My celiac disease diagnosis in July 2012 came as a shock. Discovering my weight had dropped to 109 pounds, later dropping to 104, stunned and scared me, especially when accompanied by a significant bone density loss. My other seemingly disconnected symptoms only made sense in hindsight.
Unfortunately I rationalized my symptoms. I told myself:
I focused on my binge eating as the problem, never suspecting an inability to absorb nutrients in my small intestine caused physical starvation. Of course I targeted the eating behavior since I knew nothing about celiac and didn’t exhibit the more classic digestive symptoms which might have helped my doctor pinpoint my condition. Although I’m fully aware what happens to each of us ideally suits our soul’s purposes, I wish my diagnosis hadn’t taken so long, taking such a toll on my body.
My last post Inner Expert encouraged you to know what you know when it comes to who and what might help you when healing. However, sometimes your own stories, fears, and preferences cause you to distort reality. Now I realize I didn’t want to know my weight, not wanting to face the number reflected by my binge eating. Now I see I didn’t want to remain my normal size 6 or 8, I secretly enjoyed wearing a 4 or 2 or even less. Now I understand why none of the therapists’ or healers’ suggestions for why I might be binge eating made sense as conventional wisdom pointed toward an emotional cause, not a physical one.
Gently pay attention when things don’t add up. Kindly and compassionately question what you tell yourself, especially when it comes to historical hot buttons or blind spots. Unfortunately addressing reality only works when you face it first.
Ever told yourself a convincing but erroneous story? How does courageous honesty with yourself feel?
From Jin Shin Jyutsu® acupressure, we know harmony begins with the breath. Balanced exhale and inhale, as well as other forms of giving and receiving, support health and awareness.
I learned to revere my intellect and discount the rest of my body-mind. Know what you know and what you don’t.
I learned meditation from my Zen Buddhist boyfriend in the early 1990’s. I learned to follow my breath, counting each inhale-exhale cycle up to ten, restarting the count if a thought arose.
We open with a 45 minute or so Akashic Records consultation. The revealed themes, patterns, and disharmonies drive the table work in conjunction with your "pulses," body reading, and my intuitive insights. A follow-up e-mail documents what occurs during the energy work and includes customized self-helps.
In this work, you remain fully clothed. Just wear whatever will feel comfortable while lying on my massage table. If it's a remote session, I'll ask you to rest while I send energy.
Please consider the personal or interpersonal disharmony that led you to me and how you would like it to shift. During the session, we'll explore and address the origins and drivers of each "project."
No, the records aren’t a good resource for predictions. If there’s something you hope will happen, the records might reveal a series of necessary steps to reach your desired outcome but not the timing. For predictions, please consult a good psychic or astrologer!
Minors are under their parents' legal and energetic jurisdiction until they are 18, regardless of their maturity level.
The greatest benefit occurs when I incorporate all four modalities I practice. The option without the Akashic Records is appropriate for children under 18 who cannot receive readings. A stand-alone reading can bring insight and healing but does not involve my direct interaction with your energetic and physical bodies like my other practices.
No, but you are welcome to record sessions yourself.
Self-helps, both from Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Embodied Energy System, support your continued harmony, accelerate your evolution, and empower you. Plus they make you sparkly!