What I would have told my 25-year-old self in the beginning of my healing journey:
“Pause frantically seeking.”
“Stop looking solely outside of yourself for healing.”
“Rethink your belief that someone else holds all the answers.”
Retrospectively, I would’ve told my younger self all of these things because my greatest lesson learned time and time again has been that the answers, the healing, and the empowerment are inside of us. It’s always been there.
However, from the moment we’re born, we are taught to give our power away. We’re told to never look inward or pay attention to our bodily cues. As adults, many of us struggle to trust ourselves after the years of external encouragement to diminish our intuition. What white coats often fail to recognize, is that science is but one path toward healing.
Don’t we need doctors?
While I value the medical system for its urgent care and skilled doctors’ abilities to save lives, it misses the mark when it comes to preventive medicine. Unfortunately, treating the root cause of our society’s imbalanced system isn’t a priority.
Throughout my healing journey I’ve also learned about the deep connection between our biography and our biology. For example, the scientific community at large now validates the correlation between mental and emotional stress and the biological cascade of interactions that take place within our physical body when left unaddressed. Our personal stories, traumas, and emotional histories play a concrete role in our health.
It wasn’t until I understood this relationship that I began to address the healing of my mental, emotional, and spiritual body. I knew that by doing so, my physical body would naturally come back into a state of balance.
Ok, I’m fed up with feeling unheard or told nothing can done, now what?
I took sole responsibility for my healing. Embracing your part in the process is bittersweet. It can seem like you’re on your journey alone, but it’s also incredibly empowering and freeing.
Along the way I’ve had countless guides, teachers and mentors that have helped me to navigate this new inward terrain. I’m forever grateful to them for allowing me to feel supported through it all. Today, I’m incredibly humbled to guide others through the same self-healing journey of empowerment.
My hope is that everyone has the chance to discover their resilience to overcome and to be that authority within their own lives. Know that you do hold the potential for healing within you, and that belief is the first step forward.
Whether you are local to Grand Rapids and can join me at my East Town office The Healing Space or you are somewhere else in the world. Allow me to guide you in this experience of transformative healing.
All of my Breathwork sessions are combined with Reiki Energy Therapy, Crystals, a Holistic Health Consultation & recommendations in-between sessions with healing tools so you can continue empowering your own journey. Learn more about my in-person + virtual offerings HERE.