How will we Resurrect?
On this Monday after Easter, I wanted to deliver a message to all of you that is coming from a place very deep within me. A message that is as much for me, as it is for you and for our universe. A message that has come out of me in the form of quiet, deeply reflective thoughts and tears.
I am usually a bit emotional around the Easter season because my sister, Darlene was struck by a motorist on April 17, 1979 which was two days after Easter. After being removed from life support on April 19, 1979, she passed away. My cells release both joy and sorrow around this time. Joy for having shared 11 years with a Big Sister who I adored and sorrow for losing her at such a young age. This year, my cells are also releasing joy and sorrow around the passing of my mom last August. I feel joy for all of the time that my mom and I shared and I am of course full of sorrow that those times have come to an end. I am grateful that she is not living through our current circumstances.
I am somewhat surprised by the release of emotion over the last few days simply because I tend to not get quiet enough to truly let go. But in this present time with the addition of COVID, I am raw!
Late last week, I began listening to Healing Sound Therapy (I will include a few links at the end of this writing). This music is reaching into the depths of me and helping me to release past and present emotions of grief, fear, anxiety and anger. I have not felt this raw in many years!
On Holy Thursday, I began thinking more deeply about the Death & Resurrection of Christ. With my religious roots being in Catholicism, I have traveled through the Easter season most of my life. On this particular Thursday, I began focusing more on the darkness of this COVID virus and how this darkness has affected me, my loved ones and everyone else in the world. I began to ponder on the word “Resurrection” and I wondered what life will look like when we all emerge from the “tomb” of COVID. I found myself wondering if I will make some needed changes in my life and if our society, nation and world will find a way to emerge with a different take on how life is lived and how we treat each other and our earth.
On Holy Thursday, I read a message from “Journey to the Heart” by Melody Beattie. This book was given to me in February of 1998. I have been reading it off and on for 22 years now. It contains daily messages and on this past Thursday, April 9, 2020, I read this message:
“Take Better Care of Yourself”
“Take better care of yourself than you ever have before. That’s what your heart is telling you to do. Those times of driving yourself, depriving yourself, not being gentle with yourself will no longer work. Punishing, criticizing, repressing and denying won’t bring the feelings, the growth, the results you’re seeking. The harder you push, the more you relentlessly demand perfection, the worse you feel.
Fall in love with yourself. Be gentle, loving, kind, and attentive. Take time throughout each day to tend to your needs, just as you would tend to someone you loved deeply and dearly. Loving and caring for yourself this way won’t waste time. It’s not a delay. Take better care of yourself, and life’s magic will return. Your life will improve. You’ll feel better.”
WOW – did I need this message! Did any of you?
The last time that I read the book was sometime in March. Like for many of you, the last month has taken a toll on me. Making daily decisions about the health and welfare of myself, our family, our staff and clients is not an easy task.
I am grateful for the fact that we still have “enough” after a month of living in a twilight zone.
I hope that you all have “enough” as well!
As I continue to ponder on the above message and the newest take on “Resurrection”, I plan to slow down, breathe deeply, listen to healing music and ask for guidance on what my “resurrected life” should entail. I have spoken often over the last few years of relinquishing my reigns as the President/CEO of our Physical Therapy practice. It has long been a desire of mine to write more (including self-help books & blogs), be more available for speaking engagements and focus on integrative healing modalities. Hence, the recent “Resurrection” of BFW Academy and Dr Lorri Health. On a personal note, my desire is to be able to quiet my all too active mind so that my body, heart and soul can relax and heal.
How will you “Resurrect”? Is there a passion that you left in the dust due to life being too busy? Have you felt a calling or purpose that just did not fit your current (or before COVID) lifestyle?
Have you wanted to connect more with nature, but felt a strong pull towards our electromagnetic devices? Do you simply want to become a “Human Being” instead of a “Human Doing”?
I am guessing that many of you feel as RAW as I do at this time. I know that when someone shares their deepest thoughts and feelings with me, it helps me to open and do the same.
I hope that this message allows you to peel away the onion skins, let your cells do some releasing and find the child in you that has been screaming to get out and play.
I wish you all courage and strength along this unprecedented journey!
And again, I hope that you have “enough”! If you do not, please reach out to me or someone whom you trust and let us join together so that we all have “enough”!
Take better care of yourself than you ever have before!
Links to sound health:
174 Hz || PAIN RELIEF SLEEP MUSIC || Deep Healing Music based on Solfeggio Frequencies:
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Music for Meditation and Healing with Ocean Waves (Jim Donovan): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4frYBfs_uQ
PS – I will be creating a “Healing Room” with Sound Therapy and the “Resurrection” of a Healing Modality that I created in the 1990’s called the MORE Technique. More to come as we all feel a bit safer to venture into the world.