I work in the business of change.
As a BodyTalk practitioner, I talk to good people every day about what’s happening in their lives and their bodies and what they’d like to change. We talk about changing pain levels, relationships, fears of all kinds, illness and the long-standing anguish of the unhealed past.
Then, when all the talk is done, these brave folks get comfortable on my massage table and actually change these things.
Can I just stop right here and applaud?
You know the saying: talk is cheap. We all like to sit around and yark about the horrible things that are happening to us and within us, preferably to sympathetic friends with ice cream in the freezer. I don’t know about you, but I have a history of doing this sort of thing all day, over issues great and small.
The people I see have decided to take things to the next level. They’ve decided to stop suffering.
This may sound like an obvious next step, but it’s not. Humans are wired to default to the same-old, even if the same-old is wretched. It’s part of our survival mechanism. Sure, this mushroom tastes terrible, but that mushroom could do me in for sure. This belief system about scarcity is cramping my style, but who will I be with enough? This pain in my back is driving me nuts, but if I feel better, will I have to get off the couch and make some changes?
Here’s the thing about that survival mechanism. It isn’t very smart. I read once about a tribe of Native Americans that ate rotten pumpkins even though they were surrounded by other (unfamiliar) food sources. Likewise, left to the devices of survival mind, we’ll hang on to the old, the outdated, the unhelpful, and the downright toxic.
So what does it take to change? It takes guts.
Just making an appointment takes guts. It takes saying: I’ve had enough of this way of life. I’m ready to take a chance on feeling better.
When you come in to see me, we combine my insight and techniques with your body’s perfect wisdom. Your body knows what you need. Your heart knows what you need. And your cojones will see that you get it.
And here’s the good news. Once you’ve politely overstepped the urgings of Nervous Lizard Brain, there’s a whole world of healing available to you. Even one small change—even something as low-key as signing up for a newsletter—creates a signal that you’re ready to embrace feeling better and better.
We’re not created to suffer. We’re created to live. And sometimes that means trying a different mushroom.
I knew you had the guts.
I’d love to hear more about what you’re ready to change in your own life. Give me a call at 509-925-1196, or drop me a line at robin (at) mybodynirvana (dot) com.
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