Healing the Heart

Healing the Heart

Heart wounds are those experiences that get lodged in our heart that disconnect us from our connection to God, our sense of our inner self and our authentic self.  These heart wounds are what make us feel like we are not enough and that we can’t trust our own inner knowing.  They inhibit our aliveness and inhibit the expression of who we really are. 

These heart wounds are the foundation of ill health.  The inhibit joy and the free flow of energy in the body.  We compensate for these wounds by compromising our expression in the world.  By being disconnected from our true self, we become the walking wounded; physically, emotionally and mentally.

The four basic types of heart wounds are:

Neglect

Neglect happens when we do not receive the love, nurturing and basic care when we are infants or even later in life.  It sends us the message that we are not important.  When we are neglected, we tend to feel invisible and not enough.  We crave love and care.   We crave the loving nurturance that a loving mother would give a child.  Our self esteem is gone.  Our sense of self is weak. We are afraid to express our self.  We fade into the background and live a life of secret misery. Our beauty and gifts are lost to the world. 

 Abuse

Abuse happens when we are openly criticized, physically abused, sexually abused or emotionally abused.  Abuse is a direct statement from the abuser that who we are isn’t ok.  It sends the message that who we are isn’t enough; that we need to be someone other than who we are to get our needs met and be loved.  We often feel like life isn’t safe.  We never know when the next ‘blow’ will come.  We often compensate for this by becoming a people pleaser.  If we can just be or do the right thing, then we will receive love and our needs will be met.  Yet our inner self is dying for love, attention and expression. 

Co-dependency

Co-dependency happens when those who raised us have unhealthy boundaries and therefore, we never learn healthy boundaries.  In this case, our sense of self is obscured.  We derive our sense of self through other people not through our self.   We need the approval of others to feel ok.  Our true self cannot be felt and expressed.  We often lack healthy boundaries.  We allow others to abuse us.  We are people pleasers.  We take on other people’s problems to solve.  We don’t know what we want or need.  Even if we did know what we wanted or needed, we are powerless to claim that.  We are too busy taking care of others or living through others. 

 Loss

Loss is when we have a loss of someone whom we loved and or who loved us.  If is the loss of a parent at a young age, it undermines our sense of trust in the world.  It lodges a deep sense of sadness within the heart.  If the loss occurs when we are very young or have any of the other core wounds, we may not have the inner resources to overcome the loss and the sadness may linger into adulthood.  We live a life of sadness and depression without knowing why. 

This may sound tragic and it is.  It is the loss of ourselves, our freedom, and our joy.  I believe the underlying cause of fibromyaligia is unhealed heart wounds.  It has certainly been a major factor in my health challenges.  

The good news!

The good news is that these wounds can be healed and we can move beyond them.  In fact, in the process of healing our core wounds lead us to great strength and power.  They teach us compassion and love and many other lessons.  

Introspection for the week:

  1. Look within and notice which of these heart wounds you have experienced.
  2. Notice how they have impacted you and your life.
  3. How have you compensated in order to survive with the unhealed wound?
  4. What healing of the wound(s) have you already accomplished?
  5. What still needs to be healed?

Rejuvenate

The rejuvenate program is designed to help in the healing of heart wounds. When I began practicing yoga, relaxation, breathwork and meditation, I became more aware of my heart wounds and had the tools to unwind the wounds and reclaim my heart.  Click here to find out more or see below. 

May your heart be healed,

Bindu

Featured in Rejuvenate in July

Chair Yoga session:

  • Intro yoga basics
  • Synchronizing breath and movements
  • Finding and exploring integrative edge
  • Alignment of joints for support
  • Body awareness
  • Chair Tadasana the Mountain Pose, rebuilds strength and posture
  • Guided Relaxation

Joint Feeing Movements and Tadasana

  • Gently move each joint in the body
  • Relaxes and opens the muscles and joints
  • Energizes and increases oxygen flow
  • Improves joint health
  • Standing Tadasana, The Mountain Pose
  • Guided relaxation

Relaxation and Meditation

  • Becoming Present
  • Self Love and Compassion

5 Stages of Moving Beyond Fibromyalgia

5 Stages of Moving Beyond Fibromyalgia

My goal in life was to move beyond the experience of fibromyalgia.

As I moved through my experience of living with fibromyalgia, with that as my goal, I noticed 5 distinct phases that I went through.  They were, in essence, 5 steps of empowering myself in relationship to fibromyalgia.  These steps are:

  1. Understanding Fibromyalgia
  2. Living with Fibromyalgia
  3. Managing Fibromyalgia
  4. Healing Fibromyalgia
  5. Life beyond Fibromyalgia.

Understanding Fibromyalgia

In the simplest of terms, fibromyalgia is an experience of multiple physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms including (but not exclusive) to widespread pain, heightened and painful response to pressure, fatigue, sleep disturbance, joint stiffness, difficulty swallowing, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome, bladder abnormalities, numbness and tingling, brain fog, depression, and anxiety.  The exact symptoms and severity of symptoms vary from individual to individual.  Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect 2-4% of the population and effects 9 women for every man.  The term “fibromyalgia” literally means “muscle and connective tissue pain”.

There is no cure for fibromyalgia.  Fibromyalgia is not fatal.  My experience is that the symptoms do increase over time if not managed and addressed properly.  Diagnosis can be difficult and even after diagnosis, finding a practitioner that truly understands fibromyalgia is rare.

Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Generally treatment for fibromyalgia is management of symptoms via medications and lifestyle management.  In the holistic arena you will find acupuncture, herbal treatments, “miracle cures”, chiropractic treatments, diet and exercise recommendations galore, and many countless modalities.

Personally I think that rather than focusing on treating or healing fibromyalgia, we need to focus on healing the individual.  I believe that the underlying cause of fibromyalgia can be different for each person so the idea of healing or treating fibromyalgia or the individual symptoms may bring some temporary relief, but do nothing to create permanent or lasting change.  Treating symptoms can also detract the attention from identifying the underlying cause and thereby making real progress.

Living with Fibromyalgia

Living with fibromyalgia is a difficult endeavor.  In my experience, the symptoms can change radically from day to day, leaving me unsure of what I would be capable of accomplishing on any given day.  Fibromyalgia can impact every area of your life including career, family, relationships, hobbies, finances, and self-esteem.

It is difficult if not impossible for someone who does not have fibromyalgia to understand what you are experiencing.  Many times I heard, “it is all in your head”, “everyone experiences pain”, “you’re just too sensitive”, or “just get over it”. 

People rarely understood why I couldn’t keep up with everyone else or often had to say, “I am just going to stay home” simply because I needed to rest.  Many times, I would push myself to do more than my body could handle, and end up in extreme pain and miserable. 

Truthfully, it took me years of suffering before I understood how to live with fibromyalgia.  Trying to push through isn’t helpful.  In the years that I did that, I did more damage to my health and paid dearly for it. 

Managing Fibromyalgia

Slowly, I began to listen to my body and understand the limitations that it imposed on me.  When I fought the limitations, I suffered.  As I learned to respect my body and the messages it sent me, I began to be able to manage my symptoms so that they were tolerable and that I could maintain a consistent level of functionality.   By listening to my body, I found foods that were more supportive and exercise routines that worked for me.  I discovered how much sleep I needed and what would disturb or enhance my sleep.  I found the kind of regular schedule that would support me in keeping the symptoms at a tolerable level.  I discovered what kinds of activities I could engage in and others that I needed to avoid.  I could tell when my emotions and anxiety were spiraling out of control and learned ways to pull back to take care of myself.  I found tools that helped my body to relax and release pain and tension.

As I listened, I began to hear more.  I became aware of unresolved emotional experiences and how to release them.  I learned to listen to my mind and become aware of the kinds of thoughts I fed to myself and then slowly rescript my inner dialogue.  I learned to how to take care of myself the times that I was severely depressed.  I learned how to take my power back and communicate effectively with other.

I think I have learned more from listening to my body than from any book I have ever read.  Although, the outside information was valuable and if I asked for it, I would receive information that was helpful to me.  I found that most medications did not work for me so I chose a more wholistic approach.

Rebuilding Your Health

Once I accepted the limitations that fibromyalgia imposed on me and learned to manage my experience, I was in a more stable position.  From there I could begin to research and experiment and look for the underlying cause of my symptoms.

I had the belief that I could heal myself and I needed/wanted to do that.  With this approach, I have been able to root out the underlying causes of my fibromyalgia and put myself on the road to healing.  Finding the underlying cause was one step, applying the needed protocols to my life a second step and then re-balancing, detoxing and rebuilding my body was the third step.

Out of my own experiences, I have pulled together the tools and methods that work most effectively as well as an understanding of how to evaluate others as to how to guide and support their exploration.

Life Beyond Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can be an all-encompassing experience.  It can become the center point of our life.  While dealing with fibromyalgia, it can be helpful to remember that it isn’t the whole of our life.  We need to find outlets for ourselves and our expression that bring love, peace and enjoyment into our lives while on the journey to healing.  We also can look beyond the experience of Fibromyalgia and see or envision ourselves whole, healthy and fulfilled.

As a result of having fibromyalgia I explored areas of myself and experiences in my life that have brought me great peace, contentment, empowerment and inner strength.  I am a more whole and complete person as a result of my illness.  I have learned a great deal about human behavior, health, wellness and spirituality.  I have found my own unique voice and each day give way to my authentic self.  This is a result of the inner work that I did along the way.

I am grateful for this and love the person who I have become.  Healing all parts of myself, physical, emotional, mental, expression and spiritual, became the journey.  That journey will continue as I grow and evolve.

My wish for you

When I talk with women who have fibromyalgia, I can fully relate to their pain and their experience of fibromyalgia. I have no doubt of the real pain, physical, emotional or mental that they experience. I was there. While I didn’t experience exactly where you are what you experience, I know what it is like to be in massive pain and suffering on all levels.

My with for you is that you find your unique path to the experience of Beyond Fibromyalgia. My commitment to you is to share my experience and what I have learned in my long and agonizing journey with fibromyalgia. I often think that if I knew then what I know today, I could have saved many years of pain and suffering.

I will continue to offer free information and reasonably priced offerings to assist you on your journey to wellness. Check out my Free Fibromyalgia Support Group. A private group away from the prying eyes of social media. Join the conversation with other men and women exploring natural solutions to the experience of fibromyalgia.

Feel free to ask for assistance.

May you be on a journey to beyond fibromyalgia,

❤️Bindu

Beyond Fibromyalgia Support Group

This is a community for the engagement and support of men and women with fibromyalgia as we explore wholistic solutions for the challenge of fibromyalgia. 

It is a safe place where men and women with fibromyalgia can come together and learn from each other. Free.

Healing the Neglect Heart Wound

Healing the Neglect Heart Wound

​The Heart Wound Neglect

While the Heart wound of Neglect might not seem like a big deal, it is. Is can lie silently in the subconscious impacting our health, how we feel inside about our self and what we attract into our life.

Neglect happens when we do not receive the love, nurturing and basic care when we are infants or even later in life. It sends us the message that we are not important. When we are neglected, we tend to feel invisible and not enough. We crave love and care.  We crave the loving nurturance that a loving mother would give a child. Our self esteem is gone. Our sense of self is weak. We are afraid to express our self. We fade into the background and live a life of secret misery. Our beauty and gifts are lost to the world. 

The response of the caretaker to the needs of a child during the early years will set the stage for her sense of survival and safety as she grows. If the needs are met in a timely and caring manner, the child will grow up with a sense of feeling that she will survive, thrive and that she is cared for and loved. She will have a sense of empowerment and safety and the ability to move through life’s challenges.

If not, the child can grow up with a fear of survival if the needs are not met in a timely manner. If the physical needs are met with an attitude of resentment or hostility, the child can grow up with a sense of not feeling loved, cared for or worthy.

This can continue to impact the child through adolescence and adulthood and undermine her ability to feel that her physical needs will be taken care of and her emotional needs will be met. She may be challenged by thriving in the world. Experience difficulties in getting her physical and emotional needs met and may carry the energy of neediness.

This can impact her work situations and also personal and family relationships. It can also have an impact on physical health

Healing the Neglect Heart Wound

We can heal the Neglect heart would by giving our self the care and loving attention that we didn’t receive as a child. I know this can be difficult as your subconscious program is broadcasting the opposite. That your needs won’t be met and that you are not loveable or worthy. But it can be healed with patience and compassion.

The six steps of healing the Neglect Heart Wound

Step 1 – Acknowledge the wound. Realize it is there and tell the truth about it.

  • Reflect on your childhood experience in your family.
  • Did you get your physical needs met with love and kindness?
  • Did you get your emotional needs met?
  • Did you know that you were loved?
  • Did your family express love, concern and compassion towards you?
  • Did they respond in a positive way when you needed something? Or did they shut you down or ignored you? Or communicated in words or actions that your needs weren’t ok.
  • Were you told that they couldn’t afford what you needed?

Step 2 – Allow yourself to feel the pain and emotions of the wound.

If you ask yourself the above questions and you have the heart wound of neglect, it is pretty likely that you will feel the pain of the neglect heart wound. It won’t be comfortable. You might even want to run away and distract yourself. You may feel sad or alone or worthless. Those are terrible things to feel. I know. I feel them too when my neglect heart wound gets triggered.

Also notice when the heart wound gets triggered and notice what you feel emotionally or physically. When someone says something? Someone does something? Maybe an unexpected expense. An unkind word from a family member, friend, acquaintance, co-worker or boss. Awareness and acceptance is the first step to healing the heart wounds.

It is ok to take baby steps. A little at a time.

Step 3 – Coping mechanisms that you created to survive.

Make a list of your coping mechanisms that you created to survive. Keep in mind that coping mechanisms are not a bad thing. They were created out of your need to survive. But at this point in your life, they might be holding you back in some way.

As you heal the heart wound, you won’t need the coping mechanisms. Here are some examples to consider or you may have your own list.

  • Being an overachiever. Being an underachiever. Being in a codependent relationship. Being in a relationship where you physical and/or emotional needs aren’t being met.
  • Living below your potential. Not able to take risks. Depending on someone else for your well-being. Being excessively needy and feeling guilty about that. Not being able to ask for your needs to be met or even acknowledging that you have needs. Feeling guilty about having needs.
  • Being over controlling. Being a people-please by giving other what they need at your expense.

Step 4 – Acknowledge the negative beliefs about yourself, others, the world and God that came out of the heart wound.

Here are some examples of beliefs that come out of the Neglect Heart Wound.

  • I feel unsafe. I am frightened that my needs won’t be take care of. I’ll lose my sense of security in the world or may never have had it.
  • No one loves me. I am alone and frightened. I have to figure out how to take care of myself, but I don’t believe I have what it takes to do that.

Step 5 – Re-script the beliefs from the life negative beliefs to the life enhancing beliefs. Repeat them on a regular basis.

Look at the beliefs that you wrote down. Make a positive statement to offset each negative one. Here are some examples:

  • My needs are taken care of. I have all that I need. I am safe.
  • I am loved. I love myself. I have friends and family that love me. I am appreciated for who I am.
  • I have the power to take care of myself. If I am in a difficult situation, I have what it takes to move through and beyond the situation.

Tip: check in with your heart about the positive statements. If your psyche completely rejects it, it may not be helpful. Try to find ones that give you a sense of relief. Here are some examples of what that might sound like. If “I love myself” feels untrue, begin with something like:

  • I am learning how to take care of myself.
  • I am learning how to love myself.
  • I am open to the possibility of loving myself.

Step 6 – Chose different actions and ways of being that are more life enhancing.

Your actions steps will come out of you coping mechanism and your beliefs. Here are some examples:

  • If you are and over achiever, allow yourself to be a bit less of an achiever. Maybe a bit less of a perfectionist. Let the kitchen get dirty without having to clean it all the time.
  • Take a risk that you would have bypassed.
  • Practice saying no rather than always putting someone else’s needs before yours.
  • Ask for what you need. Identify what you need.
  • Take a risk and let go of trying to control a person or situation.
  • Create a vision of what you would like to create in your life.

My Experience

Writing this was very healing for me. My neglect wound has been very triggered the last few weeks. It has been my deepest and most painful wound. It has been in my face a lot recently as I am putting myself out in the world more. Deep feelings of not enough. Aloneness. Fear of failure. Feeling like I can’t achieve my goals. And some of my coping mechanism have been activated. Writing this has been helpful for me to see what was going on.

I am in the midst of a dicey financial situation. I was presented with a request to cut back my hours with a job that I do. I over reacted and wrote a long message about why my hours shouldn’t be cut back, yet it was mostly fueled by fear. I deleted the message and asked myself how can I focus on creating something even better that this job I was doing? I sat down and did something productive by writing this newsletter. I am feeling much better. And I put myself out there in ways that I was afraid to. Now I feel inspired and hopeful.

Even as we heal out heart wounds, they will crop up from time to time when we are reaching outside of our comfort zone. But being familiar with them and having the tools to work through them in a healthy way is life changing. No longer held back by the wounds, but using them to catapult into a better future.

Getting help healing the Heart Wounds

Healing heart wounds can be challenging by yourself. We all have defense mechanisms around heart wounds that will get in the way of doing the process by our self. When those defenses were created, we needed them. But if you are ready to heal, the wound they can get in your way.

An experienced coach can facilitate deeper healing in a nurturing caring environment. That is what I love more than anything. Helping people to heal is my life passion. So below is an opportunity to give a try for free!

I have three options to assist in healing heart wounds.

The Rejuvenate program:

  • Guided relaxations and healing experiences to nurture the body, mind, heart and soul.
  • Gentle yoga to sooth and nurture the body, heart, mind and soul.
  • Click here to learn more and register.

One on One Presence Sessions.

  • Presence sessions are designed to heal the heart wounds that we carry. Bindu will listen to hear your thoughts, needs, challenges and wounds. Through active listening and questions to draw you out, we can identify underlying factors holding trauma, heart wound, negative life experiences and abuse in your heart. The space is designed for healing and filled with unconditional love and compassion. 90 minutes.
  • Click here for a free 30 minute session.

Beyond Fibromyalgia Free Support Group

  • This is a free online support group for men and women with fibromyalgia.
  • It is a private forum away from Facebook or other social media sights.
  • I’ll be posting my newsletter there so you can ask questions and we can have ‘conversations’ about the topic.
  • Click here for more information and to join.

May you heal your heart,

❤️Bindu

Rejuvenate

Discover a nurturing experience that supports you in:

  • Healing your heart wounds
  • Rediscover your authentic self
  • Nurture and love your body
  • Discover inner peace
  • Release pain and tension
  • De-escalate anxiety
  • Reduce depression
  • Improve sleep
  • Increasing self awareness

Build self care and self love

Character Traits of Kindness

Character Traits of Kindness

“Use your voice for kindness, your ears for empathy, your hands for helping others, your mind for truth, and your heart for compassionate love.”

– David Scott

Kindness is not only about what you do but how you do it.

It can accompany every type of action from praise to criticism. When an action comes from a place of empathy, you experience kindness.

Kindness comes in many forms. It’s about honesty, empathy, forgiveness, trust, patience, compassion and humility.

Honesty:

Honesty doesn’t always mean you are being kind. You can be honest and kind at the same time though. When you need to be honest, but it feels like a criticism, you should find a way to deliver it with kindness, say with a soft voice, a hand on someone’s shoulder or the way you word your response.

Forgiveness:

When you forgive others and yourself, you are freeing yourself from blame and condemnation. It allows you to be happy. Forgiveness is a form of kindness as it lets you accept others as they are. “Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace”

Trust:

Trust is different from honesty. When you show kindness to others, it builds their trust in you. There are many ways to do this; keep your word, ask what they need, then help them get it.  

Empathy:

Kindness requires empathy. It means putting yourself in another’s position and feelings. Empathy allows you to understand and be sensitive to what others are feeling. It is important to building positive relationships and for good communication.  

Patience: 

Patience is needed when being kind. Patience makes us take the time to get our thoughts and actions in order before we react.  A kind act is often given with patience. “A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves you a hundred moments of regret.” 

Compassion:

This is when we feel for another’s problems and take action to help. Compassion is an action of kindness. It is a guide for kindness.

Humility:

Being humble means you do things out of the kindness of your heart, not expecting anything in return.  This is a true act of kindness.

In Summary:

Kindness has all these character traits in it. Being honest, building trust, being humble, compassionate and empathetic all work together to perform true acts of kindness.  Kindness flows from an intention to be in harmony with yourself and others.  Kindness looks for a win/win solution to challenges and differences.  Kindness values connection over being right.  Kindness creates inner peace and outer harmony.

 

Contemplation for this week:

This week, consider the character traits of kindness.  Look at the ones that you are strong in and the ones that are more difficult for you.   Become more aware of how the characteritics that you are strong in flow through you and what that creates in your life.  Pick one characteristic that you are weak in that you would like to strengthen.  Contemplate on how you can strengthen this characteristic.  

Above all, have fun with this.  Enjoying getting to know yourself better. 

 

Wishing you much kindness this week,

Bindu

Healing the Heart

Healing the Heart

Heart wounds are those experiences that get lodged in our heart that disconnect us from our connection to God, our sense of our inner self and our authentic self.  These heart wounds are what make us feel like we are not enough and that we can’t trust our own inner knowing.  They inhibit our aliveness and inhibit the expression of who we really are. 

These heart wounds are the foundation of ill health.  The inhibit joy and the free flow of energy in the body.  We compensate for these wounds by compromising our expression in the world.  By being disconnected from our true self, we become the walking wounded; physically, emotionally and mentally.

The four basic types of heart wounds are:

Neglect

Neglect happens when we do not receive the love, nurturing and basic care when we are infants or even later in life.  It sends us the message that we are not important.  When we are neglected, we tend to feel invisible and not enough.  We crave love and care.   We crave the loving nurturance that a loving mother would give a child.  Our self esteem is gone.  Our sense of self is weak. We are afraid to express our self.  We fade into the background and live a life of secret misery. Our beauty and gifts are lost to the world. 

 Abuse

Abuse happens when we are openly criticized, physically abused, sexually abused or emotionally abused.  Abuse is a direct statement from the abuser that who we are isn’t ok.  It sends the message that who we are isn’t enough; that we need to be someone other than who we are to get our needs met and be loved.  We often feel like life isn’t safe.  We never know when the next ‘blow’ will come.  We often compensate for this by becoming a people pleaser.  If we can just be or do the right thing, then we will receive love and our needs will be met.  Yet our inner self is dying for love, attention and expression. 

Co-dependency

Co-dependency happens when those who raised us have unhealthy boundaries and therefore, we never learn healthy boundaries.  In this case, our sense of self is obscured.  We derive our sense of self through other people not through our self.   We need the approval of others to feel ok.  Our true self cannot be felt and expressed.  We often lack healthy boundaries.  We allow others to abuse us.  We are people pleasers.  We take on other people’s problems to solve.  We don’t know what we want or need.  Even if we did know what we wanted or needed, we are powerless to claim that.  We are too busy taking care of others or living through others. 

 Loss

Loss is when we have a loss of someone whom we loved and or who loved us.  If is the loss of a parent at a young age, it undermines our sense of trust in the world.  It lodges a deep sense of sadness within the heart.  If the loss occurs when we are very young or have any of the other core wounds, we may not have the inner resources to overcome the loss and the sadness may linger into adulthood.  We live a life of sadness and depression without knowing why. 

This may sound tragic and it is.  It is the loss of ourselves, our freedom, and our joy.  I believe the underlying cause of fibromyaligia is unhealed heart wounds.  It has certainly been a major factor in my health challenges.  

The good news!

The good news is that these wounds can be healed and we can move beyond them.  In fact, in the process of healing our core wounds lead us to great strength and power.  They teach us compassion and love and many other lessons.  

Introspection for the week:

  1. Look within and notice which of these heart wounds you have experienced.
  2. Notice how they have impacted you and your life.
  3. How have you compensated in order to survive with the unhealed wound?
  4. What healing of the wound(s) have you already accomplished?
  5. What still needs to be healed?

Rejuvenate

The rejuvenate program is designed to help in the healing of heart wounds. When I began practicing yoga, relaxation, breathwork and meditation, I became more aware of my heart wounds and had the tools to unwind the wounds and reclaim my heart.  Click here to find out more or see below. 

May your heart be healed,

Bindu

Featured in Rejuvenate in July

Chair Yoga session:

  • Intro yoga basics
  • Synchronizing breath and movements
  • Finding and exploring integrative edge
  • Alignment of joints for support
  • Body awareness
  • Chair Tadasana the Mountain Pose, rebuilds strength and posture
  • Guided Relaxation

Joint Feeing Movements and Tadasana

  • Gently move each joint in the body
  • Relaxes and opens the muscles and joints
  • Energizes and increases oxygen flow
  • Improves joint health
  • Standing Tadasana, The Mountain Pose
  • Guided relaxation

Relaxation and Meditation

  • Becoming Present
  • Self Love and Compassion
I Wish You Enough!

I Wish You Enough!

Today, I came across this story and thought I would share it with you.  Enjoy!

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said “I love you and I wish you enough.” 

The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom.” They kissed and the daughter left. 

The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking “Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?” 

“Yes, I have,” I replied. “Forgive me for asking but why is this is a forever good-bye?” 

“I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is the next trip back will be for my funeral” she said. 

“When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say ‘I wish you enough’. May I ask what that means?” 

She began to smile. “That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone”. 

She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more. “When we said ‘I wish you enough’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with enough good things to sustain them”. Then turning toward me she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory: 

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

She then began to cry and walked away. 

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them. 

                                                                                    Author Unknown

May You Always Have Enough!

 

❤ Bindu

Stay Tuned – Beginning July 1

I have been doing some great work getting materials created for this. I look forward to sharing them with you. My hope is to have all ready to go by July 1 or sooner. 

Designed for fibromyalgia and beneficial to everyone. Revitalize your body, calm your mind, embrace your heart, discover inner peace. Includes: 

Integrative Movement – yoga, tai chi chi gong, inner dance, joint freeing and more. 

Relax, Meditate and Rejuvenate – guided relaxation, breath work, and meditation.