Monthly Archives: May 2017
These are the confessions of an overachiever. I consider myself an overachiever in recovery. I don’t really compete with other people so much anymore – that’s the part that seems to be in recovery. But I sure have noticed how I compete with myself – that’s the part that’s not in recovery…that is still running on an endless wheel, like a mouse in a cage. Indeed, living from this place is like living in a cage. I will set the bar of achievement for myself and then have this tendency to not rest until I have tried to jump over that bar, only to set the bar even higher so that ultimately, I never actually reach the goal I originally set for myself. I see this about myself and asked, “Seriously? How’s that working for you, Elizabeth? Isn’t this ever going to get old? When will you be ready to let this go? What has to happen?” It starts with me just allowing myself to be exactly who I am in the moment, however that is showing up… to give myself the gift of appreciating myself now. It’s a practice, and I have to practice every day to remain vigilant and build a new behavior, this new piece of self-love. Does this resonate with you at all? What will it take for you to jump off the wheel and out of the cage?
Let anger and frustration, and the sadness lying underneath them, be teachers for you. Consider that your ability to stay in equanimity in yes, even this place, is being stretched and tempered. Learn from the pain. The Universe continues to give you opportunities to practice what you know. Get curious and open yourself to the truth centered in your soul’s core. Ask yourself the tough questions. When you feel lost or uncertain, find your way back through your soul space. In all the ups and downs, twists and turns, oh no’s and pure joys, in all the stuff that is life, remember your perspective is just that – one perspective. Welcome a change, an adjustment. Set yourself into neutral gear, ground out, tune in, and discover a new view, new possibility. Forgiveness and gratitude…two balms for the soul. You are enjoined in a dance from one moment to the next, each moment anew. Find your still point lying suspended within where The Flow resides, your Higher Power Connection deep in your core, and trust that intuitive guide to point your way. Pursue your Connection with ferocity. Meet yourself right where you are, whatever it is you are feeling, with honesty and a thirst for growth, holding steady and centered in your still point. Add a measure of bravery, conviction, and add a dollop of persistence. From here, engage the world and go forward in your power. Be unapologetically, unabashedly you. We are waiting for you! #UnleashYourHealingPower #UnabashedlyYou #ElizabethsBlog #kippinitreal
I hope we are intent on moving from contempt to compassion in healing the national malaise. We can hold contempt for our politics and politicians to the point where we can become mired in it. Can we advance from this position? In my case, I realized that I was holding onto my contempt, holding onto my outrage, and in all this fierce holding on energy, I saw that I was only fueling it. It was consuming me…from the inside. Enough. I sent out a prayer for clarity and deep inner listening. What is in me that needs to heal in order to shift out of contempt…for the deceit, the quest for money, power, and prestige…for my feelings of utter powerlessness in the face of all such pursuits?
I sat quietly, breathing deep, conscious breaths in stillness. I saw a mirror in my mind. I saw Mr. Trump in the mirror staring back at me, that intense piercing stare I have seen in so many of his pictures. And for a moment, his visage melted into my own face. There it was: I saw that my own internal wars, my unresolved resentments, the places where I had yet to forgive, all matter of angst. Then the mirrored image returned back into Mr. Trump. The ah-ha moment came. OMG! What an internal war this man had boiling inside of him. In that moment, as I recognized that my own angst was probably but a drop in the bucket compared to how much must live in this man, my whole being melted into compassion, for my self-contempt, and how part of my cure was self-compassion, and compassion for Mr. Trump, for his contempt and the contempt of others like him. The other part of the Contempt Cure was living in the Aquarian sutra: “the other is you.” Contempt shifting into compassion – what we see in others is only visible when we can see it and heal it in ourselves. Further, though I do not condone actions this president and others in our politics have taken, I can take a position of compassion for them. In that moment, I went from feeling victimized to feeling empowered. My voice remains one voice among the masses. I can stand up, speak out, and make myself accountable, rising out of any remaining complacency still I carry, but as I do this, I can send out the energy of compassion into the field. Imagine what our politics would be like if The People’s representatives came from a position of compassion? One can always dream. #Compassion #AquarianSutra #TheOtherIsYou #ContemptCure #AmericanDream #kippinitreal
Here is my story of how you can unleash your healing power – healing a break: days 35-41.
I feel that I have hidden myself in a sacred healing cave over the last weeks. I am feeling a glimmer of my appetite returning after its absence for over five weeks. I traded my hard cast yesterday for a soft and blessedly removable one. Finally I can apply some essential oils directly over the affected areas. The bones are healing beautifully. I have experienced much pain from swelling in the wrist and lower hand. Water therapy and gentle wrist and hand action are on board for the next two weeks to three months. The trick here will be to introduce new movement to the healing area, while at the same time listening to my body and not pushing too hard. I feel I am learning to deeply listen to myself on a whole new level, as I have also deepened my ability to love myself through all the twists and turns, ups and downs, gripes and grins I have felt along these days.
I have really been challenged over the last ten days or so to stay present and breathe gently into all the intense sensations emanating out of my left wrist area. While this is not chronic pain, I am grateful to bring all the tools I learned to break through chronic pain into this arena. The tools have served me well, but here is the rub: these tools are only as strong as my commitment to use them…to heal…and to love all that arises. My old behavior, a reinforcer of chronic pain, was to jump right out of my body, energetically, when I felt uncomfortable…to distract…to power through…to numb. My new practice, a potent and profound healer, is to stay here, breathe, feel what is emerging from deep within me, and remain present to it. It is this new practice, along with staying open and away from judging the moment, that serves to unleash the healing power that lives within me. (…and for those of you who are wondering, that vapor trail I am leaving in my wake these days is the heavenly healing scent of doTerra’s Deep Blue blend.)
#UnleashYourHealingPower #ComplementaryHealing #SoGratefulForTheTeachings #ElizabethsBlog #WeDoRecover #kippinitreal
Here is a forgiveness prayer for women to men.
Higher Power, whatever and all that You are, please help me and all my family and lineage to forgive all men, no matter what happened or what they did, for everything that happened throughout the whole lineage. We’re done, finished carrying this burden. Please help us to release it. Please and thank You.
For all abandonment, diminishment, dismissiveness, dishonoring of us by men, and any time we did this to any of them – please help us all to forgive and release one another and ourselves. Please and thank You.
Please help us to forgive and release all men, no matter what they did. Help us to forgive and release ourselves for anything we did that contributed to or resulted from these actions. Help us all to stand in our power, love and respect ourselves, know that we matter, know our true worth, and know that each of us embodies pure unadulterated love. Please help us always to remember this. Please and thank You. Please and thank You. Please and thank You.
#AncestralClearing #ForgivenessPrayer #ComplementaryHealing #UnleashYourHealingPower