Hello, hello, hello!
Over the years I have thought many times about writing, and I have, but have kept most of what I have written for myself. Until last year. Last year I became a published author in the book Divinity Speaks, where I shared a snippet of my story and how I entered the field of holistic healing (if interested you can purchase a copy here). I even began to publish my fictional short stories under a pseudonym, which was a big step for me!
But now, I feel the desire to share consistently about my journey through life. Not for any agenda or reason, but simply for the joy of sharing what I love and enjoy. I am also aiming to chronicle my experience as I aim to live a more balanced, holistic life in an incredibly fast-paced world and modern society.
I feel that there is no one right way to live, and we are often programmed to desire or think our life should be a specific way. It could be achieving certain materialistic things such as a nice house or car, but then it also began to include receiving certain accreditation such as degrees, trainings, and/or a career. Then it became about living your best life and being an entrepeneur, traveling the world, and being your own boss (this idea seemed to gain popularity during the covid-19 pandemic).
These, of course, are just a few examples and my opinions, but the theme here is, you aren't good enough where you are and you must continue to work in order to achieve something different.
As a Libra Sun, I have always strived to find the balance in life. But now, more than ever, I am seeing that we create the realities in which we live in, so we get to decide what kind of life we want to live. I have worked hard to understand myself and the world better through a process of action and surrender. And I can tell you for certain, that the process of surrender has been a much more ease-ful one. But the key here is to find the balance.
It is good to have goals, but they do not define you. It is perfectly ok to desire change while also being grateful and content with where you are right now. Yes, we must listen to our inner desires, but we do not have to completely deplete ourselves while following our dreams. There is a way to trust the process and work with the ebb and flow of the universe. I have to attribute a lot of this thinking to one of my coaches, Karlyn Langjahr, who coined the term Surrender Method. Her work is amazing, and I wouldn't be where I am without it.
Now, getting back to why I am re-visiting blogging...
Although I work as a healthcare practitioner, I struggle with maintaining my own balance. We live in a world that is INUNDATED with information, and any of it can be true depending on your perspective. As a patient or as someone who is seeking assistance, this can be incredibly overwhelming. I can tell you that it is overwhelming for me, too, as there is no clear cut answer to the questions that I receive.
What I have been taught as a woman who grew up in a suburban Western setting in a metropolitan area outside of NYC is completely different than what I have begun to learn over the years as I have entered into the realm of Traditional Chinese Medicine. And, to be honest, I have picked and chosen what I feel makes sense and put some of the other things on a shelf in the back of my mind.
But recently I have realized that even though the way in which I live appears to be healthy, it is not serving me in the long run, and what I desire most is to be the best, most fulfilled version of myself so that I can live a long and healthy life, doing the things that I love doing.
I hope to continue to share my experiences and would love to receive any feedback from those of you who will read these words, as I love forming connections.
Wishing you all the best.
Until next time,