You’ve heard of it, I’ve heard of it – and we all want to experience a little more of it, regardless of how little or much we’ve already tasted.
A journey to self-discovery. Is this middle-age crisis talk? Hippie talk? I-think-I’m-losing-my-sanity talk? “No” to all three. Self-discovery starts from a very young age – infant period, actually. Everything we touch, smell, see, taste and experience within ourselves and in our surrounding environment adds to the core of who we are, what we know and who we become.
Of course, self-discovery is something that continues for the remainder of our lives. We continue to learn, explore and play with what we learn about ourselves, others and our worlds, whether they are social or on a larger global scale. This does mean, however, that we can absorb negative beliefs about these three realms, and these can certainly impact us in ways we don’t even realize. Unless something is done to change it.
We all have repressed negative energy, memories, beliefs and attitudes. I’ll be the first to admit that I am not perfect, and I completely understand if you may not want to say the same about yourself at this moment in time. Nobody is perfect, but admitting we have repressed energy can be a scary road to venture. For many people, it means exploring their minds – on both conscious and subconscious levels – which can be an activity that they prefer to steer clear of. After all, who wants to feel pain, remember sad experiences, and understand their own negative beliefs and attitudes (regardless of how small they may be)? Furthermore, going through the process of exploring them and then clearing them can take years – maybe a few weeks if they’re tiny details (and if you’re lucky).
Self-discovery means going to those scary places and being open to learning about who we are and how we became that way. It’s about being willing to undo them, then re-learning and correcting ourselves and our ideologies from the ground up, from point A, all over again. It’s no wonder this can take years – and even decades – to work on. And, as human beings, isn’t that what we’re here to do? To improve? Improve ourselves, others and our surroundings? We can only truly reach others once we’ve dealt with our own demons, conflicts and challenges.
On a more positive note, self-discovery also means extending all the things that make us incredible people. It can mean being even more kind and loving, wanting to extend our desire to give to others by engaging in it more often (without being taken for granted), and giving ourselves more of what we deserve. Is it a wonder that the meaning of a road to self-discovery has become confusing, unclear and a big jumble of what appears to be a messy activity?
Well, I have good news for you. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are so many routes that can be taken to work on ourselves, and the ways in which this can be done are endless. Each person has their own methods of going through the experience, which usually works in one of two ways: start with small steps and engage in a large-scale activity, or vice versa. In my case, it’s the former.
You see, I’ve been learning more about natural health over the past year and uncovered things I could have never imagined. It started with reflexology, then EFT and Energy Meridian Healing. As I write this, I am feeling drunk – in a happy way – as though I just had a glass of wine after the most incredible, energy healing massage I’ve experienced in my life. I sat in a chair, I sensed things I never have in my body and in the world around me. Emotional and small psychological issues have disappeared. My feet feel completely connected to the ground below me, and I feel like I just came back from a vacation.
Nonetheless, I’m going to take a trip – a long, deserving journey – in Southern US throughout the months of October and November, 2012. I have reached the moment in my life where I am ready to take on a major activity to complete the journey that I started a year ago. I’ve always wanted to do this, and I inherently know – in terms the energy around me, and my current conditions in life – that there is no other time to do this than right now.
Don’t allow this to place pressure on you. If you have not reached this point yet, or have only started to consider the process of self-discovery simply by reading this article, that is absolutely fine. Really. We are all in different points and phases in our lives – what is right in one given moment for me, will not be the same for you. Take a few minutes now – close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. How do you feel? What are you thinking? What are you feeling?
Please take a few minutes to watch this video to learn how my journey will impact you and RAWk’n'Heels, during this time.
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