I have been on a journey of self healing for many years now.
As a young child I found purpose in my life by giving to others, without regard for my own well being. Giving the shirt off my back to perfect strangers, I felt my own sacrifice was what was needed to truly help people. I learned many modalities trying to find as many ways to help those in need. I neglected my own inner voice, and soon I started to become burnt out.
Still, I pushed on.
In 2012 following my graduation of 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training through DevaTree (and after projecting the intention of "being the best healer I could be"), I became the passenger in a rollover accident in an ATV leaving me with catastrophic injuries. My healing journey has taken me on several ups and downs that I am still living with, but the stress eased once I finally came back to my yoga training years later.
After completing several more trainings to find myself again and to practice self-love (because how could I love myself after being so broken), I had a realization that I had unintentionally "asked" for the accident to happen when setting my intention after my first yoga training....
In order to be "be the best healer I could be", I would need to truly understand and help others through their obstacles. This would mean I would have to experience it as well, otherwise it is just an assumption or hypothesis of what that person is actually experiencing.
"To continue my healing became an exercise in the power
of integrity and an opportunity to go to healing places I could
one day lead other people through.... Through knowledge of
our own wounds we learn to acknowledge the wounds of
others with compassion." -- Susan J. Wright,
The Chakras in Shamanic Practice
Now that I feel confident and in control of who I am again, I can return to my dharma wholeheartedly (but also with the lesson of self preservation!)...
To guide others towards their personal growth and realizations by embodying a holistic view of healing through the body, mind and spirit.
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