As December ends and the year 2022 comes to a close, what are you celebrating your growth with?
First off, let's take a look at the year.....
Are you able to see growth in yourself over the last year?
What did you know about trauma at this time last year? How about now?
What did you know about your trauma? What do you know now?
What was your relationship with your body today?
Do you see change? How have you grown?
Notice your Sideways voice as you consider these questions?
Can you answer these without "shoulds"?
If not, can your thoughts swing over (use the pendulum tool here) to some kinder thoughts?
Over the last 3 days, my body has offered me a reminder to slow down, soak up, process and enjoy all the growth.
The reminder came in an unexpected way.....
I woke up Saturday morning with my heel hurting and by Sunday evening, the pain had traveled along the sides of my foot to my arch, I was wearing a boot for support and hobbling around not able to put weight on anything but my toes. (And only slight weight). My left hip and foot were also starting to get sore because of the extra load they were carrying.
As I took time Monday morning to put my feet up, pay attention to what my foot was telling me and listen to my body, I got some valuable insights about my growth.
I couldn't think of anything I did to injure my foot, so knowing my foot is part of my root chakra, I did a guided foot chakra healing meditation. (Just found one on Youtube that looked good).
Where I was reminded that my root chakra is responsible for how grounded I feel, my sense of survival and my confidence towards change and growth.
Then I googled foot chakra and found a bunch of reflexology and chakra images for feet and these 2 spoke most to me.
As soon as I saw the word sciatic, my own sciatic reminded me of the dull ache there over the last week that I had been ignoring.......and the most painful part of my heal connected to the sciatic spot on the charts....
I was reminded that my emotions are flowing and I am more connected to my emotions and feelings than ever before.
Then I had the thought, "You are so good at processing the hard, let's get that good at processing the good."
My heel pain was offering me so many things...
A message from my body to slow down and pay attention.
A message from my nervous system that all this new growth is scary and it's not sure it's ready to get on board so it needs to make sure I'm intentional and being "safe".
A message from my mind body spirit connection to integrate, process, and really feel all the insights my body has to offer.
So to answer my original question, "What am I celebrating my growth with?"......
I am celebrating by letting my body really feel, process and soak in all the good emotions I experience along with the hard. I am letting me, all of me, experience the whole human experience.
I am so proud of me for experiencing all this good.
Where is your growth and how are you celebrating?
You Matter. Your Healing Matters. You Are Worth It!
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