Monday, August 10, 2015
The question is, how far down the rabbit hole do you want to go?
A few months ago, we watched, "What the bleep do we know..." and "Down the rabbit hole..."
It was recommended to us by my beloved chiropractor, Dr. Ryan who is now practicing in China! It was May 24th to be exact which was one day shy of the 8 year anniversary of when I left my award winning VA social work career to heal my life. I had just started working with Jeffrey Spratt, Principal of Spratt Muscular Therapies LLC and we became Facebook friends. I was delighted and wonderfully surprised when he posted on my FB post that we were going to watch it, "One of my favorites. Enjoy!" When I came in for my next treatment he said he could go on for weeks about the movie but his favorite scene was the water scene. Mine too!
Since reading Dr. Joe Dispenza's book You Are the Placebo, and watching his videos, Candace Pert's book, Everything you need to know to feel Go(o)d and working with Jeff, there has been a major shift in my life. There is a flow and a momentum in my life and in my training to run the Bermuda Half Marathon with my sights set on the Newport Marathon in 2016. The spark was lit when I stood face to face with Dr. Ryan at the book release party for "Journey Well" at the place where I used to go for massage. He came into my life to balance the naysayers who were telling me I shouldn't, wouldn't, couldn't run anymore or if I did to limit my distance. Dr. Ryan posed the question, "Why set limits."
Funny how I implored my massage therapist to not make any changes in our treatment plan before the anniversary of 4/15/13, yet the Thursday before he had a conversation with me that was the Universe hitting me with a 2 x 4 to get out of that relationship. The timing which I initially thought was horrible was absolutely Divine. Jeffrey was volunteering at One Boston Day on the anniversary of 4/15/13 and I found my way to him at 4:30 am when I couldn't sleep and asked the Universe to guidance by looking at the flyer for the events of the day. Who was doing chair massage that day? From the moment I met him I knew it was the start of a beautiful relationship to move me beyond where I'd always gotten stuck before in my healing.
I bought "The Little Book of Bleeps: Ponder these for awhile!" which contain quotations from the movie and information about the "talking heads" who share their views of quantum physics.
One of the quotes is, "When we think of 'things', then we make the Reality more concrete than it is. That's why we become stuck." ~Amit Goswami, Ph.D.
I have chosen to jump into the rabbit hole and I am so blessed that my life and running partner Tom and muscular therapist Jeffrey are willing to go down the rabbit hole with me.
According to "reality" for a polio survivor, I should at the very least be in a leg brace and using a wheelchair to conserve energy. I should experience chronic pain and fatigue and according to Western Medicine there is no way that I can sprout new neuromuscular connections.
I am, as Einstein would say, changing the facts.
I harness the power of my mind through meditation, visualization and writing poetry to see myself as whole and healthy. How blessed I am that Jeffrey set two huge intentions for me. "I want you to run unencumbered," after my first treatment; and after a few weeks, he commented that when he set the intention to heal the tremors his hands got hot.
We have cleared out scar tissue, osteoarthritis, are building new cartilage and I choose to create the reality of my body.
I used to be fearful, well terrified that my body would not stand up (interesting choice of words) to the challenges I gave it. Now I believe with my whole heart that I AM an endurance runner and I run unencumbered. My workout schedule is healthy and right for me even as and maybe especially as we increase miles. I do modify effort in the pool since we are adding miles to our long runs but maintain the level of strength training. I recover so much more quickly from runs and workouts and have so much confidence in my body now. With every meditation, with every run and workout and with every treatment with Jeffrey, I am building strength and neuromuscular connections. I am erasing the past and creating this magnificent mind/body as I was always meant to be connected to the Source of Divine Love and Intelligence.
My outer world has been filled with synchronicity and wonder and awe and mystery.
So I choose to not live in the know making reality concrete and reacting to it. I choose to live in the mystery and allow everything to flow and create.
The answer is, I am pretty far down the rabbit hole and it's a beautiful space in which to live!
How far down the rabbit hole do you want to go?
I went pretty far down the rabbit hole when I quit my award winning career as a VA social worker to heal my life...My books are available on Amazon and share the mystery and wonder of my journey. It just keeps getting better and better and I'll be bringing you these next magical and wonder-filled miles in my next book, 'Going the Distance.'