As Long As IT Takes

28 Jan

cayman

This is a story about sleep deprivation, daily expectations; essentially life taking its toll on YOU.

One day in the Cayman Islands, I met a couple, & their big greyhound dog, along the beachside.  They began chatting away about life on the brilliant blue!

He was from Canada & she was from tough Detroit.  After he moved down to the islands, he asked her to come too.  She debated.  She stayed to see her adult children.  She was locked into a job she could retire from but couldn’t seem to extract herself from.

Finally, after a year of him asking her to come away to his beachfront abode, she accepted.

She recounted to me that for 6 solid months, she slept in, drank coffee in her pajamas, & ultimately had ZERO drive to do anything.  She would turn on the Detroit news/weather/traffic so she could connect with what had been a part of her life, always.  But in time, that lost its novelty.  She began to venture out to the water, slowly.

And after 6 months of no desire to do ANYTHING, she perked up & wanted to paint.  She wanted to sew.  She wanted to dance.  Suddenly, the ocean looked vividly blue & the sugar sand so white!

She was happy & integrated when I met her.  And it took 6 WHOLE MONTHS.

My point is, by the time you get a day off, all you want to do is rest & recover.  Sure, you’d love to travel, run, play with your grandkids, organize that dang ol’ closet.. you know the one I’m talkin’ about!  But sleep may be the only thing on your mind.

So I’m giving you full permission.. to rest.  Go easy on yourself.  Don’t push so hard, the world already does that to you.

Sleeping in one day isn’t going to repair your sleep deprivation but it won’t stop the world from turning, either.

Be kind to you.  Listen to what you want most.  You are precious & what you do with your time creates a life.. your life.

Enjoy.  ANd if it take months or years for you to get your spark back, so be it.  It’;s not a competition.  Everyone is different, so you must listen to your own internal guidance.  And breathe easy.. as long as it takes.

ready.. set..

9 Jan

sparks

New year.  New start.  Beginnings.

ready.. set.. go!  Right??

That’s usually how it works, but if you’re anything like me, this ‘new’ is a not quite ready to ‘GO!’

New Year’s Eve found me in the dentist’s chair.  RIP to 2 of my wisdom teeth.  Fortunately, I have a rather indulging dentist.  He’s not pushing to take out my other 2, just yet.  Thankfully, he is holistically inclined enough to let nature take its course.

So instead of wearing a unicorn horn, splashing in glitter, & dancing.. I was fast asleep under covers when most of y’all were ushering in the ‘new.’  Yay, not.  *giggles*

Several of my clients are still exhausted from the holiday & a few have suffered recent tragedy.

So, this update is to wish you all the very best & remind you that you’ll know when it’s time to “go!”  Maybe that’s not today.  Maybe it won’t be for awhile yet, but life is not about following the crowd, it’s about following your heart.  Listen to your spirit.  Now may be a time of quiet recovery.  It may be a time to share your strength with others.

I assure you, when it’s time, you’ll be revved up & ready.  Until then, embrace the stillness of the in between.  As much as the clock keeps on ticking, we’re so much more than chronological clocks & calendar dates.  There’s always time for celebration.  We know when it’s the right time to begin.  All we have to do is listen with our heart’s awareness.  Trust you…  I do.

Big❤

Lynn++

Bring the Light

21 Sep

Bring the Light

Lighting candles brings me such joy!

Candlelight flickers, shadows quiver, and nearby shiny objects catch the glowing light in beautiful scintillation.

Most of all, candles brings warmth and light.  So, you’ll understand why I tend not to light many candles in Summer.  Texas already has enough light and warmth mid-year.

Still, this week before official Autumn begins, I found myself pilfering the candle box.  Instinctively, I had arranged a large grouping of amber glass and candles on the dining table and filled the floor of my fireplace with an assortment of small and large pillar candles.

I’m fairly convinced Texas is in store for a pretty harsh Winter.  Several friends have reported unwarranted wasp attacks over the last 3 months.  Also, wasps are building their nests inside walls, inside buildings, and higher than usual.  The Farmer’s Almanac suggests that means a severely cold and wet Winter is on the way.

As I see the world holistically, a difficult few months weather-wise may also indicate challenges with information.  Perhaps this is a forecast for communication struggles, lack of clear-cut information, or a time to deal with some of our darker human emotions.

To all of this, I encourage you to bring the light.  The light of wisdom, strength, clarity, and humor are all within you.  Good days come, bad days come, but this too shall pass.

So in dark or light, let this serve as a reminder to embrace what comes and goes, and enjoy the light, no matter how great or small.

xx

Lynn++

Meditation or Madness

15 Jul

buddha mugshot / online credit“.. meditation is not against action.

It is not that you have to escape from life.

It simply teaches you a new way of life:

You become the center of the cyclone.”  Osho

 

Conscious thought is the beginning of awareness; what moves us, what brings clarity, what gives hope.

In a world where madness is acceptable and meditation is questioned, it’s time we give some serious thought to our personal values.  It’s time to give importance to our true selves instead of holding back because of feeling outcast or unlovable to others.  You are perfect as you are.  You can do this.  If you survived the difficulty, you will survive the recovery.

Just be you.

Here are a few more of Osho’s thoughts on what meditation truly is..

“Your life goes on, it goes on really more intensely — with more joy, with more clarity, more vision, more creativity — yet you are aloof, just a watcher on the hills, simply seeing all that is happening around you.

You are not the doer, you are the watcher.

That’s the whole secret of meditation, that you become the watcher. Doing continues on its own level, there is no problem: chopping wood, drawing water from the well. You can do all small and big things; only one thing is not allowed and that is, your centering should not be lost.”

Your Dreams

17 May

There is no expiration date on your dreams.

Remember what you always wanted.

What makes your heart fly?

You CAN have it!

It’s not too late.

Big❤  Lynn

heads up

15 May

heads up

 

Healthy people move forward.

No matter how impossible it may seem or difficult this moment.. take a baby step forward, a leap, or a skip & don’t look back.

The best has yet to come.

❤ Lynn

House of Healing

14 May

Austin, Texas Therapy Office

Here’s an insider’s view of my Massage Therapy office in Austin, Texas.  It’s oh so relaxing & surrounded by Acupuncturists & Psychotherapists.  I’ll have to take some insider’s view pictures of my Crockett & Galveston offices to share with y’all, soon.

Message me for your appointment today.  Choose from Massage Therapy, Iris Analysis, & One Brain Stress Defusion for re-balancing mind & body.  I’m also offering Stress Defusion over the phone or by Skype, in case you can’t make it into one of my offices.

Blissings,

Lynn++

along the way

13 May

along the way

“You can’t stand still and you can’t go back.”  Abraham

 

All Zipped Up

11 May

Zip Line Texas

Zip Lining?!

Sure, why not!

As a spiritual traveller, I’m up for most any adventure!

We came.  We saw.  We sorta.. conquered.  *laughs*

Before I get too far into the story, let’s start at the beginning.

We visited Zip Nac, a very well put together zipline park in Nacogdoches, Texas.  It was clean, neat, & charming.  More than anything, I noticed it was super-supervised.

We had a good time gettin’ all trussed up!  There was all sorts of protection gear & we had to take an instructional class.

During the class, we were trained carefully in safety precautions.  How to manage the metal lining; turning your body, slowing, & stopping.  I zipped a few times & had a difficult time maneuvering it all with my left wrist.  I’m pretty healthy & fit, so it was surprising how much I was tweaking my wrist just in the practice runs.  This could be potentially bad for my massage practice, as I need my hands & wrists in excellent condition at all times.

Between my friend’s short waist & short arms, her top harness threatened to displace ribs.  So we tried a few different options & finally concluded to skip it.

Sometimes in life, you think you want something until you actually get there.  True, we could have forced ourselves into going through with it.  Instead, we looked at our options & made the smartest choice we had at the time.  I saved my wrists & she saved her ribs.  Fortunately, we are both tuned in enough to listen to our bodies.

So I hope yall enjoy the zipping!  I may try again at another park that perhaps offers safer regulation on manual operation using your hands.  Or maybe I’ll stick to seated zipline rides.

For now, I feel like we’re the Heroines in our own journeys.  I’m so proud!  Knowing my limits makes my life more exciting because I know I can trust myself.. & that IS the spiritual journey I conquered.

xox’s

Lynn++

End of the Rainbow

17 Mar

Saint Patrick’s Day, with it’s shamrocks & Irish good luck, reminds me of what’s at the end of the rainbow.

I know because I’ve been there…

I guess I must have been 18 yrs old. I remember spending a relaxing day at a friend’s farm in Belott, Texas.

While my friend was inside cooking, I was standing on the back porch with a fresh glass of iced tea, gazing out over the deep green valley.

About that time a soft rain began to fall & out of nowhere, a Technicolor stream of light appeared as if by magic. Yes, a rainbow seemingly touched down in the middle of the valley.

Without a thought, I flung my tea glass & went running down the hill. It was so vivid, all I could think about was touching it. Well, and also maybe tasting it, but then again I’m pretty tactile.

Racing through the wet tall grass, I ran right up to the rainbow. Then around it. Finally, in pure amazement at how very real it was right before my eyes… I stepped into it.  Organic alchemy.   A moment of absolute bliss!

Science & nature in full embrace & there I was, giddy.. & reverently astounded.

I gulped in the sweetness & excitement of the moment.

No pot of gold.. there was something even better. Me. My life, my breath, my awe, my experience.

So from someone who’s been to the rainbows end & back, I got news for ya.. YOU are the magic. You’re the precious comodity. You’re the stroke of good luck. It’s all inside you…

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