Reflections on My Personal Revolution
This upcoming year I will turn 40, as a reward for this accomplishment I decided to participate in a breakthrough program which promised to radically change my body and awaken the sacred within my soul. As a matter of fact I believe that my revolution began before my participation in the formal 40 day revolution with fabulous facilitator Jane. The process of transformation began with a class I took for fun on Reiki, thinking it might be something that could bring my stress levels down a notch. I met Joy, who would become my mentor and “Reiki Mother.” What I discovered was beyond belief, a passion for healing those in need of serious comfort, thus my idea to call my website and blog, “channelcomfort.”
Furthermore, my brother-in-law had just died, the compassion that was shown to him and my sister’s family was moving. I spoke to hospice workers during my beloved brother-in-law’s last days, hoping that they could help my family with coping. Hospice offered support and immediate response, I decided after becoming Reiki II attuned and eventually receiving master attunements that I would like to offer help to patients and families enrolled in Hospice Care. This was the beginning of my transformation.
Another facet leading up to my 40 day participation, the pinnacle of my transformation includes my beautiful acupuncturist who healed my insomnia and constant worry over my sister who was newly widowed and a single mother of two children. My acupuncturist referred me to the yoga studio that I found much healing, and eventually completed the 40 Day Revolution at. Also, my acupuncturist has helped to open my heart to many options for healing mind, body, and spirit. She helped to bring forth the realization within myself that I have the power to heal myself through such simple functions as breath and intention.
Back to my 40 Day Reflection. I was a member of about 10 participants in the program, some acquaintances, some friends and others I had just met for the first time. I can say with confidence that all participants are now very good friends of mine that are like minded. I love the sense of community we built through shared experiences of meditation, yoga, diet and journaling. The journaling in particular helped me to identify things such as my ten tapes, the beliefs that I carry about myself and continue to play in mind– these tapes that I have repeated to myself were unkind and I would never want to be my friend if I treated others the way I treat myself! I can proudly say that I no longer strive to be a “people pleaser” I no longer blame myself for the insecurities of others or their unkindness, I definitely do not consider myself a “weakling” or a “dumbo” and never will after the completion of this program.
As a result of this transformation I have recognized that I vibrate at a high level, those that are judgmental do not reach my energy field any longer, I am no longer affected or sensitive by others reactions. I practice equanimity on a daily basis with not reacting as much as I previously did. My confidence in my yoga capabilities grew dramatically especially after experiencing the fruit fest portion of the program, 3 days of only eating fruits caused me to pop into wheel numerous times when I could only hold it for one breath in the past! I even held crow pose on a few occasions! I enjoyed this experience so much that I do a fruit fest once a week now and incorporated a week long fast before Thanksgiving this year!
In conclusion, I cannot say enough complimentary things about the facilitator of the program, Jane who carries all of the aspects of what the program promises, especially being true to oneself, removing the rocks, and most of all, dropping what you know! Thank you to all of my wonderful 40 day friends and I am so grateful for a place to practice where the ideals and laws of transformation are always at the forefront!!