Why do we wait so long before we reach out to get help? I’ve heard again and again that we wait until there’s a dark night of the soul. Until we can’t survive a moment longer without doing something. Change… yes, it’s inevitable.
How we change and when we change can be a choice. No, don’t roll your eyes, I know you’ve heard it before. I know, I’ve been there, and more times than I would like to admit. Yep, I resonate with the whole wounded healer thing.
I had excuses for the pain. I really did unload tractor trailer trucks of 50-pound steel drums, stacked above my head, by slamming them into my legs before they landed on the ground. One week my legs were so bruised and in so much pain that I rolled a kneeling pad into a denim apron to cushion the impact. I couldn’t stop working, I owned the business. I couldn’t hire someone, it wasn’t making money, yet. Even with family help, I broke. There was a legitimate reason for the pain in my body. But no matter how many doctors I saw, there was no solution, there was no diagnosis. I look back now and say, thank God.
Why? Because the physical pain I felt was the surface work. The real pain was hidden, emotional, old mixed with new. Roots that went deep and rarely if ever surfaced. They were hidden, ignored, buried and even if I’d known I wouldn’t have understood. Understanding took hindsight and a lot of work. Yes, it took many dark nights of the soul.
That’s why, when I found a safe place and began to heal, I did everything and wanted more.
There is an understanding in the Shamanic world….. we do the work, the heavy healing, the really deep dredging and unearthing of the pain and trauma, so that our clients, years later in our practice can think, “That’s easy”. Yes, every once in a while, I’m working with a client and they have such a breakthrough with a simple treatment and I think to myself…. “Wow, I wish mine had been so easy.” Then I think again and in hindsight I see my journey of learning.
So, again, I ask “Why wait for a dark night of the soul?”. Are you in pain? Are you frustrated with your life? Perhaps merely satisfied and not excited, wondering, is this all there is? Am I meant to do or be more? Are you getting nudged and just don’t know what it all means?
I’d love to sit down with you. Perhaps all you need is a little spiritual guidance, or an illumination to see your world a little clearer. I have regular office hours for one on one sessions and I’m always happy to take a moment to chat on the phone to see if the fits right. Reach out before the dark night or after it, if you’re in pain, confused, frustrated, I can help. To make an appointment call Robin 860-709-3903.
Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands-on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer. Spirit of the Lotus is in Columbia CT. Appointments can be made by calling 860-709-3903.