I have a client who recently had an incredible breakthrough experience that has had a huge impact on her life. I would like to share her revelation with you as a succulent dose of joyful inspiration that you can apply in your own healing journey. This incredible woman has graciously given me permission to retell her encounter, but I’m going to change her name in this story because integrity tells me too.
Katie is a successful entrepreneur who lives in the Midwest and works from home most days. She loves her small town life-style. She is also very passionate about her career, which has her traveling several times a month for meetings with clients and potential clients. A few months ago Katie had to fly to Los Angeles to meet with a new client. What occurred in this two day journey was a transformational shift that has brought more peace into Katie’s world than she could have ever imagined.
You see, even though Katie is a very attractive woman who carries herself with impeccability, she sometimes struggles with a debilitating poor self image stemming from some wounding in her youth. She has worked diligently in her adulthood at healing this issue and has made incredible strides which have greatly enhanced her ability to reach the level of success she has, as well as augment her relationship with her husband of 22 years. However, as a woman in her late 40’s, Katie is beginning to struggle with the unavoidable changes in her appearance due to age, which is triggering that old wounding. She is finding herself feeling increasingly less confidant than she used too and is concerned that if left unhealed, could sabotage all the progress she has made in her beloved career as well as her relationship. So Katie contacted me for a series of sessions to help her retrieve lost power, rebuild her confidence to accommodate graceful aging and step more fully into who her Shaman self as she embraces her authentic nature.
Katie is a profoundly powerful business woman; she is also deeply spiritual and knows the value of the sacred ancient pathways of wisdom. What we discovered through our work together is that the wounding from her youth embedded a mental program that it was not safe to be authentic. This mental program had a huge impact on her self image as she always felt that to be pretty, she needed to look, dress, behave and speak in a way that didn’t always reflect her truest self. So we went to work in sacredly calling in her authenticity and anchoring that true essence into her whole being.
Katie loves her day-to-day casual rural lifestyle. She also enjoys getting spiffed up when she is working with clients. She enjoys the beauty rituals and the contrast of hair, makeup and dressing up to her casual daily comfort. Prior to our work together when Katie had to travel to chic, cosmopolitan cities, her triggers were amplified and she found herself compulsively obsessing about appearing as beautifully youthful as possible. In fact, her mental chatter had overtaken her intellectual sense and she found herself more made up and dressed up than what was really comfortable, causing her to critically judge herself, spawning a downward spiral of poor self image and abusive self talk. Although she carried out her client meetings successfully, inside, she was a hot mess.
Fast forward to Katie’s meeting in LA where her diligence in healing herself paid off. As she prepared for her travel, she packed clothing that genuinely made her feel beautiful without concern for what might be fashionably trending in Southern California. It wasn’t country bumpkin attire, but it wasn’t over the top sexy which in the past, was part of her MO trying to uplift the poor self image. She applied her makeup in a way that really suited her instead of gooping on too much, which never looks good. Most importantly, she packed her authenticity. She vowed to be herself no matter what. She focused on her inner beauty, her natural skills and talents and her newfound sense of safety in being honest and authentic…always, in all ways.
Throughout her expedition Katie felt uplifted, light and full of joy, gratitude and love. These delightful sensations were like a boomerang that brought into her experience even more. Challenges arose, but she was empowered to overcome peacefully, and she did. Her business meeting went so well that her client introduced her to some friends and business colleagues and she soon found herself booking three more unanticipated meetings before she went back home that proved extremely lucrative.
But the real nugget of confirmation in Katie’s healing came from a chance encounter with a total stranger. Katie and her business partner Brian were catching a cab together back to the airport to head home when the cabdriver began to apologize profusely. At first she was puzzled, and both she and Brian looked at each other with confused expressions, telepathically saying to each other “what is going on?” Then the cab driver went on to explain that he was apologizing for staring, but that he thought she was the most stunningly beautiful woman he had ever seen. He went on to remark how in a town filled with fakeness, she stood out above everyone because her authenticity and inner beauty radiated outward in a way that surrounded her in an aura of exquisite gorgeousness. She was a bit taken aback by his remarks, but she knew this was Spirit’s way of confirming that she had healed what she had struggled to believe for herself. Her business partner smiled and jokingly said to the driver “how do you know I’m not her husband?” The driver replied “I mean no disrespect; I simply had to tell this beautiful woman how amazing she is to be out here as a role model for other woman who are afraid to be who they truly are.” WHOA! Brian just chuckled, and of course he did not really understand the depth of that response, but Katie did.
In the days, weeks, and months following Katie’s excursion to Los Angeles, she could really feel authentic confidence sink deeply into her being. Our work together had culminated in this profound, integrative experience that solidified the deep processing that Katie had the courage to work through. True healing works within the earth realm, in the real world, in our every-day life. It affects how we feel as a human and anchors our soul deep within our physical being so that we walk our journey synchronized, awake, and living life to our fullest human potential as a result of our deep spiritual connection. Healing raises our vibration, but it does not lift us away from life’s experiences, for they are necessary in the evolution of our soul. Enlightenment is not about becoming so spiritually “pure” that we live in joy and love 24/7, for that is not our design. Enlightenment is about understanding that the polarity of life is a vitally important component in our relationship with the Divine.
I hope that you can take away some juicy tid bits from Katie’s story and apply it to your life and your spiritual journey. And when you are in the LA area, be sure to ride in a cab. You never know when you might get the driver who lets angels speak through him.
In Rhythm & Harmony,