March Newsletter

Dear Beloveds,

I write to you from my heart at this time. We are at an interesting place in evolution. A place I’ve never been before and have no idea how to conduct myself in. A container I haven’t experienced in this lifetime, and I have found myself very uncertain this week. I can feel the collective fear of humanity from across the world and it has shaken me.

Upon arriving home last week from 2 weeks of jungle life in Costa Rica, I couldn’t be bothered by the pandemic of the Corona Virus. It wasn’t on my radar and after living in wild + plant life for so long, my energy field felt free and open, expansive and clear. I was in tune with Universal laws as my truth. That I am always being taken care of. That Life loves and supports me. That there is more than enough to go around. That there’s nothing to be afraid of, that energy is just moving through space as it always does, and at this time, it happens to be a thing called CoVid 19. I felt totally neutral about the whole situation – including the stock market tanking. All was well in the world.

Then, I started listening to the news more. I began speaking with people who were alarmed. I received YouTube links from friends on the CDC. I received sudden news of a family member dying… and my nervous system began to become unsettled. The internal feeling in my core was edgy, my head was spinning. I was no longer in my center, I had gotten swept up into the chaos of the collective energy.

This is, by no one’s fault either. Us human’s are on a journey of learning how to stay connected to our truth and that is the one Universal Truth for us all, and that is Love. That love is the way, the how, the when, the answer.

As I sat in meditation this morning, I tuned myself into the quantum field, where everything exists and lives as possibility. I let myself expand and felt my dense particles of fear return to waves of potential. Ahhh, there I am. There’s my truth. I saw my awareness move above me and I asked my guides for support. To return me back home to myself. After hanging out in the field for a while, I felt an enormous amount of love come back into my heart and I finally felt ready to write this email to you.

I have agonized over what I wanted to say in my March newsletter. When I first got home I was pumped to write it and share “all the things” Costa Rica from my trip. But as time went on and I didn’t get to it, I began to feel less inspired. I tried writing it and put it down. Wrote a version Monday, nah that’s not it. Wrote another one yesterday, nope, not you either. Finally this morning, after doing the work I needed to do to return to my heart, I was ready.

I want to say also that I know this Virus is a real thing and needs a certain amount of our attention so we can stay informed and make responsible choices for ourselves and our brothers and sisters of this world. That it is important that we follow the guidelines provided by our federal and local governments and that we take extra care and precautions at this time.

That we must do what we can, but also know that we can only control our own actions and that it is in our best interest to yes remain aware, but to also maintain some distance from all the energy that accompanies the Corona Virus. That includes how much media we’re allowing into our senses. Remember that the media also promotes panic to sell pills and on and on.  Because as I saw this morning, I had allowed other people’s opinions and voices to take over my own, and it was very easy to do. The gross amount of fear that this pandemic is producing is palpable, and that’s where overwhelm and stress come in – which is a breeding ground to contract the virus itself.

In case you aren’t aware, fear weakens the immune system for 6 hours – 6 hours! Which makes us much more available to catch the virus. So the way I see it, the best thing we can do for ourselves is keep our energy up. Move your body, put on some music and shake when you start to feel that heavy feeling in your heart. Phone a friend, consult your pets or plants.

And if you’d like extra support to assist you in managing these uncertain times,

I am offering 20% off Virtual 60 Minute Energy Healing and Energy Processing sessions where you can let it all out and be held, seen, and heard. We’ll connect to the quantum and reinforce Universal truth to return your energy body to homeostasis and love. To schedule click my Calendly link HERE.

This offer will be in effect until April 18th and sessions are to be used between now and then. This may also shift in response to how CoVid takes form.

PS: My Chakra Basics workshop scheduled for this Saturday, March 21st has moved online! It’s the perfect time to connect to your energy body and learn about how you manifest your frequency. Click link below to register 🙂

 

All my love,

Lisa

February Newsletter

Dear Beloveds,

I have never loved the month of February more. And, I never thought I’d say that. Granted, from my perspective, it hasn’t been that bad with 50 degree days sprinkled in here and there and still quite a bit of sunshine, but I have been noticing how I’ve actually been yearning for more cold, snowy, overcast days. I’ve really been enjoying the Hermit-ing and Hibernating that winter brings.

This has also been revealing how important this time of year is. To go inside of ourselves, to rest-rest-rest — which I have been so gloriously been doing a lot of! Especially over the last week. How good it feels to slooowww down, relax more, let my body heal and mind wonder. To have extra time for the “whatever” read a book, lounge with my pups, hang with my man. It feels good to chill.

I have also noticed that I am not very social right now. I have not really been wanting to talk or connect or meet up with friends like I usually do. I feel quite content in the silence or listening to some easy music. I’ve had to almost force myself into the outings with friends that I’ve had, either my inner-knowing, knowing that it’s good for me, or my ego pushing me out of the house, I’m really not sure which one, and, it doesn’t really matter. What I’m loving about this is, I’m just watching how my energy shifts with the seasons and I’m flowing with what feels right for the most part.

How juicy is that? To be where I’m at fully, with almost no-judgment or FOMO, just allowing this phase of energy to move me and move through me, responding to what’s here and following what feels good…well, that’s what I’ve been training myself for. To be at peace in the present moment, with exactly what’s here and what’s not, now that’s freedom.

I am sitting here in stillness, in the silence on Monday morning, writing this to you. My pups conked out on the couch, nestled around my hips. I’m looking out my big living room window at the bare trees and gray sky, and I see so much beauty. I love the change of perspective the trees provide in winter. How much more of the city I see, it provides a whole other view.

I leave for Costa Rica next week. My partner and I are vacationing for 7 days before I attend and teach at a Women’s Retreat. As I approach this trip, I am present and beyond amazed, almost speechless at how I am literally living my dream. That the energy I hold for myself in co-creation with the Universe allows me to manifest that which I intend and envision. And that I’m always doing this, whether it is intentional or not. That what I’m thinking, feeling and being is what creates my experience. I have been tuning into this more and more, and the more I look, the more I see how powerful we are.

PS: I have a New Offering to share with you, Lisa Lola Healing Arts is now officially offering Space Cleansing & Blessing!  

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With rest, relaxation and flow,

Lisa

January Newsletter

Dear Beloveds,

I am just returning from co-leading the Guatemala Magic Women’s Yoga & Healing Retreat and I am still glowing and soaring from this experience. What a Treat this Retreat was!

What I am first present too, is the cohesiveness my dear friend and co-leader, Lauren Leduc, of Karma Tribe Yoga, and I had. This was a our 3rd year leading this retreat together and it felt like it deepened and flowed in a way that it never had before. (3rd times a charm, right?) I think what showed up was the work we’ve both been doing on ourselves, softening down into our bodies and following more of the feminine principles of allowing and trust. Not to mention, we both we’re just in a much better place in our lives.

I had two major shifts happen for me while I was there. The first was during our Mayan Fire Ceremony lead by a Native Shaman. We had written what we’d like to burn and bless on papers, and he came around giving us a bowl full of sand, rocks and wood to put the paper in. We were to go up to the fire and put the contents into it, giving it away.

Well, I couldn’t exactly see what was happening or how to do this as I was sitting directly behind the demonstration. So when it was my turn, I went up and said a prayer of gratitude and poured some of it in. I went to hand him the bowl and he motioned for me to dump all of it into the fire. I immediately laughed because this was an exact representation of my nature. “You want me to let go of all of it?!” I said softly and chuckled out loud. Wow, received that message from Spirit and how I continue to hold onto things in my life, thinking I need to learn through suffering. Not knowing how to let go. Ha! Well when I realized this I threw the rest into the fire and said to Spirit, “I get it, lol, this is comical. I can be so unaware of how I just naturally, and automatically hold onto pain in my life. I can just let it go and choose to have fun!”

It was one of those moments that was truly an alchemical process. I literally was changing matter into smoke, air and ether by burning these items, caught myself in the act of hanging on, and got to laugh it out – the laughter and playfulness of it lifting the heavy frequency to a higher vibration. I immediately felt elated after and continued to choose living, learning and being from a place of joy the rest of the week and not from pain and suffering. This is a huge new discovery for who I’ve been in this life, I would especially say since the age of 23, and I don’t just feel it in my head. It not only resonates as a knowing, but as an embodiment as well. I can feel the change in my body energetically. A shift from living in fear to living in love.

The second major shift that happened for me, that I believe was one of the products of the first shift in the fire ceremony, was all of this playfulness, expansion, and adventuress side came out of me. I was being fun and exuding it everywhere. Laughing and playing around. I felt joyful and was offering that joy to my interactions, with humans and non.

Even some of my fears faded and I went running and jumped off a high dock into the lake! Didn’t even think or stop to hesitate. It felt amazing to soar through the air and splash down into the water. Screaming in delight and basking in the cold water. I got into the lake again later that week and went swimming, something in past years has deterred me by the low temp of the water and murkiness of the lake. I adverturessly explored hiking around the retreat center. I could just feel more of a playful, bold and daring side of me take hold and express itself with less fear than I have had in quite some time. I have always had this side to me, but a lot of it got lost in pain and suffering for over a decade. A decade where I learned a lot, but was finally ready to move on and let go of.

I have got to say, it feels so good to have this part of my self back. I missed her and look forward to seeing what other fun she has and how she chooses joy, love and expansion….and anything else she’d like to feel and embody.

I got to see the sisters on this retreat open to this too. To witness them blossom from matter to energy as the week went on and we worked our way up the Chakra’s and elements from Earth to Ether. To see them undergo an alchemical process themselves. Transforming what has made them most heavy, to what makes them most light.

That is the process we are all undergoing, whether we’re conscious of it or not and no matter at what pace. It took me quite a while of sludging around in the mud, thinking it was mine to hold onto and I needed it to learn, to finally see that we all have a choice. Yes, we all can have extreme experiences in life that can take us down and break us at the knees; and we get to choose what we make of them. How we learn from them and if we choose to turn that pain into our passion and purpose. To light us up and fuel our desires.

This is the alchemical process of learning to listen from our hearts. By making the trek from living in our heads, to being in our hearts.

PS: Stay tuned to my Instagram @lisalolaliving + Facebook Business Page Lisa Lola Healing Arts to see photo’s from this amazing retreat! The pic above is from Villa Sumaya, the retreat center where we stayed. I HIGHLY recommend this place for groups or even a private writing or couples retreat. You will not be disappointed. Check out their website here: Villa Sumaya

With joy, love and expansion,

Lisa

December Newsletter

Dear Beloveds,

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!

Wow, I could share soooo much in this month’s newsletter as December has been FULL of triggers, transformation, vulnerability, and expansion. The thing I am most present to however is, Community.

This month I had the opportunity to organize a rather large community event, and it changed me. I have organized this event before, but this time, it was different. It turned out to be much larger than ones in the past, requiring me to ask for help and seek the support of a team. It was so interesting how it all came together. From the get-go it felt like this collective “team” knew we all needed each other and we were in agreement to work together before I knew we needed it. It seemed like they just “showed up” one day and there we were, just working together and making things happen.

Wow, I was blown away by this collaborative effort and how fun it was! I had never experienced anything like this before. My history of group projects or working on teams in my past was nothing like this. Before my experience in things like this is usually one or two people leading and doing all the work, and the rest slacking off and not really present. I have been in both of these roles. Playing the leadership role, but then getting resentful and burdened by all the work, and then slipping to the other side seeking revenge from all the times I had to do everything.

My limiting belief of “I have to do this all on my own” and “I can only trust myself to get this done and get this done right” got completely blown out of the water. The way this group of people showed up and put in their best effort for a greater cause helped me to see something much larger that I’ve been needing to see but haven’t had access too, and that was I can trust others to support me in business.

As many of you know, I have been a one-woman-band. A solo entrepreneur, doing everything for my business. Creating and recreating it continuously, developing myself as an intuitive healer, all the way down to scheduling and setting the space. It had been becoming more and more clear that I needed support (and I hired someone this year, more on that another time) but this recent collaborative effort opened me to new possibility. Of teamwork actually working. In Landmark there is a distinction of Workability, of all parts cohesively working together to make the Whole. I experienced workability with this group. Here is what that looked and felt like:

Throughout the creation process, it felt like things were just happening, and I was just flowing along with the tide. The team was showing up, making themselves available, and doing the work. Everyone was really chipping in and stepping up and supporting one another – I was blown away by how it all just “worked.” I hadn’t been part of a team that really worked together for the betterment of the whole, at least not for a long time, and it felt like riding waves in the ocean. The tide came in – something came up, we addressed it, took care of it – the tide went out. And on and on this process went. We were in flow and it felt like a family was being built between us.

Then, what’s even more, is that what I became present too throughout the process of preparing for this event, and the actual event itself, was the transformation of myself shifting from “I” to “We.” That this was no longer about me, and that I really didn’t even care about where I was in the group, that no longer seemed to be there or matter. What mattered more was the group being taken care of. It felt like my energy body elevated and I was no longer “down in” myself and worried about what was going on with me and all my “small” (ego) problems. I was above myself, floating from a higher plane of existence, more concerned with the Whole. This feeling that, so long as the Community was taken care of, I would be as well.

This is a new view for me and I see where I get this from. I recently read in one of Dr. Joe Dispenza’s books that children don’t really learn what there parents tell them, they learn how there parents are, and how they act. My mom will agree that on the surface, we’re not that much alike. But when I look deeper, I now see that this sense of Community building, and bonding, and holding, and managing is EXACTLY like my mother. She has been a pillar of her church and work community longer than I’ve been alive, and she just does it. She just shows up, like it’s a part of her, and it doesn’t appear to take anything from her and or even seem like she’s doing anything. She’s just being who she innately is, and out of that is the expression of supporting and loving others. She can’t not do it.

That’s how I feel and who I’ve really come to know who I am. I’m a space for others. For their everything and all of them. Offering healing, permission and allowance for them to be themselves, to have what they have, doing my best to not make anything wrong, and being willing to look at it when I do. I always have been this, it’s always been there, and all the right “things” have Divinely “happened” for me to get to this point of realization that, there is something Much Larger happening than people coming into my field and healing, we are weaving heart coherence on the planet and bringing Community together, Together. It’s a co-creative process.

So mom, I appreciate you, for being who you are. For selflessly putting others before you, teaching me the importance of bringing people together and showing up.

Spirit has been telling me that 2020 will be about Relationships for me, the magic has obviously already started. I’m more clear than ever that I came to help Build and Heal Community.

AHO

With deep love,

Lisa

November Newsletter

Dear Beloveds,

You know what makes my life sooooo much better now than it was even 1 year ago?

Sisterhood. For the past 5 years I have been working on healing the wounded-ness of sisterhood within me, and actively creating it with women I feel safe with, am inspired by, and have fun with.

This has not been the easiest task. When I set out to start building these relationships, everything that was unhealed from the past came up. I had undergone a massive betrayal of my sisters in 6th grade when one day I came to school and my posse of 6 girl-friends turned on me. They would not talk to me or look at me, they pointed and whispered to each other when they saw me, I received hate notes and came home crying every night to my mom. This went on for 6 months. I was alone, scared, and confused. I didn’t know what happened, I didn’t know what I did, and frankly I was too scared to even ask. It went so far that my mom came to school and had a meeting about it with the principal. I was experiencing my first major feeling of rejection and heartbreak.

After while, it all got sorted out. I found out from 2 of my friends that a new girl who had started at our school told all my friends that I was saying hateful things about them. They believed her, took her in, and left me. What’s interesting is that same girl told me my friends were saying nasty things about me. It was the perfect betrayal to crack open my heart.

When I set out on this journey to re-build sisterhood, I was not still angry with the girl who betrayed me. What was left was this feeling of “not good enough” and like I didn’t belong. I longed to belong, but felt like if I was my full self, my friends would leave. This created all sorts of mixed up situations with sisters along the way of healing this deep wound of unworthiness. I would be defensive of sisters and take things the wrong way. I would question if they were trying to hurt me and if I could trust them. It created this push/pull dynamic where I felt like I could never let go and be fully seen. I so wanted to be gotten but felt like I had to be on my toes, watching and waiting for the other shoe to drop when someone started to get close.

The period of healing this trauma was at times agonizing and painful and like it would never go away or get fully complete. It hurt to keep revisiting these deep feelings of rejection and unworthiness. And it’s not like I was going out and seeking them, they would just come up in my misinterpretation of another sister, or my fear of just confronting situations and asking what was going on.

But slowly, over time, by sticking to my commitment of healing my wounded-ness in sisterhood, it began to heal and blossom. What it looked like was being vulnerable and putting myself out there. I made a commitment to myself to plan to see or talk to at least one sister every week in the beginning. This was hairy at first. I went through all sorts of ups and downs. I’d want to cancel at the last moment, I’d fear the meeting all week. I didn’t think I could show up because I’d be “a mess” and wasn’t sure if that would be okay for her. The list goes on and on. But as I kept at it, connections were built and bonds were formed. Through my sensing I picked out women I adored and who I also felt the most safe with. I would extend myself to these women and make myself available for them. I had a keen knowing of how important our being together in this world was. When this was reciprocated, I knew I could trust them.

Now today I stand, in deep relationships with sisters who see me, get me, and allow me to be exactly as I am. There is no fear of how I need to show up or what I can say or can’t. This has been one of the greatest permissions I’ve received in my life. To have women reflecting love and compassion when I’m in my darkest of times. For them to have “nothing about” where I am emotionally allows me to keep showing up fully as my truest of self. There permission of me to shift and sway, bend and break, be up and down is exactly the process that has supported my evolution.

We need these relationships. We are tribal people. Us women used to be together while the men were away hunting or at war. We used to sing together while we washed, take care of each other’s children, laughed together while we cooked and brushed each others hair. We were meant to be together. To love and support one another.

I am so happy to share that I cleaned up 2 more relationships with sisters over the weekend. Things that were misunderstood and I am so grateful for them and their hearts to return to love. I am reminded that we need the contrast in order to grow. Without the darkness we experienced our relationship would not have had the opportunity to expand and evolve.

This work is important. I have been very aware that I haven’t just been healing the wounded-ness of sisterhood within me, but within the collective. In a society that has plagued women against each other. Encouraging us to compete and compare, there is a mass healing of sisters coming back together across the planet and it’s raising the vibration of the Divine Feminine and is required to restore Mother Earth. (Hint: She’s called MOTHER Earth ;p )

This past year has really brought through a huge transformation of bonds in sisterhood, and I am so grateful to myself and my sisters who are up for doing this work and recognize it’s importance. We need each other. It doesn’t just take a village to raise a child, it takes a village to raise a conscious evolutionary adult.

This goes the same for men too in brotherhood. Imagine what would happen if we stopped separating ourselves from each other, which scatters our energy, and came together in support of one another. This would reconnect our energy to the Wholeness that we are as seen by Source and vibrate out into the comic consciousness of the Universe.

With deep love and appreciation, I bow to you Sisters and Brothers <3

Lisa

October Newsletter

Dear Beloveds,

What I am experiencing as the fall temps and burning trees set in, is a natural settling into myself as we come down from the heat of summer and prepare for the death of winter.

In nature this process is so instinctive, and I notice how I have resisted this coming down in previous, younger years. How the Leo in me just wants to shine and express all the time, but as I’ve aged and been doing my softening feminine work, I am accepting and enjoying the turn inward.

As I deepen more into myself, I notice a peacefulness run through my nervous system and a heightened awareness of how much I’ve been holding on. Many lifetimes of holding on. Of fear running the show. Of fighting, so much fighting – myself, my partners, my family, my friends, the world.

Oh how much I can hear myself being called into sweet surrender by my guides. I hear them saying, “let go my love, just a little more, it’s okay, you’re okay, all is well, everything is perfect…” and I momentarily slip into the 5th dimension of pure love, light, awareness and presence, and it is Divine! I let myself float and soar and Be.

And then the dog barks or the phone rings, I am called back to the plane of form. Of this 3 dimensional consciousness that can get so confusing to our light bodies. Or rather, we forget how easy it is and make this human experience complicated. It is not complicated when we know what Love is. When we’re willing to Surrender to Love. To Spirit. To the our Higher Selves.

That is my practice right now, Ishvara Pranidhana – which literally translates to Surrender to the Divine. Every time my ego revs up I hear Spirit say, “Surrender dear” or I get in my head and think I need to DO something about what’s happening, I’ve got to fix this, figure this out, and on and on and on the energy rattles and snakes and builds in my head. I hear Pachamama herself say, “oh no sweetie, not that way, this way —> exhale, soften.” The trees sing Let-Go in their breeze.

Oh I am being called, called into a deeper layer. I can feel the unknown lurking and the void breathing. It feels as though I am undergoing many moons as I pull back the shadows to reveal the next expression of Self that is making her way through.

I soften, surrender, and let the Goddess hold me in her arms. At once I remember I am okay.

Can you relate to the turn inward and the collective invitation of Surrender at this time of year? If so, I invite you to come practice with me. I am currently leading a 6 week Ishvara Pranidhana ~ Surrender to the Divine Meditation Series at Karma Tribe Yoga. Details & Registration link below.

Much love to you on your Surrendering journey. Cheers to the Unknown <3

With deep love and appreciation,

Lisa

September Newsletter

It’s my Birthday Month, woo-hoo!

Happy September beloveds, although we’ve officially moved into Libra, my Virgo energy has been coming in strong this month. As I reflect over the years I notice a pattern emerge around this time, a deeply ingrained and old way of being, the unhealthy Virgo.

Aspects of the unhealthy Virgo energy are perfectionism, hyper-control, rumination, all “up in the head” and this year hasn’t nearly been as strong as previous times, but I’ve been noticing my energy on lock in rigidity around certain things. 

A big thing that’s been coming up for me is how I react when I’m triggered. I’ve been watching how my central nervous system revs up when it doesn’t like something (aka, doesn’t feel safe) and I go into fight-flight, or fear response. It is so damn quick, it’s ludicrous to see how fast I can go from calm to crazy. I’m laughing at myself now, seeing the humor in my ego’s primal reaction.

The ego is sooo tempting too. In the heat of a triggering event, I can feel that it is immensely important that I save myself by retorting back with some quick response that hasn’t been thought through and isn’t completely or even half of the truth of what I wanted to say. This quick response is usually accompanied by raising my voice and a sassy tone. Ugh, like what?! This is totally not who I am committed to being! So why am I showing up this way? 

What I’m hearing from my Guides is that there is truly nothing wrong with this. The ego is designed to respond quickly and in this heightened way because it’s sole purpose is to save me from danger, so it does no purpose to be mad at my ego. After all, it’s only doing its job. But where the work lies is to know the difference of when I’m actually in danger and when I’m not, and 99.9% of the time, I’m not in any real danger.

Woo. Coming back to this realization is a big one to acknowledge. In doing so I’m seeing how much I’m living from a fear response and it’s outrageous. When we’re constantly in a state of survival, and bouncing back and forth between the parasympathetic (rest & digest) and sympathetic (fight-flight) it is so taxing to the heath of our bodies and state of our emotions. 

The body of a human being is not meant to constantly be living in fear, we are not designed for that. Hence all the chronic illness in the world at this time, we’re not built to live in stress. Unfortunately this is what we’ve been taught and absorbed from our culture, but fortunately we’re not powerless. 

In a very heightened state 2 weeks ago my dear friend and teacher Laura Wolf reminded me that I have control over my nervous system. That if I get triggered, it is me generating this activated response in my body, not the other person – EVEN THOUGH IT TOTALLY FEELS like it’s the other person doing it to me, it’s me.

Only I hold the power to decide how I respond, and I am the one creating this activated state. And when I’m in this activated state, nothing good, productive or fruitful can come from trying to “figure it out” with this other person. That the best thing I can do is change my energy. Take space, take a walk, call a friend, leave the triggering situation and calm my CNS down. Until I get myself back into my heart, I am not thinking straight. 

Can you relate? What outrageous stuff does your ego do when it doesn’t feel safe? Let’s create a revolution of sweetly-laughing at our ego’s and embracing all their craziness, after all, they’re only trying to protect us.

With deep love and appreciation,

Lisa

August Newsletter

Hellooooo August-ina,

Beauties I am back and in that Leo / Summer / Beast Mode Attack!

I loooooove summer. I love the heat and sun and sweat. I love the windows down and patio door open vibe. I especially like not having to wear much for clothes and can just rock my beachy “it only took me 10 minutes to shower and get dressed” look. Summer is my jam.

I just returned from my long sabbatical 2 weeks ago and it was such a good trip. Upon getting home I felt like I really got time away from work and responsibilities and the norm, it was quite refreshing and just the motivation I needed to get myself back up and flowing. 

I really surprised my workaholic-self and managed to turn off emails and my compulsive business-mindset in the flip of a switch. I can’t tell you how healing that was for me. To not be constantly thinking about all the things I need to be doing, or trying to manage all my creative ideas. Woof. Praise the Goddess for this time off because my health needed it.

Speaking of health, some of you know this, but I have recently started Ketamine treatments for the anxiety and insomnia I often experience. Ketamine has been shown to drastically help people who suffer from depression, anxiety, and PTSD, and my Integrative Medicine Doc has been talking to me about it for a while. When I got home after still having quite a bit of insomnia on my trip, I had met my limit. I was ready to take the plunge, and this shit is edgy. I’m not going to go into all the history here, research it, it’s making some major waves in the mental health field.

After only 3 treatments I am noticing some major shifts.

1. I’m sleeping. It took about a week, but I’m finally able to fall asleep at night! Can I get an AMEN?! Thank the Queen of the stars for this shift! And as a result, I’ve been having more time in my day because I’m not laying in bed awake for endless hours of the night and have been waking up early naturally! Without an alarm clock! This has given me more time during the day to do all that I desire. It’s so wonderful.

2. I’m processing things differently. My reactions aren’t so fast, I’m responding with a different approach. I previously felt immense anxiety and pressure being an entrepreneur and trying to manage all the “things” and people I carry. So often friends would be so excited for my success, but I would just feel dreadful. I knew this is what I wanted, but I didn’t feel like my health was not supporting my Spirit. Needless to say, I would feel more pressure and stress from growing. It was a beast. But now I’ve been feeling super excited for all that I’ve created and am ecstatic to create more! All of a sudden feel confident in my ability to carry and create what my Soul longs for. Hallelujah!

3. I’ve been more in the flow more too. Moving and responding to Life. Less making myself wrong and letting things roll. More in the frequency of knowing that everything will work out. So much less worrying and spending time in that fearful, panic state. As my doc put it, for lack of better terms, “Ketamine resets the neurological motherboard” so it feels like my previous stressful response has shifted to a lighter, more confident and flowing response. 

4. The anxiety isn’t completely gone, but it’s getting better. I haven’t been waking up and going straight into panic mode over the restless night / no sleep / late morning that was happening consistently. I’m still having some issues with my breathing, it can be really difficult to get a full deep breath, but that’s not happening quite as much. 

5. Lastly, I’ve also noticed that I’ve been feeling much more in my heart space. Open, free, loving, and happy.

In it all, I’m finally starting to feel more like myself. More stable. More ease-ful. I feel like I’m able to trust myself again and not be on the emotional rollercoaster I was riding for so long. For the longest time I never wanted to feel normal, but now, it’s feeling so good that I’m starting too.

Blessings to you dear ones, wherever you’re at on your healing journey. This life-ride is wild. Here’s to pulling one more layer back on the health-healing train. Let us take the upsets in life as an opportunity to grow and evolve this Universe <3

With deep love and appreciation,

Lisa

June Newsletter

Hello Beauties,

We must remember that we have Authority dear ones. Authority over our body’s, our minds, our hearts, our health, our relationships, our homes, our jobs……we have Authority!

It is when we forget that we have a say in this whole life game that we really start to get tripped up. We fall into the victim role often, where life is just happening to us, scarce of any power or control over our experience.

And life does happen. It can happen in really big, ugly, and beautiful ways.

But what if life were happening for us? All the big bad things were lessons to help us grow? So we can evolve and be better humans? Develop more of our heart space so we can reunite to the God within?

I was recently in a Trauma Elimination workshop where the leader explained authority in a way that really helped me dial it into my system and nail down this remembering.

That Source energy gave us Authority over our lives. That God originally inherited us with the power to be safe, authentic, and free.

Most of us don’t know this. From childhood, we are told we have to be cooperative and say yes all the time. We watch our parents, teachers and adults give their power away to their jobs and everyone else’s wants and demands. Inside of this landscape, we think we don’t get to direct our lives and believe that something else has greater power over us than we do of ourselves.

That any ‘ole energy can roll up into our field and curse and cast demons upon us, time and time again. That we are at the will of the negative forces of the Universe. But that is not the truth.

The truth is we have always had the power and we are strong. We are only caught in the illusion that our power has been taken away and that we’re powerless in taking it back.

We get to choose what we declare. And when we declare Authority, through the power of God, nothing can stand in your way. No negative thought, limiting belief, or fear too large can uphold it’s power in the face of our Source. No-thing.

New Mantra: I am in Authority of my life. Body, Mind and Soul. Now, before, and evermore.

AHO

 

With deep love and appreciation,

Lisa

July Newsletter

Hello Beauties,

This month, I have gone away to find myself.

Or at least, the next version of myself and my work.

To rest, relax and recharge.

My higher self has been calling me to slow down and take time for myself. To have fun and play and laugh and….do whatever my heart desires.

This is tough for me. I am a workaholic. By design and family of origin, I go-go-go, do-do-do, and try to accomplish as much as possible on any given day. Very masculine. There are good parts to it. I’ve created a successful business. I’m growing in clients and opportunities. I’m able to pay my bills and go on a vacation.

But I don’t say no very well and it’s hard for me to hold work boundaries. My central nervous system is usually pretty revved up and I feel anxious a lot of the time. Always thinking of the next thing I should be doing and creating, who I should be helping and getting back too. I’ve been finding myself constantly reacting to the requests of others, rather than responding to the needs and wants of myself.

I guess you could say I’m running into the next tier of what any successful, committed entrepreneur comes into. How do I manage the monster I built? How do I run the business instead of the business running me?

This, I am still figuring out, and I notice it’s quite difficult to Ask and Listen to Source for how to restructure something when you’re deeply inside of it.

So, I am going away. Hitting the proverbial Pause button so I can spend some time in fantasy-land, allow myself to dream, drop into my feminine, and flow.

Not to worry, I will be back. Refeshed and recharged. Hopefully with more clarity on how to serve myself first, so I can better serve you.

I will be gone July 8 – 28th and will not be answering emails, calls or texts until I return.

Blessings to you ~ Aho  

With deep love and appreciation,

Lisa