Friday, 22 September 2017

Firewalking and Gratitude for Disease

This week has been very different to most - with the exception of travelling from Sydney to Albany on Monday, which I admit is quite significant - I have done very little.

What does it take to make me do very little?

Disease.

I have a bad cold. A man might call it the flu.

Leading up to this I had been working like a crazy thing. I have so much on my plate at the moment, I have been juggling a lot and never quite feeling like there was even time to breathe, nevermind time to actually do everything well. Immediately prior to this week I had been away. Last Wednesday, I dropped off my gorgeous little sidekick with a friend, and drove 400+km to the airport and then flew to Sydney, where I went to UPW, an amazing 50 hour workshop in 3 1/2 days with Tony Robbins, followed by the return journey to Albany.

The event itself deserves a post of its own, but I'll give a brief synopsis here. The first day is about turning fear into power, which Tony teaches with the metaphor of a fire walk.

Yes, I did it!

No, I didn't burn my feet.



Then we went on to smashing our limiting beliefs and creating new patterns. This was super powerful. I had some very unpleasant realisations as to patterns I am repeating that I really don't want to and worked on these. The trigger for one of them has already occurred since I've been home and although I started responding the way I normally would, I found I actually couldn't do that anymore! It's amazing how it works. My limiting beliefs are a work in progress - but I'm onto it. I'm now armed with a proven strategy. I've got this! 🙌

Toward the end of the event Tony told us we would be sick in the next few days; not because we'd hugged a stranger with cooties, but because we had used a lot of energy and shifted a lot of emotions. He was right. At first I wasn't sure if I was sick because Tony said I would be, or if I was genuinely sick, but I can assure you I had no problems surrendering to the process and getting familiar with the couch. Today Arthur has gone down with it, so I guess there is a virus involved.

Now I am in the phase of rejuvenation. I have quite a bit of my energy and much of my inspiration back, and so I thought I'd write. The inspiration for this post came from a meditation I listened to last night. Although I was happy to accept that my body was purging some old beliefs and emotions and catching up on sleep and Arthur cuddles, by the end of the third day I was ready to turn my energy to getting over this disease and getting on with my new life. I ran myself a lovely aromatherapy bath, added a healthy dose of epsom salts, lit some candles and relaxed to the sounds of a wellbeing meditation I found on YouTube.

It began, "It is nice to have an opportunity to visit with you, for the purpose of tuning to your natural rhythm of wellbeing..." 

It so is!

It's nice for me to have that opportunity to visit with myself. I don't think I am alone when I say I don't find it easy to make the time to tune in to my natural rhythm of wellbeing...

I am grateful for the time and opportunity to tune into my own wellbeing that disease has given me. I am grateful that my body knows best, that I was able to surrender rather than mask the symptoms with drugs. I am grateful for the time to process and reflect on what has gone before, to purge the past and make space for an even brighter future, to map out my next steps, to design the newest version of me. I am grateful that I found the 10 seconds of courage it took to purchase the ticket to the event back in January, that I didn't listen to any of my excuses as to why I really shouldnt go and for my beautiful friend and her family who cared for Arthur whilst I was gone. I am grateful for Tony Robbins and all that he does to help people transform their mindset. I am grateful for everyone else that contributed to the event, and all the people I met who shared this amazing experience.

I am grateful that my body is super intelligent, and that sometimes dis-ease is the cure!