Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! I resolve....



As I was preparing my inspirational talk for The Chanticleers Breakfast Club at the Red Parrot tomorrow, I had an opportunity to reflect on my journey of these past almost 10 years since receiving the diagnosis of post polio syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease in December of 2006.

There were fits and starts all along the road and I realized what has been the game changer for me this past year.

Jeffrey Spratt,MT 's Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy is the first healing modality that has enabled me to move beyond the effects of paralytic polio and violence. While unearthing what Jeffrey refers to as the "dinosaur fossils" of memories that become trapped in the very fiber of the body and releasing the physical, emotional and spiritual pain connected to those memories, he also unearths strength, power, clarity, purpose, passion and creativity that was all locked up in response to trauma.

Recently there has been a "tonnage" (another Spratt-ism) of stress in my life.

In the past, this kind of stress would have been my undoing and led me straight into a decline in functioning.

Because of the healing power of positive touch through the Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy, and the teachings of Dr. Joe Dispenza I am able to resolve to continue on my healing path and my journey of transformation. I am able to recognize when emotions, behaviors and physical sensations from the past erupt and I remind myself that I am reconditioning my body to a new mind.

There were so many nay sayers throughout my childhood and then in the medical community when I was working to heal my life from the events of my childhood. Their voices ran deep within me mind, body and soul. In the wake of this new stress, the strength of the healing I have done in the past year is being tested and it is passing the test with flying colors! It requires ongoing vigilance and awareness.

I resolve that no matter what is happening around me that I stand firm and grounded in the truth of who I am.
I resolve that I will continue to maintain my health and wellness regimen looking for activities that allow my body to heal in new ways.
I resolve that I will monitor my training plan to ensure that I am training smart.
I resolve that I will continue to inspire others with my journey and the message that no matter what happens to us we can always find the path to go the distance.
I resolve that I will continue to use my meditation practice to examine beliefs and patterns sifting and sorting what serves me and exploring ways to transform those that do not support my health, wellness and well being.
I resolve that my present self who has transformed from a survivor of paralytic polio and violence to the woman I am today will continue to strengthen the new me and resist the temptation to go to the "default" settings of the past.
I resolve to run and live my life on and off of the roads unencumbered and free.
I resolve to focus on gratitude breathing deeply knowing that every problem has a spiritual solution.

You don't have to wait until January 1st to make resolutions. Whenever you face a challenge, resolve to move forward and go the distance. It's been almost 10 years - 10 years since I was told to prepare to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair, to get a sleep apnea machine at night, adapt my Cape house or move to a ranch and to be very careful about how I used my energy throughout the day because if you use it you will lose it.

I struggled and soldiered virtually on my own seeking and searching a way to transform the pain of the past. How blessed that I found my way to the teachings of Dr. Joe Dispenza and the healing hands and heart of Jeffrey Spratt,MT. I reclaim my advantage and reclaim my life and resolve to use all of my strength and resolve to continue on this healing path.

To your health and wellness!
Mary

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