential thought for the day… Something for you to think about…

 

Love and Pink Light

Sarah

 

 
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