I have certainly been full of a ton of wonder, and only a BIT of grace 😉
Let me explain how exhaustion can lead to some pretty big changes… LIKE OPENING A NEW THERAPEUTICS STUDIO! What? yup… here’s how:
In June I realized everything as I knew it would never again exist in its current form. An obvious statement for a Taoist.
Steve will be done at Columbia Endodontics June 2015. So the future looks like this:
We will stay on Long Island. OR… maybe move.
We will have children soon. OR… maybe later.
Considering the above I could then definitely say:
My work will remain on the same path. OR… change course completely.
On top of these certain uncertainties I was feeling burnt out.
Asking if you’ve ever felt burt out might be a silly question, so assuming you can relate- let’s move forward!
Poet David Whyte said, “Tell me about Exhaustion.”
And his friend answered, “You know that the antidote to exhaustion is not necessarily rest? The antidote to exhaustion is wholeheartedness.” If you invest your energy anywhere other than your true power then, “You are only half here, and half here will kill you after a while. You need something to which you can give your full powers. You know what that is; I don’t have to tell you.”
Whyte knew the answer, and the next courageous step he had to take. I on the other hand was baffled because I thought I was on the right path, but was certain deep down in my gut that something had to change. What, I did not know.
I decided to spend my time this summer doing less (let productivity goals go), playing more, and listening deeper. I listened closely to the whispers of the world incase there were secrets I wasn’t hearing. It turns out, there were.
By the end of the summer the whispers (gut feelings, signs, synchronicity) were clear. I was going to be stepping into unchartered territory. Part of that territory would be a new studio!! WHAT?!
Yes it’s true! In one week I made a decision, renovated a space and am open for business! Holy Heck what a whirlwind!
My clients all received a letter two weeks ago, explaining my declaration I made when I was 24 to have a mid-life crisis upon waking every morning. It explained how this studio would support them if I were to stay forever, move, or have children. It was a letter that my mother told me was too personal to share, but after a few days of withholding, I had to share anyway.
While leaping from my stable- well known structure, there been a few painful deaths of my ego, but that has only created necessary space for creative growth. Taking this leap of faith has left me feeling wholeheartedly engaged, energized, creative, and enthused.
I’ve learned this: Faith is not wishy-washy, it’s deep listening matched by the courage to act on what’s revealed. We all get gut feelings, day dream of core desires, and have things synchronistically appear in our lives- these are the things I’m suggesting we pay attention to and act on.
Listen… What’s revealing itself to you? Will you act?
This space is for self-empowered multi-dimensional healing. It’s like a church, minus any religious dogma. It is a place in which souls gather to heal and feel their capacity to be wholehearted and happy.
This space holds a feeling of peace, possibility, and calm. Offerings of daily prasad (blessed food or drinks that nourish the body), weekly inspirational quotes, high-grade essential oils, color therapy, and all the props we need, are here to create a healing experience.
Private therapeutic sessions are all about your individual aspirations. My aim is to use my extensive background in anatomy, physiology, spirituality, and psychology along with your self-inquiry and dedication to create a specific program that will help you to thrive.
When I started, I could not stand up to brush my teeth. Now, my husband and I ride bikes, go for long hikes, and have even zip lined. I’m able to do yoga poses that before I thought, “Yeah right. Me, doing that?” but YES, I AM DOING THEM!! All of this has happened for me in a very short period of time. The possibilities seem limitless!
For others who are scared or hesitant that Sarah may not be the right instructor for you, I BEG of you, Please, Please, just make ONE CALLto her, it WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!
– Christine Hoey Hicksville, NY
I want to thank you for being a part of this journey with me.
With loads of gratitude and faith,
“Miracles are natural. When they do not occur something has gone wrong.” A Course in Miracles