Sedona Retreat Stories
A weekly column about the adventures and insights that come from Sedona Retreats and living in Sedona or as I call it--The Magic Kingdom!
Message for Tuesday August 16
Is change hard? Not with support. Without support, it can be very difficult. Some people have great difficulty is asking for help and that in itself is this aspect they need to change!
If there was one rule about our life I could change, it would be that as humans we have a default setting that activates every month and schedules an appointment with a counselor, therapist, coach, or mentor. A person who can guide us and offer us another perspective on our life. Please don't take this as a sales pitch to come work with me! Go see anyone! Your intention to address blocks in your life is very powerful. Maybe your intention is to get some continuing education on living in a deeper feeling of wisdom.
I truly believe that if you come just a little way, the Creator will come the rest of the way. This simple idea is confirmed in many sacred texts. But I want to encourage clients to come a little ways consistently throughout their life. Does this mean to get on the personal growth treadmill? No! You want to watch out for that. Just keeping checking with someone you feel empowered by, who can really see you and know what blocks you.
I have worked with many clients who have sought support but when it doesn't achieve the results they want they give up-"Oh, I tried counseling, that didn't help". There are different kinds of counselors, healers, and coaches and maybe you need to find the right fit. One person might have a great experience with one coach and then another have a bad experience with the same coach. Just be patient and keep trying. With effort and persistence the right one will appear. Again you are trying and this intention will pay off.
In my work with clients, I clairvoyantly receive information that will tell me exactly the best and most impactful way to work with someone. I don't do cookie-cutter healing. What works for one client might not be the best approach with another. I might sense one client needs to do some inner child work but then another needs to simply raise their mood, to feel better.
On a note on that: all wisdom is always received in a good feeling. That's why I try to get my clients feeling better before we get into the heavy stuff. It's very hard to receive anything when you are feeling down or insecure in some way. There are exceptions to this rule. One, being serious addiction interventions, which I feel is a great and powerful model.
Getting support is a win-win. If you resist it, then that I encourage you to ask why. I suggest you think of it as continuing education. You have not failed by seeking support! You are not weak by seeking support! You will not look bad to your friends by seeking support. Everyone needs support. Even me! I speak to someone once a month or every few months. It keeps me on track.
There are many hands reaching out to you-take one, my friend. That person may be able to guide you to a life of victory!