2018 has been a tough year for many of us - especially my fellow Taureans. On my birthday this year, I had an accident that led to a major spiritual awakening experience that has changed my life. #Healing over the past 7 years has not been easy and the last 6 months have sucked. From mood swings, to crying spells, to an increase in sensitivities and re-emerging #intuitveskills , the Universe literally knocked me on my ass to take a much needed time out. Meditation and yoga have been my medicine.
I learned #meditation over 15 years ago as part of my #psychology training but it didn't quite take. #mindfulness was not enough to help my patients at #BellevueHospital who were diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder or any other mood disorder.
I've finally learned why. All of my patients at that time were #artists , #dancers , or other #creatives who were pathologized, misunderstood, and told were broken. They were made to sit and talk when their natural constitution was to move their body. I've had to come to a realization that the work I used to love is not always #therapuetic . Treating #intuitive people overcoming #trauma and #fear with just the #mind is not always helpful. One size does not fit all.
I've always gone through times of transitions by learning something new. I'm in yoga teacher training @ishtayoga and it's been the best professional development experience I've had since my training #tulanemedicalschool Had my patients been exposed to #yoga prior to their mindfulness training, they may have had better results and felt more #empowered .
As I continue to incubate the next stages of my journey as a #healer , I invite you to begin to reflect on those people who you've judged too harshly, who you've told were "crazy," or were "too sensitive." You've probably avoided them in your #dating life and said not nice things about them. I've made these mistakes and starting in 2019, I'm going to start teaching you another way of being with #emotions , challenging people, and facing the fear about either being or being around wonderfully #creative#souls .