When I guide clients through a restorative yoga session, I gently bring them back to their breath. Our breath is prana or life force. It is our constant companion and our guide as we move through life.
The gentle balance between the inhale and the exhale, between the giving and receiving is integral to living a full life. Like the natural ebb and flow of the tide, the ease in which we can give and receive is an important part of our wellbeing. Are we able to give wholeheartedly? Are we able share our gifts and talents with the world?
Equally, are we able to open ourselves to receive the beauty, the love, and the gifts that are meant for us? This receptive and feminine quality is something I’ve been working on. I’ve noticed sometimes in my yoga or meditation practice, I struggle with the inhale. And not so coincidentally I have had difficulty allowing myself to fully receive. Perhaps if I were, I must then also show my vulnerability and the fact that I too, need help, even at the best of times. Most importantly, at a deeper level, can I hold the knowing that I am worthy of all that which I receive?
It just so happens as I was working on this issue, one spring morning I opened my mail and in the inbox received this message:
I was chatting with my friend yesterday and she suggested that you and I should meet.
And when something like this shows up in my life, I follow it.
I am an intuitive energy healer and have been practicing part time for the past 5 years. I have also been practicing as a physical therapist for the past 25 years until just recently. I ended my PT career at CURA at the end of January to focus on my healing/coaching business full time. I love to road cycle, do yoga, meditate and travel. I am also blessed to be the mom of 2 young daughters ages 6 and 4. My eldest is in grade 1 at St. Boniface. We may even have seen each other at the school without even knowing it.
I would love to meet to you and learn more about you and your business. Who knows? There may be a way we can support one another.
Let me know if you are interested in meeting.
Looking forward to connecting with you!
Reading this email I felt joy, gleeful in fact. More often than not, I am the one to do such reaching out. I immediately responded and we met the following week at a local cafe for lunch. The conversation flowed and was effortless. After two hours of nonstop sharing, I did not want our lunch date to end, it felt like I was catching up with a longtime friend.
Three weeks after we met, I had a weekend of intensive professional shamanism training. In the days following, I came face to face with my deepest fear. Momentarily, I had lost my footing as I allowed the fear to take over. In the midst of this, I called Glenda. Although I had only spent a couple of hours with her, I felt completely comfortable sharing my true self.
In my time of vulnerability, she provided such a loving, compassionate, and nonjudgemental space that I truly felt I was seen and loved. And feeling this, I was able to open myself to this most beautiful thing: I received.
It has been four months since I first met Glenda. In that time, she has become a dear friend and confidant; a close companion as I walk this journey. Her love and friendship remind me that I can share my vulnerability, that I am open to receive, and that I am worthy of receiving all that which is meant for me.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you Glenda. I cannot express just how much gratitude I have that you walked into my life at this time- and how blessed I am to receive your beauty, love, and gifts. xo