|I spent a small fortune on massage school and continuing education in pursuit of my mission to “help heal the world one body at a time”. I recently took an inventory of all my certifications and feel a little awe struck over my determination, blind ambition and sheer will. It is interesting to look back on these 15 yrs as a massage therapist in a small town, knowing that my drive to get better and get more letters after my name was motivated by some idea that I was not enough unless I was more.
Ever find yourself there, friend?
I’m not sure if it’s the aftermath of devastating loss, or a really good therapist or turning 40 or what, precisely, it is, but something has shifted inside that allows for a deep clarity, a deeper knowing, and, a subtle nod of recognition of awakening to the potent beauty of simplicity. Sometimes it feels like a champagne buzz and other times, if I’m completely honest, it feels like a burning hot pile of coals in my belly that I have to honor. And although it has set in motion a domino effect of confronting my fears of changing the script I’ve been following for a lifetime, this sweet simplicity sprouts up in the wake of each overturned stone, a clear running stream flowing through me.
Keeping it simple in my life, personally and professionally, has meant getting very quiet and very honest about what I’m here to do and not allowing myself to get swept away by every whim if I am to stand wholly (holy?) in my truth.
‘Feel Better’ came from this space within. Simple, clear and on point. Can my long list of accomplishments serve you? Probably. Can I make educated suggestions that will change the course of your life? Maybe. But no matter who you are or where you’re at on your own healing/learning/growing/knowing/being odyssey, simply showing up for a massage will make you feel better.
This is what I know to be true–I am fortunate to spend most days getting paid to help people feel better simply by touching them. And I am simply grateful. Thank you!
In Love, Light & Truth~
PS: Massage-A-Month Members: Remember (if you haven’t already) to schedule your session for February! Also, don’t forget you can give the gift of simple touch for Valentine’s Day at your cost!