Friday, April 29, 2016
Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! Exploring New Ways to Reclaim
During today's treatment with Jeffrey Spratt,MT, visionary, pioneer of the Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy and trusted confidante and friend, I was sharing how I noticed that my body was reacting to a recent stressful situation in my life. I could feel how I was contracting on my left side in response to the stress. Jeffrey suggested that I was protecting myself as I had when I was a child. I told him that I'd been meditating about clearing the energy out from the wounds from the past but was feeling stuck.
We talked about the process of reclaiming; how we had done a lot of clearing out of the gunk in my body plus bring awareness and compassion to the traumatic memories. Jeffrey pointed out that I'd done reclaiming of my upper body through swimming and I pointed out how running is my therapy; how I am deeply grateful to him for helping me to continue to run despite the fact that by all appearances I should not be able to run by now.
The Universe sets before us everything we need to heal and evolve and be the person we were always meant to be.
Yesterday I was blessed to meet Meghan Zipin. We had been Facebook friends for awhile and then she invited me to like her page, Peony and the Bee Yoga. I was intrigued. I went to her website and realized there are no accidents. She is a physical therapist by training who sought out her path to see how she could use her gifts and her life experiences for the highest good. Her philosophy of therapeutic yoga is a perfect complement to the work that Jeffrey does. I reached out to her and we met for a cup of tea. We could feel the Universe brought us together for a reason-if for no other reason than to share our journeys and bless each other's lives with the gift of our presence.
I am going to experience a therapeutic yoga session with her and she is going to come in to see Jeffrey for a ShakeOut (TM). We don't know where this may lead but it feels as though there may be an opportunity for us to bring our respective healing modalities to those who have experienced trauma. Why Meghan even uses the phrase reclaim on her website .... She is the program manager for Exhale to Inhale, a non-profit organization that empowers survivors of domestic violence and sexual assult to reclaim their lives through the healing practice of yoga.
Swimming, running, cross training, strength training and now therapeutic yoga ... I'm exploring new ways to reclaim my advantage and reclaim my life feeling deeply blessed and grateful for this wonderful tapestry of people who are in my life to support me on this fantastic journey!
To your health and wellness,