Someone recently asked me what I “sell/do for a living”… what service do I provide for people? I was about to go into my schpeal about Homeopathy, Nutrition, Allergies and Complementary Medicine… and I stopped myself. “That doesn’t feel right” a little voice inside me said… so instead I said: “I help people change their lives!” I said, at least that’s my hope. Truly this is at the core of what I do and what I seek to do with every patient I come across. My original motto has never changed; I seek to Educate, Empower and Inspire people in everything I do and say whether I’m one on one with them and their family or speaking to a large group at a seminar. Recently I helped a long time patient of mine go through a major change in her life and it inspired me to write this blog today… I hope you enjoy it and share with me your stories of change and of listening to your heart’s song!
Change can be a scary word for most people!
We like to stick to what we know and what is comfortable even though it’s sometimes that very thing that is making us miserable. For example, you may want to change your weight and just can’t seem to take the necessary steps needed to do that. Some old emotional injury from childhood may be blocking you or simply speaking sometimes it’s just too scary to change! Who will I be if I lose this weight? Will I still want to be in this relationship if I change the way I think, act and eat? Will people still like/love me if I change? What will happen to my friends if I start this or that new thing?
Maybe it feels unsafe to change a part of yourself that you’ve been using for protection for so long like your anger, weight, procrastination… and the list goes on. Or you might be in an unfulfilling relationship that is going nowhere fast, but it’s been so long and you’re so used to each other that you stay. Every time you settle for less than what your heart is desiring you die a little inside. Sometimes that change is obviously for the better, like leaving an abusive relationship with a spouse or a friend, and yet we still struggle and stall because leaving the known for what is unknown is terrifying.
Some people are risk takers and some like to play is safe but one of the most important questions to ask yourself at any time when you’re stuck between that “rock and a hard place” is: “What will make my heart sing?” Sounds like a silly question right? But it’s not! Have you ever had the experience of your heart singing?? It could be the day your child was born, or you when you stared up at the sky and saw your first shooting star or comet! What about that moment as the sun in setting on a beautiful beach with the warm wind blowing in your hair? Or walking through a forest and catching a glimpse of a deer in the distance? You name the moment for yourself, but these are all moments when your heart is indeed singing and when your light, your inner beautiful light of who you truly are is shining bright… and it is THIS feeling that you need to hang onto when any change is afoot that may be a little scary or downright terrifying. This feeling should be your lighthouse in the storm, it will tell you where you need to go and what you need to do. I’m not going to lie, the fear will still be there but if you take the first step things will fall into place, trust in this process and prepare yourself well. When the fear subsides it is this heart song that will again return to confirm you and confirm that you made the right decision!
Think of the outcome, of all the parts of that decision or change that will make your heart sing! You may not see them right away and it may take some weeding through some fears and obvious logistics before you are able to see clearly and feel your heart song again, but when you do hang on to it and go, go, go!!
Letting go is the hardest thing but as the title of the book I was given recently says: “Take the First Step and the Bridge Will Appear”
Trust in your heart song, it will never lead you astray.