It’s my dad’s 81st birthday today. Or it would have been. He died last December. My Father-in-law passed away yesterday. He almost made it to 80 - about 3 weeks away. Both were dear to me. They were full of life and fun. Being men however, they didn’t take the best care of themselves. They were both surprised to live as long as they did. Yet I can’t help thinking, they could have lived longer if they had had better tools to care for their mental, emotional and physical health.
The Energy Codes offers better tools. These are not necessarily new tools. But we lost the real healing arts to modern medicine. Not that modern medicine hasn’t saved countless lives. It has. But it ignores critical pieces. All in the name of “science”. Yet quantum science is proving that energy medicine is just as, if not more, important and powerful. (think placebo effect)
The soul speaks to the body and the body speaks to the mind. But the mind is often not listening. When you can tune into your body and your feelings don’t scare you, wonderful things open up. We can re-gain these important missing pieces of our whole self, our whole experience, and improve our health.
By embodying our experiences, living from our entire system not just the mind, we can move energies through our bodies in a healthy way. Everything is energy. Including you. And when energies get stuck, they can cause inflammation, disease, pain and ultimately suffering. When pushed away, feelings get stuck. They don’t just disappear. We all know this. Yet we were not really taught to properly deal with them, most certainly not to process them at the time they come up. We can gain back ground by learning some simple practices.
I teach these practices in my work. You can also read the book “The Energy Codes” by Dr. Sue Morter. The audio book is especially great. These practices are doable for anyone. They involve the breath and tuning into your body. Some people live outside their body, so much so that they consider it as simply a way to move their head around. Kind of like a car, no? The body is so much more. And has much wisdom to share. Gut feelings are a thing. Feeling love in the chest area or a broken heart is not just a concept. We have all experienced this to some degree.
I respect that all beings have a unique life journey. But I came to serve humanity. One of the ways I am doing that is through my work, and the rest is by just being me. Offering me and my light to the world. Being more and more my true self, without apology. In love and joy, not as an excuse for poor or disrespectful behavior. I don’t want to apologize for being me any more. Sometimes we learn quickly and sometimes what is needed is gradually embraced after countless exposure where it was resisted. When will you decide to listen? Is that time now?
There are many ways to get to a better sense of self, health and freedom from suffering. Find a path that resonates with you. But don’t keep putting it off. Eventually it might be too late. This life is all an adventure. It is not meant to be a trudge through the mud. We have been fooled. Find a better path that you enjoy more. And another even better one might present itself after that.
With light, love and abundance, I wish you and all of humanity a joyous revised path!
I have a wooden horse. It’s about 8 inches tall and is a modern art piece of sorts. I remember fairly clearly how I came to posses it. And I have looked upon the horse with that memory for all these years. I didn’t love the memory, so it is rather curious as to why I have kept the horse front and center over all these years.
I was of grade school age and was in a shop with my Mom, siblings and my grandpa down in Portland OR near where my grandparents lived. I fell in love with this wooden horse. I think it might have been a little pricey for what it was, but regardless my Mom said no when I asked if I could have it. I proceeded to have a bit of a melt down. I don’t remember the details other than I cried and carried on and we had to leave the store. Later that day, my grandpa presented me with the horse. I don’t remember thanking him properly, likely I didn’t. I remember feeling surprised by it but grateful and relieved. Like a weight had been lifted. I was supposed to have this horse. For some reason. And I guess I knew it. But why?
Recently I looked up at the horse sitting on a shelf in my tiny house. Storage is limited and precious as is display space. Yet the horse made the list to be here with me, in my small home. At that moment when I gazed at it recently I suddenly forgave my younger self for crying and carrying on so much about wanting it. Or maybe I forgave the adult me who shamed the younger self all these years. I thanked my grandpa (long passed of course) for knowing this one was important in some way.
I still don’t know exactly what significance this wooden horse possesses but I do know it is enjoyable to look at. I always loved horses and wanted one for a while when I was young. I used to wish for a horse every time I saw a white car (I think that was the catalyst). When you saw a white car, you made a wish, licked your thumb and rubbed it in the palm of your other hand three times. Perhaps this wooden horse was the answer to my prayer. Rather than the living version, a more manageable and less expensive as well as a longer companion on my journey.
Simple little things like these in our lives that are curious little treasures we might even miss as such. It could have just remained something from my childhood that I kept moving from place to place with me. I knew it was special. And even though I still am not sure as to the significance, I have expanded my appreciation for it and the part of my story it is. Thank you younger me, Grandpa Higby and the craftsperson who created it. All part of the rich tapestry of a good and curious life.
"Your vulnerability is your power. Your willingness to sense and feel what’s really there in your body, and to let yourself experience it and work with it, is vulnerable because it’s acknowledging the real, true you. You have to let go of all the defensive strategies the protective personalty employs to shield you from getting hurt and connect, through sensation, with the very places inside you that feel painful, stuck and wounded.”
“The Energy Codes” by Dr. Sue Morter, pg. 133 (paperback)
People used to think vulnerable was synonymous with week. It is actually the opposite. It is hard to be vulnerable. This is because our ego or protective personality dislikes the unknown. And by definition, allowing vulnerability includes not knowing what will happen if/when/next. And we can be so afraid that we are more willing to stay in a bad situation or in discomfort and misery simply because we know what to expect in those situations. Change and the unknown is scarier than the known to the ego. It’s primary job is safety. Even if that perceived safety is not actually safe in the long run.
We didn’t come here into this life to be comfortable at all times. Yes, we all like comfort! But don’t mistake that as our primary concern. We also desire some level of growth, learning, and to contribute and engage with the world around us. And that means some level of discomfort will be necessary. Adventure is rewarding because there is a level of discomfort involved, be it the unknown, risk, challenge or fear. After our adventure we love to tell the story don’t we? People are interested in our adventures and like to either see themselves in you, consider doing something similar, or are grateful they learned something along with you, but without having to do it themselves.
Consider vulnerability as your greatest ongoing adventure. No matter the outcome, learning and growth occurs. This contributes richly to our life as well as those lives we touch. We offer a possibility for others to witness. By showing that being vulnerable is a super power, others just might open themselves up to it the next time it is looming, revealing a deeper truth and amaze themselves. We all move along our path, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, but we all need to move. Comfortable is slow and steady, but can be stagnant at its worse.
Be open to exploring your resistance to vulnerability and what role your protective personality is playing. Realize that you are not a young child that needs all these protections. In fact, too much protection keep you from living the life you came to live. The sooner you go exploring, the sooner you will be journeying on your path with joy and harmony, with fewer and less dramatic bumps or detours along the way. Trust me. It happens all the time. It did for me. It will for you.
Get your vulnerable on!
Sharing this treasure from Dr. Sue Morter...
Do you ever wonder how to allow a greater sense of sacredness into your daily life?
Allowing is key, because all of who we are, including what we feel, is already sacred.
As we allow and embody this truth, we change the vibration of consciousness. Because as you allow the cosmic energy you are to drop-in, rise and reveal more of you, the love you are lands here in this dimension.
How do you recognize what the vibration of sacred feels like in daily life? My invitation for you is to drop-in now and allow the vibrational experience of this moment to be tender. Allow it to reveal your own tenderness.
If there is doubt, fear, angst, or sadness, soften and allow a tenderness. Those vibrations, ones we perhaps label as bad or wrong, are actually a contraction that is the Soulful Self attempting to more fully land here.
We’re here to train the mind to support the embodiment of our true magnificence. As you allow a tenderness to be available, the mind opens and more of the Soulful Self can land.
When it does, the entire bandwidth of humanity, the animals and earth, is impacted because you allow more of this deeper love that you are to drop-in, rise, and reveal.
We start to allow the sacred in daily life as we embrace all feelings with tenderness, as you would a new-born. As you do, aspects of you unify, similar to bits of mercury from a broken thermometer merging back together.
There is nothing that you are not.
As we consciously remember this state of wholeness by embracing every vibration that runs through our personal system, we no longer feel a need to protect ourselves and a byproduct is that our vibration rises.
Instead of deciding a vibration is good or bad, be present with it and embrace what rises and you become a unifying presence.
When the consciousness of your mind lands on what you feel, and you accept and embrace the feeling, love is there. And in a loving embrace, everything is transmuted.
When we deflect, rather than embrace and love specific vibrational frequencies, thoughts or emotions, we generate duality. As you embrace all, you unify and the solution reveals. You're here to embrace the mystical and the sacred and merge them into the practical aspects of daily life.
Copied to share here, from an email from Dr. Sue Morter
We are curious creatures. Here I sit in first class on an airplane (bumped up no less) and I’m having to redirect my mind to be grateful for all the wonderful parts of flying first class rather than focus on the negatives that are also present - those that I struggle to NOT list here in order to justify or explain. Why the comparison? Why the focus on the unwanted? What benefit is there, perceived or imagined, hoped or intended? Why are we so often discontented? Just like in the parable about the field hand hired early in the day receiving the same payment from the farmer as the last hired hand who worked less. Why are we so easily unsatisfied by what we didn’t get or didn’t happen, when just earlier we were perfectly happy with the same. The first field hand hired was happy with the wage offered UNTIL he knew that someone else that worked less got the same. Nothing about his effort expended changed, only the awareness that someone else got a “better deal”.
Comparison. It’s a dualistic world we live in. So comparison seems almost inevitable. We know what we have by what we don’t have. Or might it serve as a mechanism for striving or longing, that keeps us moving forward - not fully content equals not stationary. If we were too content, might we sit in boredom or worse, fall into a depression due to lack of motivation. Because that state doesn’t sound like contentment, I doubt it would be a long term tool for our evolution. We are constantly in an expansion contraction cycle, with many different experiences a necessary part of our growth experience. The sooner we recognize an unhelpful focus (comparison, on what is unwanted etc.) the sooner we can get to a more peaceful state - still holding the growth opportunity as presented, leaving more room/time for expansion in this life time.
So no need to berate myself as it’s part of the journey. I noticed when it was happening and shifted my focus. Awareness sooner shortens the time spent unhappy. Allowing this to be the learning opportunity it is, and getting back to happy with what is as soon as I could - it’s the game of life. Moving through experiences and enjoying the journey, including the sticky and challenging parts, is ultimately what is going on here. This is where growth occurs! I have to remind myself of this rather than feel discouraged or worse, hopeless in a tough situation. But I have been practicing and it is getting much easier and I spend much less time ruminating about unwanted things. I am beginning to love this journey more and more!
#universeexperiencingitself #comparison #ungrateful #grateful #personalgrowth
I stumbled upon a Youtube video about clutter as a symptom of past trauma. This is not, mind you, when I first understood why I am both an organizer and declutter assistant as well as an energy codes coach (somewhat seemingly different offerings or businesses). This is combination is actually more common than I though, as they are very closely related. But she caught my attention with the focus on trauma. I certainly understood that hoarding is often related to a deep wound or a void that can never be filled. But even clutter?
Yes. The kind of clutter that seems to remain, or return, despite your best efforts. Sometimes we just get off track and things pile up. Especially if we have had a big event in our life, like an illness or injury or a major loss. But much of the time, keeping too much stuff around too much of the time, can indicate that some deeper inquiry would be healthy and worthwhile.
There are many healthy ways to go about dealing with old hurts, wounds and subconscious beliefs. I offer one, and a good one too, through Dr. Sue Morter's work around the energy of those. And you don't have to figure out where the trauma stems from to clear it. We work with sensations in the body and the breath to move and clear stuck energies. When you shift a belief, conscious or subconscious, that you have held for a long time, maybe even decades, you may just find you are suddenly ready and willing to clean out that closets of old clothes, or recycle those broken items you were meaning to fix before selling, or tackling a pile (or boxes) of un-filed papers or photographs. Maybe even an entire garage or storage unit!
Looking around your home, are there areas that you have a hard time keeping organized? Do you have a hard time finding what you need when you need it? Do you hold onto things "just in case"? Contact me if you'd like to explore how I can help you clear the energy/clutter. Let's get your emotional AND physical spaces to a more calm and peaceful state. It might just be the shift you need to unlock the door to that new job, relationship or lifestyle you have been longing for.
Here is the video if you are curious...
Nettle Pesto Recipe -
Thanks Dr. Jennifer @ Reboot Center - Whidbey Island 😋
Makes a large batch:
1. Boil nettles for 2 minutes, strain, then place in a large bowl of water with ice and “cold shock” the leaves (this helps them keep the vibrant green color). Press the excess water out.
2. Add the nettles to a food processor along with the parmesan/nutritional yeast, garlic cloves, salt, and nuts/seeds. Process on high, slowly adding in the olive oil until the desired consistency is reached.
Healing our hearts, minds AND our bodies. It really is a package deal. If our minds are troubled, scattered or stressed, it creates fight or flight hormones to circulate. If we are sad for long periods where we then don't move our bodies enough, or we are scared and holding ourselves unnaturally, like with a tight neck or shoulders, clenching our jaw etc., thus causing fatigue, stiffness and even possible injury, they are linked. We are best served by using a variety of healing modalities to bring ourselves back into balance. Our Whole self. Mind body and spirit.
With so many options for online, live or recorded, events, it can be hard to know which are worth while, or hard to fit them all in. The one I make an absolute priority in my life to attend once a month, is Dr. Sue's free monthly healing transmission, usually the last Wednesday of the month. You are required to sign up in advance to receive the zoom link, which is emailed out just 30 min. prior, but it is totally free. No obligation other than sharing your email. Don't worry, you can always unsubscribe. I share the link below for your ease and highly recommended you give it a try. Being a meditation, it is thus most beneficial if you can listen while in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. And of course, never meditate while you are driving! Dr. Sue is amazing and it is a powerful experience that I highly recommend to all my clients.
I love that we are all connected and supporting wholeness and healing by being live on zoom together - over 95 countries represented! It feels like my individual attendance DOES make a difference. I have had such powerful experiences, that like I said, I NEVER miss them. She started doing these right as the Pandemic began. It was such a light for me, at that difficult time in my life, but I think they have only gotten better and better.
I would love it if afterward, you return here to share your experience with me. Enjoy. LINK
Please join me in a book study of Dr. Sue's "The Energy Codes, The 7-step System to Awaken Your Spirit, Heal Your Body, and Live Your Best Life". Can you join live and in person on South Whidbey? Maybe there are enough folks who are interested in a zoom version? Let me know in the comments below!