Surrendering Is Not Giving Up

A deeper more expansive exploration of the earlier post regarding Gratitude and Discomfort. Its write about it or eat my words, so writing I shall do.

For the past year I’ve been working diligently with others (and thus on myself) purging out old stuff held deep in our bodies and energy fields. While we’d like to think alternative and holistic healing can be ‘one and done’ (and sometimes it even seems that way), it is actually a process that needs time to work its magic.

This process has hit a crescendo the past two or three months, bringing on physical ailments I’ve never experienced before in my life and which related not at all to anything going on currently. A couple of days ago I switched supplements to hit these things from a different angle and give my body the physical support it seemed to need.

Today I am flat out.

Motivational quotes like ‘no pain no gain’, ‘winners never quit and quitters never win’ and ‘push through the pain’ go through my brain and I’m torn. I’m tired of feeling tired. I’m tired of paying attention to my body. I’m tired. Maybe its time to just get moving!

And then the words “Gratitude and Discomfort” come to mind…my own words coming to play with me. I know what I need to do. I need to sit with the fatigue and heaviness and just love myself while listening to what my body is telling me.

Last night, in meditation I heard the words ‘turning poison into medicine’, snake medicine. This is a Spirit given gift. One I’ve known I have on the spiritual, energetic and intellectual levels. Doing it physically, though? That was new to me.

So, plowing through it as I’d been inclined to do initially, clearly was not the path to travel. What I needed to do is tap into my body and find out what it needs from me.

Intuitively I know that toxins are being purged and need help being eliminated. So, I added some fiber which will absorb the toxins and expedite them out. I know, too, that a body needs rest when it is so busy like this. I completed my 5 Responsibilities QiGong practice to assist while lying on the grass  – a new position, to be sure, but effective.

I surrendered into what my body was saying and doing, knowing that it knows better than I, what it truly needs.

Thus we come to the difference between surrendering and giving up. To surrender is to allow yourself to become one with the flow (even when that ‘flow’ is actually an ebb). To give up is to go under. To disengage. To resist and let go of possibility.

Surrender is letting go of expectation of outcome and melting into all possibilities.

And I’ll just leave it riiiiiiiight there…..

I love you.

~Jade

Jade’s work is different and we think you will find it effective and economic. It combines Jade’s knowledge and skills cultivated over three decades of psychiatry, human services, hospice, geriatrics, crystal healing, QiGong, Reiki, and Therapeutic Touch with her natural Spirit given gifts of intuition and being an empath.
 
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Intentions For The Year – part 2

Yesterday we talked about picking a word for the year, as an intention or ‘theme’. My word for this year was ‘surrender’ and I talked about that as well.

I have been toying with some words for 2018 and when ‘everything sticks, nothing sticks’. There were TOO many good ones revealing themselves (yes ‘reveal’ was one of those stickies) to me, but today I think I’ve settled on one.

Its so obvious, in fact, so obvious that I feel like its basic and surely ‘I’ve already done this one’.

Before I reveal (there she is again!) my word for 2018 I want to share the contenders.

Allow.

To me this is a natural word to follow this year’s Surrender, as Surrender is a pre-requisite to Allowing. I’ve been dancing with Allow for a good part of the past several months. Not realizing that questioning good things is as much resistance as flat out rejecting them, I had to start working on Allowing those wonderful things to happen. In fact I even made it part of my client programs.

Allow has such grace and ease to it. She’s like a dance…gentle swaying movement. I love allow. She’s so beautiful, but in some ways she’s been a tag on to Surrender, as if she is the long lost soul mate. So, whether I picked her or not she became part of my intentions for 2017. While I carry her with me (as I do all my previous words) into the new year, she won’t have first billing.

Reveal

Aw, he’s new to the dance floor this year. He just galloped up the past week. This is why I really thought he was going to be my 2018 dance partner. Reveal is quiet handsome and sure on his feet. A strong word to be sure, focusing on standing strong in who you are and allowing what will be to be.

Oh, he has been intoxicating to dance with since he arrived last week. He has twirled me around and around until I’ve landed in another dimension. I barely even know myself when I’m in his arms. In fact, I don’t know myself at all the way he knows me and the way I want to now be known.

Reveal has brought a level of open honesty to my professional life that hasn’t been there. I don’t know why I didn’t realize the benefit it could be to my professional relationships since Transparency (Reveal’s cousin) been a staple in my marriage. Part of my professional training drilled into my head that you don’t talk about yourself to your client. You are meant to be sterile. This week I’m seeing the beauty of showing your personness to other persons! Thank you, Reveal!

Brave

This is another partner who joined me during the year. We had a short foxtrot around the dance floor but we weren’t meant to dance a whole year. She just needed to make her presence known so that could keep her right up front. So, its important to mention her here and give her, her accolades.

BRAVE are the five concepts I hold onto when fear or worry begin to creep in.

  • Be in the present moment
  • Realize everything is for your highest good
  • Accept delivery from the Universe
  • Vibrations resonate with like vibrations
  • Energy’s natural state is flow

That brings us to what, as of this date 11/19/2017, will be my lead word for 2018.

It just struck me a couple of days ago and it was right under my nose the whole time. She is brilliant in her simplicity on the dance floor. She is grace, endurance and wonder. Understated at best. I can’t believe I’ve overlooked her all this time and I’m excited for our adventure together.

A few weeks ago my husband bought me a new-to-me car. Its a 2004 Land Rover and I love her SO much. I’ve struggled with naming her as nothing has fit. As I rounded the back of my vehicle the other day I noticed the model name of the car. It had been there all along, just waiting for me…

Discovery

That’s when my word picked me. I can’t wait to explore with her. To see what new steps she shows me and how she takes me further along my journey. How perfect Discovery has shown up! While my whole life has been about discovering and these past three years have been about really discovering myself, I get the sense that I haven’t seen anything yet.

I expect the dance with Discovery will be the greatest dance yet. I know there is so much I have to discover…about myself and about this experience of life. It has never failed to be exciting and completely illuminating; worth every single second on days like this. I am open to her gift and her challenges.

I won’t even try to imagine what she will bring to me, but I have visions of wrapped gifts which is terrifically exciting!

Now to decide if the car gets a first name or if she will just go by Discovery…

Any thoughts on what your word will be yet?

I love you.

~Jade

 

 

Jade’s work is different and we think you will find it effective and economic. It combines Jade’s knowledge and skills cultivated over three decades of psychiatry, human services, hospice, geriatrics, crystal healing, QiGong, Reiki, and Therapeutic Touch with her natural Spirit given gifts of intuition and being an empath.
 
To schedule services please review options here and email Jade here to make arrangements.