by Lisa Litzsinger
After this difficult time we have all faced, most of us have something we are trying to heal. It may be weight issues, anxiety or depression, too much stress, or even a physical challenge that is interfering with life. The common approach, and that of the traditional medical system, is to address challenges from the aspect of the problem. We focus on what is wrong and try to figure out how to fix it.
If we have done any work with the Law of Attraction, we may look for the opposite of the problem and affirm that different state of being. This process can be powerful, and may help, but does not address a major issue: the illness or challenge may be held in place by our beliefs, behaviors, fears, or wounds, known or unknown. In other words, as long as we continue to live the way we are living, the issue remains.
We need not feel responsible for the issue, but instead can simply wonder if the challenge is a message that we are in some way out of balance with our highest self or best life path. A first step is to ask, “What is this situation here to show me?” and write down the wisdom you receive.
Another option is to get in touch with your Healed-Self. When thinking about the challenge, ask yourself “What would Healed look like?” If a weight issue, healed may be feeling good in your body and eating in a way that is nutritious and supports your wellness. For anxiety, healed might be feeling grounded, calm and balanced on the inside, no matter what is happening on the outside.
Once you have this clarity, you can close your eyes and ask “What would my healed-self do?” There is a version of you that is healed and knows how to reach and hold that state. For example:
These are not a list of “shoulds” — they are qualities and ways of being that are in alignment with your path to healing.
Once you can access this version of yourself, and the wisdom it offers, you can feel into this energy and adopt it as your own. Act, believe, and move in the world as your healed-self. You may still need to treat and support the body through the healing process in traditional ways, but connection to this wisdom may help you make decisions, choose providers, and know what is right for you. If you need help to access this information, or to better understand the deeper issues involved, consult a holistic health practitioner or counselor for support.
— Lisa Litzsinger
This last year has been a challenging time for all of us. As restrictions loosen across the country and things begin to return to a kind of normal, it's worth taking a moment to reflect on everything we have learned during this time — and the practices we wish to take with us into the future. Some people have learned how to step back and slow down, spending more time at home with their families; others have realized exactly how important their connections with the outside world are, and are now preparing to dive back into public life with a renewed love and respect for their communities. Many, sadly, have experienced financial hardship or loss. And many, thankfully, have devoted themselves wholeheartedly to offering aid and comfort to those in need.
Though the stories and experiences are different, there are two themes that are universal: gratitude and the need to serve. Most have shared the sense of having increased appreciation for the little things. A call from a friend means so much. The birds at the feeder and the flowers and trees in bloom bring a simple joy that had been missing. Messages drawn with sidewalk chalk and bears in windows are bringing smiles, and videos of relatives meeting again for the first time in months are warming hearts. There are families taking walks and just enjoying being together. The world feels different when the little things are the big things.
If you are in need of healing or support, please call on us. We offer Reiki, Acupuncture, Wellness Coaching, Counseling, Massage, Hypnotherapy, Angel Therapy and Readings, Shamanic Healing, and Crystal Therapy. All of these can help to support physical and emotional wellness. If you need support but money is an issue, please reach out to us. We have practitioners that can offer discounted sessions. We are here for you.
— Your friends at Sagewood Center for Healing and Wellness
by Olivia Fried
Spring is a time of transition. It is evident everywhere around us. Trees and shrubs are bursting forth in bloom. The world is becoming green as temperatures gradually rise.
While we all enjoy the promise of warmer weather and the more colorful season that is Spring, many also dread this time of year due to allergy and respiratory ailments, along with the winter weight gain and depression that we may be feeling. Ayurveda, the ancient medical science and sister science of Yoga, teaches us that to enjoy good health, we must adapt our lifestyle practices to the changes in our environment. Since Spring is a heavy, wet, cool season our practices should incorporate those that are warming, light and dry. We:
Becoming aware of the effects of seasonal changes on our bodies and minds can lead us to lifestyles practices that support a healthier, more fulfilling life!
Olivia Fried is a Certified Ayurvedic Practioner, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMBT#13895) and Registered 200 hr Yoga Teacher. Olivia designs basic lifestyle plans that serve her clients in their quest for living a healthy, vibrant life. Together with regular Massage and Yoga practices, these plans move clients along their
Path to Wellness.
For more information, or to join a Yoga Class,
see ventureintowellness.massagetherapy.com or
contact Olivia directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.